The Department of Dermatology at Cooper University Health Care offers state-of-the-art dermatologic care to the tristate area, specializing in pediatric, medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Our team offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment of disorders of the hair, skin, nails, and mucous membranes. Our dedicated faculty is board-certified in general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and dermatopathology, and is actively engaged in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. They are regular contributors to the dermatologic literature. Our doctors are fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, International Society of Dermatology, and Society of Pediatric Dermatology and are regularly invited to speak at national and international meetings.
The Dermatology Residency at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital Program is committed to the education of the whole person. We encourage our residents to become astute clinicians and compassionate caretakers. The faculty and staff are dedicated to training well-rounded individuals, and are available to interact with and personally advise the residents daily. Our program accepts one new resident per year to join our team. Unlike larger programs, our residents enjoy a unique faculty to resident ratio of 2:1, enhancing the overall educational process. We take pride in the fact that our residents and fellows work closely with the faculty, both in the outpatient clinical setting as well as during in-hospital consultations. All of our faculty and residents publish prolifically in the dermatologic and pediatric literature, and lecture at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology. Each resident maintains a full complement of active academic pursuits, immersing themselves in both clinical research endeavors and peer-reviewed journal writing. Since the inception of the program, we are proud to note that we have had a 100 percent pass rate on the board certification exam.
In addition to excellent training and mentorship in general dermatology, our practice has a renowned Mohs surgeon on staff who lectures both nationally and internationally in the fields of dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology. The Chief of our procedural dermatology and Mohs surgery team has also been the president of the American Society of Dermatology Surgery. In addition, we have recently expanded our Mohs program to include a second board-certified and nationally-recognized attending, further adding to our extensive faculty and training mentors. Our residents receive extensive training using the latest cosmetic procedures including neuromodulators, dermal fillers, laser therapy, sclerotherapy for leg veins, chemical peels, and treatment of irregular skin pigmentation. In addition, we are one of the only residency training centers in South Jersey to offer hands-on training in the use of narrow band UVB, PUVA, and Eximer laser phototherapy for inflammatory disorders.
Our faculty, residents, and staff are dedicated to the treatment of the whole patient, emphasizing respect for the individual and coordination of care with multiple specialties to enhance the overall health of those who seek our care. We work closely with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper coordinating care for our patients with metastatic melanoma, cutaneous lymphomas, and other complex cancers. In addition, we strive to be advocates for the underserved population of Camden and address their health care needs in a compassionate and thoughtful way. We believe that teaching how to address not only the disease, but also the person, with respect to all aspects of care, is the best way to shape our future physicians.