Maria Tsoukas, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Dr. Maria Tsoukas is the head of the Department of Dermatology at UI Health. Dr. Tsoukas specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients who are at high risk for skin cancer and those with chronic immunosuppression or autoimmune diseases. She has a strong focus on non-invasive field therapies, photodynamic therapy, and skin laser therapy to treat benign and malignant skin conditions, and her clinical interests also include noninvasive skin rejuvenation using injectable botulinum toxin and fillers. Dr. Tsoukas’ research focuses on photobiology/photodymanic therapy; laser tissue interactions and drug delivery; field cancerization therapies; and tissue repair. Dr. Tsoukas also serves as the Associate Head of Education Affairs and Residency Program Director in the Department of Dermatology.
Kyle T. Amber, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Dr. Kyle Amber practices in the Department of Dermatology at UI Health. Dr. Amber’s clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune blistering diseases, and complex medical dermatology. Dr. Amber runs the skin immunology lab at UI Health, where he studies the role of the immune system in autoimmune blistering diseases, including pemphigus, pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita; he is particularly interested in the role of eosinophils, a cell seen in allergy, in bullous pemphigoid, a rare skin condition that causes fluid-filled blisters. Dr. Amber is interested in developing evidence-based approaches to managing comorbidities in patients with blistering diseases, such as steroid-induced osteoporosis, gastrointestinal bleeding, and opportunistic infections.
Clinical Interests: Auto immune blistering disease, Complex medical dermatology, Dermatomyositis, Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Atopic dermatitis
Research Interests: Autoimmune blistering disease, Immune-epidermal interactions, Mitigating steroid induced comorbidities
Iris K. Aronson, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Associate Head of Clinical Affairs
Dr. Iris Aronson practices in the Department of Dermatology at UI Health. Dr. Aronson’s primary specialties include alopecia, bullous diseases, connective tissue disease, dermatomyositis, lupus, and panniculitis. She also focuses on treating skin conditions related to women, including pregnancy-related dermatological problems.
Michelle A Bain, MD
Residency Program Director, Director of Pediatric Skin Diseases and Medical Student Education, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Dr. Michelle Bain is the director of pediatric skin diseases at UI Health. Dr. Bain has special expertise in atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, moles, birthmarks, alopecia, vitiligo, and warts. She has been practicing dermatology for more than 30 years.
Lawrence Chan, MD
Dr. Orville J. Stone Professor of Dermatology
James Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC)
Dr. Lawrence Chan practices in the Department of Dermatology at UI Health. Dr. Chan cares for patients with atopic dermatitis and blistering skin diseases. His clinical interests also include immunodermatology and autoimmune bullous diseases. He is expert in treating psoriasis, acne, tinea pedis, and pemphigus. Dr. Chan has over 30 years of experience. He is also honored with the Dr Orville J. Stone Professorship in Dermatology.
Vassilios Dimitropoulos, MD
Assistant Professor and Director of Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Dr. Vassilios Dimitropoulos is a board-certified dermatologist at UI Health. Dr. Dimitropoulos specializes in skin cancer and is fellowship-trained in Mohs surgery as a treatment for skin cancer.