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Jane Grant-Kels

Jane Grant-Kels MD

Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Pediatrics; Founding Department Chair Emeritus; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology; Founding Director Emeritus, UCONN Dermatopathology Lab and Dermatology Residency Program; Director, Cutaneous Oncology and Melanoma Program; University of Connecticut Health Center and School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut; Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, Dermatology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

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 was the founding director of the dermatology residency program and founding director of the dermatopathology laboratory. She remains the founding director of both the Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Program. 

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.


Professor, Dermatology, Pathology, and Pediatrics; Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology; Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Center and  Melanoma Program; University of Connecticut Health Center and School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut

Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, Dermatology Department, University of Florida


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, dermoscopy, reflectance confocal microscopy, photoaging and rejuvenation, dermatoethcs


Jane M. Grant-Kels, MD reports no disclosures.