The University of Kansas Health System offers expert care for common, rare and complex conditions of the skin. Our board-certified physicians and surgeons are focused on excellence in dermatologic treatment.
As part of an academic medical center, patients and care teams have access to the most advanced, evidence-based care for the diagnosis and management of complex dermatologic diseases. At each visit, you'll benefit from multiple levels of evaluation because you are seen by both faculty and resident physicians. The combination of research, education and experience makes a high level of care possible.
Diseases of the skin affect everyone from newborns to adults. A dermatologist is a doctor who is specifically trained to diagnose and treat skin disorders. This includes conditions that may affect the skin and hair. Dermatology physicians and surgeons at The University of Kansas Health System diagnose and treat common, rare and complex conditions of the skin, including skin cancer.
Conditions we treat
- Acne mechanica (maskne)
- Autoimmune blistering disease
- Cosmetic concerns
- Cutaneous autoimmune disease
- Dermatitis (eczema)
- Fungal infections
- Moles and pigmented lesions
- Skin cancer
- Transplant-associated squamous cell carcinoma
- And more
We offer a complete range of advanced tests and treatments, including topical and ultraviolet therapies, total skin electron beam radiation therapy, extracorporeal photopheresis and systemic treatments like bone marrow transplant. Consultations are offered at the Medical Pavilion, KU MedWest, Quivira Medical Pavilion and through teleheatlh.
Skin cancer is becoming more common, but it can be challenging to get an appointment with a general dermatologist for routine screenings. That’s why the health system now accepts referrals for undiagnosed legions and requests for biopsy. You can see the Mohs surgery and dermatology oncology specialty team at the health system based on a high-risk assessment from your primary care provider, dentist, eye specialist or other clinician.
If a lesion is cancerous, our dermatologists provide expert care and treatment for melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Our advanced treatments include photodynamic therapy to treat basal and squamous cell carcinomas. We also offer Mohs surgery, as well as skin cancer reconstruction surgery.
For those who need dermatology care related to a transplant, The University of Kansas Health System offers a complete range of treatments – including extracorporeal photopheresis for graft-versus-host disease, as well as treatments for transplant-associated squamous cell carcinoma.
Why choose us
Our dermatology program is nationally recognized and offers innovative tests, comprehensive care and transplant dermatology in addition to specialized treatment for acne, psoriasis, eczema and other skin disorders. We have dedicated clinics if you have had a solid organ transplant or have an autoimmune condition. As a patient you’ll also get access to a continuous network of care to meet all your health needs. In short, you can trust you're receiving the best care available.
We have been nationally recognized for our lymphoma treatment facilities by the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation. We also have the only melanoma program in Kansas that includes in-house dermatopathology, surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy and a complete range of adjuvant and systemic treatments offered in an NCI-designated cancer treatment center. And, of course, our services are delivered by The University of Kansas Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Kansas and in Kansas City as ranked by US News and World Report.
We have expanded access to dermatology care with our new location at Ridgeview Falls in Olathe, Kansas. Free, ample parking is available at or near the front entrance. Appointments are offered 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
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Doctors at The University of Kansas Health System are care providers and researchers at the forefront of new medical discoveries. From primary care to complex conditions, we offer hundreds of specialists.