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Department of Dermatology

At Rush University Medical Center

Dermatology specialists at Rush University Medical Center offer comprehensive care for common and rare skin, hair, mucous membrane, and nail diseases. Offering care for people of all ages, Rush’s dermatologists are leading authorities in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 2,000 diseases. The expertise of the physicians in this department draws patients nationwide. The dermatology team at Rush offers innovative treatments based on years of experience and the latest scientific research.

Comprehensive dermatology services for adults, children, and infants include:

• Innovative treatments for common conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), and psoriasis. Services include special treatment and testing for people with contact dermatitis (patch testing).

• State-of-the-art treatments for all forms of skin cancer.

− The CTCL Clinic provides multidisciplinary care for people with a rare type of cancer called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Treatments include topical and systemic approaches as well as extracorporeal photopheresis. Rush is one of only a few centers in the Midwest offering this treatment.

− The Melanoma Surveillance Clinic provides innovative intervention strategies to detect people at high risk and to prevent death from melanoma, including the use of photographic surveillance to track high-risk patients over time.

− Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS), which has the highest cure rate of any procedure for skin cancer. During MMS, the surgeon uses microscopic evaluation of tissue to remove the very last traces of cancer cells. Only surgeons with extensive, specialized training can perform this procedure.

• Ultraviolet light therapy for the treatment of many skin diseases, including psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo.

• Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of premalignant and malignant lesions.

• An array of cosmetic dermatology services, including:

− Anti-aging therapies, such as botulinum toxin and filler injections.

− Chemical peels and microdermabrasion to make skin smoother and improve acne, wrinkles, and skin discoloration.

− Advanced laser therapy to decrease excess hair growth and reduce lines, pigmented lesions, and scars.

− Tumescent liposuction, local anesthetic is utilized during the liposuction procedure.

− Varicose vein treatments, including laser therapy and sclerotherapy, which involves the injection of special solutions into veins to reduce their appearance.

• Pediatric Dermatology Clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail disorders in infants, children, and teens. In addition, the department tests the efficacy of new treatments for different skin diseases through its Clinical Pharmacology Unit. Clinical studies are complemented by a basic science laboratory, where investigators conduct state-of-the-art research on mast cell biology, mastocytosis, and psoriasis.


1725 W. Harrison St., Ste. 264 Chicago, IL 60612 312-942-2195

539 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60654 312-942-2195

6319 S. Fairview Ave., Ste. 102 Westmont, IL 60559 630-968-4500


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