Robert S Kirsner, M.D.


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Dr. Kirsner is a Tenured Professor, Chairman and holds the endowed Harvey Blank Chair in Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He currently serves as director of the University of Miami Hospital Wound Center and Chief of Dermatology at the University of Miami Hospital. Dr. Kirsner received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University (1984) and received his medical degree from the University of Miami (1988) and after his clinical training, he completed his doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Miami (2004). Dr. Kirsner completed a fellowship in wound healing (1992) and his residency (1995) in dermatology at the University of Miami. With research interests in Wound Healing and Skin Cancer Epidemiology, Dr. Kirsner serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals in Dermatology and Wound Healing. From a Public Health Science perspective, he has studied primary and secondary prevention of skin cancer and comparative effectiveness of wound healing therapies.  He also has pioneered the integration of biomarkers into clinical trial design in wound healing. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Kirsner is a former board member of the Wound Healing Society, past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. In addition to career development awards and industry-sponsored funding, he is a current recipient of NIH funding and has received NIH, ACS, CDC funding for his research over the years. Independent of books, book chapters, and abstracts, he has published over 500 articles.