About Us

Message from the Division Chief

PiersonPhotoDermatology is a strong clinical division with broad expertise in medical, pediatric, and surgical dermatology. Our faculty members are locally and nationally renowned for their academic excellence and devotion to patient care.

Our unit cares for over 30,000 patients annually and draws from a large regional base that encompasses a large portion of Northern New York to most of the Green Mountain state. The division is well-known for its superior dermatology residency program, as well as its Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology and dermatopathology fellowship programs.

Attending physicians and trainees regularly make strong contributions to the medical literature, and we are thoughtfully expanding our academic reach with targeted areas of research in cutaneous oncology and bioinformatics. Our state-of the-art facility overlooks Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, and we provide patient care at an unhurried, deliberate pace.


Joseph C. Pierson, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine

Interim Chief and Residency Program Director, Dermatology

Locations & Facilities

Our Burlington home is nestled between the shores of Lake Champlain and the vistas of the Green Mountains. Learn more about living in Burlington.

Physically located near the University of Vermont campus, our research and education facilities are adjacent to our teaching partner, The University of Vermont Medical Center. Our team is housed on the main Medical Center campus.


Outpatient Clinics
  • The UVM Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center, Burlington, VT
  • Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, VT
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Plattsburgh, NY