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Diana Bolotin, MD/PhD

Diana Bolotin, MD/PhD, was named as Chief of the Section of Dermatology in August 2019. Dr. Bolotin served as an interim Chief for 17 months where she demonstrated remarkable leadership, fortitude and thoughtful academic vision. Under her leadership, the Section of Dermatology successfully recruited multiple new faculty members, as well as demonstrated clinical growth at both UCM and off-site satellite clinics, and expansion of the Section’s research portfolio. Additionally, Dr. Bolotinhas played a key role in the planning of the new Center for Advanced Care at River East where Dermatology will be one of the primary specialties when it opens in 2020.

Dr. Bolotin currently serves as Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the Dermatology Ambulatory Practice and Director of the Dermatologic Surgery Program. She received her BA with honors from University of California at Berkeley in 1998. She then entered Pritzker School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program where she earned her PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology in Dr. Elaine Fuchs’ laboratory in 2004, and her MD in 2006. Subsequent to her dermatology residency training at UCM, she completed an advanced ACGME-approved procedural dermatology/ Mohsmicrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology fellowship at Northwestern University. In 2011, she was recruited back to the faculty and named as the Director of Dermatologic Surgery. She is an active member of multiple service committees within the Department and the hospital including the Department of Medicine Quality Committee and Women’s Committee, Ambulatory Medical Directors Committee and Patient Experience Provider Advisory Group and is actively engaged in patient care, resident teaching and clinical research.

As a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon, Dr. Bolotin has expertise in a wide range of medical and surgical treatments within cutaneous oncology, including Mohs surgery, and other surgical and non-surgical treatments of cutaneous neoplasms. Her clinical and academic interests span the field of cutaneous oncology and resident education. Having graduate training in skin biology, she is particularly interested in translational research in carcinogenesis and novel skin cancer therapies.