Washington University Dermatology, located in St.Louis, is headed up by Lynn Cornelius. M.D. It is recognized both nationally and internationally for its long tradition of excellence for care of adults and children with skin diseases and disorders. Thirteen board-certified faculty physicians provide general dermatological care and subspecialty care, including dermatologic surgery and pediatric dermatology.
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Division physicians treat all conditions associated with the skin, including:
- blistering diseases
- hypersensitivity disorders
- leg veins
- mole removal
- skin cancer
- spider veins
Focus areas for pediatric dermatology include congenital or genetic skin disorders; laser ablation of birthmarks; hemangiomas; and atopic dermatitis.
Dermatological surgeons work in collaboration with the dermatologist or referring physician and patient to identify the most effective treatment available. Services offered include Mohs micrographic surgery for treatment of skin cancer; dermabrasion and scar revision; laser surgery; cutaneous reconstruction; cosmetic procedures; botox injections; and sclerotherapy for leg veins. Other specialized procedures to treat skin problems include PUVA and UVB phototherapy.
Current Clinical Trials
Clinical trials play an important role in the division's development of new treatment options for skin diseases. The Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit is nationally recognized for developing and participating in clincial threapeutic trials.
For further information on clinical trials, please contact:
Clinical Research Coordinator
Washington University Dermatology is currently doing dermatologic clinical trials on:
- Efficacy and Safety of Alitretinoin in the Treatment of Severe Chronic Hand Eczema Refractory to Topical Therapy
- A Phase II, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Comparative Study of FV-100 vs. Valacyclovir in Patients with Herpes Zoster
- A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and safety of Adding Methotrexate to Etanercept in Subjects with Moderate to Servere Plaque Psoriasis
For further information visit the Division of Dermatology web site.