Pennsylvania Dermatologists - Penn State Health Dermatology
Our Missions are our Purpose
- Patient Care: Give the highest level of care to our patients.
- Education: Recruit, train, and retain the best faculty, residents, medical and graduate students.
- Research: Be a nationally recognized leader in research.
- Community Service: Partner with our neighbors to improve skin health.
Save the Date
- April 22, 2017 - A Taste of Europe - An Elegant Evening of Food and Wine Pairings.
Signaling pathway promotes hair follicle and skin regeneration
Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a novel cell signaling pathway in mice through which mammals - presumably including people - can regenerate hair follicles and skin while healing from wounds. Penn State Hershey's Dr. Amanda Nelson is an author on the paper, with the work being completed while she was a postdoctoral fellow at Hopkins.
Melanoma Monday: early detection is key
Penn State Hershey dermatologist Jeffrey Miller, M.D., chair of the Department of Dermatology, offered education and prevention tips to the CBS21 morning news team and viewers. Dr. Miller explained the importance of performing self-exams for skin cancer every month, and shared tips for sun protection with anchor Joel D. Smith. He also spoke with anchor Sherry Christian about the role that skin pigmentation plays in determining risk for melanoma.
Joslyn Kirby, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology is the first Penn State junior faculty researcher to receive a prestigious K08 research career development grant for her research in developing improved ways for patients and physicians to assess hidradentitis suppuritive in clinical trials and clinical practice. Joslyn is among the 18 researchers in the country to receive this award from the Agency for Heathcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). August, 2016
Amanda Nelson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology recently received a K01 NIH grant for career development in research on how the innate immune system plays a role in skin cancers. Amanda is one of 9 junior faculty researchers at Penn State to receive this prestigious award. April, 2016
Elizabeth "Vinny" Seiverling, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Family and Community Medicine, was awarded a joint appointment in Family and Community Medicine.
Elizabeth ‘Vinny’ Seiverling, MD was awarded for the second consecutive year the Golden Apple Award. This award is presented to the Penn State faculty member who contributes the most to Family Medicine resident education. Based on creation, implementation and precepting of Dermatology in Primary Care Rotation.
Catherine Chung, MD, has been selected to receive a 2015 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award was established in 2008 to recognize members of the faculty who have made outstanding contributions to medical and graduate education at Penn State College of Medicine.
Young Lee, MD, Dermatology Resident, received the Resident of Distinction Award which will be presented at the Caribbean Dermatology Symposium, January 20-24, 2015 for her research titled "A Retrospective Analysis of the Duration of Oral Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Acne Among Adolescents: Investigating Practice Gaps and Potential Cost Savings."
Nicole Warner, MD, Dermatology Resident, received the American Academy of Dermatology Resident International grant to participate in an elective in Botswana. The grant will allow an opportunity to learn about the care of tropical and HIV-related dermatologic conditions, as well as how to practice routine dermatology with finite resources.
Galen Foulke, MD, Dermatology Resident, has received the Penn State Medical School Class of 2015's Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. Each year the third year medical students nominate and vote 6-7 residents who have been excellent role models during these students' clinical year. Nominees are based on their demonstrated commitment to teaching and compassionate treatment of patients and their families, as well as to other students and colleagues. Galen will received this honor on June 10, 2014 at the Student Clinician Ceremony.
Young Lee, MD, Dermatology Resident was the co-winner of the Everett C. Fox, M.D., Residents & Fellows Award at the 72nd Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, March 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado for her presentation "A Retrospective Analysis of the Duration of Oral Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Acne Among Adolescents: Investigating Practice Gaps and Potential Cost Savings"
Young Lee, MD, Dermatology Resident, was awarded the American Acne and Rosacea Society Clinical Research Grant in March 2014. Project title: "A Meta-Analysis of Laboratory Monitoring During Treatment with Isotretinoin"
David Baird, MD, Dermatology Resident has been selected to receive a Native American Health Services Resident Rotation grant to participate in a one week elective in Chinle, Arizona, where the Education and Volunteers Abroad Committee (EVAC) has established dermatology support.
Charlene Lam, MD, Dermatology Chief Resident will receive a 2013 Review Article Incentive Program Award, from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery for her manuscript "PTCH-ing it Together: a Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome Review." Dr. Lam will receive the award at the annual ASDS meeting in Chicago, IL on October 4, 2013.
Bryan E. Anderson, MD, has been selected to receive a "2013 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching." This award was established in 2008 to recognize members of the faculty who have made outstanding contributions to medical and graduate education at Penn State College of Medicine. Bryan will receive the award at the annual Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 20, 2013.
James Marks, MD, was awarded the 2013 Steven and Sharon Baron Award in the Faculty Category. He was being recognized for establishing a nationally recognized department that has served as a training ground for the next generation of academic dermatologists. He was also recognized as creating an environment of mutual respect, mentorship and excellence in the missions of teaching, patient care, research, and community service, leading by example. Dr. Marks was nominated for this award by the Dermatology faculty.
Joslyn S. Kirby, MD has been awarded the 2013 Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy/Public Health provided through the Dermatology Foundation.
Joslyn S. Kirby, MD has been selected for the American Acne & Rosacea Society Clinical Research Grant in the amount of $10,000.00 for her clinical research project entitled, "A Retrospective Analysis of the Duration of Oral Antibiotic Therapy for the Treatment of Acne Among Adolescents: Investigating Practice Gaps and Potential Cost-Savings."
Andrea L. Zaenglein, MD has been presented a Presidential Citation in recognition of her contributions to Camp Horizon. She received the award on March 1, 2013 at the Academy of Dermatology's annual meeting in Miami, FL.
Department of Dermatology
Mission-Based Strategic Initiatives
2014 - 2019
Education Goal – Recruit, train, and retain the best faculty, residents, medical and graduate students by
- Recruiting a pediatric dermatologist.
- Initiating a Chair's endowment.
- Building our education resources with the Hassel, Lookingbill, Marks, and Schragger endowments.
- Starting dermatological surgery fellowships (post-residency training).
- Training residents in a physician-scientist track.
Research Goal – Being nationally recognized leader in research by
- Building our Dermatology Research Endowment with our annual Food and Wine Event.
- Supporting translational research with the Professor of Dermatology Endowment.
- Continuing innovative clinical research which takes discovery from the lab to the patient.
- Focusing on the best patient outcomes by building a Value Research Team.
- Recruiting a basic scientist.
Patient Care Goal –Give the highest level of care to our patients by
- Increasing clinic space in Hershey with a new building
- Expanding care with acute care access and evening clinics.
- Practices in Camp Hill, Mount Joy, and Palmyra.
- Focusing on quality improvement.
Community Service Goal – Partner with our neighbors to improve skin health by
- Promoting sun protection for the general public to prevent skin cancer.
- Volunteering at the Bethesda Mission, annual skin cancer screenings and Camp Horizon.
- Increasing our communication and alignment with our community and partners.
2014 Dermatology Achievements
Education – The excitement of learning
- Dr. Bryan E. Anderson was promoted to Professor.
- Dr. Michael D. Ioffreda was promoted to Professor.
- Dr. Christie R. Travelute was promoted to Professor.
- Dr. Joslyn S. Kirby was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.
- 5-year residency accreditation continued with no deficiencies.
- Over 65 community dermatologists attended our monthly patient-centered conference.
- Lookingbill, Schragger, and Hassel Endowments sponsored prominent Visiting Professors.
- Dr. Young Lee, Resident, received the Resident of Distinction Award.
- Dr. Nicole Warner, Resident, received the American Academy of Dermatology Resident International grant to participate in an elective in Botswana.
- Dr. Galen Foulke, Resident, received the Penn State Medical School Class of 2015's Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award.
- Dr. Young Lee, Resident was the co-winner of the Everett C. Fox, M.D., Residents & Fellows Award at the 72nd Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting.
- Dr. Young Lee, Resident, was awarded the American Acne and Rosacea Society Clinical Research Grant.
- Dr. David Baird, Resident, has been selected to receive a Native American Health Services Resident Rotation grant to participate in a one week elective in Chinle, Arizona.
- Dr. Bryan E. Anderson serves on the Board of Directors for the American Contact Dermatology Society.
Research – The joy of discovery
- 18 sponsored clinical studies (12 industry sponsored and 6 investigator initiated)
- 44 peer-reviewed publications featured in national/international journals.
- Annual Food and Wine Event raised over $29,700 for basic science research.
- Taste of Tango raised over $9,100 for Dermatology Educational and Research Endowments.
Patient Care – The reward of healing
- 3 faculty members scored in the top 10 percentile in Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction.
- 11 of the faculty were recognized in Best Doctors in America.
- Patient Visits: UPC – 31,080; State College – 15,086; Camp Hill – 1,292; Cancer Institute – 894; Plastic Surgery – 55; Pediatrics Specialty Clinic – 291; Nyes Road – 7,229; Mount Joy – 715; Palmyra – 738; Total patient visits: 57,380
- Skin pathology cases: In-Hospital: 10,501; Outside: 6,952 Total: 17,453
Community Service – The satisfaction of giving
- 253 individuals examined at our annual free skin cancer screening clinics
- Monthly Bethesda Mission Clinic for the homeless in Harrisburg.
- Volunteered for children with severe skin diseases at Camp Horizon.
- Sunscreen station at Hershey Community Garden.
Academic Dermatologic (Mohs) Surgeon (State College, PA): Seeking a candidate who has outstanding patient care qualities, a track record of superb surgical skills, and a deep commitment to excellence in education and clinical research. Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in Dermatology and have completed or currently enrolled in a fellowship sponsored by the American College of Graduate Medical Education. Click here for more details.
Pediatric Dermatologist (Hershey, PA): We are seeking, in conjunction with Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and Penn State Children's Hospital, a Pediatric Dermatologist for a tenure-track with a joint appointment in Dermatology and Pediatrics. For more information, please see attached letter.
If you are interested in applying for either position, please send a letter of interest along with an updated CV to:
Jeffrey J. Miller, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Mail Code: HU14
P.O. Box 850, 500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033-0850
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