Craig A Rohan, MD

Pharmacology & Toxicology-SOM
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology; Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Health Sciences 207, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

I joined the Wright State Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology in 2019, as I completed a career as a physician in the United States Air Force. I teach medical students in the MD MS program and serve as an investigator at the Pharmacology Translational Unit, Wright State University's clinical trial unit. As a physician, I have practiced in both pediatrics and dermatology, having completed residencies in both specialties. I arrived in the Dayton area in 2011 and prior to joining Wright State, I had been assigned to Wright Patterson Medical Center, an academic medical center integrated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Dayton VA Medical Center. I have also served as a medical advisor for wound care research at the Air Force Research Lab and Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.

Curriculum Vitae

Education History

University of Southern California/ LAC+USC Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Dermatology Residency, 2008-2011


University of California, Davis/ David Grant Medical Center

Travis Air Force Base, CA and Sacramento, CA

Pediatrics Residency, 2001-2004


University of Colorado

Denver, CO

Medical Doctor, 2001


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

BS Biomedical and Biochemical Engineering, 1997


In addition to the medical school lectures and MD MS classes I teach in the Department of Pharmacology And Toxicology, I routinely lecture medical students, resident physicians and attending physicians in multiple departments. I have given grand rounds lectures to the following Wright State University medical departments: Dermatology, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology. During my military career, I also gave invited grand rounds lectures at the former Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and at the Military Health System Annual Meetings.

Research Statement

My research is conducted at the Pharmacology Translational Unit at Wright State University. This clinical trial unit is led by Dr Jeffrey Travers and the unit also has three full-time research coordinators, a regulatory specialist, and a marketing/outreach director.  We perform investigator initiated trials and help conduct pharma clinical trials of new and emerging therapies. We currently have 12 clinical trials in place and are continually competing for additional studies.


Publications and invited presentations:

Liu L, Awoyemi A, Fahy K, Thapa P, Borchers C, Wu B, McGlone C, Schmeusser B, Sattouf Z, Rohan CA, Williams A, Cates E, Knisely C, Kelly L, Bihl J, Cool D, Sahu R, Wang J, Chen Y, Rapp C, Kemp M, Johnson M, Travers JB. Keratinocyte-derived microvesicle particles mediate ultraviolet B radiation–induced systemic immunosuppression. The Journal of Clinical Investigation 2021 131(10):e14493.  PMID: 33830943.

Kulkarni M, Travers JB, Rohan CA. High Estrogen States in Hereditary Angioedema: a Spectrum Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology 17 May 2021 Vol. 13. PMID: 34075568.

Sattouf Z, Repas SJ, Travers JB, Rohan CA. Vitamin D and Vitamin D Analogs as Adjuncts to Field Therapy Treatments for Actinic Keratoses: Current Research and Future Approaches. Journal of Skin Cancer Jun 19;2021:9920558. PMID 9920558.

Bayless S, Travers JT, Sahu RP, Rohan CA. Enhanced Outcomes of Photodynamic Therapy with Aminolevulinic Acid Through Inhibition of Immunosuppression, Review Oncology Letters, 2021 Sep; 22(3): 664. PMID: 34386086.

McGlone, C.L., Christian, L., Schmeusser, B., Liu, L., Chalfant, C.E., Stephensen, D.J., Sherwin, C.M., Rapp, C.M., Sattouf, Z., Rohan CA, Morris, C., Chen, Y. and Travers, J.B. (2022), Evidence for Systemic Reactive Oxygen Species in UVB-mediated Microvesicle Formation. Photochem Photobiol, 98: 242-247.

Kulkarni M, Rohan CA, Morris D, Travers JB. Resolution of Dupilumab-associated Alopecia Areata with Dosage Modification, JAAD Case Reports (2022), doi:

Dickman J, Howell M, Hoopes R, Wang Y, Dickerson TJ, Bottomley M, Shamma HN, Rapp CM, Turner MJ, Rohan CA and Travers JF. Insights into Lichen Planus Pigmentosus Inversus using Minimally Invasive Dermal Patch and Whole Transcriptome Analysis. J Clin Investigat Dermatol. 2022;10(1): 9

Frommeyer TC, Gilbert MM, Brittain GV, Wu T, Nguyen TQ, Rohan CR and Jeffrey B. Travers JB. UVB-Induced Microvesicle Particle Release and Its Effects on the Cutaneous Microenvironment. Frontiers in Immunology, 06 May 2022

Koroscil MT, Rohan CA, Morris MJ, Scott JN Wong-Type Dermatomyositis Complicated by Interstitial Lung Disease. J Clin Rheumatol. 2018 Jun; 24(4):236-238. PMID: 29461343

Dittman, K, Jake CW, Rohan CA. An 84-year-old man with lower extremity bullae. Case Reports in Internal Medicine. 2018 May; 5(3).

Mudroch S M, Rohan CA, Conger N G, et al. Sweet Syndrome in an Elderly Man with Well-Controlled HIV. Cureus 2020 Sep; 12(9): e10330. doi:10.7759/cureus.10330 PMID: 33052291

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology; Member, Uniformed Services Pediatrics Society; Member, Society of Pediatric Dermatology; Member, North American Contact Dermatitis Society


Dayton's Best Doctors: Dayton Magazine, 2022

Wright State Academy of Medicine: Volunteer Clinical Faculty of the Year, 2019

Wright State University Dermatology: Teacher of the Year, 2017, 2020, 2021

Wright Patterson Medical Center “Shining Star Award” 2014, 2015, 2016

Wright State University Internal Medicine: Subspecialist Educator of the Year, 2013

Dayton VA Medical Center: Medicine Educator of the Year, 2013

US Air Force Clinical Optimization Award, 2007

US Air Force Space Command Clinical Excellence Company Grade Physician of 2006


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