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Dermatology Faculty

Faculty members in the Saint Louis University Department of Dermatology serve as editorial board members, course directors and active academic members of their subspecialties serving on committees and boards of directors. Several SLU faculty are listed in Best Physicians in America and Best Doctors in Saint Louis. 

M. Yadira Hurley, M.D.
Interim Chairman
Dermatopathology Fellowship Associate Program Director
Specialties: Blistering disorders, cutaneous lymphoma, clinicopathologic correlation

Alexander Aria, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Specialties: Skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, melanoma, scar revision

Ramona Behshad, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Director
Specialties: Skin cancer, dermatologic surgery, Mohs surgery, melanoma, pigmented lesions, scar revision, advocacy/organized medicine

Nicole M. Burkemper, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Dermatopathology Fellowship Program Director
Specialties: Clinicopathologic correlation, contact dermatitis, residency education, quality improvement

Sofia Chaudhry, M.D.
Associate Professor
Specialty: Dermatological manifestations of rheumatic diseases

Jennifer Albus Fehlman, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Medical and cosmetic dermatology, injectables, laser surgery, sclerotherapy

A. Mary Guo, M.D.
Associate Professor
Medical Student Education Director
Specialties: Vulvar dermatoses/women’s health, medical student education

Gillian Heinecke, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director
Specialties: Clinicopathologic correlation, psoriasis, residency education

Craig Leonardi, M.D.
Adjunct Professor
Specialties: Psoriasis, clinical trials

Kristin Smith, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Melanocytic lesions and squamous neoplasms

Daniel A. West, M.D. 
Associate Professor
Specialties: General dermatology, systemic drug interactions

Kimberly L. Brown, PA-C, MMS
Specialty: General dermatology, hair loss

Elaine Siegfried, M.D.
Professor, Primary appointment in Pediatrics
Specialties: Atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, hyperhidrosis

Saniya Shaikh, D.O.
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Medical and cosmetic dermatology, injectables, and laser surgery

Emily Smith, M.D.
Associate Professor
Specialties: Melanoma, pigmented skin lesions, skin cancer, complex cutaneous oncology, oncodermatology, clinicopathologic correlation

Alex Wood, PA-C
Specialties: General Dermatology