Dermatology Advisory Panel

Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD (Chair)

Philip Scumpia, MD, Phd

Philip Scumpia M.D. PhD. is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology and Society of Investigative Dermatology.

Dr. Scumpia graduated summa cum laude graduate from the University of Florida in Microbiology and Cell Sciences. He received both his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he graduated a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Scumpia completed his internship at the University of Florida, residency in dermatology at UCLA, and fellowship in dermatolopathology at UCLA. He completed a post doctoral fellowship in the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program. He currently practices clinical dermatology and dermatopathology and runs an NIH-funded research program.

Dr. Scumpia has received of numerous grants from the American Skin Cancer Association, the Dermatology Foundation, and the NIH, and received awards including the Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Research at the University of Florida, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Research Award. Dr. Scumpia’s research interests include regulation of inflammatory transcriptional pathways in skin diseases, molecular analysis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, and development of novel biomaterials for cutanoues wound healing. He has published 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including manuscripts in the prestigious journals Nature Materials, Nature Cell Biology, and Journal of Experimental Medicine. He has presented his data at numerous national and international conferences.