Susan T. Nedorost, MD

Department of Dermatology
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema, Occupational Contact Dermatitis, Atopy Patch Testing.

External Appointments

All at University Hospitals of Cleveland/ Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • University Hospitals System Director of Medical Education
  • Designated Institutional Official/ Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
  • Associate Designated Institutional Official
  • Residency Program Director; Associate Program Chair
  • Professor of Dermatology and Environmental Health Science
  • Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences (Secondary appointment)


Nutrition Magna Cum Laude
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internal Medicine Internship
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Additional Information

Susan Nedorost MD is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and served her Dermatology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She joined University Hospitals in 1999. She is Professor of Dermatology and Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Case Western Reserve University.  Dr. Nedorost is past President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and has been recognized by Best Doctors and as a University Hospitals Distinguished Physician.

Her interests include dermatitis/eczema (atopic, contact, and stasis dermatitis), with focus on treating these diseases by avoidance of allergens and restoring a healthy microbiome. This approach aligns with her interest in high value care; she serves on the American Academy of Dermatology Choosing Wisely task force.

She is active in translational research to understand mechanisms and treatment for dermatitis, and to improve value of care for dermatitis patients. She has published over 100 book chapters and articles. Her recent work includes the following as principle investigator:

1)    Nedorost ST. Allergic Contact Sensitization in Healthy Skin Differs from Sensitization in Chronic Dermatitis: Atopic, Occupational Wet Work, and Stasis Dermatitis. Dermatol Clin. 2020 Jul;38(3):301-308. 
2)    Nedorost S. A diagnostic checklist for generalized dermatitis. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2018 Oct 31;11:545-549. 
3)    Pootongkam S, Havele SA, Orillaza H, Silver E, Rowland DY, Nedorost ST. Atopy patch tests may identify patients at risk for systemic contact dermatitis. Immun Inflamm Dis. 2020 Mar;8(1):24-29.
4)    Nedorost S, White S, Rowland DY, Bednarchik B, Flocke S, Carman TL, Karpinski L, Shi Y. Development and implementation of an order set to improve value of care for patients with severe stasis dermatitis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Mar;80(3):815-817