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Mary Gail Mercurio, M.D.

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Mary Gail Mercurio, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology with a joint appointment in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She has been Program Director of the dermatology residency training program for 14 years. She was the 2022 recipient of the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Mentorship Award for Trainees in Clinical Programs and has been thrice honored with the Teacher of the Year Award in the Department of Dermatology.

In 2022 Dr. Mercurio was elected to serve a nine-year term as a Director on the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Mercurio’s areas of clinical expertise focus on women’s dermatologic health including vulvar skin disease, hair growth, adult acne, and dermatologic conditions unique to pregnancy. Her clinical research has primarily focused on alopecia, and she is Principal Investigator on multiple clinical trials on alopecia areata, an autoimmune cause of hair loss. She has a national reputation in the area of vulvar disease and has directed a symposium at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting on genital skin disorders.

Dr. Mercurio is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, serves on the Cutis editorial board, and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.




    MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/1993 - 06/30/1994
    Residency in Dermatology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

    07/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
    Residency in Dermatology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

    07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991
    Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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    2022 - 2030
    Director, American Board of Dermatology

    Academic Training Award for Trainees in Clinical Programs
    Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

    2018 - Present
    Associate Editor, International Journal of Women's Dermatology

    2006 - 2007
    Teacher of the Year Award University of Rochester Department of Dermatology

    2000 - 2007
    RO1: Co-Principal Investigator Role of Conditioning in the Pharmacotherapy of Psoriasis National Institute of Health

    2000 - 2002
    James R. Nethercott Clinical Research Award Vulvar Pruritus and Allergic Contact Dermatitis American Contact Dermatitis Society

    1999 - 2000
    Teacher of the Year Award University of Rochester Department of Dermatology

    Women's Dermatology Society Mentorship Award

    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

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    Journal Articles

    Forman JL, Mercurio MG. "Vulvar Pruritus in Postmenopausal Diabetic Women With Candidiasis Secondary to Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter Receptor-2 Inhibitors." Journal of lower genital tract disease.. 2023 Jan 1; 27(1):68-70. Epub 2022 Sep 21.

    Marous MR, Mercurio MG. "Lymphangioma circumscriptum as an untoward consequence of hidradenitis suppurativa surgery." International journal of women's dermatology.. 2021 Sep; 7(4):486-487. Epub 2021 Jan 26.

    Cusick EH, Mercurio MG. "Morbidity and mortality for the dermatologist: Resident-led pilot project." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.. 2020 Sep; 83(3):972-973. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: "Rosacea."
    Book Title: The Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health
    Author List: Mercurio, MG
    Edited By: S Love, M Sajatovic, et al
    Published By: Springer Publishing Company 2006

    Chapter Title: "Gender Differences in Dermatology."
    Book Title: Principles of Gender Specific Medicine
    Author List: Mercurio, MG
    Edited By: M Legato
    Published By: Elsevier Inc 2004

    Chapter Title: "Cutaneous manifestations of systemic viral, bacterial, and fungal infections."
    Book Title: Dermatologic Signs of Internal Disease
    Author List: Mercurio, MG
    Edited By: J Callen and J Jorizzo
    Published By: WB Saunders Company 2002



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