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

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
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Honors and Awards:
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Included in the Best Doctors in America® 2014 Database
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
Clinical Interests:

Skin cancer, pigmented lesions, photoaging and rejuvenation

Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Curricular Factors Associated With Medical Students' Practice of the Skin Cancer Examination: An Educational Enhancement Initiative by the Integrated Skin Exam Consortium. Garg, Amit; Wang, Joyce; Reddy, Shalini B; Powers, Jennifer; Jacob, Reza; Powers, Michael; Biello, Katie; Cayce, Rachael; Savory, Stephanie; Belazarian, Leah; Domingues, Erik; Korzenko, Adam; Wilson, Lindsay; Grant-Kels, Jane M; George, Paul; Robinson-Bostom, Leslie; Trotter, Shannon C; Geller, Alan C. (2014). JAMA dermatology,

The ethical implications of "more than one way to skin a cat": increasing use of radiation therapy to treat nonmelanoma skin cancers by dermatologists. Grant-Kels, Jane M; VanBeek, Marta J. (2014). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 5, (70), 945-7.

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.

Conundrum: who should care for the dermatologic needs of the medicaid patient? Facts and controversies. Kels, Barry D; Grant-Kels, Jane M. (2013). Clinics in dermatology, 6, (31), 769-71.