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Clinical Associate of Medicine

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Arlene Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD, MPH

Arlene Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD, MPH, treats patients with a wide range of skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis and skin cancer. She specializes in dermatopathology, studying biopsies to more accurately diagnose skin cancers and other cutaneous conditions.

Dr. Ruiz de Luzuriaga's research focuses on finding health patterns in dermatology and dermatopathology. In one study, she examined patient demographics in relation to the utilization of health care services for molluscum contagiosum -- a type of skin infection caused by a virus. She also is interested in the use of information technology for the improvement of patient care, diagnosis and treatment algorithms, and medical education.

In addition to her clinical and research roles, Dr. Ruiz de Luzuriaga teaches residents and fellows about general dermatology.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Duke University School of Medicine


  • MacNeal Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Other Grad Education

  • MPH, University of North Carolina School of Public Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Association of Professors of Dermatology
  • Chicago Dermatologic Society
  • Womens Dermatologic Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

To Refer a Patient

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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology

Languages Spoken

  • English