teenagersThe skin is the largest organ of the body covering the entire body. As the outer protective covering of the body, it is exposed to the environment, making it vulnerable to growths, rashes, discoloration, cysts, burns, injuries, infections, and other disorders.

Conditions We Treat

Our dermatologists treat disorders relating to the skin, hair, and nails, which include the following:

Whether you would like treatment for acne or feel that you might have a mole or other skin abnormality that doesn’t look right, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists today. Healthy skin can reflect a healthy body.

Anatomy of the Skin

Facts about the skin

The skin is the body's largest organ. It covers the entire body. In addition to serving as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection, the skin also:

  • Regulates body temperature

  • Stores water and fat

  • Is a sensory organ

  • Prevents water loss

  • Prevents entry of bacteria

  • Acts as a barrier between the organism and its environment

Throughout the body, the skin's characteristics, like thickness, color, and texture, vary. For instance, the head contains more hair follicles than anywhere else, while the soles of the feet contain none. In addition, the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands are much thicker than skin on other areas of the body.

The skin is made up of the following layers. Each layer performs specific functions:

  • Epidermis

  • Dermis

  • Subcutaneous fat layer (hypodermis)

Epidermis

Dermis

Subcutaneous fat layer

The epidermis is the thin outer layer of the skin that consists of 3 types of cells:

  • Squamous cells. The outermost layer is continuously shed is called the stratum corneum.

  • Basal cells. Basal cells are found just under the squamous cells, at the base of the epidermis.

  • Melanocytes. Melanocytes are found in every layer of the epidermis and make melanin. This gives the skin its color.

The dermis is the middle layer of the skin. The dermis contains the following:

  • Blood vessels

  • Lymph vessels

  • Hair follicles

  • Sweat glands

  • Collagen bundles

  • Fibroblasts

  • Nerves

  • Sebaceous glands

The dermis is held together by a protein called collagen. Collagen is made by fibroblasts. This layer gives skin flexibility and strength. It also contains pain and touch receptors.

The subcutaneous fat layer is the deepest layer of skin. It consists of a network of collagen and fat cells. It helps conserve the body's heat and protects the body from injury by acting as a shock absorber.

John L. Bezzant, M.D.

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John Bezzant, MD, Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology specializes in diagnosing and treating dermatitis, acne, infectious diseases, skin cancers, and performing select surgeries on specific cancerous and noncancerous growths of the skin. Dr. Bezzant performs limited laser surgery for certain specific noncancerous growths, su... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, General Dermatology

Locations:

University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Anneli R. Bowen, M.D.

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Dr. Anneli Bowen is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology with a subspecialization in dermatopathology and clinical interest in general dermatology. Dr. Bowen is on the editorial board for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, and a reviewer for several dermatopathology journals and dermatology journals. She is very interested in mentoring resident... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, Dermatopathology, General Dermatology

Locations:

Stansbury Health Center (435) 843-3096
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Kristina Callis Duffin, M.D., M.S.

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Dr. Kristina Callis Duffin is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Utah. She is board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Her primary clinical focus is in the comprehensive care of patients with psoriasis. Dr. Duffin’s research interests include clinical trials of psoriasis medications, and advocacy and education... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, General Dermatology, Psoriasis and Phototherapy

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Keith Duffy, M.D.

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Keith Duffy, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator. Dr. Duffy's clinical interests include Mohs surgery (a microscopic technique that allows skin cancers to be removed with very narrow surgical margins), diagnostic dermatopathology (th... Read More

Specialties:

Cutaneous Lymphoma, Dermatology, Dermatopathology, General Dermatology, Melanoma Surgery, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology, Mohs Surgery

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Patient Care Center
(801) 581-2955
Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Mark J. Eliason, M.D.

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4.9

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Mark Eliason, MD has specialized interest in skin cancer and inflammatory diseases of the skin. He is board certified in dermatology. He has completed a two-year fellowship in familial melanoma genetics and published research in this area. In addition, he has interest in inflammatory diseases such as urticaria and eczema. He sees patients for any g... Read More

Specialties:

Allergic Skin Diseases, Dermatology, General Dermatology, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Scott R. Florell, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9

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Scott Florell, MD is one of four dermatopathologists in the department that analyzes skin biopsies. He uses his clinical and dermatopathology skills to assist our clinicians in diagnosing skin diseases. His main clinical focus I diagnosing and treating patients with skin cancer. Dr. Florell is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, der... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, Dermatopathology, General Dermatology

Locations:

University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

C. David Hansen, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9

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C. David Hansen, M.D., is a dermatologist with a practice focused on the treatment of general dermatology. He has a particular emphasis in the management of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer. After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Hansen joined the University of Utah School of Medicine faculty full-time in 1998. His research interests are i... Read More

Christopher B. Hansen, M.D.

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Christopher B. Hansen, MD has specialized expertise in the evaluation and treatment of rheumatic skin diseases such as lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma. He is board certified in Dermatology. Dr. Hansen’s main clinical focus is the medical management of connective tissue diseases that involve the skin as well as common skin diso... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, General Dermatology, Immune, Autoimmune, and Rheumatic Diseases

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Jason Ezra Hawkes, M.D.

Jason E. Hawkes, MD, is a physician-scientist and board-certified clinical instructor in the Department of Dermatology. Prior to medical school, he studied biology at Brigham Young University and graduated with Cum Laude Honors. He received his medical degree and completed his dermatology training at the University of Utah School of Medicine. ... Read More

Christopher M. Hull, M.D.

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Christopher Hull, MD has specialized expertise in the treatment of autoimmune skin diseases and viral infections of the skin. He is board certified in dermatology. His main clinical focus is general dermatology and medical dermatology including autoimmune blistering diseases.... Read More

Specialties:

Bullous (Blistering) Disease, Dermatology, General Dermatology

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Stephanie Z. Klein, M.D.

Patient Rating:

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Dr. Stephanie Klein practices general dermatology with a special interest in hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the underarms, hands, feet, or head/face), skin cancer, women’s dermatological conditions and new/unexplained rashes. She is board-certified in dermatology.... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, General Dermatology, Hyperhidrosis

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Kristin M. Leiferman, M.D.

Patient Rating:

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Kristin M. Leiferman, M.D. is a Dermatologist and Immunodermatologist with expertise in immune-mediated skin diseases, especially diagnosis and management of allergic skin diseases and diagnosis of autoimmune blistering diseases that affect skin and mucous membranes. She has board certification in Dermatology and Dermatological Immunology/Diagnosti... Read More

Bethany Lewis, M.D.

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Bethany Lewis, MD MPH has specialized interest in infectious disease dermatology and dermatologic education in a global setting. She is board certified in dermatology. She sees patients for any general dermatologic concerns.... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, Dermatology Infectious Diseases, General Dermatology, International Dermatology

Locations:

Stansbury Health Center (435) 843-3096
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Garrett C. Lowe, M.D.

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4.8

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Garrett C. Lowe, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Lowe's clinical interests include Mohs surgery (a microscopic technique that allows skin cancers to be removed with very narrow surgical margins), lower extremity venous insufficiency (varicose veins, VNUS procedure, amb... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, General Dermatology, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology, Mohs Surgery, Spider Veins

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
South Jordan Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 582-1565

Adrienne McMaster, PA-C

Patient Rating:

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Adrienne McMaster, PA-C, MMS is a physician assistant who has been practicing dermatology since 2007. She manages the diseases of skin, hair, and nails in patients of all ages with a clinical focus on acne, eczema, and skin cancer screenings. She also has a background in cosmetic dermatology having performed procedures with lasers, dermal fillers... Read More

Eric A. Millican, M.D.

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Eric Millican, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. He is fellowship-trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery - a tissue-sparing technique for treating skin cancers with the highest cure rate. His clinical... Read More

Richard L. Moss, M.D.

Patient Rating:

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Richard Moss, MD is a general dermatologist with a special interest in skin cancer and skin conditions in the elderly, but enjoys caring for patients in all age groups. Dr. Moss is board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology. Dr. Moss’ main clinical focus is in general outpatient care and surgery of a wide variety of skin diseases and ... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, General Dermatology

Locations:

Parkway Health Center (801) 234-8585
South Jordan Health Center
Dermatology
(801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Tyler S. Nelson, P.A.

Patient Rating:

4.9

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Tyler Nelson, PA-C, MPH is a Physician Assistant with specialized expertise in general dermatology including skin cancer, dermatitis, urticaria, and acne. He is a board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Mr. Nelson has his Masters of Public Health which helps him focus on not only diagnosing and treating ... Read More

Specialties:

General Dermatology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
Westridge Health Center (801) 213-8843

Marta J. Petersen, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7

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Marta Petersen, MD has specialized expertise in complex medical dermatology. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology and is participating in Maintenance of Certification in Dermatology. Her main clinical focus is diagnosis and treatment of non-healing leg ulcers (non-diabetic), pyoderma gangrenosum, autoimmune skin diseas... Read More

Douglas L. Powell, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9

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Douglas Powell, MD specializes in the treatment of allergic contact dermatitis, dermatitis, and urticaria/hives. He is board certified in dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Contact Dermatitis Society. His main clinical focus is to determine the possible causes of persistent severe dermatitis and to... Read More

David R. Smart, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8

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David Ross Smart, MD is a board certified dermatologist with interests in general dermatology and specialized training in laser and cosmetic dermatology. He particularly enjoys providing a wide variety of cosmetic therapies, including neuromodulators (e.g. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Radiesse, Sculptra), las... Read More

Erika Summers, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8

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Erika M. Summers, MD has a specialized expertise in laser and aesthetic dermatology. She creates comprehensive treatment plans for her patients incorporating neuromodulators (e.g. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport), fillers (e.g. Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Silikon, Perlane), and lasers (e.g. fractional CO2, Fraxel Dual, pulsed dye laser, IPL... Read More

Steven Wolf, PA-C

Patient Rating:

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Steve Wolf, PA-C is a Physician Assistant with specialized expertise in general dermatology, medical, and surgical dermatology. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Mr. Wolf’s main clinical focus is dermatitis, acne, warts, urticaria (hives), Vitiligo, rashes, skin cancer screening and performing sel... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, General Dermatology, Physician Assistant

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4500
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Jamie L. Woodcock, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Dr. Jamie Woodcock has specialized interest in medical dermatology and infectious disease dermatology. She has completed a two-year fellowship in psoriasis and published research in this area. She enjoys caring for patients with any general dermatologic concerns.... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, Dermatology Infectious Diseases, General Dermatology, Psoriasis and Phototherapy

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

Jamie Zussman, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7

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Dr. Jamie Zussman is a board certified dermatologist with a special interest in new rashes, infectious dermatology, medical dermatology, and skin cancer. She enjoys caring for patients with all general dermatologic concerns.... Read More

Specialties:

Dermatology, General Dermatology

Locations:

Midvalley Health Center (801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
(801) 581-2955

University Hospital
Clinic 28

50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
Map
(801) 581-2121

Huntsman Cancer Institute

2000 Circle of Hope Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
(801) 585-0172

Midvalley Health Center

243 East 6100 South
Murray, Utah 84107
Map
(801) 581-2955

Parkway Health Center

145 W. University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058
Map
(801) 234-8585

Redstone Health Center

1743 W. Redstone Center Dr.
Park City, Utah 84098
Map
(435) 658-9262
South Jordan Health Center 5126 W. Daybreak Park
South Jordan, UT 84095
Map
(801) 213-4500
Stansbury Health Center 220 Millpond Road, #100
Stansbury Park, Utah 84074
Map
(435) 843‑3096
Westridge Health Center 3730 W. 4700 S.
West Valley City, Utah 84129
Map
(801) 213-8843