Thomas Hornyak, MD, PhD
Dr. Hornyak is currently Chief of Dermatology for the VA Maryland Health Care System as well as Associate Professor of Dermatology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He began work as an independent investigator in the Department of Dermatology at the Henry Ford Health System, where he also initiated a pigmented lesion clinic to evaluate patients with melanoma and with numerous and unusual melanocytic nevi. He then became an investigator in the Dermatology Branch of the Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, NIH. At the NCI, he continued his studies of basic melanocyte biology, expanding to laboratory studies of melanoma.
Dr. Hornyak sees patients and teaches dermatology residents in the offices of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and continues research into melanocyte stem cells and epigenetic changes during melanoma development.