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Dermatology Residency

Our Division of Dermatology was founded in 1980 when Dr. Billy Jones joined East Carolina University School of Medicine as its first full-time dermatologist. Pathology training is provided by Dr. John Papalas. Dr. Charles Phillips was an internist prior to pursuing dermatology, offering unique perspectives in medical dermatology, and is the division chief. Dr William Burke is a general dermatologist and is program director. Dr. Jennifer Defazio offers training in dermatologic surgery.

Our three-year residency program in Dermatology welcomed our first two residents in July 2004. The program offers training in general dermatology, surgical dermatology, dermatopathology, teledermatology, laboratory dermatology and cosmetic dermatology in order to prepare residents for board certification in Dermatology. Conferences for dermatology residents are held regularly.


William Burke

William A. Burke, MD
Residency Program Director
Division of Dermatology