Dermatology

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The Division of Dermatology at SIU Medicine focuses on education, research and clinical care as it relates to conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. We offer patients a diverse range of treatments for a variety of skin conditions while always taking into consideration each patient’s specific goals and concerns. Our board-certified and board-eligible dermatologists have access to advanced technology and evidence-based interventions to diagnose and treat conditions like psoriasis, acne, eczema and skin cancers including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Our doctors also offer our patients the latest innovations and techniques in subspecialties including cosmetic dermatology, pediatric dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Graduates of the SIU Medicine Dermatology Residency Program have a 100 percent board certification rate and are exposed to a rigorous curriculum, which emphasizes both medical and ethical considerations of the field, including health equity and antiracism.

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Dermatologists with Patient
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Dermatologist checks on a mole near a patients eye
FEATURE STORY

Derm residency in Springfield a 'dream' destination

The communal spirit is cited regularly by the spectrum of residents involved in the program, and over decades it has become the tradition within the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Dermatology.

The current residency program director, Sacharitha Bowers, MD, credits her predecessor – division chief Lucinda Buescher, MD – with instilling it in the practice, its providers and residents back in Dr. Bowers’ formative years.

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Show some love to the skin you’re in

Healthy skin is something that everyone wants, but it requires regular maintenance to achieve. SIU Medicine staff would like to offer some simple but effective advice to keep the body's largest organ healthy and radiant.
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Derm residency in Springfield a 'dream' destination

“Derm is so competitive, most of us were nervous that we could even get into the field. I’d ranked into my dream specialty, and I really wanted to come to SIU.”
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Welcome Back, Dr. Pimple Popper!

Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper™, returned to her prairie roots this week for the 2021 Women’s Power Night Against Cancer, Wed., April 14, at the Route 66 Drive-in Theater to help raise cancer

Dr. Sandra Lee Pops Into Springfield

The star of The Learning Channel’s hit reality TV program “Dr. Pimple Popper,” Sandra Lee, MD, returned to Springfield in April to be the guest speaker at a Women’s Power Night to benefit Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU. Dr. Lee completed her residency in dermatology at SIU School of Medicine in 2003

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