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Dermatology Clinical Trials

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The Department of Dermatology is currently involved in several clinical trials and registries in the areas of:

  • Psoriasis
  • Melanoma
  • Moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis

New studies are also being added, so check this page often for updates.

Contact Us About Participating in a Clinical Trial

A member of our team will be in touch with you within two business days.


Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD, Director of Clinical Trials and Assistant Professor of Dermatology, UPMC
Dr. Ferris earned her doctorate in immunology from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from the University of Maryland. She completed her residency in dermatology at UPMC and currently sees patients in Oakland and Harmarville.

Additional research staff:

  • Emily Clark, PA-C,  Sub-Investigator
  • John McCormick, MA, Research Coordinator
  • Timothy J. Patton, DO, Sub-Investigator
  • Charity Ruhl, LPN, Study Coordinator


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Pittsburgh, PA 15238

412-647-9287 Phone
412-647-4832 Fax

Clinical Trials at UPMC
UPMC offers ongoing clinical trials for a variety of dermatologic conditions.

Dr. Laura Ferris discusses psoriasis and the treatment options available at UPMC.

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