Andrea D. Maderal, M.D. is originally from Miami, Florida. She performed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to Miami for both her medical school education and residency training at the University of Miami. There, she developed an interest in complex medical dermatology, with a specific focus in autoimmune connective tissue diseases. During her final year of residency, she served as Chief Resident, focusing on resident education, and, together with the Chair, Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., started the department’s first Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease Clinic, specializing in patients with these complex disorders. Andrea D. Maderal, M.D. is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She continues to focus on managing complex dermatology cases as Director of the Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease Clinic, Chief of the Jackson Memorial Hospital Inpatient Consult service, and Director of the Hansen’s Disease Program. She also continues to focus on education as the Director of Dermatology Medical Student Education.