John Ansel to Lead Dermatology Department


John Ansel to Lead Dermatology Department

On February 1 the Medical School will welcome John C. Ansel, MD, as professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Ansel is professor of dermatology at Emory University and chief of dermatology at the VA Medical Center in Atlanta.

In announcing Dr. Ansel’s appointment on October 16, Dean Lewis Landsberg, MD, said, “Dr. Ansel has an international reputation for research in skin inflammation and will add significant strength to the prominent epithelial biology program at Northwestern.”

Dean Landsberg expressed appreciation to Brian Cook, MD, associate professor of dermatology, who has served with “notable distinction” as acting department chair for the past three and a half years.

Dr. Ansel received his bachelor’s degree in 1971 from LaSalle University and MD degree in 1977 from Hahnemann Medical University, both located in Philadelphia where he was born.

He completed his medicine internship at Brown University and dermatology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He then served fellowships at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and National Cancer Institute. Prior to joining Emory in 1995, Dr. Ansel was a faculty member at Oregon Health Sciences University.

A member of numerous professional organizations, Dr. Ansel is also a member of the editorial boards for Western Journal of Medicine and American Journal of the Medical Sciences as well as the advisory board for Experimental Dermatology.

Dr. Ansel and his wife, Melissa A. Brown, PhD, have a daughter, Bridget, age 11.

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