Dermatology Associates of Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists

Rochelle R. Weiss, M.D.
Daniel B. Roling, M.D.
Caroline M. Groft-MacFarlane,M.D., Ph.D.
Matthew E. Halpern, M.D.
Danielle M. DeHoratius, M.D.
Michael D. Gober, M.D., Ph.D.
Jocelyn M. Confino, MPAS, P.A.-C
Kathryn M. Smore, MPAS, P.A.-C

Michael D. Gober, M.D., Ph. D.

Michael D. Gober, M.d., Ph. D.


American Board of Dermatology
Board Certified in 2012

Suite 450
825 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

6 Lancaster Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Phone: 610-642-1090
FAX: 610-658-5861



1994-1998 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
BA Biology, Concentration in Biochemistry
Magna Cum Laude

1998-2007 University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Combined MD/PhD program
PhD–2006 in Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Post-Graduate Training


6/2007- 6/2008 Pennsylvania Hospital, Department of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


7/2008 –6/2011 Dermatology – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Awards, Honors & Memberships

3/2014 The Dr. Alfred W. Kopf Research Grant Award from the Skin Cancer Foundation

7/2013-6/2015 Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award

7/2012-6/2013 UPenn SDRC (Skin Disease Research Center) Pilot and Feasability mini-grant award

2007 Eugene Sydney Bereston Award for Excellence in Dermatology University of Maryland, School of Medicine

2007 Election to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

2006 Young Investigator Award–1st place Joint meeting of Experimental Contact Dermatitis Research Group and American Contact Dermatitis Society, Baltimore, MD

2005, 2006 Margaret A. Hicks Scholarship Fund award recipient University of Maryland, School of Medicine

2002-2004 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award trainee

2004 Oral presentation excellence award

29th Annual International Herpesvirus Workshop, Reno, NV

2000; 2001 University of Maryland Graduate Merit Award

1996; 1997 Howard Hughes Undergraduate Scholar

Cornell University

2008 – present American Academy of Dermatology

1998-2002; 2005-present American Medical Association


Book Chapters

1. Gober MD, Treat J. Chapter 127 – Nutritional Dermatoses. In: Netter’s Pediatrics (Eds: Florin T and Ludwig S); Philadelphia PA Elsevier; 2011

2. Gober MD, DeCapite TJ, Gaspari AA. Chapter 63 — Contact Dermatitis. In: Middleton’s Allergy 7th Edition Principles and Practice (Eds: Adkinson NF, Busse WW, Bochner BS, Holgate ST, Simons FER, and Lemanske RF); Philadelphia PA, Elsevier; 2009:1105-1116.

Selected Publications

1. Gober MD, Bashir HM, Seykora JT. (2013). Reconstructing skin cancers using animal models. Cancer Metastasis Rev. 32:123-8.

2. Ratushny V, Gober MD, Hick R, Ridky T , Seykora JT. (2012) From keratinocyte to cancer: the pathogenesis and modeling of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. J Clin Invest. 122:464-472

3. Agi C, Gober MD, Ferenczi K, Takach P, Eagle RC, Rosenbach M. (2011) A Case of adult onset asthma with periocular xanthogranuloma. Arch Dermol. 147:1230-1

4. Gober MD, Fishelevich R, Zhao Y, Unutmaz D, Gaspari AA. (2008) Human Natural Killer T Cells Infiltrate into the Skin at Elicitation Sites of Allergic Contact Dermatitis. J Invest Dermatol 128:1460-1469.

5. Gober MD, Laing JM, Burnett JW, and Aurelian L (2007). The HSV gene Pol expressed in Herpes associated erythema multiforme (HAEM) lesions upregulates/activates SP1 and inflammatory cytokines Dermatology 215:97-106.

6. Gober MD*, Rady PL*, He Q, Tucker SB, Tyring SK, Gaspari AA (2007). Novel homozygous frameshift mutation of EVER1 gene in an epidermodysplasia verruciformis patient. J Invest Dermatol 127:817-820. *Authors contributed equally to this work

7. Gober MD, Laing JM, Thompson SM, and Aurelian L (2006). The growth compromised HSV-2 mutant ∆RR prevents kainic acid induced apoptosis and loss of function in organotypic hippocampal cultures. Brain Res 1119:26-39.

8. Laing JM*, Gober MD*, Golembewski EK, Yarowsky PJ, Thompson SM, Gyure KA, and Aurelian L (2006). Intranasal administration of the growth compromised HSV-2 vector ΔRR prevents kainic acid induced seizures and neuronal loss in rats and mice. Mol Ther 13:870-881. *Authors contributed equally to this work

9. Gober MD, Wales SQ, Hunter JCR, Sharma BK and Aurelian L (2005). Stress upregulates neuronal expression of the HSV-2 large subunit of ribonucleotide reductase (R1; ICP10) by activating AP-1. J Neurovirol 11:329-336.

10. Gober MD, Smith CC, Ueda K, Toretsky JA, and Aurelian L (2003). Forced expression of the H11 heat shock protein can be regulated by DNA methylation and trigger apoptosis in human cells. J Biol Chem 278: 37600-37609.