Dermatology

As life expectancy increases, skin malignancies and serious dermatologic diseases become more common.

Programs

Contact Dermatitis

Cutaneous Problems in Organ Transplant Recipients

Cutaneous Ulcer Clinic

Melanoma

Moh’s Micrographic Surgery

Phototherapy and Photodynamic Therapy

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Dermatology Division is recognized for its strong commitment to patient care. As the population ages and life expectancy increases, skin malignancies and serious dermatologic diseases become more common. For example, the risk of developing malignant melanoma has been estimated at 1 in 60 individuals.

Specialized Clinics

The Dermatology Division has developed specialized dermatology clinics:

  • The Contact Dermatitis Clinic is unique to the province of Quebec and has the expertise to investigate complex work-place cases. It is the province’s only facility that can prepare non-standard allergens from the workplace.
  • The Leg Ulcer Clinic treats severe, chronic ulcers that require elaborate dressings, and serves the Greater Montreal community

 

Outreach

The Division has established regional dermatology coverage in Rouyn-Noranda, a western Quebec mining centre, and we have developed a protocol to answer queries and consultations from physicians in the outlying regions of the McGill RUIS territory. Some members of our Division serve as guest lecturers or examiners in Kuwait.

Research

Division members have published scientific articles dealing with clinical, epidemiological and fundamental research. These publications extend the influence of the MUHC outside of Quebec. The Division’s researchers have also created relationships with other MUHC Divisions and Departments, such as Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmology, and with the Harvard Skin Disease Research Center. 

Education

The Division is also known for its teaching strengths. Having a high volume of patients from diverse ethnic background, it has trained highly capable Canadian and foreign clinical dermatologists, many of whom are now renowned experts whose activities contribute to the reputation of the MUHC and McGill University.