Effective March 1, 2018  Diana Bolotin, MD, PhD , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of the Dermatology Ambulatory Practice and Director of the Dermatologic Surgery Program, will serve the Department of Medicine as Interim Chief of the Section of Dermatology.

Dr. Bolotin received her BA with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. Upon completion she entered into the Pritzker School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program where she earned her PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology in 2004, followed by her MD in 2006. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine and residency training in Dermatology in our Department of Medicine, where she served as chief resident.  Subsequent to her Dermatology training, she completed an advanced ACGME-approved Procedural Dermatology/ Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology fellowship at Northwestern University.  In 2011, she was recruited back to the Department by Dr. Christopher Shea where she was appointed to the faculty in the Section of Dermatology and named as the Director of Dermatologic Surgery. She currently serves as the Medical Director for Dermatology Ambulatory Practice, is an active member of multiple service committees within the Department including the Department of Medicine Quality Committee and Women’s Committee 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 excision 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 of carcinogenesis, novel skin cancer therapies and advocacy.

Dr. Bolotin is a recipient of the Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Award, several Chicago Dermatologic Society Research Awards and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Award and has participated in numerous clinical trials within the field of procedural dermatology. Dr. Bolotin has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters within the field, as well as presented at regional and national Dermatology meetings. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery journal.  Dr. Bolotin is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Chicago Dermatologic Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society and Society for Investigative Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery.