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Department of Dermatology

Department of Dermatology adds three new faculty

September 11, 2008

Three new faculty members have been appointed recently by the Department of Dermatology: April Armstrong, assistant professor of clinical dermatology; Keira L. Barr, assistant professor of clinical dermatology; and Summer Youker, associate health sciences clinical professor.

Armstrong, who joined the department July 1, also is director of its Teledermatology Program. She most recently was in the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program, which she completed this year. Armstrong received her bachelor's degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, in 1998 and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2004. She sees patients on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at the department's Dermatology Clinic at 3301 C Street, Suite 1300. She performs telemedicine consultations on Friday mornings.

Barr started with the department September 1 and has a particular clinical interest in the treatment and management of skin cancer and pigmented lesions. She most recently completed a one-year fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Florida. Barr received her medical degree from Upstate Medical University at SUNY-Syracuse and completed an internship and residency at the University of Michigan. In 2003-04, Barr served as interim department head and staff physician at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. From 2005 to 2007, she was a consulting physician at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. Barr is at the Dermatology Clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Youker, who started with the department September 1, has clinical and research interests that include cutaneous oncology, Mohs micrographic surgery and community outreach, and has authored 14 manuscripts and book chapters on these topics. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, in 1994. She completed an internship and residency in dermatology at Pennsylvania State University and a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery at the University of Massachusetts. Youker is at the Dermatology Clinic Monday through Thursday. Starting in October, Youker will perform Mohs micrographic surgery cases on Fridays at the Otolaryngology Clinic in the Glassrock Building. In 2009, she will see patients at the Placer Center for Health in Rocklin.

To make appointments for Armstrong, Barr or Youker at the Dermatology Clinic, call (916) 734-6111.