Skin Search

Skin Search, a partner with Dermatology Associates of Rochester, is a recognized industry leader conducting research for medical dermatology (skin, hair, and nails), cosmetic dermatology, and dermatology devices. Our team is led by board-certified physician investigators, nurse practitioners, and assisted by nurses certified in conducting clinical research.

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About Skin Search

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Located in Rochester, NY, Skin Search conducts Phase I, II, III, and IV FDA-approved clinical trials that focus on medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and device trials.  Choosing to participate in our clinical trials allows volunteers to help others benefit from new medications and therapies while participating in a unique medical experience.

Skin Search partners with Dermatology Associates of Rochester and offers the same level of extraordinary medical expertise and patient engagement received by our medical and cosmetic dermatology patients.  Research volunteers do not incur out-of-pocket costs, they receive compensation for travel and do not need to provide health insurance information.

Clinical Research Participation

Our experienced research team is passionate about helping advance medical science.  Research participants have access to private, convenient, comfortable facilities and a staff of dedicated, industry-recognized professionals who safeguard your health and well-being by following the research protocol and completing the safety measurements required at each study visit. Safety measurements may include vital signs, blood work, photographs, and adverse event collection. Research conducted at Skin Search includes collaboration between pharmaceutical industry sponsors, the Food and Drug Administration, and independent review boards. Each entity has a separate responsibility in the drug approval process.

You can learn more about research trial participation by searching for specific diagnoses at is a place to learn about clinical trials from around the world.

You can sign up for a study or be added to our research volunteer database by completing the form below or requesting a research consultation at no charge to you.  

For volunteers participating in clinical research trials, we have WiFi access and free onsite parking. Our facility is close to restaurants and hotels.  Our area is served by RTS, Uber, and Lyft.

Skin Search Team

Dedicated to Enhancing the Future of Dermatology

Our research team at Skin Search includes investigators and research coordinators with decades of combined experience. Led by Medical Director and principal investigator Dr. John H. Tu, our team has been involved with research that led breakthrough treatments and products now commonly used worldwide.

Meet the Skin Search Team

Patient Resources

Men, women, and children interested in volunteering for a Skin Search clinical trial can contact us at (585) 272-0700 or email [email protected]. Transportation to our research facility is available through Uber and Lyft.  RTS has stops near Skin Search. You can check the schedule here.

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Use the links below to learn about our current studies, our team, and our research facility.

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