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Craig Elmets MD

Craig A. Elmets MD

Professor and Immediate Past Chair, Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Elmets is Professor and Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Alabama and is a staff member of the Birmingham VA Health System. He received his M.D. from the University of Iowa School of Medicine. He completed Internal Medicine and Dermatology residencies at the University of Kansas and University of Iowa respectively, after which he completed an Immunodermatology Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has an active clinical practice with a particular interest in photodermatology and phototherapy. His research interests, which have been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Administration include photoimmunology and skin cancer prevention. He has more than 250 publications, including 20 book chapters, most of which are on the influence of ultraviolet radiation and other environmental agents on the skin and the immune system. He has co-edited three books on the effects of ultraviolet light on the skin and methods by which ultraviolet light can be used therapeutically to treat skin disease. He has been a member of the Editorial Boards of several prestigious biomedical journals including the Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.