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Alice P. Pentland, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-7546

Administrative: (585) 275-1998

Fax: (585) 461-3509

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Alice P. Pentland, MD has served as Professor and Chair of Dermatology at the University of Rochester for 26 years. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. She specializes in the treatment of Bullous diseases, such as Pemphigus and Bullous Pemphigoid. Dr. Pentland’s research has been supported by funding from NIH, NSF, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Keck Foundation and Pharmaceutical Corporations. Dr. Pentland has served as President as well as Secretary-Treasurer of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. She also served as Secretary Treasurer of the International Society of Investigative Dermatology, is now Past President of the American Professors of Dermatology. Dr. Pentland deeply appreciates the benefits of bringing together people with diverse skills and points of view to solve problems. Dr. Pentland has dedicated her career to creating a rich, diverse, interdisciplinary clinical and research environment within the department at the University of Rochester.



MD | University of Michigan Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1986
Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine

07/01/1980 - 06/30/1982
Fellowship in Dermatology at University of Michigan Medical Center (USA)

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1983
Residency in Dermatology at University of Michigan Medical Center (USA)

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1979
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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2011 - Present
Secretary Treasurer Society for Investigative Dermatology

2011 - 2015
Member NIAMS Council

2010 - 2015
Center for Medical Countermeasures Against Radiation
Sponsor: NIH

2009 - 2011
ACTS Study Section, Member
Sponsor: National Institution of Health

2006 - 2007
Sponsor: Society for Investigative Dermatology

2000 - 2010
PGE2 Receptor Function in Skin
Sponsor: NIH

1999 - 2014
Training Program in Dermatological Research
Sponsor: NIH

Dermatology Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

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Journal Articles

Ryan Wolf J, Gewandter JS, Bautista J, Heckler CE, Strasser J, Dyk P, Anderson T, Gross H, Speer T, Dolohanty L, Bylund K, Pentland AP, Morrow GR. "Utility of topical agents for radiation dermatitis and pain: a randomized clinical trial." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2019 Nov 22; Epub 2019 Nov 22.

Ryan Wolf J, Heckler CE, Guido JJ, Peoples AR, Gewandter JS, Ling M, Vinciguerra VP, Anderson T, Evans L, Wade J, Pentland AP, Morrow GR. "Oral curcumin for radiation dermatitis: a URCC NCORP study of 686 breast cancer patients." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2018 May; 26(5):1543-1552. Epub 2017 Dec 01.

Pentland AP, Ryan Wolf J, Minnillo R. "SID Resident Retreat Increases Retention in Academic Practice." The Journal of investigative dermatology.. 2018 Mar; 138(3):707-709. Epub 2017 Oct 07.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Photobiology of the Skin
Book Title: Biophotonics
Author List: Pentland AP
Edited By: Pavesi and Fauchet
Published By: Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Chapter Title: Eicosanoids
Book Title: Dermatology in General Medicine
Author List: Pentland, AP
Edited By: Freedberg, Eisen, Wolff, Austen, Goldsmith, Katz
Published By: McGraw-Hill 2003

Chapter Title: Inventing the Future - Tools for Self Health
Book Title: Future of Health Technology
Author List: Pentland, Alice P and Pentland, Alex P
Edited By: R. Bushko
Published By: IOS Press 2002 in Amsterdam



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