Physician Profile

Jane M. Grant-Kels, M.D.

Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Cutaneous Oncology Center and Melanoma Program
Office Locations:

21 South Road, 2nd Floor
Farmington, CT 06030

Board Certifications:
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
Education and Training:
Undergraduate SchoolSmith CollegePsychology
Medical SchoolCornell University Medical College Medicine
InternshipNew York Hospital - Cornell Medical CenterPediatrics
ResidencyNew York Hospital - Cornell Medical CenterPediatrics
ResidencyNew York Hospital - Cornell Medical CenterDermatology
FellowshipBellevue Hospital CenterPathology, Directors of Training: Eugene Fazzini, M.D., and Roger Schinella, M.D.
FellowshipNew York University Medical CenterDermatopathology, Director of Training: A. Bernard Ackerman, M.D.
FellowshipNew York University Medical CenterDermatohistopathology
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
2016 Research Innovation and Leadership HonoreeWomen of Innovation
American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation for Significant Contributions and Dedication to Promote the Most Ethical Practices in Medicine, March 2016American Academy of Dermatology
2016 UConn School of Medicine Group on Women in Medicine and Science Recognition Award (with Appreciation and Gratitude for Excellent Service in Academic Inspiration and Guidance)Group on Women in Medicine and Science
Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine, April 2016Connecticut Magazine
Recognition in “Guide to America’s Top Dermatologists” 2015-2016
Selected for 2015 Membership with the International Women’s Leadership Association Based on “Your Outstanding Leadership Skills, Commitment to Your Profession, and Contributions to Your Community”International Women’s Leadership Association
Included in the Best Doctors in America® 2015-2016 DatabaseHartford Magazine
Named Top Doctor® in Dermatology and Pathology, Hartford Magazine, September 2015 Best Doctors Special SectionHartford Magazine
Recognized as an American Medical Association Women Physicians Section (WPS) Inspirational Physician 2015 (Recognized During September Women in Medicine Month on the AMA-WPS Website as well as in Other AMA Communication Vehicles and Highlighted in a Special Commemorative BookAmerican Medical Association
Selected as a Woman of Outstanding Leadership by The International Women’s Leadership Association April 2015The International Women’s Leadership Association
Named Top Doctor® in Dermatology in Connecticut Magazine’s Survey of Connecticut Doctors, March 2015 IssueConnecticut Magazine
Selected as Top Dermatologist in Farmington, CT by the International Association of Dermatologists (IAD) 2015. Spotlighted in The Leading Physicians of the World.International Association of Dermatologists
Included in the Best Doctors in America® 2014 DatabaseHartford Magazine
2014 Professionalism AwardAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Best Doctors® 2013 Listed in the January 2014 IssueHartford Magazine
Elected 2013 to Board of Directors, 2014-2018American Academy of Dermatology
Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine, 2012Connecticut Magazine
Published in the 2012 Edition of the Academic Registry
Listed in Hartford Magazine January 2012 as One of Greater Hartford’s Best Doctors (Selected by Peers) in the Specialites of Dermatology and Pathology Hartford Magazine
Invited by the President of the Women’s Dermatological Society to be a Member of the WDS Mentorship Committee 2012-PresentWomen’s Dermatological Society
Hospital Affiliation:
  • UConn John Dempsey Hospital
Clinical Interests:

Melanoma, skin cancer, atypical nevi

Research Interests:

Melanoma, skin cancer, atypical nevi, reflectance confocal microscopy

Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Paired comparison of the sensitivity and specificity of multispectral digital skin lesion analysis and reflectance confocal microscopy in the detection of melanoma in vivo: A cross-sectional study. Song, Eunice; Grant-Kels, Jane M; Swede, Helen; D'Antonio, Jody L; Lachance, Avery; Dadras, Soheil S; Kristjansson, Arni K; Ferenczi, Katalin; Makkar, Hanspaul S; Rothe, Marti J. (2016). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

Ethical issues of honesty in advertising: Academic affiliation or exploitation?. Chiaravalloti, Anthony; Kels, Barry D; Grant-Kels, Jane M. (2016). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 3, (75), 645-7.

Predatory journals: How to recognize and avoid the threat of involvement with these unethical "publishers". Shahriari, Neda; Grant-Kels, Jane M; Payette, Michael J. (2016). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 3, (75), 658-9.

Pregnancy-associated melanoma (PAMM): Is there truly a worse prognosis? Would not sound alarm bells just yet…. Martires, Kathryn J; Pomeranz, Miriam Keltz; Stein, Jennifer A; Grant-Kels, Jane M; Driscoll, Marcia S. (2016). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2, (75), e77.

The Case for Skin Cancer Screening With Total-Body Skin Examinations. Nahar, Vinayak K; Mayer, Jonathan E; Grant-Kels, Jane M. (2016). JAMA oncology, 8, (2), 999-1001.