Sara Fossum, MD, PhD

Sara L. Fossum, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine
Department of Dermatology
1910 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5314

Administrative Contact

Academic office:
Justin Bernos | (734) 936-4078 | [email protected]


Dr. Sara Fossum is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and a board-certified dermatologist in the Michigan Medicine Department of Dermatology. She provides medical dermatology diagnosis and treatment to patients of all ages in our medical dermatology outpatient clinics. She has special interests in complex medical dermatology including the care of patients with bullous skin disease and hidradenitis suppurativa. 

Dr. Fossum is a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she received her medical degree and PhD degree in life sciences. Following graduation, she completed her preliminary year internship in internal medicine at Northshore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois, and her dermatology residency at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology, where she served as co-chief resident in her final year. Dr. Fossum joined the U-M Dermatology faculty in January 2023.


Michigan Medicine | Medical Dermatology clinics: (734) 936-4054

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Immunobullous disease
  • Inpatient dermatology

Research Interests

  • Inherited tumor predisposition syndromes
  • Racial disparities in education


  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Biology, Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2006-2010
  • Medical Scientist Training Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2010-2018
    • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude in Scientia Experimentali
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences
  • Internship, Internal Medicine-Preliminary Year, Northshore University HealthSystem/University of Chicago Medical Center, Evanston, IL, 2018-2019
  • Dermatology Resident, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2019-2022
    • Chief Resident 2021-2022


  • American Board of Dermatology

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