Jane M. Grant-Kels, M.D., F.A.A.D., is Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Founding Director of the Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Programs and Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She is also founding chair emeritus of the Department of Dermatology, founding director emeritus of the dermatology residency program, and founding director emeritus of the dermatopathology laboratory. Jane attended Smith College and Cornell University Medical College. She then trained in pediatrics and dermatology at Cornell’s New York Hospital. Following her residency she completed a dermatopathology fellowship at New York University with A Bernard Ackerman. Jane serves on numerous editorial boards related to her field and was the founding editor in chief of the Journal of Clinical Medicine and the founding co-editor in chief of the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology. Presently she is Deputy Editor of J Am Acad Dermatol. She was a member of the Board of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Board of the American Academy of Dermatology and is presently Vice President of the AAD. She was also the recipient of the WDS Rose Hirschler Award in 2018, the AAD Professionalism Award in 2014, as well as AAD Presidential Citations in 2016 and 2017. Her areas of interest are pigmented lesions, reflectance confocal microscopy, dermoscopy and dermatoethics.
Dr. Kels has published over 325 manuscripts, 100 chapters, guest edited 20 journals, and edited or co-authored 6 books. She has also delivered over 600 invited lectures.