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Jennifer McNiff, MD

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology; Director, Yale Dermatopathology Laboratory; Section Chief, Dermatopathology

Contact Information

Jennifer McNiff, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Dermatology

    PO Box 208059, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8059

    United States



Dr. McNiff received her M.D. from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and trained in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. After completing a fellowship in dermatopathology at the Medical College of Virginia in 1992, Dr. McNiff joined the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. McNiff’s interests and publications are focused on general clinicopathologic correlations in dermatopathology, mycosis fungoides, animal models of lupus erythematosus and graft vs. host disease, and immunofluorescence techniques in dermatopathology. She is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings, and is the past President of the American Society of Dermatopathology.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA (1992)
  • Chief Resident
    University of Virginia Health Services Center, Charlottesville, VA (1991)
  • Resident
    University of Virginia Health Services Center, Charlottesville, VA (1990)
  • MD
    University of Vermont (1986)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
University of Vermont Award for Academic AchievementUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine2021
Walter R Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching DermatopathologyAmerican Society of Dermatopathology2011

Professional Service

Yale University School of MedicineInterim Chair, Pathology2020
Nominations Committee, American Society of DermatopathologyCommittee Member2012 - 2016
American Society of DermatopathologyPresident2011 - 2012
Executive Board, International Society of DermatopathologyExecutive Committee Member2009 - 2013
Board of Directors, American Society of DermatopathologyBoard of Directors2008 - 2013
American Society of DermatopathologyProgram Director for National Meeting 2009, in charge of all content for meeting2004 - 2009

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