Message from the Chair
At UNMC Department of Dermatology, we are proud to provide exceptional patient care, innovate research, and education of the next generation of dermatologists in Nebraska and beyond! We seek to fulfill our part of the shared mission at Nebraska Medicine and UNMC: "to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care".
Our Department of Dermatology was established by the College of Medicine and approved by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents on May 25, 2016, and we were officially founded on May 1, 2018. We are eager to build upon the rich history of UNMC dating back to the end of the 19th century. Currently, the state of Nebraska has about one dermatologist for every 52,000 people -- we can and will work tirelessly to improve access to care for patients. We will do this by recruiting academic dermatologists dedicated to training the next generation and by educating our medical students, residents, and other trainees in diseases of the skin. In addition, we have built a robust teledermatology platform to extend our care and expertise to the rural areas of Nebraska and beyond. We plan to work closely with our community-based dermatologists and volunteer clinical faculty in the Omaha area, as well as regionally, to enhance the educational and research missions of the department.
With the generous support of our alumni and friends, we will continue to solidify dermatology in the educational curriculum of the UNMC College of Medicine, train future leaders in dermatology, develop innovative research protocols, and alleviate suffering from skin, hair, and nail disorders in our community. I am humbled to be the Founding Chair of our new department and to have the opportunity to serve the people of Nebraska! We welcome your feedback and involvement to enhance our efforts at UNMC Department of Dermatology.
Ashley Wysong MD, MS
Founding Chair and Associate Professor
William W. Bruce MD Distinguished Chair of Dermatology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Dermatology