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Alain Rook, MD

Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and, Director of the CTCL and Extracorporeal Photopheresis Program

Dr. Rook is a Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and is the Director of the CTCL and Extracorporeal Photopheresis Program.

He has conducted seminal studies on the photodynamic therapeutic efficacy of synthetic hypericin in CTCL and psoriasis patients and on its apoptotic activity in malignant cancer cells. Dr. Rook’s research has been supported by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute.

Education

He graduated from the University of Michigan with an MD degree. Dr. Rook is Board Certified in Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and Nephrology.