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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 School of Medicine

07/01/1979 - 06/30/1983
Residency in Dermatology at University Of Michigan - Academic Human Resources

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1979
Internship in Internal Medicine at North Carolina Memorial Hospital

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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

Oleksyn D, Zhao J, Vosoughi A, Zhao JC, Misra R, Pentland AP, Ryan D, Anolik J, Ritchlin C, Looney J, Anandarajah AP, Schwartz G, Calvi LM, Georger M, Mohan C, Sanz I, Chen L. "PKK deficiency in B cells prevents lupus development in Sle lupus mice." Immunology letters.. 2017 May 0; 185:1-11. Epub 2017 Mar 06.

Barlow ML, Cummings RJ, Pentland AP, Love TM, Haidaris CG, Ryan JL, Lord EM, Gerber SA. "Total-Body Irradiation Exacerbates Dissemination of Cutaneous Candida Albicans Infection." Radiation research.. 2016 Nov 0; 186(5):436-446. Epub 2016 Oct 06.

Chen L, Oleksyn D, Pulvino M, Sanz I, Ryan D, Ryan C, Lin CS, Poligone B, Pentland AP, Ritchlin C, Zhao J. "A critical role for the protein kinase PKK in the maintenance of recirculating mature B cells and the development of B1 cells." Immunology letters.. 2016 Apr 0; 172:67-78. Epub 2016 Feb 26.

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