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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 25 years. She is an expert in photobiology, skin cancer, and specializes in the treatment of Bullous diseases, such as Pemphigus and Bullous Pemphigoid. Dr. Pentland has dedicated her career to creating a rich, diverse, interdisciplinary clinical and research environment within the department at the University of Rochester, as well as through her work serving sequentially as the President, then Secretary Treasurer of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (8 years), then serving as Secretary Treasury of the International Society for Investigative Dermatology (6 years) and now as President-Elect of the Association of Professors of Dermatology. Dr. Pentland deeply appreciates the benefits of bringing together people with diverse skills and points of view to solve problems. Her recent research utilizes Promis Measures and Threadnet to better understand patient outcomes and focus on processes of clinical care.



MD | University of Michigan Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1986
Fellowship in Dermatology at Washington University Dept of Ophthalmology-GME

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1983
Residency in Dermatology at MedStar Union Memorial Internal Medicine GME

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

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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