UConn Health

Specialty: Dermatology


21 South Road, Suite 200
Farmington, Connecticut
06030 US

Active Studies


Dr. Bruce Strober, Dermatologist
Dr. Mona Shahriari, Dermatologist
Dr. Jun Lu, Dermatologist

Bruce E. Strober MD, PhD, FAAD

Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chair, and Director of the Clinical Trials Unit in the Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, in Farmington, Connecticut.

Dr. Strober earned both his medical degree and his doctorate from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. He completed his residency in dermatology in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Strober’s research interests include the study of therapeutics, both old and new, for inflammatory skin disease, specifically interventions that help patients with difficult-to-treat psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and hidradenitis suppurativa. Additional research interests include elucidation of novel features of inflammatory skin disease not previously uncovered and assisting in the clarification of the pathophysiology of inflammatory skin disease. He has served as principal investigator or sub-investigator for numerous multicenter clinical studies.

In his practice, Dr. Strober focuses on the treatment of difficult to treat inflammatory skin diseases that have tremendously negative impact on individuals’ quality of life.

Dr. Strober is on the Board for the International Psoriasis Council, has served as a Section Editor for the British Journal of Dermatology, and is a reviewer for Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, and Inflammation. He has published more than 100 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Archives of Dermatology, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the Journal of the American Medical Association, among others.


Mona Shahriari MD, DABD

Mona Shahriari, MD, is an assistant professor and associate director of the clinical trials unit at the University of Connecticut Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Shahriari earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. After spending a year at Baystate medical center completing her internship in medicine, she returned to the University of Connecticut to complete her residency in Dermatology. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Shahriari’s clinical and research interests include inflammatory skin conditions, pediatric dermatology, and the study of novel therapeutics for skin disease.  

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