Welcome to the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Chair’s Message

Maryam Asgari, MD, MPH

Maryam Asgari

Welcome to the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. We are an integrated department that spans the Anschutz Medical Campus, providing care at UCHealth, Children's Hospital Colorado, and Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. We also care for patients at Denver Health Medical Center, Colorado's primary safety-net institution. We pride ourselves on being an internationally renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the skin. Our mission is to lead collaborative innovation in the understanding and treatment of dermatologic disease through excellence in patient care, education, research, and community engagement.

Patient Care: Our team of award-winning, board-certified dermatologists and mid-level providers offers a wide array of dermatological services for both children and adults, providing quality patient care that includes treatment of skin cancer, inflammatory and infectious skin disorders, hair loss, nail disorders, and the full spectrum of complex skin diseases. Anchored by our longstanding NIH-funded research in vitiligo and other pigmentary disorders, we are proud to be recognized as a center of excellence for Skin of Color at each of our clinical sites. Our clinical services include medical dermatology, Mohs micrographic and dermatology surgery, dermatopathology and cosmetic dermatology.

Education: Our education programs include medical students, residents, and fellows. We offer a three-year ACGME-accredited residency (up to 6 slots per year), a one-year ACGME-accredited micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology fellowship, and a one-year pediatric ACGME-accredited fellowship. The residency is an integrated program that utilizes all four clinical sites. For residents interested in research training in the context of their dermatology residency, we offer a 2+2 program with two years of traditional residency, followed by two years of research training supported by our T-32 NIH training grant. We also offer fellowships in dermatology research. Graduates of our training programs have become academic and community leaders both regionally and nationally.

Research: Our faculty strive to discover the molecular and cellular basis of diseases affecting the skin and to apply this new knowledge to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases. Research activities include investigating the molecular biology and immunology of the skin, dermato-epidemiology, genetic determinants of skin diseases including skin cancer, and development of gene therapy approaches. Our Skin Diseases Research Center (SDRC), established by a P30 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), focuses on understanding the molecular basis of human autoimmune, inflammatory, developmental, metabolic, and genetic skin diseases. Our longstanding T32 funding from NIAMS has been successfully supporting the career development of physician-scientists for 35 years.

Community Engagement: We are proud to offer dermatologic care delivery at Denver Health Medical Center , a key site in providing care to underserved communities. In addition, our clinical site at CU Dermatology Aurora delivers quality dermatology care to patients, with an emphasis on caring for Medicaid patients and other underserved communities.

Our goal is to provide world-class clinical care in an environment where discovery informs clinical practice and education. Thank you for visiting our website and learning about us. For more information, please contact us here.

The Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado is an internationally renowned program that provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases and conditions of the skin.​


 Mission Statement

To lead in cutting edge dermatologic care, research, and education

Vision Statement

To expand clinical care delivery, lead in personalized dermatologic care, innovate in dermatologic education, and emerge as one of the top Departments of Dermatology nationally

Department Values

                 Our Core Values:  Opportunities for Success, Service, Equity

                 Our Interpersonal Values:  Integrity, Respect, Compassion



Our Services


The Department of Dermatology at Anschutz Medical Campus has a comprehensive clinical program with a highly varied patient population and offers an advanced, multi-disciplinary approach to dermatologic conditions.  Our main Dermatology Clinic is located in the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion and handles 25,000 outpatient visits per year with a focus on general adult dermatology, cutaneous oncology, and procedural dermatology/Mohs Surgery.   

For appointments contact: 720-848-0500

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Children's Hospital Colorado has been treating kids and young adults with a wide range of skin conditions for over 35 years.  We offer the most advanced​ treatments for skin conditions – from common skin conditions, such as eczemaacne, and warts, to rare genetic skin disorders – with each child’s individual needs in mind.  ​All of our pediatric dermatologists have completed rigorous training in pediatric dermatology and are board-certified in pediatrics, dermatology, and/or pediatric dermatology.

For appointments contact: 720-777-8445 ​


Dermatology Research

The research mission of our faculty is to elucidate the molecular and cellular basis of diseases affecting the skin and to apply this new knowledge to prevention, diagnosis, and cure of these diseases.  Research activities include molecular biology and immunology of the skin, epidemiology, genetic determinants of skin diseases including melanoma and other skin cancers, and development of approaches to gene therapy in the skin.



Department of Dermatology

CU Anschutz

Research and Administration - CU Anschutz Research I South

12801 East 17th Avenue, Suite 4120

Mailstop 8127

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-4030
Fax: 303-724-4048

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Clinic - University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Cancer Pavilion

1665 Aurora Court, 3rd Floor

Mailstop F703

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 720-848-0500
Fax: 720-848-0529

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