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Diana Bolotin, MD, PhD

Diana Bolotin, MD, PhD

2020 Senior Faculty Scholars

Diana Bolotin MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Section Chief of Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Ambulatory Practice and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Chicago where she is actively engaged in patient care, resident teaching and clinical research on cutaneous malignancies. Dr. Bolotin is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley (A.B. with Honors), University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology (Ph.D.) and University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine (M.D.). She completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency training in Dermatology at the University of Chicago where she served as chief resident. Subsequent to her Dermatology training, she completed a Procedural Dermatology/ Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology fellowship at Northwestern University. She returned to the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor and Director of Dermatologic Surgery in 2011.

As a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Bolotin has expertise in a wide range of medical and surgical treatments in cutaneous oncology, including Mohs micrographic surgery and excisional treatments of cutaneous neoplasms. Her clinical and academic interests span the field of cutaneous oncology, leadership and trainee and junior faculty mentorship. Having graduate training in skin biology, she is particularly interested in non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) biology, clinical behavior and treatments. Her current research focuses on clinical trials and translational research on molecular underpinnings of NMSC as well as novel approaches to advanced NMSC therapy. She is a recipient of a Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Award, several Chicago Dermatologic Society Research Awards, an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Cutting Edge Research Award and an ASDS President’s award for her contributions to the specialty.