SIU Dermatology: Helping You Reach Your Full Potential

Our residency program here at SIU Dermatology is truly a gem. Having done my residency training here in Dermatology, I benefitted from getting to work with a kind and compassionate staff, train with approachable and passionate faculty and physicians not only in Dermatology, but in our school as a whole, learn with great co-residents, and treat and serve the wonderful patients in our community. Deciding to stay on as faculty after graduating was an easy decision.

We have many goals at our residency program, but first and foremost, our goal is to train, support, and graduate kind, skilled, and passionate dermatologists. Whether graduates decide to do private practice or academics, general dermatology or further specialization, our graduates feel confident for their board exams and beginning practice beyond. We also aim to recruit a diverse and inclusive workforce – we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in dermatology, decreasing health disparities and improving health equity for our community and beyond.

Our residents graduate with a broad knowledge of general dermatology, dermatologic surgery including Mohs surgery, dermatopathology, and pediatric dermatology. We train dermatology residents to be excellent clinicians and surgeons in the care of adults and pediatric patients. We place strong emphasis on clinical training and continuity clinics, and can boast a 100% board pass rate throughout our program’s history.

It is an absolute honor to get to step in as our residency program director. We have had decades of great leadership that has helped give shape to the wonderful program we have today. I love working with trainees; it is so much fun to see and care for our patients together and learn the vastness of dermatology. I strive to continue to foster our supportive and congenial atmosphere.

Springfield has a lot to offer potential residents as the largest city in central Illinois, with rich history, culture, and career opportunities. It offers affordable cost of living and excellent schools. There is no shortage of great restaurants, parks, and outdoor activities including lake recreation, biking, hiking, and golf. 

Adam Berry, MD, FAAD
Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Dr. Adam Berry