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Kathryn A. Zug, MD

Professor of Dermatology

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Member, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphomas Clinic
Member, North American Contact Dermatitis Group


Brown University Program in Medicine, MD 1988
Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine 1984-1986
Dartmouth College, AB 1984

Contact Information

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Department of Dermatology
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03766

Office: Heater Road Building
Phone: 603-650-3101
Fax: 603-650-3157

Assistant: Elaine Danyew
Asst. Phone: 603-650-3156
Asst. Email:

Professional Interests

Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing
Cutaneous Lymphomas
General Medical Dermatology
Graduate Medical Education
Medical Student Education

Courses Taught

SBM Dermatology- Lecturer and Prior Course Director
On Doctoring - Facilitator 2021-2022


Dr. Zug has been a dermatologist at DHMC for 30 years. She directed the Dermatology Residency Program at Dartmouth from 2000-2004 and from 2010-2021. Dr. Zug directed the SBM Dermatology Course for 2nd year medical students at Dartmouth for 13 years. She has enjoyed teaching and mentoring many students and residents. In the fall of 2021, she joined the Geisel School of Medicine Admissions Committee, and will serve as a facilitator for the Year 1 “On Doctoring” Course at the Medical School. She is also a new member of the Promotions, Appointments, and Tenure Committee at Dartmouth.

Dr. Zug is past secretary-treasurer of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) from 2006-2018, and continues as an active member of this 14 member research group. She served as President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society(ASDS) from 2005-2007. In 2018 she was awarded the society's highest honor, The Alexander Fisher Memorial Lectureship. She has served on 3 Scientific Program Committees of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD) , and is a member of the editorial board of Contact Dermatitis.
She is co-author of Skin Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, a text which is published in English, Spanish, French, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese, and the card deck text Derm-Dx.

Selected Publications


Occupational allergic contact dermatitis to sodium metabisulfite in shredded coconut.
Hamann CR, Baker C, O'Hern K, Zug KA
Contact Dermatitis. 2022 Jun 17; doi: 10.1111/cod.14175. Epub 2022 Jun 17.
PMID: 35715879

Patch testing with glucosides: The North American Contact Dermatitis Group experience, 2009-2018.
Warshaw EM, Xiong M, Atwater AR, DeKoven JG, Pratt MD, Maibach HI, Taylor JS, Belsito DV, Silverberg JI, Reeder MJ, Zug KA, Sasseville D, Fowler JF Jr, DeLeo VA, Houle MC, Dunnick CA
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 May 10; pii: S0190-9622(22)00788-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2022.04.058. Epub 2022 May 10.
PMID: 35551968

Lanolin Allergic Reactions: North American Contact Dermatitis Group Experience, 2001 to 2018.
Silverberg JI, Patel N, Warshaw EM, DeKoven JG, Atwater AR, Belsito DV, Dunnick CA, Houle MC, Reeder MJ, Maibach HI, Zug KA, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, Fransway AF, DeLeo VA, Pratt MD, Fowler JF Jr, Zirwas MJ
Dermatitis. 2022 May-Jun 01;33(3):193-199. doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000871. Epub 2022 Apr 28.
PMID: 35481824

Expert Opinion on Patch Testing While Receiving Immunomodulatory Therapy Results of an International Survey Study.
O'Hern K, Chapman MS, Zug KA, Hamann CR
Dermatitis. 2022 Jan 25; doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000837. Epub 2022 Jan 25.
PMID: 35089899

Occupational Contact Dermatitis in Dental Personnel: A Retrospective Analysis of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group Data, 2001 to 2018.
Warshaw EM, Ruggiero JL, Atwater AR, DeKoven JG, Zug KA, Reeder MJ, Silverberg JI, Taylor JS, Pratt MD, Maibach HI, Houle MC, Belsito DV, Fowler JF Jr, Dunnick CA, DeLeo VA, Sasseville D, Fransway AF
Dermatitis. 2022 Jan-Feb 01;33(1):80-90. doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000847.
PMID: 35029351

Shoe Allergens: A Retrospective Analysis of Cross-sectional Data From the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, 2005-2018.
Atwater AR, Bembry R, Green CL, DeKoven JG, Warshaw EM, Belsito DV, Maibach HI, Silverberg JI, Taylor JS, Reeder MJ, Zug KA, Fowler JF Jr, Pratt MD, Sasseville D, DeLeo VA
Dermatitis. 2022 Jan-Feb 01;33(1):62-69. doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000750.
PMID: 35029350

Medical adhesive allergens: Retrospective analysis of cross-sectional data from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, 2001-2018.
Atwater AR, Bembry R, Liu B, Warshaw EM, DeKoven JG, Silverberg JI, Taylor JS, Zug KA, Houle MC, Belsito DV, Maibach HI, Reeder MJ, Sasseville D, Dunnick C, Fowler JF Jr, Pratt MD, DeLeo VA
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Dec 5; pii: S0190-9622(21)02927-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.11.055. Epub 2021 Dec 5.
PMID: 34875303

Patch Test Reactions Associated With Nontopical Medications: A Retrospective Analysis of North American Contact Dermatitis Group Data, 2001-2018.
Warshaw EM, Shaver RL, DeKoven JG, Taylor JS, Atwater AR, Fransway AF, Maibach HI, Belsito DV, Silverberg JI, Houle MC, Reeder MJ, Zug KA, Fowler JF Jr, Sasseville D, Pratt MD, Dunnick CA, DeLeo VA
Dermatitis. 2021 Nov-Dec 01;32(6):e127-e129. doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000800.
PMID: 34807537

Prevalence and trend of allergen sensitization in patients with a diagnosis of stasis dermatitis referred for patch testing, North American contact dermatitis group data, 2001-2016.
Silverberg JI, Hou A, Warshaw EM, Maibach HI, Belsito DV, DeKoven JG, Zug KA, Taylor JS, Sasseville D, Fransway AF, DeLeo VA, Pratt MD, Reeder MJ, Atwater AR, Fowler JF Jr, Zirwas MJ, Marks JG Jr
Arch Dermatol Res. 2021 Nov 8; doi: 10.1007/s00403-021-02295-y. Epub 2021 Nov 8.
PMID: 34748058

Importance of Supplemental Patch Testing Beyond a Screening Series for Patients With Dermatitis: The North American Contact Dermatitis Group Experience.
Warshaw EM, Buonomo M, DeKoven JG, Pratt MD, Reeder MJ, Silverberg JI, Belsito DV, Maibach HI, Atwater AR, Houle MC, Taylor JS, Zug KA, DeLeo VA, Dunnick CA
JAMA Dermatol. 2021 Dec 1;157(12):1456-1465. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.4314.
PMID: 34730775

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