Faculty

Maria Tsoukas, MD, PhD

Department Head

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.

Clinical Interests: General and skin surgery, high risk skin cancer patients, transplant and immunosuppression, skin care for the cancer patient (under chemotherapy),  cutaneous laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, aesthetic dermatology, injectable cosmetic procedures
Research Interests:Photobiology and photodynamic therapy, field cancerization therapies, laser therapies in neurocutaneous and skin vascular conditions, high risk skin cancer, Lynch syndrome, skin cancer education and  advocacy in disparities

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.

Carlotta Hill, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Director of Chicago Regional Hansen’s Disease Center

Milena Lyon, MD

 Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology