division diagnoses a wide variety of dermatological diseases, including inflammatory
diseases, cutaneous tumors, lymphomas, and pigmented lesions. An ACGME-approved
fellowship is available.
W. Clark Lambert is a world expert and leading researcher on xeroderma pigmentosa
(XP). XP is a rare, autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which the
ability to repair DNA damaged by UV light is impaired. This disorder leads to
multiple skin cancers at a young age. It is necessary for many of these patients
to avoid sunlight completely. Most patients die before the age of 20 years.
The two most common causes of death are melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
with XP include Christopher Snow, the protagonist and narrator of Dean Koontz’s
“Moonlight Bay Trilogy”, Lila, the central character of Angela Johnson's
"A Cool Moonlight", and the children of the protagonist in Alejandro
Amenabar’s 2001 film, “The Others”.
Cases for consultation