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Christopher R. Shea, MD

Eugene J. Van Scott Professor of Medicine

Chief, Section of Dermatology

Dr. Christopher Shea is an expert in disorders of the skin, hair and nails. He specializes in general dermatology, pigmented skin lesions (including moles and melanoma), cutaneous lymphoma and dermatopathology.

Dr. Shea's research focuses on melanoma, investigating origins, tumor markers and treatments. His research also examines effects of ultraviolet radiation on skin, and the pathologic basis of skin diseases.

A devoted educator, Dr. Shea is engaged in the professional training of residents and fellows. Additionally, he serves as director or co-director of many regional, national, and international medical courses. Dr. Shea has published more than 160 scientific papers and chapters, and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Journal of Dermatopathology, and Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Also a popular speaker, Dr. Shea has lectured at meetings around the world.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Anatomic Pathology

Medical School

Georgetown University


Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatopathology
Association of Professors of Dermatology
Chicago Dermatological Society
Illinois Dermatological Society
International Society of Dermatopathology

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6559

Office Fax

(773) 702-8398

Office Postal Address

Christopher R. Shea, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5067
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Dermatology
  • Melanoma
  • Pigmented skin lesions
  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Dermatopathology

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Shea's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.