Oscar Rene Colegio MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Oscar R. Colegio, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of
Dermatology at Yale School of Medicine where his clinical practice and research
is focused on immunodeficiency-associated skin cancers and skin disorders
associated with solid organ transplantation. Under the guidance of his
post-doctoral fellowship mentor Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD, he has and continues to characterize
the role of immune cells called macrophages in tumor progression. The
focus of these studies has been to identify pathways of tumorigenesis critical
to a variety of murine tumor types including lung carcinoma, melanoma, colon
carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Parallel studies in identifying
tumor-promoting pathways induced by infiltrating macrophages in human squamous
cell carcinomas from immunosuppressed vs non-immunosuppressed patients is the current
focus of the lab.
During his postdoctoral studies, Dr. Colegio was selected to be a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow and a Robert Black Fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. He is currently a Scholar of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and is supported by the Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer and the Dermatology Foundation.
Dr. Colegio is a member of several professional organizations related to his clinical and research interests. He is a member of the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, where he serves on the Board of Directors and is the Director of the Committee for Research, and the Society for Investigative Dermatology, where he serves on the Committee for Translational Research.
Dr. Colegio is a graduate of The University of Texas, where he earned a BS in Pharmacy in 1995, and of Yale University where he earned a PhD in Cell Biology in 2003 and an MD, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha, in 2004. He completed an Internship in Internal Medicine and a Residency in Dermatology at Yale-New Haven Hospital during which time he was awarded the Hugh L. Dwyer Award for clinical excellence.
Education & Training
- University of Texas at Austin (1995)
- Yale University (2003)
- Yale University School of Medicine (2004)
- Yale, Internal Medicine (2004 - 2005)
- Yale, Dermatology (2005 - 2008)
- Postdoctoral Fellow
- Yale, Immunobiology (2007 - 2009)
- Board Certification
- Dermatology, Board Certified (2008)