Jennifer G. Gill, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her clinical specialties are managing and treating patients with melanoma, advanced skin cancer, or hereditary cancer syndromes.

Dr. Gill earned her medical and doctoral degrees in immunology through the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed a dermatology residency – including both clinical and research experience – at UT Southwestern and an internal medicine internship at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Gill runs a basic science and translational research laboratory focused on understanding how cancer metabolism impacts melanoma metastasis and behavior. The lab’s ultimate goal is to identify new biomarkers and treatment strategies to improve the lives of cancer patients. She has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and is a regular contributor to Brighter Magazine, a magazine for women dealing with cancer.

Among her many honors, Dr. Gill received the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2018 Presidential Citation Award and the Dermatology Foundation’s 2017 Career Development Award. She is also a prior recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award created by the U.S. Congress for young scientists with exceptional potential.

Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Gill is a member of professional organizations that include the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Melanoma Research Society, and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (2003-2012)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2013-2016), Dermatology
  • Internship - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (2012-2013), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Washington University School of Medicine (2003-2012)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology (2013)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (2013)
Honors & Awards
  • University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship Scholarship 1999-2003
  • Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship 2002
  • American Physician Scientist Association Travel Award Recipient 2009
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital “Intern of the Year” Award 2013
  • Physician Scientist Training Program Grant Recipient 2015
  • Dermatology Resident Award for Humanism and Professionalism 2015
  • UTSW Dermatology Resident Award for Leadership 2016
  • Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship 2016
  • Dermatology Foundation Physician-Scientist Career Development Award 2017
Books & Publications
  • Targeted therapies for treatment of cancer
  • Melanoma metastasis
  • Cancer metastasis

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