Headshot photo of Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.

Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine
  • John D. Gray Endowed Chair for Melanoma Research
  • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine

Education and training

    • B.A., 1985, University of Texas at Austin Plan II
    • M.D., Ph.D., 1993, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency

    • Yale-New Haven Hospital (dermatology), New Haven, CT
  • Fellowship

    • Yale University School of Medicine (cutaneous oncology), New Haven, CT
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Dermatology

Memberships and associations:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Intermountain Dermatology Society
  • National Vitiligo Foundation
  • Utah Medical Association
  • Vitiligo Society
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research
  • Utah Society of Dermatologic Medicine and Surgery
  • Medical Dermatology Society
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • Oregon Dermatology Society


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Revised nomenclature and classification of inherited ichthyoses: results of the First Ichthyosis Consensus Conference in Soreze 2009 V Oji, G Tadini, M Akiyama, CB Bardon, C Bodemer, E Bourrat, ... Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 63 (4), 607-641
  • Features associated with germline CDKN2A mutations: a GenoMEL study of melanoma-prone families from three continents AM Goldstein, M Chan, M Harland, NK Hayward, F Demenais, DT Bishop, ... Journal of medical genetics 44 (2), 99-106
  • High-risk melanoma susceptibility genes and pancreatic cancer, neural system tumors, and uveal melanoma across GenoMEL AM Goldstein, M Chan, M Harland, EM Gillanders, NK Hayward, MF Avril, ... Cancer research 66 (20), 9818-9828
  • First-in-human mutation-targeted siRNA phase Ib trial of an inherited skin disorder SA Leachman, RP Hickerson, ME Schwartz, EE Bullough, SL Hutcherson, ... Molecular Therapy 18 (2), 442-446
  • Metastatic melanoma in pregnancy: risk of transplacental metastases in the infant A Alexander, WE Samlowski, D Grossman, CS Bruggers, RM Harris, ... Journal of clinical oncology 21 (11), 2179-2186
  • Preservation of RNA for functional genomic studies: a multidisciplinary tumor bank protocol SR Florell, CM Coffin, JA Holden, JW Zimmermann, JW Gerwels, ... Modern pathology 14 (2), 116-128
  • Melanocytes as instigators and victims of oxidative stress L Denat, AL Kadekaro, L Marrot, SA Leachman, ZA Abdel-Malek Journal of Investigative Dermatology 134 (6), 1512-1518
  • Clinical and pathological features of pachyonychia congenita SA Leachman, RL Kaspar, P Fleckman, SR Florell, FJD Smith, ... Journal of Investigative Dermatology Symposium Proceedings 10 (1), 3-17
  • Selection criteria for genetic assessment of patients with familial melanoma SA Leachman, J Carucci, W Kohlmann, KC Banks, MM Asgari, ... Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 61 (4), 677. e1-677. e14
  • Evaluation of a 7-day continuous intravenous infusion of decitabine: inhibition of promoter-specific and global genomic DNA methylation WE Samlowski, SA Leachman, M Wade, P Cassidy, P Porter-Gill, L Busby, ... J Clin Oncol 23 (17), 3897-3905


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