After graduating from Yale Medical School and completing a medical internship at SUNY Buffalo, Dr. Synkowski completed a dermatology residency atthe University of Pittsburgh. He then joined the junior faculty at Johns Hopkins and received a Young Investigator Award to characterize the inflammatory cell infiltrate in cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions.
In 1984 Dr. Synkowski began a solo dermatology practice in Baltimore and remained part time faculty at Hopkins. In 1997 he became Chief of Dermatology at the West Palm Beach VA Hospital. Coming to California in 2000 to work with the Sharp Rees Stealy Medical Group, he also joined the volunteer faculty at UC San Diego. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor.
Recently he decreased his hours with Sharp to provide more time to work with the residents and students at UC San Diego which he enjoys immensely. He is primarily interested in medical dermatology.
Non-medical activities include swimming, weight training and playing the accordion.