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Philip E. Kerr, M.D.

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology
Director of Melanoma Clinic
Academic Office Location:
Dermatology
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 800-535-6232
860-679-7692
Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.S.University of MinnesotaBiology
M.D.University of Minnesota Medical SchoolMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipSanta Clara Valley Medical CenterRotating/Transitional Internship
ResidencyBrown Medical SchoolDermatology, Chief Resident
FellowshipDrexel University College of MedicineDermatopathology

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
2010 Leadership Award, Presented “For His Outstanding Leadership, Dedication and Commitment to Improving Dermatologic Medicine"Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society
Dermatology Residency D.R. T.E.A.C.H.E.R. Award, Presented as the “Dermatology Residency Top Educator Award for Commitment and Hours Spent in the Education of Residents"University of Connecticut School of Medicine
2010 Leadership Award, Presented “For His Outstanding Leadership, Dedication and Commitment to Improving Dermatologic Medicine"Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society
Young Leaders in Dermatology SymposiumAmerican Academy of Dermatology
General dermatology, dermatopathology, atypical nevi, and melanoma
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationLegislative ChairExternalState20122015
Skin cancer screening, Jim Calhoun Cancer Ride, Simsbury, CTCommunity ServicePhysicianUConn HealthLocal2010
Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalState20092012
Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationVice PresidentExternalState20082009
Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationSecretaryExternalState20072008
Annual Delegates Meeting, Connecticut State Medical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationDelegateExternalState20072008
Skin cancer screeningCommunity ServicePhysicianUConn HealthUniversity2007
Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExecutive Committee MemberExternalState2006
Dermatopathology Education, Department of DermatologyEducation CommitteeDirectorUConn HealthUniversity2006
Residency Selection Committee, Department of DermatologyAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2006
Residency Education Committee, Department of DermatologyEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2006
Skin cancer screeningCommunity ServicePhysicianUConn HealthUniversity2006
Finance CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20042006
Journal of the American Academy of DermatologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational2004
Skin cancer screeningCommunity ServicePhysicianUConn HealthUniversity2004
Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2003
Connecticut State Medical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2003
Hartford County Medical SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalLocal2003
Strategic Planning CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20032004
Skin cancer screening, Providence College, Providence, RICommunity ServicePhysicianExternalUniversity2002
American Academy of DermatologyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational2001
Residency Selection Committee, Department of Dermatology, Brown Medical School, Providence, RIAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalUniversity20012002
Dermatology Elective at Memorial Hospital of RI, Brown Medical SchoolAdvisory CommitteeSite DirectorExternalUniversity20012002
Skin cancer screening, Narragansett Beach, Narragansett, RICommunity ServicePhysicianExternalLocal2001
Presentation on skin cancer followed by skin cancer screening, Memorial Hospital of RICommunity ServicePhysicianExternalUniversity2001
Skin cancer screening, Memorial Hospital of RICommunity ServicePhysicianExternalLocal2000
Skin cancer screening, Block Island, RICommunity ServicePhysicianExternalLocal1999

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Staging of melanoma.
    Elaba Z, Murphy MJ, Kerr P Grant-Kels JM. Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Melanoma 2012 Jan;39-48
  • Fibrosing Dermatitis
    Kerr PE, Berke A. A Color Atlas of Dermatopathology 2007 Jan;
  • Socioeconomic Impact of Atopic Dermatitis
    Lapidus CS, Kerr PE Atopic Dermatitis 2002 Jan;

Abstracts

  • Acid-fast (ziehl-nielson) staining facilitates follicular counting in horizontally-sectioned scalp biopsies
    Hoss D, Berke A, Murphy M, Kerr P, Grant-Kels J. J Cutan Pathol 2005 Jan;(31):93
  • Prominent Papillary Dermal Edema in Dermatophytosis. (41st Annual Meeting of The American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP).)
    Hoss DM, Berke A, Kerr P, Murphy M, Grant-Kels JM. J Cutan Pathol 2004 Jan;3293
  • Cutaneous Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Posttransplantation Lymphoproliferative Disorder
    Kerr PE, Robinson-Bostom L, Gohh RY J Cutan Pathol 2000 Jan;27543

Case Reports

  • Bacterial infection within a rheumatoid nodule: A rarely reported finding
    Murphy M, Murphy L, Berke A, Kerr P, Grant-Kels J, Greenberg R, Hoss D. Internet Journal of Dermatology 2007 Jan;51

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Primary Skin LesionsLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2011Farmington, CT
Cutaneous MalignancyLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2011Farmington, CT
Primary Skin LesionsLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2010Farmington, CT
Cutaneous MalignancyLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2010Farmington, CT
Skin Cancer 2010 LectureKathleen McShane Memorial Lecture2010Plantsville, CT
Practical Immunohistochemistry, lecture in course “Basic Dermatopathology"LectureAmerican Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting2010Miami, FL
Primary Skin LesionsLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2009Farmington, CT
Cutaneous MalignancyLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2009Farmington, CT
Practical Immunohistochemistry, lecture in course “Basic Dermatopathology"LectureAmerican Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting2009San Francisco, CA
Primary Skin LesionsLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2008Farmington, CT
Cutaneous MalignancyLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2008Farmington, CT
Malignant Melanoma: An OverviewLectureGrand Rounds presentation, University of Connecticut School of Medicine2008Farmington, CT
Practical Immunohistochemistry, lecture in course “Basic Dermatopathology"LectureAmerican Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting2008San Antonio, TX
Primary Skin LesionsLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2007Farmington, CT
Cutaneous MalignancyLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2007Farmington, CT
Malignant Melanoma: Introduction and Clinical IssuesLectureNeag Cancer Center-sponsored Collaborative Forum on Malignant Melanoma2007UCHC, Farmington, CT
Candida Antigen Immunotherapy for the Treatment of WartsLectureSpring Didactic Symposium, New England Dermatology Society2007Hartford, CT
Practical Immunohistochemistry, lecture in course “Basic Dermatopathology"LectureAmerican Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting2007Washington, DC
Primary Skin LesionsLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2006Farmington, CT
Cutaneous MalignancyLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2006Farmington, CT
Primary Skin LesionsLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2005Farmington, CT
Cutaneous MalignancyLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2005Farmington, CT
Cutaneous Lesions on the Male GenitaliaLectureGrand Rounds presentation, Department of Urology2005University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Practical Immunohistochemistry, lecture in course “Basic Dermatopathology"LectureAmerican Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting2005New Orleans, LA
Acid-fast (Ziehl-Nielson) Staining Facilitates Follicular Counting in Horizontally-Sectioned Scalp BiopsiesPosterAmerican Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting2004Boston, MA
Prominent Papillary Edema in DermatophytosisPosterAmerican Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting2004Boston, MA
Localized Cutaneous Posttransplant Epstein-Barr Virus Associated Lymphoproliferative DisorderPosterAmerican Society of Dermatologic Surgery-ACMMSCO Annual Meeting2004San Francisco, CA
Introduction to DermatologyLectureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine2004Farmington, CT
Pseudo-Zellballen Features: Dermal Response to Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma. A Diagnostic PitfallPosterAmerican Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting2003Chicago, IL
Cutaneous Lesions on the Male GenitaliaLectureGrand Rounds presentation, Department of Urology2003University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
Bullous DiseasesLectureBrown Medical School2002Providence, RI
Blistering DisordersLectureNoon Teaching Conference presentation, Department of Medicine2002Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket, RI
Fungal DiseasesLectureDermatopathology Lecture Series for Dermatology Residents2002Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
Acne in the Adolescent: A Practical ApproachLectureGrand Rounds presentation, Department of Pediatrics2002Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket, RI
Dermatological Aspects of Diabetes MellitusLectureGrand Rounds presentation, Department of Endocrinology2002Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
Atopic Dermatitis, Verruca Vulgaris and Molluscum Contagiosum: A Practical ApproachLectureGrand Rounds presentation, Department of Pediatrics2002Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket, RI
Photography in DermatologyLectureGrand Rounds presentation, Department of Dermatology2001Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
Cutaneous Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Posttransplantation Lymphoproliferative DisorderLectureAmerican Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting2000Baltimore, MD
Cutaneous Epstein-Barr Virus-Induced Posttransplantation Lymphoproliferative DisorderLectureAmerican Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting2000San Francisco, CA
The Organization of the Pontomesencephalic Cholinergic Projections to Midbrain Serotonergic Nuclei (Dorsal and Median Raphe)PosterSociety for Neuroscience Annual Meeting1994Miami, FL
Morphometric Analysis Confirms the Existence of Three Distinct Cholinergic Cell Types in Rat PontomesencephalonPosterSociety for Neuroscience Annual Meeting1993Anaheim, CA