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Arlene Ruiz de Luzuriaga

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

Arlene Ruiz de Luzuriaga is interested in epidemiologic studies in dermatology and dermatopathology, clinical informatics, and the use of information technology for the improvement of patient care, diagnosis and treatment algorithms, quality improvement, and medical education. Her clinical focus is on total body photography, skin cancer surveillance, and melanoma prevention and early detection.

Her research has been published in Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, British Journal of Dermatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, SKINmed: Dermatology for the Clinician, and Pediatric Dermatology.

Ruiz de Luzuriaga earned a BA with honors in chemistry from Northwestern University, followed by an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she also served as chief resident. She then completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Chicago Medicine. She also holds an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago and received the Vashee Promising Entrepreneur Award from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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