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Department of Dermatology

In sunny New Mexico, skin care is especially crucial. The University of New Mexico School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, located in Albuquerque, provides excellent education and collaborative research as well as a comprehensive residency program. Our practitioners offer the highest quality dermatologic care that is often unattainable elsewhere in the state. 

Our residents are trained to perform procedures such as:

  • Biopsies
  • Excisions
  • Lesion destructions (benign and malignant)
  • Phototherapy
  • Laser, teledermatology and aesthetic treatments

We provide care for patients of all ages throughout the state of New Mexico, and we aim to be the center of choice for New Mexicans with dermatologic issues, such as:

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Skin cancer surveillance
  • Pigmented lesions/melanoma 
  • Rare conditions such as autoimmune blistering disorders and genodermatoses

While we aim to fully understand the needs of our communities, we also work to make a difference by performing our duties with compassion and respect for our patients, learners and colleagues.

In the News

Confocal Microscopy and its Benefits


Dr. John Durkin on confocal microscopy as an emerging technique that can offer a non-invasive alternative to biopsy.

Upcoming Events

Dermatology Grand Rounds-Case Session
April 19, 2019 to April 26, 2019 - 8:00 AM
This Dermatology Grand Rounds will involve presentations of clinical cases.

Dermatology Grand Rounds-Guest Speaker Dr. Liz Lawrence
April 26, 2019 - 8:00 AM
Please join the Dept. of Dermatology as we welcome our guest speaker, Dr. Liz Lawrence to present on Physician and Student Wellness.

Dermatology Grand Rounds-Guest Speaker Dr. Marcia Hogeling
May 3, 2019 - 8:00 AM
Join us in welcoming Dr. Marcia Hogeling who will be presenting on Vascular Anomalies for Dermatology Grand Rounds.

Dermatology Grand Rounds-Guest Speaker Haines Ely, M.D.
May 10, 2019 - 8:00 AM
Join the Dept. of Dermatology as we welcome Dr. Haines Ely, M.D. to present on Psoriasis and the Microbiome

Dermatology Grand Rounds-Case Session
May 24, 2019 - 8:00 AM
This Dermatology Grand Rounds will involve presentations of clinical cases.