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Bruce Smoller, M.D.

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Professional Background

Dr. Smoller began his career in pathology as a resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital. From there, he did a dermatopathology fellowship at Cornell Medical School/ New York Hospital under the tutelage of Dr. Scott McNutt. He remained on faculty at Cornell for several years before relocating to Stanford University in 1990 to assume the position as Director of Dermatopathology and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Pathology and Dermatology. In 1997, he relocated to the University of Arkansas where he became Chair of the Department of Pathology, in addition to his role as the Director of Dermatopathology. He remained there until 2011 when he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. He spent nearly three years in that position before accepting the position as Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services and Professor of Dermatology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Smoller has published more than 235 original articles, 39 book chapters and 13 textbooks of dermatopathology. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and as the President of the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is proudest of the Nickel Award he received from the American Society of Dermatopathology in recognition of lifetime excellence in teaching.



MD | University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1989
Fellowship in Dermatopathology at Cornell University Medical College

07/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Residency in Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Main Campus

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Pathology, Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Main Campus

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Journal Articles

Pukhalskaya T, Brown JA, Sills AA, Smoller BR. "A Longstanding, Persistent and Recurrent Case of Cryptogenic Panniculitis." Case reports in dermatology.. 2020 12(3):199-208. Epub 2020 Nov 04.

Bagherani N, Smoller BR. "Potential efficacy of a RNAi-based topical treatment for psoriasis." Dermatologic therapy.. 2018 Mar; 31(2):e12585. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

Bagherani N, Smoller BR. "The efficacy of botulinum neurotoxin A in the treatment of plaque psoriasis." Dermatologic therapy.. 2018 Mar; 31(2):e12587. Epub 2018 Feb 20.