Elliot J. Androphy, MD

After graduating Brandeis Univ. with a major in chemistry and research in photochemistry, Dr. Androphy attended the Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine, where he continued his passion for cancer research.  He completed his medical internship and two years of dermatology residency at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, after which he transferred to the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD and joined the group of Dr. Douglas Lowy, where he investigated the molecular biology and oncogenic properties of papillomaviruses in the newly created Laboratory of Cellular Oncology. Following this four-year post-doctoral fellowship, he moved to Tufts Medical School as an Assistant Professor and progressed to Professor and Vice Chair of the Dept. of Dermatology. In 2001, Dr. Androphy was appointed as the first Barbara & Nathan Greenberg Chair and served as Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Dept. of Medicine at the Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School.  In 2010, Dr. Androphy became Chair of the Department of Dermatology of Indiana University School of Medicine. 


Special Interests
General Dermatology


AB, Brandeis University
MD, University of Rochester
Residency, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Center; Dermatology
Fellowship, National Cancer Institute , NIH; Medical and Senior Staff Fellow; Dermatology Branch and Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (with Douglas Lowy, MD)



American Board of Dermatology


Clinical Interests

IU Health Physicians
Eskenazi Health

IU Health University
IU Health SpringmillSidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Practice Locations
IU Health University
Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center 

Accepting New Patients

Schedule an Appointment  Clinical Trials

Research Program Membership
IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center; Microbiology & Immunology Program


Research Interests
Mechanism of human papillomavirus induced malignancies. Development of novel antiviral drugs.  Mechanism of p53 tumor suppression.  Gene expression, DNA replication, RNA splicing. Pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy and development of threapy for SMA

Publications:   PubMed

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