35th Hawaii Dermatology SeminarTM
March 13-18, 2011
Grand Wailea Hotel  Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

James M. Grichnik, MD


James M Grichnik, MD, PhD, FAAD

Professor, Department of Dermatology of Cutaneous Surgery

Director, Melanoma Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Member, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute

University Of Miami

Miami, FL


James M Grichnik, MD, PhD is a professor of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Grichnik, an expert in early detection of melanoma, was recently recruited from Duke University where he served as the Director of the Melanocytic Diseases Section in the Division of Dermatology for 14 years.


Dr. Grichnik now serves as the Director of the Melanoma Program in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. This interdisciplinary program is experiencing rapid growth and offers comprehensive melanoma care. He also directs a world class Surveillance and Detection clinic utilizing imaging technologies such as total body photography, dermoscopy, and confocal microscopy to allow for melanoma detection at early, more curable, stages.


An expert in tumor stem cells, Dr. Grichnik directs a research program within the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at University of Miami. His interests are focused on developmental pathways in cancer that may present new diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic targets.


Dr. Grichnik has written more than 70 scientific publications and chapters and is an internationally recognized speaker on melanoma. He has been cited in numerous periodicals of best doctors, including Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in America, America’s Top Dermatologists, and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.


Dr. Grichnik received his baccalaureate from Washington University in St Louis, his PhD in Cell Biology from Baylor College of Medicine College and his medical degree from Harvard University. He completed a medical internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and dermatology residency at Duke University.

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Dr Grichnik is a founder and major shareholder in DigitalDerm, Inc. He has consulted and received grants from Spectral Image, Inc and Electro Optical Sciences, Inc. He currently serves on the Editorial Board and as section editor (skINsight) for the Archives of Dermatology

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