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Chair's Message

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. We are dedicated to our mission of becoming a leader in dermatology through outstanding clinical service, education, and research.

Having been a successful division of the Department of Medicine for over 50 years, Dermatology at the University of Tennessee evolved into a free-standing Department in 2012. This change was triggered by a number of factors: an influx of faculty, an expansion of infrastructure and tremendous support from both the University and local community. Since this time, the department has grown with the addition of new faculty members and continues to do so.

The department offers a broad range of clinical care and expertise in multiple locations within the Memphis medical district. In addition, we have a rich and longstanding history of training medical students and dermatology residents. The department also has great partner in the form of the local dermatology community with many serving as adjunct faculty.

On behalf of our department, I invite and encourage you to explore our growing and exciting department.

Tejesh Patel, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Dermatology

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Last Published: Jan 9, 2017