Dr. Kim B. Yancey is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He graduated from the University of Georgia (Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian), and earned his Medical Degree (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Yancey performed residency training at the Medical College of Georgia and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunodermatology in the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Yancey is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and, in addition, holds special competence in dermatologic immunology and diagnostic laboratory immunology. In 1985, Dr. Yancey joined the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology. In 1987, he was promoted to Associate Professor; from 1990-1993 he served as Acting Chairman of this department. In 1993, Dr. Yancey joined the Dermatology Branch of National Cancer Institute as a tenured Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His NIH laboratory focused on mechanisms of keratinocyte adhesion to epidermal basement membrane and the pathophysiologic basis of autoimmune and inherited blistering diseases. Between 2001 and 2006, Dr. Yancey served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). His time was spread among clinical, teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities at MCW, Froedtert Hospital, and the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was an active member of the Executive Committee of Medical College Physicians between 2004 and 2006, and served as Chair of this body between 2004 and 2005. In 2007, Dr. Yancey was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. His professional efforts include basic research, clinical care, various educational programs, and departmental administrative activities. Dr. Yancey is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Dermatological Association, and numerous other professional organizations. He is a former Director and Vice President of the American Board of Dermatology, a current member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and several editorial boards. In 2007, he received the American Academy of Dermatology’s Marion Sulzberger Award. He has published numerous research manuscripts, monographs, and chapters, served on an array of grant review panels, and presented over 100 scientific abstracts and invited lectures in the U.S. and abroad. He has held research support from the National Institutes of Health for over twenty years.


Medical School
Medical College of Georgia/Georgia Regents University (1978)
Medical College of Georgia (1979), Internal Medicine
Medical College of Georgia (1981), Dermatology
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (1985), Immunodermatology

Research Interest

  • Animal models of skin disease
  • Autoimmune blistering diseases
  • Inherited blistering diseases (i.e., epidermolysis bullosa)


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Hair follicle stem cells provide a functional niche for melanocyte stem cells.
Tanimura, S., Tadokoro, Y., Inomata, K., Binh, N.T., Nishie, W., Yamazaki, S., Nakauchi, H., Tanaka, Y., McMillan, J.R., Sawamura, D., Yancey, K., Shimizu, H., Nishimura, E.K. Cell Stem Cell 2011 8 177-187
Sequential intramolecular epitope spreading of humoral responses to human BPAG2 in a transgenic model.
Di Zenzo, G., Calabresi, V., Olasz, E.O., Zambruno, G., Yancey, K.B. J. Invest. Dermatol. 2010 130 1040-1047
Transient Anti-CD40L Co-Stimulation Blockade Prevents Immune Responses against Human Bullous Pemphigoid Antigen 2: Implications for Gene Therapy.
Lanschuetzer, C.M., Olasz, E.B., Lazarova, Z., Yancey, K.B. J. Invest. Dermatol. 2009 129 1203-1207
Humanization of autoantigen.
Nishie, W., Sawamura, D., Goto, M., Ito, K., Shibaki, A., McMillian, J.R., Sakai, K., Nakamura, H., Olasz, E., Yancey, K.B., Akiyama, M., Shimizu H. Nature Medicine 2007 13 378-383
Human bullous pemphigoid antigen 2 in transgenic skin elicits specific IgG in wild type mice.
Olasz, E., Roh, J.Y., Yee, C., Arita, K., Akiyama, M., Shimizu, H., Vogel, J.C., Yancey, K.B. J. Invest. Dermatol. 2007 127 2807-2817

Honors & Awards

  • Board of Directors, Association of Professors of Dermatology (2015 to date)
  • Board of Directors, Dermatology Foundation (2008 to date)
  • Board of Directors, Society for Investigative Dermatology (2004-2009)
  • Deputy Editor, Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2007-2010)
  • Director, American Board of Dermatology (1997-2005)
  • President, Dermatology Foundation (2017 to date)
  • President, Society for Investigative Dermatology (2011-2012)
  • Sulzberger Award and Lecture, American Academy of Dermatology (2007)
  • Vice President, American Board of Dermatology (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Dermatological Association
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • Dermatology Foundation
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology