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Department of Dermatology

A source of information for our patients, our colleagues in academia, our students, and all those interested in our department. We adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards in our program aimed at serving the people of North Carolina, as well as the medical profession, through our research and education programs.
Pleased to be able to serve you in the comfort and safety of your home!  We are now providing care through video visits for most types of skin conditions.  This is an easy process that simply requires a smartphone or a computer.  Please contact us at 984-974-3900 to schedule your appointment.
Coronavirus Symptom Self-Assessment & Resource Tool: Available at, the chatbot takes people through simple questions to determine if further evaluation is recommended and guides our patients towards virtual care options such as an e-visit or video visit that will determine if testing is necessary. The chatbot also provides Coronavirus educational resources. It’s an alternative to calling the COVID-19 HelpLine and is intended to address the significant community interest.

Mission Statement

Margaret R. Helton, MD Interim Chair

The UNC Department of Dermatology provides medical and surgical care to patients with conditions that affect the skin, hair, nails, and membranes. We offer superb adult and pediatric medical and surgical/laser services, Mohs surgery, and dermatopathology. We are committed to the health care of all people of our state and beyond, including servie to underserved populations. We teach and train students, residents, and fellows with a rigorous curriculum that prepares the highly skilled dermatologists of the future.  We have vibrant basic science and clinical research programs with several NIH-funded investigators, with special expertise in autoimmunity, epidermal cell biology, and skin cancers. Our vision is to advance our mission through ongoing innovation and service in a supportive, caring environment for patients, staff, physicians, and all members of our health care team.

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