Department of Dermatology

Oleg Akilov, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Cutaneous Lymphoma Program and Extracorporeal Photopheresis Unit

Oleg E. Akilov, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh and a Director of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Program and Extracorporeal Photopheresis Unit.


Before joining the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Akilov completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Parasite Immunology at the University of Notre Dame and Photomedicine at Wellman Center of Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He served as a Research Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Akilov completed a two-year fellowship in Cutaneous Oncology in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh.  Upon completion of his general surgery internship at the University of Colorado, he returned to the Department of Dermatology for residency training and was appointed Assistant Professor in 2015.  


Dr. Akilov directs Cutaneous Lymphoma Program providing the full spectrum of management of all stages of cutaneous lymphoma. He serves as a principal investigator on multiple clinical trials in cutaneous lymphoma. Additionally, Dr. Akilov is very enthusiastic about resident education and mentoring future dermatologists.

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • ​US Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium

Education & Training

  • M.D., Ural State Medical Academy
  • Ph.D., Russian State Medical University

Representative Publications

Dr. Akilov’s publications can be reviewed at the National Library of Medicine’s public database.

Research Interests

Translational research in cutaneous lymphoma with an emphasis on biomarker discovery and new treatment methods

Specialized Areas of Interest 

Cutaneous Lymphoma