William D. Shipman III MD, PhD

Dr. Shipman is a dedicated clinical dermatologist and accomplished researcher specializing in general and cosmetic dermatology, skin of color, lasers, wound healing, hair loss and hidradenitis suppurativa. With a strong educational background and a commitment to advancing the field, Dr. Shipman has made significant contributions to both patient care and scientific knowledge. Dr. Shipman earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College, then an M.D./Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from Weill Cornell Medicine. This rigorous educational foundation has provided a unique perspective that combines clinical expertise with cutting-edge research. As part of his training, Dr. Shipman completed an Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital followed by a Dermatology Residency and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University.

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Dr. Shipman has a remarkable track record of conducting groundbreaking research in dermatology and immunology. His research interests have included investigating the role of exosomes in wound healing and hidradenitis suppurativa, as well as autoantibody production in hidradenitis Suppurativa. Additionally, he has made significant contributions to understanding cutaneous lupus erythematosus and the role of immune cells in lupus photosensitivity. These efforts have led to numerous peer-reviewed publications in prestigious journals, demonstrating a commitment to advancing dermatological science and immunology including first-author publications in Science Translational Medicine, the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, the British Journal of Dermatology, the Journal of Dermatologic Treatment, and co-authorships in Science Immunology, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and Trends in Immunology among others. Notably, Dr. Shipman's research has uncovered novel insights into the pathogenesis and potential treatments for various dermatologic conditions.

Dr. Shipman has been nationally recognized for his dedication and contributions to the field of dermatology through various fellowships and awards, including the Society of Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting Travel Award, the American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Mentorship Program Award, and the National Medical Association's John A. Kenney Jr. Resident/Research Fellow Dermatology SymposiumFirst Place Winner for Oral Presentation, among others. These accolades underscore Dr. Shipman's commitment to excellence in dermatology and their significant impact on the field. In addition to their research and clinical work, Dr. Shipman is actively involved in teaching and mentoring the next generation of medical professionals. Furthermore, Dr. Shipman is a leader within the dermatology community, including serving on the Scientific Committee for the Skin of Color Society. Dr. Shipman is an active member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Skin of Color Society, the National Medical Association, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Rheumatologic

Dermatology Society, among others. His involvement in these organizations reflects his commitment to staying at the forefront of dermatological advancements and promoting diversity and inclusion within the field. Dr. Shipman is a distinguished clinical dermatologist and scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of dermatology and immunology through their exceptional research, dedication to patient care, and commitment to mentoring the next generation of medical professionals. With a focus on general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, skin of color, lasers, hair loss, and hidradenitis suppurativa, Dr. Shipman continues to shape the future of dermatology.

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