Welcome from the Chair, Mary-Margaret Chren, MD
The Department of Dermatology at Vanderbilt sends warm greetings to all of you who have watched and helped us grow! 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.
Lloyd E. King, MD, Professor of Dermatology passed away on February 8, 2022. We have lost a leader, mentor, colleague, and friend.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations can be made to the Lloyd E. King Dermatology Scholar Fund.
Jeffrey David Byers, MD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, passed away on January 9, 2021. We join his family in grieving for this great loss. Thanks to an endowment made possible by Drs. Sharon E. Albers and Ravi S. Chari, we are honored to announce the establishment of the Jeffrey D. Byers, M.D., Lectureship in Dermatology to support education in the Department of Dermatology.