20131-Somani, Ally-Khan

Ally-Khan Somani, MD, PhD

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology

UH 3240
Indianapolis, IN
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Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Division Chief
  • Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Division
  • Education
    2009 FEL Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic
    2008 RES Dermatology Residency, Case Western Reserve University
    2002 MD University of Toronto
    2001 PhD University of Toronto
    1991 BSC McGill University
  • Research


    • Cellular Signaling
    • Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Skin Cancers
    • Wound Healing
    • Tumor Immunology/Regulatory T cells
    • Type I IFN signaling
    • Photoaging / UV carcinogenesis


  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
    American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
    American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (ACMS)
    American Medical Association (AMA)
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Scholarship Award (2007)
    American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
    American Society of Laser and Medicine Sugery (ASLMS)
    Annals of Neurology (Ad hoc reviewer)
    Archives of Dermatology (Ad hoc reviewer)
    Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery (2010-2013) Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant (2007)
    Editorial Board - Insidermedicine (http://www.Insidermedicine.com) Dermatology Section
    European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)
    International Transplant-Skin Cancer Collaborative (ITSCC)
    Journal of American Academy of Dermatology (Ad hoc reviewer)
    Journal of Cutaneous Pathology (Ad hoc reviewer)
    Journal of Dermatologic Surgery (Ad hoc reviewer)
    Journal of Immunology (Ad hoc reviewer)
    Journal of Investigative Dermatology (Ad hoc reviewer)
    Listed in "America's Top Dermatologists" by the Consumers Research Council of America (CRCA) (2009)
    Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America (2012-present).
    Named Top Doctor by Castle Connolly (2015)
    Richard B. Stoughton Memorial Fellowship (2006)
    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
    Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF)
    Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID)
    The American Journal of Pathology (Ad hoc reviewer)
    Translational Research Award, Case Western Reserve University Department of Dermatology (2007)
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Dermatology - Dermatology
  • Clinical Interests

    Diagnosis and treatment of:

    • Melanoma
    • High Risk Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas
    • Other Rare Skin Tumors
    • Skin Cancers in Organ Transplant Patients
    • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
    • Intraoperative Mohs Micrographic Mapping
    • Dermatologic Surgery
    • Plastic Reconstructive Surgery after Skin Cancer Extirpation
    • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
    • Cosmetic and Laser Surgery
    • Cosmetic Dermatology
    • Laboratory Research


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