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About the Chairman

About Chairman Gaspari

Under the leadership and direction of Anthony A. Gaspari, MD, the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has expanded its clinical program, reopened a state-of-the-art dermatopatholgy laboratory and increased its ratio of federally-funded research initiatives.

Dr. Gaspari, a dermatologist with a special interest and expertise in immunology and skin allergies, has been chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of dermatology at the University of Maryland Medical Center since 2005. He came to the University of Maryland in 2001 and served as interim chairman of the department beginning in 2003.

Dr. Gaspari is the Shapiro Professor of Dermatology and also a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the director of the cutaneous immunopathology laboratory at the University of Maryland Medical Center, which studies and diagnoses complex skin disorders through cellular analysis.

A graduate of Temple University and Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Gaspari completed his residency at the Emory School of Medicine and a fellowship in cutaneous immunology at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Gaspari has done considerable research in cutaneous immunology and recently was awarded $1.2 million from the NIH to study skin allergies. He also has a $524,000 grant from the U.S. Veterans Health Administration to investigate allergic reactions to natural rubber latex.

He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and review articles. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals as well as NIH grant review panels and U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory board committees. Dr. Gaspari is also the outgoing president of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and serves on the organization's executive committee.