John A. Zic, M.D.


Professor of Dermatology

Research Description

Cutaneous Lymphoma: therapeutic management, outcomes, clinical trials, quality of life

Brief Description

Dr. Zic grew up in Oak Lawn, Illinois and attended The University of Notre Dame. After completing his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine he finished his internship year at the University of Chicago Hospital in the department of internal medicine. Dr. Zic completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals before joining the division of dermatology at Vanderbilt University where he has remained his entire career. He founded the Vanderbilt University Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic which continues to serve the region. He has focused on medical student education throughout his tenure. For eight years, Dr. Zic served as the Associate Dean for Admissions for the School of Medicine where he directed the development of a visual experience timeline and launched a competency-based behavioral interview. Since completing a Masters in Management of Health Care at Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management, Dr. Zic has focused his attention on teledermatology at the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt department of dermatology.


M.D. – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
M.M.H.C. - Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Management, Nashville, Tennessee

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Clinical interest

General Dermatology
Complex Medical Dermatology
Consultative Dermatology
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Urticaria, and Other Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Honors and Awards

Vanderbilt School of Medicine R. Michael Rodriguez Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2020
Lloyd E. King, Jr. Award for Teaching Excellence in Dermatology, 2008
Founding Member, VUSM Academy of Excellence in Teaching, 2007 - present
Master Clinical Teacher Appointment, 2003 - 2013
Grant Liddle Award for Research Mentoring of Young Physicians, 2002