Editor Profile

Mark V. Dahl, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Dermatology Board

Mark V. Dahl, MD, is currently Professor of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and Senior Consultant in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona. He has served as President of the American Academy of Dermatology and as Vice President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. He is the founder of Camp Discovery, a camping program for children with severe skin diseases. Dr. Dahl is a recipient of the Gold Medal, the American Academy of Dermatology's highest honor, and was named a Master Dermatologist by the organization in 2006. His research has focused on immunology, infections, and inflammatory diseases of the skin, including studies related to immunodeficiency, chemotaxis, granuloma annulare, immunofluorescence, bullous diseases, psoriasis, cutaneous irritation, allergy, rosacea, the epidermal acetylcholine network, and cutaneous fungal infections. Dr. Dahl joined the NEJM Journal Watch Dermatology board in 2007 and served until the publication’s closure in 2016.


Consultant / Advisory board

Ulthera, Inc.; AuBio LifeSciences, LLC; Paris Therapeutics


Elorac, Inc.; Makucell, Inc.; Paris Therapeutics

Editorial boards


Leadership positions in professional societies

National Rosacea Society (Chairman, Medical Board)

  • March 20, 2015

    Cold Spots

    1. Mark V. Dahl, MD

    New quantitative techniques to measure temperature and time thresholds in patients with acquired cold urticaria affirm the value of standard current treatment.

  • February 27, 2015

    Happy Doctors

    1. Mark V. Dahl, MD

    Dissatisfied physicians are less inclined to give charity care.

  • February 24, 2015

    Itching, Stinging, Burning? No Sweat

    1. Mark V. Dahl, MD

    Thermoregulatory sweat testing reveals anhidrosis consistent with small-fiber neuropathy in most patients with odd sensations of itching, tingling, and burning.

  • February 19, 2015

    Tape Reactions

    1. Mark V. Dahl, MD

    Most tape reactions are not allergic reactions.

  • January 26, 2015

    Omalizumab for Chronic UrticariaFree

    1. Mark V. Dahl, MD

    Another controlled study finds omalizumab effective for treatment of patients with chronic hives.

  • December 16, 2014

    Things That Still Work: Phototherapy plus Methotrexate or Each Alone for Psoriasis

    1. Mark V. Dahl, MD

    Widespread psoriasis vulgaris responded more quickly, perhaps better, to combined NBUVB phototherapy/MTX than to either regimen alone, but all three strategies were effective.