Lynn A. Cornelius, M.D.
Chief, Division of Dermatology
The Winfred and Emma Showman Professor of Dermatology
Dr. Lynn Cornelius is a Professor and Chief of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Delaware and earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri. Dr. Cornelius performed her residency training at Washington University School of Medicine and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunodermatology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Cornelius is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
In 1993, Dr. Cornelius joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology. In 1998, she was appointed as the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the medical school. In this role, she served as faculty development educator and advisor while maintaining her clinical and investigative focus in Dermatology. In 2001, she was promoted to Associate Professor. Her clinical and laboratory focus is in the area of melanoma, its clinical management, melanoma gene regulation and genetics of disease inheritance. She heads up the melanoma multidisciplinary initiative at the Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Siteman Cancer Center.
Since 2000, Dr. Cornelius has served as Chief of the Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine. She spends her time in clinical practice, administrative duties, teaching and research. In 2002, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Faculty Practice Plan, the practice management group at the university, and currently holds this position.