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Jane Grant-Kels

Jane Grant-Kels MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Pathology; Department Chair and Professor; Director, Dermatopathology; Chair, Melanoma Signature Program; Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs; Director, Dermatology Residency Program, University of Connecticut Health Center and School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Jane Grant-Kels is Professor and founding Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) Health Center and Medical School. She is the director of the dermatology residency program, which she played a major role in creating in 2007, director of the dermatopathology laboratory, and director of both the Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Program. She is also Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs.

Dr. Grant-Kels specializes in cutaneous oncology and pigmented lesions of the skin. She founded the first dermatology division and then department at UCONN. She was instrumental in the development of the Women’s Health Center at UCONN Health Center and, most recently, initiated a Cutaneous Oncology Center within the Neag Cancer Center and Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Grant-Kels received a BA degree from Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts, and Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, and her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York. She trained in pediatrics and dermatology at the New York Hospital of Cornell Medical Center. She then completed a dermatopathology fellowship at NYU under the direction of A. Bernard Ackerman. She serves on numerous boards and editorial boards related to her field. She has published more than 200 manuscripts, over 42 chapters, guest edited 14 journals, and edited or co-authored 6 books.

Positions:

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Pathology; Department Chair and Professor; Director, Dermatopathology; Chair, Melanoma Signature Program; Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs; Director, Dermatology Residency Program, University of Connecticut Health Center and School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut

Degrees:

MD: Cornell University Medical College

Postgraduate Training:

Residency: New York Hospital, Cornell University

Fellowship: (dermatohistopathology): New York University Medical Center

Clinical Interests:

Skin cancer, pigmented lesions, photoaging and rejuvenation