Jefferson University Hospitals

Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Appointments are available for new and existing patients. See below for more information.

Dermatologists treat disorders relating to the skin, hair and nails. Should you need to seek an evaluation or treatment, physicians of Jefferson's Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology provide diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin disorders in adults as well as children.

Effective Treatment Options for Skin Conditions

Our specially trained dermatologists utilize advanced conventional, Mohs and laser surgical techniques to offer patients the most flexible options for effective treatment of a wide range of skin conditions and for the removal of skin lesions and skin cancer.

Depending on your condition, we offer the following treatment options:

  • Topical treatments
  • Systemic therapy
  • Skin biopsy through excision, Moh surgery, curettage, electrodessication
  • Dermatopathologic evaluation, including comprehensive review of prior skin biopsies
  • Cryosurgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Phototherapy including total body narrow-band UVB/PUVA and hand/foot PUVA units
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Radiotherapy

Jefferson Dermatology Services

Our team of dermatologists and surgeons offer the following subspecialty services:

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Center — for the evaluation and treatment of cutaneous lymphomas
  • Cutaneous Surgery — skin cancer screening exams, consultative evaluations and treatment of all types of symptomatic benign growths, pigmented lesions and skin cancers
  • Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center — for the treatment of spider veins, vascular birthmarks, excess facial hair, age spots, wrinkles and/or other signs of photoaging
  • Pediatric Dermatology Center — children from birth through adolescence can seek care for both routine and serious conditions of the skin, hair and nails
  • Pigmented Lesion Clinic — for the evaluation and treatment of patients at a higher risk of developing melanoma
  • Psoriasis Center — for the treatment of mild to severe psoriasis with multiple therapeutic modalities including light therapy, systemic medications such as biologics and, of course, topical treatments

During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

We are still scheduling appointments for new and existing patients; however, we have made several temporary adjustments to how we deliver care to reduce your risk and ensure safety. Adjustments we’ve made include:

  • Video/Telehealth visits
    These visits allow you to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or desktop computer with a camera to speak with your oncology physician through a video connection.
  • Expanded In-person appointments
    We added early-morning and evening appointments for those with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to illness. Additionally, we created appropriate space between chairs in waiting areas and ensure that all patients and care team members have masks and appropriate protection.
  • Increased Health Protocols
    Learn some of the necessary steps we’ve taken to help patients and healthcare providers with their health.

Learn more about initiating a video visit by speaking with your physician’s office or by visiting our telehealth services page.

Dermatology Research & Education

In addition to patient care, our world-class research programs facilitate clinical studies, investigate advances in dermatologic therapies and engage in studies of genetic skin diseases, connective-tissue disorders and skin cancers.

Visit the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.

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