Dermatology

Academic Department

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Boni Elewski, Vice Chairperson 2000 -

    Boni Elewski, M.D., an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials, was named the new chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Dermatology in 2016.

    Elewski had been a professor of Dermatology at UAB for the past 17 years. She holds the James E. Elder M.D. Endowed Professorship for Graduate Education.

    Elewski is an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials. She’s be...

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    Boni Elewski, Department Chairperson 2017 -

    Boni Elewski, M.D., an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials, was named the new chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Dermatology in 2016.

    Elewski had been a professor of Dermatology at UAB for the past 17 years. She holds the James E. Elder M.D. Endowed Professorship for Graduate Education.

    Elewski is an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials. She’s be...

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    Mohammad Athar Ph.D., Vice Chairperson 2007 -

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    Tiffany Mayo, Director of Clinical Research 2020 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Amy Theos, Associate Professor (P) 2001 -

    I am a board-certified Pediatric Dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at UAB and Children's of Alabama. I completed my residency training in Dermatology at UAB and fellowship training in Pediatric Dermatology at Northwestern / Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. I have been practicing in an academic setting since 2001. I consider caring for my patients and families as both a privilege and a blessing. I see patients from birth thru 18 years of age. My special interests in...

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    Andrzej Slominski M.D., Ph.D., Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Boni Elewski, Professor (P) 2000 -

    Boni Elewski, M.D., an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials, was named the new chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Dermatology in 2016.

    Elewski had been a professor of Dermatology at UAB for the past 17 years. She holds the James E. Elder M.D. Endowed Professorship for Graduate Education.

    Elewski is an international leader in fungal and psoriasis research and dermatological clinical trials. She’s be...

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    Carlton Phillips, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Carly Elston, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Chander Raman, Professor (P) 2020 -

    Dr. Raman’s laboratory interrogates molecular and cellular mechanisms driving the immunopathogenesis of autoimmune diseases with a special emphasis on multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Within this are of research, the current studies focus on molecular mechanisms underlying activation and differentiation of effector T cells, B cells and innate cells in the pathogenesis of these autoimmune diseases. Current investigations involve human immunology bridged with mouse models to ...

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    Conway Huang M.D., Associate Professor (P) 1998 -

    My primary expertise is in the area of skin cancer. My work has concentrated in this area since 1998. I am skilled at presenting patients with the latest evidence-based treatments and at guiding them to the option that suits them best. I am also knowledgeable about specific issues that skin cancer patients face and am well versed at informing patients of these and helping them deal with them

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    Craig Elmets M.D., Professor (P) 1997 -

    Dr. Elmets major research interests focus on environmental influences on the skin and on the immune system. His research has investigated how ultraviolet light and other environmental agents interact with immunological function of the skin. Initial studies in mice showed that in vivo exposure of murine skin produced a local deficiency in the antigen presenting function of skin, thereby resulting in the preferential generation of antigen specific regulatory T-cells. Studies examining the mechanis...

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    Elizabeth Martin, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2001 -

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    Gary Monheit, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 1998 -

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    Hui Xu Ph.D., Professor (P) 2005 -

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    Jeffery Weeks, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2006 -

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    Katherine Hunt, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P) 2019 -

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    Lauren Graham, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Graham is interested in Medical Dermatology. She has a specific interest in autoimmune blistering diseases and rheumatological skin diseases like cutaneous lupus, morphea, psoriasis, and dermatomyositis.

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    Lauren Kole, Assistant Professor (P) 2018 -

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    Mohammad Athar Ph.D., Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Nabiha Yusuf Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2005 -

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    Patricia Mercado, Professor - Clinical (P) 2016 -

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    Peter George Pavlidakey, Associate Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Rebecca Kissel, Assistant Professor (P) 2008 -

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    Sarah Hughey, Associate Professor - Clinical (P) 2015 -

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    Tiffany Mayo, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Venkatram Atigadda Ph.D., Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    I am originally from Hyderabad, a city located in southern part of India. After a BS degree in pharmacy I came to the US for graduate education at Auburn University. I obtained a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University.

    After my PhD, I came to UAB in pursuit of a post-doctoral fellowship. After completing my post-doctoral work, I accepted a research faculty position at UAB.

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Alexa Mattheyses Ph.D., Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

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    Pi-Ling Chang Ph.D., Associate Professor (S) 2010 -

    Pi-Ling Chang, PhD is an Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Chang received her baccalaureate degree in Natural Sciences and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Chicago. After serving as an instructor in the Department of Biochemistry at the King Saud University, Scientific College for Girls in Saudi Arabia for 5 years, she returned to the United States and earned her doctorate degree in Nutrition Sciences under the m...

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