Stephen Wolverton, MD, FAAD


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  • Wolverton received his undergraduate degree at Ball State University with a B.S. as a Pre-Med major in 1975.
  • Subsequently he attended medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine, receiving an M.D. degree in 1979.
  • Wolverton initially pursued a career in Family Practice, completing his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio in 1982. This residency was followed by a year in a junior faculty position at the same FP residency program.
  • After considering a switch to Dermatology for a couple years, Dr. Wolverton initiated his Dermatology career completing his residency at Wright State University, also in Dayton, Ohio, from 1983 through the end of 1985.
  • Subsequent faculty positions have included Wright State University (Fellow Instructor 1986-1987), Ohio State University (1987-1990, including a year as Acting Division Director), and the long-term faculty position in the Dermatology Department at the Indiana University School of Medicine (1990-date).
  • His current position is Professor of Clinical Dermatology and was recently named the Theodore Arlook Professor of Clinical Dermatology.
  • Wolverton’s long-term academic interest has been systemic drug use in Dermatology, focusing on all aspects of Drug Safety, including a more recent focus in the complex area of Drug Interactions.
  • He is best known for his series of four books concerning Dermatologic drug therapy: Systemic Drugs for Skin Diseases (published in 1991) and Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy (initially published in 2001, 2nd edition published in February 2007, with the 3rd edition of this title published late Fall 2012).
  • Wolverton has been the director for three different 4-year runs of a popular AAD meeting symposium most recently known as “Controversies in Dermatologic Drug Therapy”.
  • At the 2014 AAD meeting in Denver, Dr. Wolverton initiated a new multispeaker half-day course on Drug Safety.
  • In addition, for 20 years he has been the Course Director for the Introduction to Cutaneous Biology course for Dermatology residents throughout the US and Canada that is sponsored by the Indiana University Department of Dermatology.
  • He is a frequent visiting professor at various Dermatology residency programs, along with various state and local Dermatologic medical societies.
  • He continues his strong interest in Dermatology resident education full-time at IU and during many of the visiting professorships.