Anthony P. Fernandez, MD, PhD, completed his undergraduate studies at the Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and received his doctorate and medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Miami, FL and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Fernandez is currently a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic where he practices both medical dermatology and dermatopathology and serves as director of Medical and Inpatient Dermatology. Dr. Fernandez specializes in the treatment of systemic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases with prominent cutaneous involvement. His research interests mirror his clinical interests with ongoing projects involving psoriasis, dermatomyositis, lupus erythematosus, and pemphigus vulgaris. He is also active in a variety of national professional organizations and is currently chair of the Finance Committee for the American Society of Dermatopathology.