Amy Pappert is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is a graduate of the Rutgers College of Pharmacy and Rutgers Medical School, and has done clinical research in a variety of settings, including in her job as a clinical research associate for a pharmaceutical company before going to medical school, and now as an investigator on a number of ongoing clinical trials.
Doctor Babar K. Rao, has over twenty years of specialty experience, is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology, and is an affiliate member of The American Society for MOHS Surgery. Doctor Rao has trained at the University of London, UT Southwestern, New York University, and Cornell University, and is considered a pioneer and international authority on Dermoscopy, a non-invasive method of skin cancer detection, and Confocal Microscopy. As one of the very few expert Dermoscopists and Confocalists in the country, Doctor Rao can more accurately assess when a biopsy is absolutely necessary. Doctor Rao is also the Acting Chair and an Associate Clinical Professor at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As a pathologist and surgeon, Doctor Rao’s experience and knowledge of the underlying skin structure enable him to have a greater depth of understanding and precision when diagnosing and treating the skin.
Services offered by Dr. Rao and Dr. Pappert :
The department’s research activities include clinical investigations of novel therapeutics including the use of biologics and non-invasive tools in the management of psoriasis and melanoma respectively.