I am pleased to announce that Arturo P. Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA, has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective October 1, 2017.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College with a degree in Biological Sciences, Dr. Saavedra received a combined medical and doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with specialized training in Pharmacology. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was also Chief Resident. He graduated from the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program and completed his fellowship in Dermatopathology. He is the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Medical Director in the Department of Dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Saavedra specializes in the diagnosis and care of complex medical dermatology and his clinical interests include HIV dermatology, severe drug reactions that manifest with dermatologic complications, and care of oncologic and post-transplant patients. He has a particular focus on advanced therapeutics and the development of algorithms for the novel treatment of poorly understood skin disorders. Dr. Saavedra is an editor of Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, the most widely read dermatology atlas for diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions.
Please welcome Dr. Saavedra to the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
I am grateful to Dr. Barbara Wilson for her capable advocacy and representation of the Department of Dermatology in her role as Interim Chair. Please join me in thanking her for leading the department while we undertook a national search.
David S. Wilkes, MD
Dean, UVA School of Medicine
James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science
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