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Dermatology Research

The Saint Louis University Department of Dermatology has been involved in both investigator-initiated and sponsored clinical trials since its inception in 1992. 

The department’s board-certified specialists and sub-specialists provide comprehensive care, as well as cutting-edge research in general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, cosmetic and laser surgery, cutaneous oncologic surgery, and dermatopathology.

The large, established clinical practice has enabled the department to attract multi-site trials in various phases of drug and treatment research in addition to faculty-designed clinical research.  Studies have involved research for the treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, pre-cancerous conditions, melanoma, hyperhidrosis, cosmetic device and procedures, and other dermatological conditions. 

Research Team 

  • Dee Anna Glaser, M.D., Director of Research Development
  • Rhonda Lebbing, A.P.R.N.-B.C., Research Coordinator/Director
  • Maddie Bicklein, Research Coordinator
  • Laura Russell, M.D., Senior Research Fellow
  • Steven Townsend, M.D., Junior Research Fellow

For information on our two-year clinical research fellowship, check out our fellowship page on the left menu or contact Rhonda Lebbing at