Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD
Professor, Dermatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (1996)
Graduate Schools :
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
  • PhD, University of Chicago (1993)
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1986)
Internship:
  • University of Chicago Program (1997)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (1999)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Dermatology

Professional Titles

  • Chief of Dermatology - Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

Publications

  • Bridgman AC, Fitzmaurice C, Dellavalle RP, Karimkhani Aksut C, Grada A, Naghavi M, Manafi N, Olagunju AT, Olagunju TO, Somayaji R, Drucker AM. Canadian Burden of Skin Disease From 1990 to 2017: Results From the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Study [Formula: see text]. J Cutan Med Surg. 2020 Mar Apr;24(2):161-173. PubMed PMID: 31994902
  • Gonzalez CD, Rundle CW, Pona A, Walkosz BJ, Dellavalle RP. Ultraviolet radiation may cause premature fading of colored tattoos. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2020 Jan;36(1):73-74. PubMed PMID: 31461178
  • Hu S, Laughter MR, Dellavalle RP. Reliability of self-reported data on social media versus National Residency Match Program charting outcomes for dermatology applicants. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Dec;83(6):1842-1844. PubMed PMID: 32315660
  • Broussard L, Hirner S, Dellavalle RP, Dunnick CA, Hugh J. Spray sunscreen: Characterizing application area density and implications for sun protection. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Mar;82(3):749-751. PubMed PMID: 31394132
  • Hu S, Anand P, Laughter M, Maymone MBC, Dellavalle RP. Holistic dermatology: An evidence-based review of modifiable lifestyle factor associations with dermatologic disorders. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32360717
  • Maymone MBC, Venkatesh S, Laughter M, Abdat R, Hugh J, Dacso MM, Rao PN, Stryjewska BM, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. Leprosy: Treatment and management of complications. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul;83(1):17-30. PubMed PMID: 32244016
  • Maymone MBC, Laughter M, Venkatesh S, Dacso MM, Rao PN, Stryjewska BM, Hugh J, Dellavalle RP, Dunnick CA. Leprosy: Clinical aspects and diagnostic techniques. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul;83(1):1-14. PubMed PMID: 32229279
  • Obagi ZA, Rundle CW, Dellavalle RP. Widening the scope of virtual reality and augmented reality in dermatology. Dermatol Online J. 2020 Jan 15;26(1). PubMed PMID: 32155022
  • GBD 2019 Diseases and Injuries Collaborators. Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020 Oct 17;396(10258):1204-1222. PubMed PMID: 33069326
  • GBD 2019 Risk Factors Collaborators. Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020 Oct 17;396(10258):1223-1249. PubMed PMID: 33069327
  • Altman E, Dellavalle R, Grant-Kels J, Elston DM. New ways to learn: Enhanced social media and JAAD virtual journal club 1 year later. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jan;82(1):31. PubMed PMID: 31400456
  • Maymone MBC, Laughter M, Vashi NA, Jones JD Jr, Hugh J, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. The most cited articles and authors in dermatology: A bibliometric analysis of 1974-2019. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul;83(1):201-205. PubMed PMID: 31279031
  • Rundle CW, Husayn SS, Dellavalle RP. Orchestrating a virtual conference amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Dermatol Online J. 2020 Jul 15;26(7). PubMed PMID: 32898410
  • Sawangjit R, Dilokthornsakul P, Lloyd-Lavery A, Lai NM, Dellavalle R, Chaiyakunapruk N. Systemic treatments for eczema: a network meta-analysis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Sep 14;9:CD013206. PubMed PMID: 32927498
  • Eason CD, Rundle C, Dunnick CA, Hugh J, Dellavalle RP. National trends in free public sunscreen dispensers. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32504723
  • Szeto MD, Lada SM, Husayn SS, Presley CL, Militello M, Dellavalle RP. A Survey of Article Types in the Dermatology Literature. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32590032
  • Gonzalez CD, Walkosz BJ, Dellavalle RP. Aftercare Instructions in the Tattoo Community: An Opportunity to Educate on Sun Protection and Increase Skin Cancer Awareness. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2020 Jun;13(6):22-23. PubMed PMID: 32884615
  • Pona A, Gonzalez CD, Walkosz BJ, Dellavalle RP. Scented lotions may cause scaring and premature fading of tattoos. Dermatol Online J. 2020 Oct 15;26(10). PubMed PMID: 33147671
  • Szeto MD, Presley CL, Maymone MBC, Laughter MR, Lada SM, Runion TM, Barber C, Fonseca A, Dellavalle RP. Top Authors in Dermatology by h-index: A Bibliometric Analysis of 1980-2020. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33217507
  • Misitzis A, Stratigos AJ, Beatson M, Mastorakos G, Dellavalle RP, Weinstock MA. The association of metformin use with keratinocyte carcinoma development in high-risk patients. Dermatol Ther. 2020 Oct 13;:e14402. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33047438
  • Smires S, Afach S, Mazaud C, Phan C, Garcia Doval I, Boyle R, Dellavalle R, Williams HC, Grindlay D, Sbidian E, Le Cleach L. Quality and Reporting Completeness of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Dermatology. J Invest Dermatol. 2020 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32603750
  • Rietcheck HR, Maghfour J, Rundle CW, Husayn SS, Presley CL, Sillau SH, Liu Y, Leehey MA, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. A Review of the Current Evidence Connecting Seborrheic Dermatitis and Parkinson's Disease and the Potential Role of Oral Cannabinoids. Dermatology. 2020 Dec 17;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33333525
  • Wells TM, Rundle CW, Szeto MD, Presley C, Dellavalle RP. An Analysis of Skin of Color Dermatology Related Content on Instagram. J Drugs Dermatol. 2020 Jul 1;19(7):746-754. PubMed PMID: 32722911
  • Laughter MR, Maymone MBC, Karimkhani C, Rundle C, Hu S, Wolfe S, Abuabara K, Hollingsworth P, Weintraub GS, Dunnick CA, Kisa A, Damiani G, Sheikh A, Singh JA, Fukumoto T, Desai R, Grada A, Filip I, Radfar A, Naghavi M, Dellavalle RP. The Burden of Skin and Subcutaneous Diseases in the United States From 1990 to 2017. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Aug 1;156(8):874-881. PubMed PMID: 32520352
  • Laughter MR, Maymone MBC, Mashayekhi S, Arents BWM, Karimkhani C, Langan SM, Dellavalle RP, Flohr C. The global burden of atopic dermatitis: lessons from the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2017. Br J Dermatol. 2020 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33006135
  • Hu S, Laughter M, Dellavalle RP. Reply to Response to: "Reliability of self-reported data on social media vs National Residency Match Program charting outcomes for dermatology applicants". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Dec;83(6):e475. PubMed PMID: 32822802
  • Boyers LN, Karimkhani C, Riggs J, Dellavalle RP. US campus and university debit card policies regarding tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Tob Control. 2014 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25552519
  • Vaughan V, Boyers L, Karimkhani C, Dellavalle R. Effect of recent Ebola outbreaks on estimating the global burden of diseases with skin manifestations. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25464860
  • Karimkhani C, Boyers LN, Naghavi M, Coffeng LE, Lott JP, Wulf S, Hay R, Williams HC, Weinstock MA, Norton SA, Armstrong AW, Dunnick CA, Norris DA, Dellavalle RP. The Global Burden of Disease Associated with Alopecia Areata. Br J Dermatol. 2014 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25422028
  • Barón AE, Asdigian NL, Gonzalez V, Aalborg J, Terzian T, Stiegmann RA, Torchia EC, Berwick M, Dellavalle RP, Morelli JG, Mokrohisky ST, Crane LA, Box NF. Interactions between Ultraviolet Light and MC1R and OCA2 Variants Are Determinants of Childhood Nevus and Freckle Phenotypes. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Dec;23(12):2829-39. PubMed PMID: 25410285
  • Boyers LN, Karimkhani C, Naghavi M, Sherwood D, Margolis DJ, Hay RJ, Williams HC, Naldi L, Coffeng LE, Weinstock MA, Dunnick CA, Pederson H, Vos T, Dellavalle RP. Global mortality from conditions with skin manifestations. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Dec;71(6):1137-1143.e17. PubMed PMID: 25282129
  • Karimkhani C, Connett J, Boyers L, Quest T, Dellavalle RP. Dermatology on instagram. Dermatol Online J. 2014 Jul 15;20(7). PubMed PMID: 25046455
  • Korgavkar K, Firoz EF, Xiong M, Lew R, Marcolivio K, Burnside N, Dyer R, Weinstock MA, VAKCC Trial Group. Measuring the severity of topical 5-fluorouracil toxicity. J Cutan Med Surg. 2014 Jul-Aug;18(4):229-35. PubMed PMID: 25008439
  • Karimkhani C, Boyers LN, Margolis DJ, Naghavi M, Hay RJ, Williams HC, Naldi L, Coffeng LE, Weinstock MA, Dunnick CA, Pederson H, Vos T, Murray CJ, Dellavalle RP. Comparing cutaneous research funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with 2010 Global Burden of Disease results. PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e102122. PubMed PMID: 25003335
  • Boyers L, Karimkhani C, Crane LA, Asdigian N, Hollonds A, Dellavalle RP. Buying indoor tanning with university debit cards. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jul;71(1):199-201. PubMed PMID: 24947697
  • Boyers LN, Quest T, Karimkhani C, Connett J, Dellavalle RP. Dermatology on YouTube. Dermatol Online J. 2014 Jun 15;20(6). PubMed PMID: 24945641
  • Karimkhani C, Gonzalez R, Dellavalle RP. A review of novel therapies for melanoma. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014 Aug;15(4):323-37. PubMed PMID: 24928310
  • Karimkhani C, Amir M, Dellavalle RP, Ipaktchi K. Current concepts for oil decontamination of crush injuries: a review. Patient Saf Surg. 2014;8:22. PubMed PMID: 24855490
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Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

Hospital Affiliation
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Dermatology, Board Certification (2002)
Clinical Interests
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, and skin cancer

Care Philosophy
As the Chief of Dermatology at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, I believe our veterans deserve the best cutting-edge evidence-based care for their skin disease.

Personal Interests
My hobbies include skiing, hiking, swimming, and gardening.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer at community skin cancer prevention outreach events sponsored by the Colorado Skin Cancer Task Force (www.coloradocancercoalition.org/task-forces/skin-cancer)

Public Speaking
Yes
I speak on skin cancer prevention and the global burden of all skin diseases. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OD363VJhKY)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (1996)
Graduate Schools:
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
  • PhD, University of Chicago (1993)
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1986)
Internships:
  • University of Chicago Program (1997)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (1999)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (2001)
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Languages: English
Department: Dermatology
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