It’s probably surprising to many people that Rochester, NY, is home to one of the leading research facilities in the nation. At the state-of-the-art Skin Search facility, our experienced team conducts clinical research involving skin, hair, nail, and joint conditions. The 2,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to research, which means it’s fully equipped to conduct Phase II through Phase IV clinical research trials. Skin Search occasionally conducts Phase I trials.
These advanced research trials test the effectiveness of drugs or devices and pave the way to approval or clearance by the FDA.
The atmosphere of our research facility, which is located in the same building as Dermatology Associates of Rochester, is calm and quiet. The facility includes:
3 exam rooms
4 coordinator workstations
locked drug storage
dedicated monitor space
For patients participating in clinical research trials, we have WiFi access and free onsite parking. Our facility is close to restaurants and hotels, and both Uber and Lyft serve the area.
If you’re interested in participating in a current or future research trial at our facility, please visit our Current Studies page. You can also call us at
(585) 272-0700 to ask about becoming a research volunteer.
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.