Travis Vandergriff, M.D., practices Dermatology and Dermatopathology in UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology.

He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in Plan II Honors, Linguistics, and Spanish literature. He later graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with highest honors. Dr. Vandergriff completed his dermatology training in the residency program at UTSW, where he served as chief resident. He later completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology with Dr. Clay Cockerell and is now developing the University's Dermatopathology service.

He is interested in skin cancer, melanoma, and the education of future dermatologists. 


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2007)
Presbyterian - St. Luke's Medical Center (2008), Transitional Year
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011), Dermatology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013), Dermatopathology

Research Interest

  • Medical education
  • Melanoma
  • Skin cancer


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Balloon cell change in common blue nevus.
Huang YY, Vandergriff T J. Cutan. Pathol. 2017 Apr 44 4 407-409
Antiphospholipid syndrome associated with combined immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy.
Gupta A, Shah U, Khine H, Vandergriff T, Froehlich T Melanoma Res. 2017 Apr 27 2 171-173
Primary cutaneous histiocytoid carcinoma with distant metastasis.
Philips R, Langston L, Hwang H, Vandergriff T, Trynosky T, Berlingeri-Ramos AC J. Cutan. Pathol. 2017 Apr 44 4 376-380
Bullae and Atypical Target Lesions in a Young Woman.
Klimas NK, Dominguez AR, Vandergriff TW JAMA Dermatol 2016 Dec
Cutaneous involvement of pre-existing Rosai-Dorfman disease via post-herpetic isotopic response.
Malviya N, Marzuka A, Maamed-Tayeb M, Le L, Vandergriff T J. Cutan. Pathol. 2016 Dec 43 12 1211-1214
Human polyomavirus 6 and 7 are associated with pruritic and dyskeratotic dermatoses.
Nguyen KD, Lee EE, Yue Y, Stork J, Pock L, North JP, Vandergriff T, Cockerell C, Hosler GA, Pastrana DV, Buck CB, Wang RC J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2016 Dec
MYC amplification in angiosarcomas arising in the setting of chronic lymphedema of morbid obesity.
Harker D, Jennings M, McDonough P, Mauskar M, Savory S, Hosler G, Vandergriff T J. Cutan. Pathol. 2016 Sep
Use of Suction Blisters for Noncultured Epidermal Suspension Grafting in Patients With Vitiligo.
Jeong HS, Vandergriff T, Pandya AG Dermatol Surg 2016 May 42 5 688-91
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine: Clinical, serologic, and histopathologic findings in a cohort of patients.
Jeong HS, Layher H, Cao L, Vandergriff T, Dominguez AR J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2016 Jan
Synergistic effects of ion transporter and MAP kinase pathway inhibitors in melanoma.
Eskiocak U, Ramesh V, Gill JG, Zhao Z, Yuan SW, Wang M, Vandergriff T, Shackleton M, Quintana E, Johnson TM, DeBerardinis RJ, Morrison SJ Nat Commun 2016 7 12336


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Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award
    Department of Dermatology (2014)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas Dermatological Society (2015-2016)
  • Dallas Dermatological Society (2013-2015)
  • Dermatology Foundation (2015)
  • Zola Cooper Foundation (2013)