The Department of Dermatology at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Our Mission

The Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of all.

Dr. Ronald P. RapiniAs the first integrated department between the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, the Department of Dermatology is ranked as one of the top 8 dermatology Clinical Centers of Excellence in the USA according to Dermatology Times, April 2009. The Department provides comprehensive services in adult and pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, and dermatopathology.

As of November 2009, the integrated department has 22 full time equivalent (FTE) faculty (13 based at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center), two advanced practice nurses, 17 residents, and several clinical and postdoctoral research fellows. We have a large ancillary staff that is an integral part of the team. There are many additional volunteer faculty at the medical school component. We conduct teaching conferences every day, with three of those weekly conferences held jointly along with Baylor College of Medicine. See the separate description of our resident, fellowship and postdoctoral training positions.

Our major clinical activities are at the HMC Dermatology clinic in the Texas Medical Center, Memorial-Hermann Hospital-TMC, the LBJ County Hospital, the Quentin Meese Hospital, and the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Our faculty and residents exemplify excellence and diversity in their expertise, training and background. They hale from many different institutions throughout the USA, and only one of our 22 faculty was trained in our own dermatology residency program. The Department actively integrates its activities with other departments at UTMS-H and MDACC, the foremost cancer center in the world.

Ronald P. Rapini, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology

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