March 27, 2020

Sara Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., Appointed Interim Chair of Dermatology at UAMS

Sara Shalin, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology and dermatology in the UAMS College of Medicine, has been named interim chair of the college’s Department of Dermatology.

“Dr. Shalin has done an outstanding job leading our MD/PHD degree program since 2017 and serving as director of Anatomic Pathology Operations since 2018,” said Christopher T. Westfall, M.D., FACS, executive vice chancellor of UAMS and dean of the College of Medicine. “She also brings valuable experience as associate program director of the UAMS Dermatopathology Fellowship to her new role.”

Shalin graduated from the combined M.D./Ph.D. program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, receiving her doctorate in neuroscience in 2006 and her medical degree in 2007. She completed her medical residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Baylor, ultimately serving as chief resident. Shalin completed her fellowship training in Boston in the Harvard Hospitals Combined Dermatopathology Program.

Shalin was recruited to UAMS in 2012. She is involved in collaborative research in melanoma pathogenesis and biology as well the pathology of inflammatory diseases of the skin and other cutaneous malignancies. Shalin is board certified in dermatopathology and anatomic and clinical pathology and is active in national pathology and dermatology societies.