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Laura Ferris, MD

Laura Ferris, MD

Dermatology Pittsburgh, PA

Assistant Professor, Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Office Address

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  • 3601 5th Ave
    Suite 5a Falk Medical Building
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Phone: (412) 647-4200

Dr. Ferris's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Dermatology: General Dermatology
  • Clinical Interests: Psoriasis; Melanoma; Early Detection of Cancer; Prospective Studies; Dermatologic Agents; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; Diagnostic Equipment; Sensitivity and Specificity; Skin Neoplasms

Dr. Ferris's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Dermatologist ConsultantFalk Dermatology Clinic, UPMC
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Medical Director, Dermatology (2008-2009); Director, Clinical Trials Dermatology (2008-present)
  • Associate ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Associate Professor, Dermatology (2013-present)
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Instructor, Dermatology (2005-2006); Assistant Professor, Dermatology (2006-2013)

Dr. Ferris's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidency, Dermatology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of MD Sch of MedUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineMedical School
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityOther Training, Ph.D., Immunology
  • Marquette UniversityMarquette UniversityOther Training, B.S., Biology

Dr. Ferris's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2005 - 2014
  • American Board of DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyDermatology, 2007

Dr. Ferris's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMeaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2011
  • Eugene Sydney Bereston Award of Excellence in Dermatology2002
  • Donaldson Prize for Excellence in Pathology2002
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Dr. Ferris's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Women's Experiences With Isotretinoin Risk Reduction CounselingWerner CA, Papic MJ, Ferris LK, Lee JK, Borrero S, Prevost N, Schwarz EB, JAMA Dermatology, 11/20/2013
  • Compliance with Pregnancy Prevention Measures during Isotretinoin TherapyCollins MK, Moreau JF, Opel D, Swan J, Prevost N, Hastings M, Schwarz EB, Ferris LK, Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology, 10/21/2013
  • Three Cases of Scalp Melanomas Discovered by HairdressersPillemer BB, Pugliano-Mauro MA, Ferris LK, Patton TJ, The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 8/1/2013
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Abstracts/Posters

  • Advanced Cases for Nurse Practitioners and PAs: PsoriasisFerris L, American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 3/1/2012
  • Use of Diagnostic Devices to Detect MelanomaFerris L, American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 3/1/2012
  • Screening for Melanoma in the ElderlyFerris L, American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 3/1/2012
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Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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