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Non-Harvard Medical students:

Non-HMS Medical students interested an exchange clerkship in an HMS-affiliated dermatology patient setting should contact the HMS Registrar (


Harvard Medical students:

Dermatology Interest Group

We recommend that HMS Medical students interested in Dermatology join the Dermatology Interest Group (DIG). 

Contact:  Ilka Netravali, President DIG at

Please check back for information on upcoming events and for additional volunteering and research opportunities! 

Research Opportunities

For those interested in pursuing clinical or basic research projects, please visit our website:

From this site you can link directly to our basic research laboratories as well as our clinical research units.  This site also offers an extensive list of clinical research ongoing throughout our program sites.

Dermatology Advisors

All Harvard Medical students interested in dermatology should meet with our Program Director, Dr. Rachel Reynolds.  Please contact Diane at or 617-726-5254 to schedule an appointment.

Below is a list of members of our faculty who are available to act as advisors to you.  These faculty members have volunteered to meet medical students to offer them guidance and advice about the application and interview process, and to advise medical students as you seek out clinical or research projects.  They will be happy to assist with introductions to additional faculty who may have mutual interests to yours.  Contact info for these fauclty can be found via  eCommons.



Niroshana Anandasabapathy, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical dermatology, Cutaneous immunology

Elizabeth Buzney, M.D.

Skin cancer in the immunosuppressed, Phototherapy

Harley Haynes, M.D.

Education, skin manifestations of systemic disease, complex medical dermatology, dermatologic oncology

Jennifer Huang, M.D.

Medical dermatology, Pediatric dermatology

Susan J. Huang, M.D.

Technology in medicine, patient engagement & education, quality improvement, eczema

Daniela Kroshinsky, M.D.

Medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, pediatric dermatology, cutaneous infectious diseases

Joseph Kvedar, M.D.

Medical dermatology, telemedicine

Margaret Lee, M.D.

Medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology

Marilyn Liang, M.D.

Vascular anomalies, Pediatric dermatology

Sheilagh Maguiness, M.D.

Medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology

Arash Mostaghimi, M.D.

Medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology

Tina Nandi, M.D.

Immunobullous disorders, psoriasis, general medical dermatology

Art Saavedra, M.D, MPh.

HIV dermatology, Graft versus host disease, Adverse Cutaneous drug reactions

Gideon Smith, M.D.

Medical dermatology, connective tissue disease

Ruth Ann Vleugels, M.D.

Connective tissue diseases including lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, vasculitis, autoimmune skin disease, consult/inpatient dermatology

Peggy Wu, M.D.

Extramammary Pagets disease, contact dermatitis, skin cancer and skin disease incidence, prognosis in stem cell transplant patients

Other Useful Resources

American Board of Dermatology

National Residency Match Program (NMRP)

AAD Medical Student Core Curriculum

AAD Diversity Mentorship Program
American Skin Association Medical Student Grants
American Dermatologic Association Medical Student Fellowship
Melanoma Research Foundation Medical Student Research Awards


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