University of Florida
Dr. De Benedetto (Dr. D) is originally from Italy. After completing medical school and dermatology residency, she moved to the United States to continue her training in dermatology and pursue a career as a clinician scientist. Being primarily a physician, Dr. D truly enjoys being able to provide care to her patients in the general dermatology clinic. When she does not work in the clinic, she is actively involved in dermatology translational and basic science research. Her research mainly focuses in the area of Atopic Dermatitis and investigating the cross-talk between skin barrier and immune system. Being able to translate clinical challenges to research questions and to bring it back to the patient is her major goal and inspiration.
In addition to specializing in patient care, faculty in the UF Department of Dermatology are actively engaged in on-going research programs. Our research in the treatment of the skin is propelling the department into the forefront of the dermatology research across the nation. Our goal is to enhance patient care by promoting understanding of skin diseases and supporting the development of ground breaking novel treatments.