Claudia Hernandez, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Dr. Claudia Hernandez is an assistant professor of dermatology in the UIC College of Medicine and an IHRP Fellow. She directs Dermatological and Clinical Studies in the UIC Residency Program.

She received the 2009 Women's Health Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation, which provides three years of funding for her research on “Designing Public Health Strategies to Reduce Skin Cancer Disparities.” This project builds on work she conducted with an IHRP pilot grant, the development and testing of a community-based program that educates Hispanics about skin cancer screening and prevention.

Dr. Hernandez is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, completed her internship at the University of Chicago, and completed her residency in dermatology at Northwestern University Medical Center.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Choudhry S, Fishman PM, Hernandez C. Heparin-induced bullous hemorrhagic dermatosis. Cutis. 2013 Feb;91(2):93-8. [See abstract.]

Wang S, Krulig E, Hernandez C. Acquired microcystic lymphatic malformation of the distal upper extremity mimicking verrucae vulgaris. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct;30(5):e78-82. [See abstract.]

Hernandez C, Wang S, Abraham I, Angulo MI, Kim H, Meza JR, Munoz A, Rodriguez L, Uddin S. Evaluation of educational videos to increase skin cancer risk awareness and sun-safe behaviors among adult Hispanics. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Sep;29(3):563-9. [See abstract.]

Webb KC, Eby JM, Hariharan V, Hernandez C, Luiten RM, Le Poole IC. Enhanced bleaching treatment: opportunities for immune-assisted melanocyte suicide in vitiligo. Exp Dermatol. 2014 Aug;23(8):529-33. [See abstract.]

Wang S, Seelaus R, Rea CA, Hernandez C. Use of a melanoma simulation model in a dermatology objective structured clinical examination station. Med Teach. 2015 Feb;37(2):202-3. [See abstract.]

Wang S, Shadrake L, Lyon MJ, Kim H, Yudkowsky R, Hernandez C. Standardized patient-based assessment of dermatology resident communication and interpersonal skills. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Mar;151(3):340-2. [See abstract.]

Wang S, Martini MC, Groth JV, Hernandez C. Dermatoscopic and clinicopathologic findings of cutaneous blastomycosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Nov;73(5):e169-70. [See abstract.]

Hernandez C, Calero D, Robinson G, Mermelstein R, Robinson JK. Comparison of sunscreen availability in Chicago Hispanic and non-Hispanic neighborhood. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2012 Oct;28(5):244-249. [See abstract.]

Hernandez C, Mermelstein R, Robinson JK, Yudkowsky R. Assessing students' ability to detect melanomas using standardized patients and moulage. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Mar;68(3):e83-8. [See abstract.]

Hernandez C, Mermelstein RJ. A conceptual framework for advancing melanoma health disparities research. Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(12):1442-1446.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Ivkovic A. Acute onset of facial pruritic papules in a patient with AIDS: AIDS-associated eosinophilic folliculitis. Am Fam Physician. 2009;79(6):511-512.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Apichai S. Pebbly skin. Am J Med. 2009;122(2):135-137.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Worobec SM, Gaitonde SS, Kiripolsky ML, Aquino K. Progression of undiagnosed cutaneous T-cell lymphoma during efalizumab therapy. Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(1):92-4.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Rivera CM. Multiple painful cutaneous facial papules. South Med J. 2008;101(11):1180-1182.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Reddy SG, Barfuss A, Le Poole C. Contact leukoderma after application of a compounded phenol cream and narrowband-UVB. Eur J Dermatol. 2008;18(5):593-595.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Cetner AS, Jordan JE, Puangsuvan SN, Robinson JK. Tuberculosis in the age of biologic therapy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;59(3):363-380; quiz 382-384.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Ivkovic A, Fowler A. Growing plaque on foot. J Fam Pract. 2008;57(9):603-605.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Emer J, Robinson JK. Perioperative management of medications for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: a review for the dermasurgeon. Dermatol Surg. 2008;34(4):446-459.[See abstarct]

Hernandez C, Fowler A, Gandhi MY. Multiple lesions of cutaneous focal mucinosis in a teenager. Skinmed. 2007;6(6):301-303.[See abstarct]
Oyarbide-Valencia K, van den Boorn JG, Denman CJ, Li M, Carlson JM, Hernandez C, et al. Therapeutic implications of autoimmune vitiligo T cells. Autoimmun Rev. 2006;5(7):486-492.[See abstarct]