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Dermatology Residency Program

Residency Director: Diane Whitaker-Worth, M.D.
Associate Residency Director: Michael Payette, M.D.
Assistant Residency Director:
Jane M. Grant-Kels, M.D.
Dermatology Residency Coordinator:
Christina Iwanik

Diane Whitaker-Worth, MDWelcome to our Dermatology Residency website. I am pleased that you are seriously considering our residency program for your training. We are a young and continually growing department with an involved and diverse faculty who are excited about the opportunity of training the next generation of dermatologists.

As you learn more about our program, I am sure you will share our enthusiasm. First, we have a wonderful cadre of full and part time faculty with diverse expertise in medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgery, cosmetics, laser therapy, photobiology, dermatopathology, basic science and immunology. Second, our program has strong didactic, ethics and elective time so that residents may pursue individual interests and understand the social and ethical complexities of practicing medicine. All of this is delivered in a supportive and warm environment where both residents and faculty contributions are valued.

Furthermore, we are fortunate to be based at a major medical center and medical school that is located in a magnificent valley just outside of Hartford. The Farmington Valley offers a vibrant mix of urban and rural communities, is surrounded by many major colleges and prep schools, and is within 2 hours of Boston, New York City, and Vermont skiing. In addition, Hartford is the state capital and has four excellent theaters, a symphony, and an opera company. The Berkshires, local lakes, local ski slopes, shoreline beaches and an international airport are all within 30-60 minutes away. Excellent public and private schools, insignificant traffic, and affordable housing help enhance the quality of our lives. Thirdly, our Health Center and in particular, our department, are growing every year. We have several new young enthusiastic faculty who will play an intimate role in our residency. We are affiliated with Connecticut Children's Medical Center and are in collaboration with Yale's Department of Dermatology as well as the Veteran's Hospital in Newington.

We look forward to reading your application and learning more about you as you learn more about us.

Diane Whitaker-Worth, MD
Associate Professor and Program Director