Department of Dermatology

About the Department

The Department of Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is a regional and international leader in providing comprehensive dermatologic care and services. Students here enjoy one of the best clinical training experiences available thanks to a world-class faculty that understands the importance of mentorship, as well as unrivaled, hands-on patient exposure.

Our broad-based patient care serves more than 60,000 people from diverse populations annually at our affiliate hospitals and clinics. The last year has seen a rapid expansion within the department including new faculty hires as well as several research programs.

About the Department of Dermatology

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“The teaching mission is built upon caring for the patients of Los Angeles and providing care for anyone who comes through our door. The medical school affords us the chance to teach compassion and professionalism in real life situations.”
David H. Peng, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Dermatology
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Clinical Activities

The Department of Dermatology is recognized locally, nationally and internationally for providing the highest quality dermatology care and is considered a premier program in the region for the treatment of melanoma, basal cell cancer, blistering diseases of the skin and other conditions. Patients who seek our services often have rare skin disorders or unusual presentations of common skin diseases and are referred to us from regional physicians. Our clinical expertise includes the management of rare and common skin diseases, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, skin cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and immunobullous diseases.

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Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Scientists discovered that the diet triggers a death-and-life process for cells that appears critical for the body’s repair. “During the fasting-mimicking diet, cortisone is
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HTE@USC: Mixathon

HTE@USC: Mixathon

26/05/2016
Seaver Science Library (SSL) 150. Located at 910 Bloom Walk.
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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