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Dermatology


The practice of the Department was initiated one century ago in 1903 as the Skin and Venereal Disease Clinic, and became a dependent, full-fledged department in 1961. The Department, under the leadership of its successive chairmen, is dedicated not only to the excellence in teaching, but also to the scientific investigation and the state-of-the-art clinical care.

The Department at the moment has 7 full-time physician faculty with expertise encompassing general dermatology and other subspecialties. A majority of the faculty are renowned physician scientists which enable the Department of Dermatology to ensure a high degree of competence in clinical dermatology as well as special training in the basic science fields.

Being one of the most important and historical departments in National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology has long been recognized as a highlyrated department that provides comprehensive teaching. Our teaching in cutaneous biology includes areas of physiology, immunodermatology, cell biology, molecular biology, dermatopathology and biophotonics. Robust clinical teaching activities encompass a wide range of subjects, with special focus on diagnostic dermatology, aesthetic dermatology and dermatological surgery. Since making a morphological diagnosis is the heart of dermatology, we stress the importance of being visually literate.

In order to instruct the art and science of seeing, the Department established an enormous collection of clinical images of skin diseases and normal variants, so that students, residents, and physicians are able to learn basic morphological changes in the skin, and then integrate their observations with the associated scientific facts to have a thorough understanding of the cutaneous pathophysiology.

Based upon and upholding past glorious history, the Department continues to gain increasing countrywide and worldwide recognition for its outstanding reputation in medical education, clinical care and scientific investigation.