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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 (adult and pediatric)
  • Moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (adult and pediatric)
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Bullous pemphigoid

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
  • Timothy J. Patton, DO, Sub-Investigator
  • Charity Ruhl, LPN, Study Coordinator
  • Hannah Glass, PA-C, Sub-Investigator
  • Megan Sullivan, BS, Study Coordinator
  • Anna Sweeney, MS, Study Coordinator


Falk Medical Building
Fifth Floor
3601 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-647-2013 Phone
412-647-4832 Fax
UPMC St. Margaret Dermatology
Suite 204
2585 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

412-647-2013 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.