Department of Dermatology

Elena Gonzalez Brant, MD

  • 1st Year Resident, PGY-II

Elena Gonzalez Brant, MD began her residency program at the University of Pittsburgh in July, 2016.

She graduated from Brown University, with a bachelor's of science degree in Biology.  Dr. Gonzalez-Brant went on to earn her medical degree from the Cleveland Clnic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  She completed her internship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, prior to beginning her residency in Pittsburgh.  

Education & Training

  • B.S., Brown University
  • M.D., Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • Internship, Case Western/MetroHealth Medical Center

Representative Publications

  • Gonzalez E, Billings SD, Fernandez AP. A refractory rash in a seborrheic distribution. Lancet. 2015 May 2;385(9979):1777.
  • Gonzalez EM, Prayson RA. Glioblastoma arising in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct;20(10):1464-5.
  • Voight BF, . . .,  Gonzalez E, . . . , Altshuler D, Kathiresan S. Plasma HDL cholesterol and risk of myocardial infarction: a mendelian randomisation study. Lancet. 2012 Aug 11;380(9841):572-80.
  • Dastani Z, . . . ,  Groop LC, Gonzalez E, . . . , Rader DJ, Kathiresan S. Novel loci for adiponectin levels and their influence on type 2 diabetes and metabolic traits: a multi-ethnic meta-analysis of 45,891 individuals. PLoS Genet. 2012;8(3):e1002607.

  • International HIV Controllers Study, Pereyra F, Jia X, . . ., Gonzalez E, . . . ,  Zhao M. The major genetic determinants of HIV-1 control affect HLA class I peptide presentation. Science. 2010 Dec 10;330(6010):1551-7.

  • Musunuru K, Pirruccello JP, Do R, Peloso GM, Guiducci C, Sougnez C, Garimella KV, Fisher S, Abreu J, Barry AJ, Fennell T, Banks E, Ambrogio L, Cibulskis K, Kernytsky A, Gonzalez E, Rudzicz N, Engert JC, DePristo MA, Daly MJ, Cohen JC,
    Hobbs HH, Altshuler D, Schonfeld G, Gabriel SB, Yue P, Kathiresan S. Exome sequencing, ANGPTL3 mutations, and familial combined hypolipidemia. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 2;363(23):2220-7.

  • Teslovich TM, Musunuru K, . . ., Guiducci C, Groop LC, Gonzalez E, . . . ,  Kathiresan S. Biological, clinical and population relevance of 95 loci for blood lipids. Nature. 2010 Aug 5;466(7307):707-13.

Research Interests

Hidradenitis Suppurativa