Physician Profile

Jane M. Grant-Kels, M.D.

Department Chair and Professor
Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Director of Dermatopathology
Chair of Melanoma Signature Program
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs
Director of Dermatology Residency Program
Office Locations:

UConn Dermatology Associates
UConn Health
21 South Road, Second Floor
Farmington, CT 06030
800-535-6232
860-679-7692
Directions

Board Certifications:
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
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
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
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
Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine, 2011Connecticut Magazine
Invited by the President of the American Academy of Dermatology to Be a Member of the Organizational Structure Committee of the AAD 2011-2015American Academy of Dermatology
Featured in an AAD poster at the annual 2011 AAD meeting in New Orleans: Poster entitled “Women of American Dermatology" which featured eight dermatologists reviewed education, career, specialties, mentorship, honors, and publications, along with a photograph. AAD
Defining the future of Dermatology “In recognition of your contribution to the future of dermatology through excellence in education.” 8th Annual Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Meeting
Awarded Membership: 2011/2012 National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
Awarded by Avvo: “Superb” Rating (9.61 Out of 10) in Experience, Industry Recognition, and Professional Conduct (This Rating Awarded to <4% of Physicians in the U.S.) Avvo
Listed in the 2011 Edition of Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
Elected to the Board of Directors, Women’s Dermatologic Society 2011-Present Women’s Dermatologic Society
Listed in the 2011 Edition, Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
Listed in the 2010 Edition of Who's Who in AmericaMarquis
Director of the Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting in MiamiAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Selected as a Top Dermatologist by the International Association of Dermatologists 2010The Leading Physicians of The World
Invited by the President of the American Academy of Dermatology to be a Member of Blue Ribbon Panel on Disclosure of Potential Conflict of InterestAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Invited by MDOUTLOOK, Recognized as a Leading Physician of the World and Top Health Care ProfessionalMDOutlook
2010 Appointment to the American Academy of Dermatology Annual/Summer Meeting Leadership Programs Work Group by the ChairLeadership Development Steering Committee
Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine, 2010Connecticut Magazine
Elected to be listed in the 2010 Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
American Academy of Dermatology Recognition for “outstanding leadership, service, and dedication to the educational programs of the Academy as Chair of the Scientific Assembly CommitteeAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Under consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming edition of the 2010 directory representing the WHO'S WHO of Worldclass Professionals
Included in the 2010-11 Edition of Who's Who among Executives and Professionals
Listed as America’s Top Dermatologist for 2010Guide to America’s Top Dermatologists
Listed for Dermatology and Pathology in the Best Doctors in America® 2010-2011 (info@bestdoctors.com) (www.bestdoctors.com); Best Doctors List Excerpted in the January 2011 Issue of Hartford Magazine and April 2011 Issue of Connecticut Magazine. Hartford Magazine and Connecticut magazine.
Invited to be a member of The International Association of HealthCare Professionals 2010-present. Recognized as a “Leading Physician of the World and Top Health Care Professional” and included in the 2010-2011 edition of The Leading Physicians of the WorldInternational Association of HealthCare Professionals
Invited by the President-elect of the AAD to be a Member of the American Academy of Dermatology Council on Education 2009-2010American Academy of Dermatology Council
Nominated by the International Women's Review Board of the American Biological Institute for inclusion in the 10th Anniversary Edition International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women
Invited by the President-elect of the Women's Dermatologic Society to serve on the Academic Dermatologist committee of the WDS 2009Women's Dematologic Society
Requested by Dr. David Nash to participate in the National Disease & Therapeutic IndexNational Disease & Therapeutic Index
Named Top Doctor in Connecticut Magazine's urvey of Connecticut doctorsConnecticut Magazine's April 2009 Issue
Inclusion in the 2009/2010 Edition of the Strathmore's Who's WhoStrathmore
Best Doctors List of Outstanding Clinical Physicians 2009Hartford Magazine
Listed in the Best Doctors in America 2009info@bestdoctors.com and www.bestdoctors.com
Director of the American Academy of Dermatology Scientific Assembly CommitteeAmerican Academy of Dermatology Scientific Assembly Committee
Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine, 2009Connecticut Magazine
Selection for the American Biological Institute's Woman of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare 2008American Biological Institute's
Invited by the President of the American Academy of Dermatology to be a member of Melanoma/Skin Cancer AAD Committee.American Academy of Dermatology
Listed and biography published in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st CenturyInternational Biographical Centre
Connecticut's Top DocsListed in Connecticut Magazine
Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation from the Connecticut Podiatric Medical AssociationConnecticut Podiatric Medical Association
Best Doctors List of Outstanding Clinical Physicians 2008Hartford Magazine
Biography to be listed in the 2007 (61st) edition of Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who
Included in the 2007 Edition of Global Publication's Who's Who in Successful Professionals and BusinessGlobal
Listed and biography published in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st CenturyInternational Biographical Centre
Selected for the Global Directory of Who's Who (Honoring Executive and Professionals) for Contributions in the Area of Dermatology)Global
Included in Cambridge Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Healthcare Honor's Edition RegistryCambridge
Biography selected for inclusion into the Leading Health Professionals of the World -2007International Biographical Centre
Considered for inclusion in the upcoming 10th Anniversary Edition of Who's Who in Science and EngineeringWho's Who in Science and Engineering
Biographical candidate to represent FarmingtonBiltmore Who's Who Among Executives and Professional Women
Included in The Best Doctors? list of outstanding clinical physicians 2007-2008Cambridge Who's Who Among Professional Physicians
Best Doctors in America 2007-2008 databaseSelected by my peers to be included in the Best Doctors in America
Invited by AAD to be a mentor for the Academic Dermatology Leadership Program (ADLP)American Academy of Dermatology
Co-directed the New England Dermatological Society Didactic SymposiumUConn Health Center/Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Directed the American Academy of Dermatology Summer meeting in New York CityAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Inclusion by Consumers' Research Council of America in Guide to America's Top Dermatologists 2007 editionGuide to America's Top Dermatologists
Listed in "Guide to America's?s Top Physicians" 2003-2004 editionConsumers Research Council of America
Listed in 2006-2007 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of Who's Who Of American Women?Marquis Who's Who
Listed in Who's Who of American Women, 2006-2007, 25thWho's Who of American Women Silver Anniversary Edition
Listed and biography published in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st CenturyInternational Biographical Centre
Listed and biography published listed in Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 6th edition,Marquis Who's Who
Invited to be a founding member and Board of Directors member of "The Institute for Melanoma/Skin Cancer Research (IMSCR)"Research Institute 10 "Without Walls" to Support Clin. Res. in Melanoma
Listed in the Dictionary of International BiographyInternational Biographical Centre
Awarded the Diploma of Achievement in Education AwardInternational Biographical Centre
Biography listed in 25th Silver Anniversary Edition of Who's Who of American WomenMarquis Who's Who?
Connecticut's Top DocsConnecticut Magazine
Best Doctors in America/Hartford Magazine ArticleHartford Magazine
Selected for inclusion in the 2006/2007 Manchester Who?s Who Among Executive and Professional WomenHonors Edition of the Registry
Nominated and ?recommended with high regard? to be considered for Editorin-Chief of the American Journal of DermatopathologyWolters Kluwer Health
Included in Guide to America's Top PhysiciansConsumer’s Research Council of America
Nominated for the Cornell University Medical College 2005 Award of Distinction.Cornell University Medical College
Nominated for recognition and ratified as an inaugural memberInternational Biographical International Biographical CentreCENTRE
Named one of the Women who have changed UconnUniversity of Connecticut
Listed in Empire Who's Who of Women in EducationEmpire Who's Who of Women in Education
Listed in the Best Doctors in America? 2005-2006(Info@Bestdoctors.Com) and (Www.Bestdoctors.Com)
Greater Hartford's Top DocsHartford Magazine
Selected for inclusion in the 10th edition of Who's Who Among America's TeachersWho's Who Among America's Teachers
Nominated for an honorary degreeBrown University
Listed in Who's Who in America 2004Marquis Who's Who 58th Edition
Who's Who in the World 2004Marquis Who's Who 21th Edition
Listed in National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004-2005 editionWho's Who in Executives and Professionals
Listed in Strathmore's Who's Who 2004-2005 editionStrathmore Directories Ltd.
Included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004, eighth editionEducational Communications, Inc.
Included in The Best Doctors(r) list of outstanding clinical physicians excerptedHartford Magazine
Listed in 2004 Greater Hartford's Top DoctorsHartford Magazine
Appointed by the PresidentAmerican Academy of Dermatology
2004 Leadership AwardConnecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society
Listed in Guide to America's Top Physicians 2004-2005 editionConsumers Research Council of America
Selected for inclusion in the Academic Keys Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education (WWMSE)Academic Keys
Listed and biography published in Who's Who Among America's TeachersEducational Communications, Inc.
Nominated for membership to the prestigious ADAAmerican Dermatological Association
Nominated and selected for International Woman of the Year for 2003The International Biographical Centre
Nominated for the Cornell University Medical College Alumnae Award 2003Cornell University Medical College
Appointed to the Ethics CommitteeAmerican Academy of Dermatology and AAD Association
Selected to be featured in the Honors List for 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st CenturyThe International Biographical Centre
PresidentThe Connecticut Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Society
As Lead Physician of Dermatology Clinical module and dermatopathology laboratoryUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Listed in Who's Who in Finance and Industry 34th editionMarquis Who's Who Publication
Listed in Best Doctors in America 2003-2004(Info@Bestdoctors.Com) and (www.Bestdoctors.Com)
Invited member of the Women Executives, Healthcare RoundtabeWomen Executives Healthcare Roundtable
Elected to the prestigious ADAAmerican Dermatological Association
Recipient of the 2003 Model State AwardAmerican Academy of Dermatology & American Academy of Dermatology Assoc.
Listed in Who's Who in America 56th Edition (2002)Marquis Who’s Who
Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering 6th EditionMarquis Who’s Who
Recipient of the 2002 Neutrogena Lectureship AwardNeutrogena
Listed in Guide to Top DoctorsWebsite www.Guidetotopdoctors.Org
Nominated and elected to Hartford County Medical AssociationMedical Review Committee
Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002 7th editionWho's Who Among America's Teachers
Top Doctors for WomenConnecticut Magazine
President-electThe Connecticut Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Society
Nominated and selected for The Who's Who Award for Achievement 2002The International Biographical Centre
National Leadership AwardThe National Republican Congressional Committee
Requested to direct the free communications section (proffered papers)
Elected SecretaryThe Connecticut Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Society
Requested by the American Academy of Dermatology to direct the Basic Dermatopathology Course at the Annual American Academy of Dermatology meetingAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Listed in The Best Doctors in America?Best Doctors, www.bestdoctors.com
Listed in Who's Who in the 21st Century, 2nd editionThe International Biographical Center
Listed in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st CenturyThe International Biographical Center
Educational Leadership Recognition as Program Director for Annual National MeetingsAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Member of the American Board of DermatologyTest Committee to Help Prepare Board Examinations
Elected TreasurerThe Connecticut Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Society
Elected to Board of DirectorsAssociation of Professors of Dermatology
Marshall and Administrator of the Hippocratic OathCommencement of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Listed in the Fourth listing of The Best Doctors in AmericaThe Best Doctors in America
Listed in the first edition of The Best Doctors in America's Northeast RegionThe Best Doctors in America? Northeast Region
Elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society of DermatopathologyInternational Society of Dermatopathology
Renbrook School Scientist of the MonthRenbrook School
Member Expert Review Panel Task Group: Rx-to-OTC Switch of 1% HydrocortisonePrescription Drug Manufacturers Association
Recipient of American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching Award American Academy of Family Physicians
Participant in Preparing the American Board of Dermatology Examination for Board CertificationAmerican Board of Dermatology
Recipient of American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching AwardAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Recipient of American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching AwardAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Recipient of American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching AwardAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Listed in the 1st Edition of the International Who's Who in MedicineInternational Who's Who in Medicine
New Britain Women in Leadership AwardYWCA
Selected to be a member of the Dermatology Foundation Century ClubDermatology Foundation
Recipient of American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching AwardAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Recipient of American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching AwardAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Recipient of American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching AwardAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Outstanding Young Woman of the Year Award
Recipient of American Academy of Family Physicians Teaching AwardAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Chief Resident in DermatologyThe New York Hospital and Cornell University Medical Center
Cornell University Medical College Scholarship GrantCORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Member of Advisory CommitteeACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY DATA BANK
Included in Who's Who in the EastWHO'S WHO IN THE EAST 18TH EDITION
Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa (Elected as junior) First Group Scholar Sloan Foundation Grant for Research in PsychologySMITH COLLEGE
Clinical Interests:

Skin cancer, pigmented lesions, photoaging and rejuvenation

Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed Publications

Sunlight is the best disinfectant: legal and ethical analysis of a Mohs referral gone awry. Kels, Barry D; Bercovitch, Lionel; Grant-Kels, Jane M. (2014). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1, (70), 192-5.

Dermatologists' blind side: the ethical implications of in-house dermatopathology laboratories. Grant-Kels, Jane M. (2013). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 6, (69), 1046-8.

A picture is worth a thousand words: ethical dilemmas presented by storing digital photographs in electronic health records. Lakdawala, Nikita; Bercovitch, Lionel; Grant-Kels, Jane M. (2013). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 3, (69), 473-5.

Melanoma in skin of color in Connecticut: an analysis of melanoma incidence and stage at diagnosis in non-Hispanic blacks, non-Hispanic whites, and Hispanics. Clairwood, Marimeg; Ricketts, Janelle; Grant-Kels, Jane; Gonsalves, Lou. (2013). International journal of dermatology, 4, (53), 425-33.

"You'd know if you 'friended' me on Facebook": legal, moral, and ethical considerations of online social media. Payette, Michael J; Albreski, Douglas; Grant-Kels, Jane M. (2013). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2, (69), 305-7.