Sophie M. Worobec MD

Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology; Director of Allergic Skin Diseases and Cutaneous Lymphomas
Work 1801 W. Taylor Street Suite 3E Chicago IL 60612 Work Phone: (312) 996-8666
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Biographical Info

Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology; Director of Allergic Skin Diseases and Cutaneous Lymphomas


Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Internship: Family Medicine, MacNeal Hospital
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology; Dermatopathology, American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology
Clinical Interests: Allergic skin diseases, including contact dermatitis; cutaneous lymphomas and related diseases

Office Location: 1801 W. Taylor Street, Suite 3E, Chicago, IL 60612

To make an appointment: (312) 996-8666



Dr. Worobec’s publications are depicted below, starting from the most recent papers:

Patch Testing for Evaluation of Hypersensitivity to Implanted Metal Devices: A Perspective From the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Schalock PC, Crawford G, Nedorost S, Scheinman PL, Atwater AR, Mowad C, Brod B, Ehrlich A, Watsky KL, Sasseville D, Silvestri D, Worobec SM, Elliott JF, Honari G, Powell DL, Taylor J, DeKoven J.

Dermatitis. 2016 Sep-Oct;27(5):241-7. doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000210.


Should intralesional bleomycin be used in the treatment of human papillomavirus-related genital disease in the immunocompromised host?
Krulig E, Worobec SM.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Apr;68(4):680-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.08.047. No abstract available.
PMID:23522412[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Current Approaches and Future Directions in the Treatment of Leprosy.

Worobec SM.
Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine 2012:3 79-91.

Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease: A case report.

Pappo E, Schupbach A, Worobec SM.
Dermatol Online J. 2012 Nov 15;18(11):6.
PMID: 23217947 [PubMed – in process]

Asymptomatic red-brown macules distributed symmetrically over the torso, upper arms, and thighs.

Yeh JW, Chen HM, Reddy SG, Worobec SM.
Int J Dermatol. 2011 Sep;50(9):1067-70. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2010.04832.x. No abstract available.
PMID: 22126866 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Dyschromatosis universalis hereditaria in an African American male.

Reddy SG, Worobec SM.
Dermatol Online J. 2011 Aug 15;17(8):3.
PMID: 21906483 [PubMed – in process]

Cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: an overview.

Aronson IK, Worobec SM.
Dermatol Ther. 2010 Jul-Aug;23(4):389-402. Review.
PMID:20666826 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]


Aronson IK, Worobec SM.
Dermatol Ther. 2010 Jul-Aug;23(4):317-9. No abstract available.
PMID:20666818 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Treatment of leprosy/Hansen’s disease in the early 21st century.

Worobec SM.
Dermatol Ther. 2009 Nov-Dec;22(6):518-37. Review.
PMID:19889136 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Progression of undiagnosed cutaneous T-cell lymphoma during efalizumab therapy.

Hernandez C, Worobec SM, Gaitonde SS, Kiripolsky ML, Aquino K.
Arch Dermatol. 2009 Jan;145(1):92-4. No abstract available.
PMID:19153358 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Subungual and periungual congenital blue naevus.

Gershtenson PC, Krunic A, Chen H, Konanahalli M, Worobec S.
Australas J Dermatol. 2009 May;50(2):144-7.
PMID:19397572 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

The autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy syndrome.

LeBoeuf N, Garg A, Worobec S.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2007 Sep-Oct;24(5):529-33.
PMID:17958803 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

An erythrodermic variant of pemphigus foliaceus with puzzling histologic and immunopathologic features.

Peterson JD, Worobec SM, Chan LS.
J Cutan Med Surg. 2007 Sep-Oct;11(5):179-84.
PMID:17942028 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

EBV positivity in primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma with immunophenotypic features of leg type: an isolated incident or something more significant?

Gaitonde S, Kavuri S, Alagiozian-Angelova V, Peace D, Worobec S.
Acta Oncol. 2008;47(3):461-4. Epub 2007 Sep 25. No abstract available.
PMID:17896194 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Atypical favic invasion of the scalp by Microsporum canis: report of a case and review of reported cases caused by Microsporum species.

Krunic AL, Cetner A, Tesic V, Janda WM, Worobec S.
Mycoses. 2007 Mar;50(2):156-9.
PMID:17305783 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Lamellar ichthyosis treated with tazarotene 0.1% gel.

Kundu RV, Garg A, Worobec SM.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Nov;55(5 Suppl):S94-5. No abstract available.
PMID:17052545 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Multinodular plaque in a young adult.

Kundu RV, Worobec SM.
Arch Dermatol. 2005 Aug;141(8):1036-7, 1039-40. No abstract available.
PMID:16103337 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Topical tretinoin and vaginal bleeding.

Worobec SM, Creasy GW, Thorne EG.
Ann Intern Med. 1991 Jan 1;114(1):97. No abstract available.
PMID:1983948 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

A comparison of monocyte oxidative responses in leprosy patients and healthy subjects as influenced by mycobacterial lipid pretreatment.

Vachula M, Worobec S, Andersen BR.
Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1990 Sep;58(3):534-9.
PMID:2169513 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Evaluation of a continual compliance monitoring program for dapsone in an outpatient Hansen’s disease clinic.

Fischer JH, West DP, Worobec SM.
Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis. 1986 Dec;54(4):517-24.
PMID:3819528 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Exposure to hot environments can cause dermatological problems.

DiBeneditto JP, Worobec SM.
Occup Health Saf. 1985 Jan;54(1):35-8. No abstract available.
PMID:3157080 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis associated with cosmetic soft contact lens wear.

Fuerst DJ, Sugar J, Worobec S.
Arch Ophthalmol. 1983 Aug;101(8):1214-6.
PMID:6882249 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Clinicopathologic correlations in Alibert-type mycosis fungoides.

Eng AM, Blekys I, Worobec SM.
Arch Dermatol. 1981 Jun;117(6):332-7.
PMID:7247424 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Irritant contact dermatitis in humans from phorbol and related esters.

Hickey TA, Worobec SM, West DP, Kinghorn AD.
Toxicon. 1981;19(6):841-50. No abstract available.
PMID:7336445 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Irritant contact dermatitis from an ornamental Euphorbia.

Worobec SM, Hickey TA, Kinghorn AD, Soejarto DD, West D.
Contact Dermatitis. 1981 Jan;7(1):19-22.
PMID:7249622 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Structure and function of the skin.

Worobec SM, Solomon LM.
Major Probl Clin Pediatr. 1978;19:7-27. No abstract available.
PMID:692168 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Cutaneous T cell lymphoma.

Worobec-Victor SM.
N J Med. 1989 May;86(5):395-400. Review.
PMID:2662058 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Soluble serum interleukin 2 receptor levels in leprosy patients.

Tung KS, Umland E, Matzner P, Nelson K, Schauf V, Rubin L, Wagner D, Scollard D, Vithayasai P, Vithayasai V, et al.
Clin Exp Immunol. 1987 Jul;69(1):10-5.
PMID:3115652 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: Department of Dermatology