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Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, Harvard Medical School, 1998; MSCE, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Faculty Title

Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Associate Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Administrative Title

Medical Director, Clinical Studies Unit

Clinical Expertise

Psoriasis, General Dermatology, Clinical Trials, Epidemiology

Research Expertise

Dr. Gelfand's research is focused on epidemiology, clinical trials, drug safety, and psoriasis. His epidemiology research focuses on the natural history of psoriasis and the risk of various health outcomes associated with psoriasis such as malignancy, diabetes/metabolic disorders, atherosclerosis/myocardial infarction, and psoriatic arthritis. These studies are examining how the chronic inflammatory nature of psoriasis itself can lead to various health outcomes which share similar immune abnormalities. Dr. Gelfand also designs and conducts studies aimed at evaluating novel therapies for skin lymphoma and imaging of skin cancers to improve diagnosis and treatment of these common tumors .

Residency
Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications
Dermatology

Honors and Award

 
Hughes Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellow, Thomas and Emily Carmichael Prize Scholarship, Class of 1947 Victor Prather Prize Scholarship,  Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, TuftsUniversity, Carl W. Walter Research Fellowship, HarvardMedicalSchool, Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology Research Award, Magna Cum Laude,HarvardMedicalSchool, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Johnson Beerman Award, National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32), Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award, American Skin Association Outcomes Research Award, NIH Clinical ResearchMedicalSchool Loan Repayment Award 
 

Publications

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Contact Information

Researcher/Clinician:
Joel M Gelfand

2 Maloney Building

3600 Spruce Street

Department of Dermatology

Philadelphia PA 19104


Office Phone: 662-6161
Fax: 215-615-4966

Mailing Address:
Joel M Gelfand

2 Maloney Building

3600 Spruce Street

Department of Dermatology

Philadelphia PA 19104


Office Phone: 215-662-6161
Appointment Phone: 215-662-2737
Fax: 215-615-4966