laura huff , m.D.

Assistant Professor of Dermatology


Dr. Laura Huff is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine. She graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Spanish Language. She then earned her medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Huff completed a transitional internship at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, followed by a residency in dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During residency, she served as Chief Resident where she focused on mentorship and education.


Her clinical interests include general medical dermatology, skin cancer diagnosis and prevention, pediatric dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Her professional interests include quality improvement and education. Dr. Huff is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor’s Society and Gold Humanism Honor’s Society.


Dr. Huff provides patient care at the Washington University Dermatology – West County location and the BJH Center for Outpatient Health (COH).


Upcoming and Recent Publications:

Huff  LS,  Bennion  SD.  Sunscreen  and  Skin  Cancer  Prevetion.  In  Fitzpatrick  JE,  Morelli  JD  (eds): Dermatology Secrets Plus, 5th ed. Publication pending.

Huff LS, Roberts SJ, Dellavalle RP, Dunnick CA. Resident-led quality improvement within the University of Colorado Dermatology program. Publication pending.

Karimkhani C, Huff LS, Smith C, Dellavalle RP. Measuring sun damage at the grocery store: Mychelle Dermaceuticals and Whole Foods Market bring UV photography to aisle #7. Accepted for publication by the J Am Acad Dermatol, Nov 2013.

Gamble RG, Aalborg J, Asdigian NL, Gonzalez V, Huff LS, Box NF, Crane LA, Dellavalle RP.  Severity of sun damage in full-face ultraviolet photographs of 12 year-old children relates to phenotypic skin cancer risk factor. J Am Acad Dermatol 2012, Oct 2012: 67(4): 587-597. PMID: 22406230.

Dawson  A,  Hay  A,  Kane  I, Huff L,  Dellavalle  R,  Gamble  R,  Howe  W.  Social  media  for  skin  cancer prevention messaging: An update on the sun safety video contest. J Amer Acad Derm April 2012; Vol 66, No. 4. Supplement AB84, Abstract no. 5347.

Duke J, Dawson A, Zuniga D, Schmidt J, Huff L, Dellavalle R.  Evaluating the role of COX-2 inhibitors in melanoma prevention. J Amer Acad Derm April 2012; Vol 66, No. 4. Supplement AB144, Abstract no. 5521.

Huff  L,  McLaughlin  L,  Gamble  R,  Dellavalle  RP.  Introduction:  US  dermatologic  health  care  needs assessment. Dermatol Clin 2012 Jan;30(1):1-3. PMID: 22117863.

Huff  L,  McLaughlin  L,  Gamble  R,  Dellavalle  RP.  Conclusions  and  recommendations:  United  States dermatologic health care need assessment. Dermatol Clin 2012 Jan;30(1):189-94. PMID: 22117879.

Huff LS, Chang CA, Thomas JF, Cook-Shemineck M, Blomquist P, Konnikov N, Dellavalle RP. Defining an acceptable period of time from melanoma biopsy to excision. Derm Reports 2012, Vol. 4:e2:4-7. DOI: 10.4081/dr.2012.e2. http://www.pagepress.org/journals/index.php/dr/article/view/3243.