Programs and research

Care for a wide range of conditions

UW Health dermatologists care for patients with conditions that affect the skin, hair and nails.

Treatment of acne, warts, skin tags and other common hair, nail and skin conditions should be managed by your primary care physician. If needed, they will refer you to our dermatologists for specialized care.

Diagnosing and treating your hair, nail or skin conditions

Surgical and medical treatments

  • Laser surgery for birthmarks and vascular lesions

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Prescription and over-the-counter medication

  • Micrographic surgery (Mohs surgery)

  • Nail biopsy

  • Nutrition

  • Skin biopsies

  • Surgical removal of skin cancer and noncancerous skin lesions

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Mohs surgery
A skin cancer cure

Most skin cancers can be cured if found early. At UW Health, we offer Mohs surgery, a curative treatment for the most common skin cancer types. It's a procedure we developed.

Programs and research

Specialized pathology services

UW Health’s dermatopathologists are physicians with experience in the evaluation and diagnosis of skin tissue obtained by biopsies or excisions. When you have a biopsy or excision, our dermatopathologists will work closely with your physician to ensure a correct diagnosis and treatment plan.

Better treatments through research

A major focus of the Department of Dermatology with the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is skin disease research. Many of our clinicians lead research studies to advance our understanding of skin disease. Learn more about our research

There are many clinical trials involving both children and adults, including skin conditions in individuals with cancers or who have undergone organ transplants. Learn more about our clinical trials


Dermatology care locations

We provide specialized dermatology care at UW Health clinics in Madison and Middleton.

Meet our team

Advanced care with a team approach

The dermatology team at UW Health includes experts in common and complex skin and nail conditions, from eczema to cancer.

Our providers