Beth McLellan graduated with honors from Northwestern University and attended medical school at Wayne State University where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Health System and her Dermatology residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit where she also served as Chief Resident. She currently is a Professor in the Department of Medicine (Dermatology) and has served as Chief of the Division of Dermatology since 2020.
Dr. McLellan specializes in complex medical Dermatology and has a special interest in Supportive Oncodermatology - the treatment of dermatologic diseases in cancer patients. She works closely with oncologists to prevent and treat skin, hair, and nail-related side effects due to cancer therapies and is committed to improving the lives of cancer patients.
Dr. McLellan leads research examining radiation dermatitis and was the first to describe baseline bacterial colonization as a risk factor for severe radiation dermatitis as well as successful use of bacterial decolonization for prevention of radiation dermatitis. She has published numerous articles and textbook chapters related to Supportive Oncodermatology and is regularly invited to speak at Dermatology and Oncology conferences for physicians and patients including the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, ASCO, and Gilda's Club.
Playing an active role in the Dermatology Residency, Dr. McLellan is the director of resident research and regularly lectures residents and medical students. She has served as a mentor to many residents and students and directs a year-long Oncodermatology research fellowship for medical students taking a year off for research. Interested medical students can learn more about the fellowship here: https://www.einsteinmed.edu/departments/medicine/divisions/dermatology/education/research-fellowships/