Welcome from the Chair, Mary-Margaret Chren, M.D.


Dear Friends,

The Department of Dermatology at Vanderbilt is nearly a year old, and we send warm greetings to all of you who have watched and helped us grow!  We have had a great year and are very excited about 2019.

As you know, the Department builds on a long legacy of uncompromising excellence, starting with Dr. Lloyd King, who, with the support of Dr. ‘Buck’ Buchanan, founded and grew Vanderbilt Dermatology decades ago.  Dr. George Stricklin continued the success, and by 2015, the Division was poised to become a Department at Vanderbilt, responsible for its own clinical, educational, and research activities.

I am just thrilled to be here.  We have wonderful, highly accomplished faculty, a sought-after residency, and rapidly expanding new research projects and grants.  In addition, we are growing within the broader Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an unparalleled environment for us to thrive in all respects.

Our future is very bright and we are glad to share some of the highlights from the last year, and our dreams for the future.