Residency Program

The Department of Dermatology Residents at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
(picture taken in January 2020)
Front Row:  Elizabeth Machen, MD; Lisa Ishii, MD; Casey Murphey, MD; Alexandra Seamens, MD; Rachel Barker, MD; Alison Huber, MD; and Residency Program Director: Jami Miller, MD
Back Row:  Anne Wester, MD, MS; Eric Mukherjee, MD, PhD; Saagar Jadeja, MD, Matthew Wallace, MD; Erica Grilletta, MD; Alexander Hicks, MD; Ashley Hoffman, MD
(not pictured: Lucette Liddell, MD & Associate Program Director: Anne Dewan, MD)


The Dermatology Residency Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a three-year program that offers excellent clinical training including extensive surgical and pathology exposure. Residents rotate through three hospitals - Vanderbilt University Hospital, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the Nashville VA Medical Center.  The Vanderbilt University Hospital & Medical Center, the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the Nashville Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center are contiguous institutions that are directly connected via walkways.

The goal of the Vanderbilt University Dermatology Residency Program is to produce Dermatologists who are excellent clinicians, scientists, and leaders in the specialty of Dermatology.  This is accomplished by a program that provides a stimulating intellectual environment where state-of-the-art clinical and basic science medicine is taught and practiced within a collegial atmosphere that fosters medical knowledge, scholarship, career-long learning, professionalism, compassion, effective communication with patients and all members of the medical team, as well as, sensitivity to the cultural differences and needs of our patients.

Program Strengths

  • Continued ACGME accredited for 39 years
  • Faculty committed to education and research