CCE Dermatology: UCSF -- Selection criteria

January 23, 2009

Awards and distinctions that make the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Dermatology a Center of Excellence.

Universityof California, San Francisco Medical Centers
San Francisco, California

National Awards and Recognition

Timothy G. Berger, MD--Board member, American Academy of Dermatology; 1989 Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Boris C. Bastian, MD--2005 Hermann Pinkus Lectureship and Award, American Society of Dermatopathology.

Mary-Margaret Chren, MD--2002 Expert Advisory Panel member, United States Pharmacopeial convention; Investigator Award, National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Peter Elias, MD--elected, American Society of Clinical Investigation and American Association of Porfessors; William Montagna Award, Society of Investigative Dermatology (2001); Literature and Maison G. de Navarre Awards, Society for Cosmetic Chemists; Robert Chesebrough Award for Research (1992).

Ilona J. Frieden, MD--founder of the Hemangioma Investigator Group; Editor-in-Chief, Pediatric Dermatology; Best Doctors, Bay Area Mentor of the Year Award, Women's Dermatologic Society; Past-President, Society of Pediatric Dermatology; Past-President, American Board of Dermatology.

Renee Howard, MD--Byron Aoki Resident Teaching Award from Children's Hospital Oakland in 1994.

Mohammed Kashani-Sabat, MD--1993-1995 Recipient of the National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award; 1996 Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology; 1997-2000 Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award; 2000 Health Caring Award, William S. Graham Foundation for Melanoma Research; 2003-2006 American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant.

Philip E. LeBoit, MD--Editor-in Chief, American Journal of Dermatopathology; 2002 Ackerman Lecture and Award, International Society of Dermatopathology; 2002 Pinkus Lecture and Award, American Society of Dermatopathology; 2004 Founder’s Award, American Society of Dermatopathology.

Howard Maibach, MD--served on the editorial boards of over 30 scientific journals, member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society, and the International Commission on Occupational Health; authored or co-authored more than 2000 scientific publications.

Vera H. Price, MD--Past director of and current consultant to the American Academy of Dermatology; 2000 American Academy of Dermatology presidential citation; co-founder, National Alopecia Areata Foundation and the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation; founding member and past President of the North American Hair Research Society.

Jack Resneck, Jr., MD--past President, California Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, past Council of Legislation member, California Medical Association and American Medical Association; past resident member, Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Mary Williams, MD--Medical Advisory Board, Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types; elected member, Society for Pediatric Research; author of more than 125 scientific publications.

Bruce U. Wintroub, MD--President, the Dermatology Foundation.

Vital Statistics

Faculty: 37

Dermatology visits: 60,000

Dermatopathology consults:  80,000 consultations annually from throughout the U.S.

Moh’s procedures: 1,500

Faculty publications annually: 106

National Institutes of Health funding (2007): $2.6 million

Number of NIH research grants annually: 20

Follow-up care programs

Inpatient to outpatient transition program.

Quality improvement initiatives underway

Academic and scientific codes of conduct; animal welfare assurance program; water and energy conservation, recycling programs; university “whistleblower” protection policy; and internal controls and accountability workshops.

Patient education efforts

Skin cancer and melanoma screening and community outreach programs.

Systems in place to prevent errors

Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program for billing and coding processes.

Evidence of incorporating research and clinical care

Diagnostic dermatopathology, research protocols conducted with other hospitals, psoriasis patients actively recruited for research, dermatology hospitalist program.

Participation in national therapeutic initiatives

National Institutes of Health designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, American Academy of Dermatology Melanoma Awareness.