Michelle Bernadette Pavlis
Michelle Bernadette Pavlis

Michelle Bernadette Pavlis

Associate Professor of Dermatology


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Duke University, and a Staff Physician in dermatology at the Durham VAMC. I am a pigmented lesion expert and Director of early melanoma detection and surveillance in the Melanoma disease group of the Duke Cancer Institute. I have clinical expertise in dermoscopy and mole mapping technology for the early detection of skin cancer. I am the Dermoscopy Faculty Champion in dermatology for dermoscopy resident education. I have mentored several medical students and served as their continuity clinic attending during their 3rd year of medical school. I have several research interests in cutaneous oncology, specifically regarding the characteristics of melanoma in different populations.


Associate Professor of Dermatology in the School of Medicine

2021 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2023 School of Medicine


M.D. 2009

2009 Emory University, School of Medicine

Publications, Grants & Awards

DCI Centers, Cancer Types & Labs