The University of Arkansas for Medicine Sciences (UAMS) has named Sara Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., as the chair of the Department of Dermatology in the university’s College of Medicine.
Shalin is also an associate professor of pathology and dermatology.
Since joining UAMS in 2012, Shalin has held multiple roles in the Department of Pathology and has directed the M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program since 2017. Shalin also serves as the director of the UAMS Dermatopathology Fellowship Program.
“Dr. Shalin has done an exceptional job as interim chair of the Department of Dermatology since last March, advancing the department’s efforts in clinical care, research and education while providing excellent support for her faculty and residents,” Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., executive vice chancellor of UAMS and dean of the UAMS College of Medicine, said in a statement “She will continue to bring great energy and conscientious leadership to the department in the years ahead.”
Shalin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston from its M.D./Ph.D. program, obtaining a doctorate in neuroscience and a medical degree in 2006 and 2007, respectively. After completing a medical residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Baylor, she completed her fellowship training at the Harvard Hospitals Combined Dermatopathology Program.
She holds board certifications in dermatopathology and anatomic and clinical pathology. Other research interests include melanoma pathogenesis and biology, pathology of inflammatory diseases of the skin and other cutaneous malignancies.