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Education and Training

Academic Affiliation

Juliana Basko-Plluska, MD, FAAD

Dr. Basko-PlluskaDr. Juliana Basko-Plluska is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and Pathology (board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Basko-Plluska completed her undergraduate studies at the prestigious University of Chicago, where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated Suma Cum Laude in the top 1% of her class. She then went on to receive her medical degree from the elite Harvard Medical School, followed by an internship in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Subsequently, she returned to the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she completed her residency in Dermatology, serving as a Chief Resident during her last year, and fellowship in Dermatopathology.

Upon finishing her training, Dr. Basko-Plluska remained on staff at the University of Chicago, where she now serves as a Clinical Associate, teaching young dermatologists how to best serve their future patients while utilizing cutting-edge technology.

Dr. Basko-Plluska is academically very accomplished. She has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed papers as well as lectured at various nationwide conferences. She serves on the editorial board of several medical journals and on the University of Chicago Alumni Council of the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association. She maintains an affiliation with numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Chicago Dermatological Society, the Illinois Dermatological Society, and the American Society of Dermatopathology.

While the scope of her clinical practice is broad, her special interests include melanocytic biology (the study of moles and melanoma), skin cancer prevention and management, and autoimmune skin disorders. Dr. Basko-Plluska’s training in Dermatopathology enables her to have a more in-depth understanding of the various skin conditions which then leads to a more accurate diagnosis for her patients. Such skills set her apart from her peers and make her one of the most qualified dermatologists in the Naperville area.

When she is not serving patients, Dr. Basko-Plluska enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, venturing outdoors into nature as often as possible.

Wozniak K, Shamayeva S, Basko-Plluska J, Derick A. Patient presents with firm, painless, pink lesion with telangiectasia.. Cutis 2017; 100(4):E7-E9.

Fujimoto M, Basko-Plluska J, Krausz T, Selim A, Shea CR. Melanocytic tumors with intraepidermal melanophages: a report of 5 cases with review of 229 archived cutaneous melanocytic tumors. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 2015;42(6):394-9.

Fujimoto M, Basko-Plluska J, Petronic-Rosic V, Shea CR. Early morphea simulating patch stage mycosis fungoides. Am J Dermatopathol 2015;37(5):409-12.

Fujimoto M, Basko-Plluska J, Shea CR. EBER in situ hybridization on non-specific ulcerative skin lesions of immunosuppressed patients. Histopathology 2015:67(3)416-7.

Basko-Plluska J, Shea CR. Clinicopathologic correlation in melanocytic lesions. In: Pathology of challenging melanocytic neoplasms. Eds. Shea, Reed and Prieto (by invitation).

Wang S, Basko-Plluska J, Tsoukas MM. Generalized, pruritic skin eruption in an immunocompromised patient. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2014; 4(4):37-8.

Basko-Plluska J, Kozlovskaya V, Elston D. The use of fluorescence microscopy to evaluate elastic fiber pattern in difficult melanocytic lesions. Am J Dermatopathol 2014;36(5):443-4.

Basko-Plluska J, Petronic-Rosic V. Psoriasis: epidemiology, natural history and differential diagnosis. Review article for Psoriasis: Targets and Therapy Journal. 2012;2:67-76 (by invitation).

Basko-Plluska J, Ortel B. PUVA therapy. In: Handbook of Photomedicine. Eds. Hamblin and Sharma.

Basko-Plluska J, Song J, Petronic-Rosic V. Bullous diseases. In: A Color Handbook of Genital and Perianal Diseases. Eds. Mroczkowski, Millikan, and Parish.

Basko-Plluska J, Vij R, Sethi A. Dermatologic Conditions. In: “Principles of Critical Care” Textbook. Eds. Hall, and Schmidt. 4th ed. (by invitation).

Basko-Plluska J, Thyssen JP, Schalock PC. Cutaneous and systemic hypersensitivity reaction to metallic implants- an update. Dermatitis 2011;22(2):65-79.

Basko-Plluska J, Tsoukas M. Book review: Robinson JK, Hanke CW, Siegel DM, Fratila A. Surgery of the skin: Procedural dermatology. Mosby, Elvisier; 2010. Clinics in Dermatology 2011;29:98-99.

Basko-Plluska J. Benign neoplasms. In: Lippincott’s primary care dermatology. Schalock PC, Hsu JTS. 2010; Ch 11: 160-177.

Kim J, Temple KA, Jones SA, Meredith KN, Basko J, Brady MJ. Differential Modulation of 3T3-L1 Adipogenesis Mediated by 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase-1 Levels. J Biol Chem 2007;282(15):11038-46.

Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology 2016
U of C Alumni Council of the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association 2016
American Society of Dermatopathology Mentorship Award 2011
ENDO 2011 Presidential Poster Award 2011
‘Best Teacher’ Resident Award 2009
Student Teaching Awards 2009
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship 2005-2008
James Souverine Gallo’27 Memorial Scholarship 2006-2007
Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Grant 2006
Albanian-American National Organization Scholarship 2005
Sigma Xi Research Society Scholar 2004
Phi Beta Kappa Scholar 2003-2004
National Dean’s List 2002-2004
Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship 2000-2004
S.T. Mather Alumni Scholarship 2000-2004
Howard Hughes Research Fellowship 2003

Juliana Basko-Plluska, MD, FAAD

Dr. Basko-PlluskaDr. Juliana Basko-Plluska is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and Pathology (board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Basko-Plluska completed her undergraduate studies at the prestigious University of Chicago, where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated Suma Cum Laude in the top 1% of her class. She then received her medical degree from the elite Harvard Medical School, completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and her Dermatology residency and Dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She served as the Chief Resident during her last year of Dermatology residency. During her training, Dr. Basko-Plluska has had the privilege to work under the tutelage of several leaders in the field of Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

After completion of her fellowship, Dr. Basko-Plluska remained on staff at the University of Chicago, where she now serves as a Clinical Associate, due to her passion for teaching the new generation of dermatology residents and academic medicine. In addition, she started working in a successful private practice as a clinical dermatologist and dermatopathologist. Dr. Basko-Plluska has published numerous book chapters and papers in the peer-reviewed literature and has lectured in various conferences. While the scope of her practice is broad, her special interests include melanocytic biology (study of moles and melanoma), skin cancer prevention and management, as well as autoimmune and inflammatory skin disorders. What makes Dr. Basko-Plluska a highly qualified dermatologist is her training in dermatopathology. The examination of tissue at the microscopic level enables her to have a deeper understanding of dermatology, leading to a more accurate diagnosis and a more comprehensive care for her patients. She treats all adult and pediatric skin disorders and is passionate about what she does. She strives to ensure that every patient receives the attention that they deserve.

Dr. Basko-Plluska serves on the editorial board of several journals as well as on the University of Chicago Alumni Council of the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association. She is affiliated with numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, Chicago Dermatological Society, Illinois Dermatological Society and American Society of Dermatopathology.

When not working, Dr. Basko-Plluska enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves nature and spending time outdoors whenever possible.

Wozniak K, Shamayeva S, Basko-Plluska J, Derick A. Patient presents with firm, painless, pink lesion with telangiectasia.. Cutis 2017; 100(4):E7-E9.

Fujimoto M, Basko-Plluska J, Krausz T, Selim A, Shea CR. Melanocytic tumors with intraepidermal melanophages: a report of 5 cases with review of 229 archived cutaneous melanocytic tumors. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 2015;42(6):394-9.

Fujimoto M, Basko-Plluska J, Petronic-Rosic V, Shea CR. Early morphea simulating patch stage mycosis fungoides. Am J Dermatopathol 2015;37(5):409-12.

Fujimoto M, Basko-Plluska J, Shea CR. EBER in situ hybridization on non-specific ulcerative skin lesions of immunosuppressed patients. Histopathology 2015:67(3)416-7.

Basko-Plluska J, Shea CR. Clinicopathologic correlation in melanocytic lesions. In: Pathology of challenging melanocytic neoplasms. Eds. Shea, Reed and Prieto (by invitation).

Wang S, Basko-Plluska J, Tsoukas MM. Generalized, pruritic skin eruption in an immunocompromised patient. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2014; 4(4):37-8.

Basko-Plluska J, Kozlovskaya V, Elston D. The use of fluorescence microscopy to evaluate elastic fiber pattern in difficult melanocytic lesions. Am J Dermatopathol 2014;36(5):443-4.

Basko-Plluska J, Petronic-Rosic V. Psoriasis: epidemiology, natural history and differential diagnosis. Review article for Psoriasis: Targets and Therapy Journal. 2012;2:67-76 (by invitation).

Basko-Plluska J, Ortel B. PUVA therapy. In: Handbook of Photomedicine. Eds. Hamblin and Sharma.

Basko-Plluska J, Song J, Petronic-Rosic V. Bullous diseases. In: A Color Handbook of Genital and Perianal Diseases. Eds. Mroczkowski, Millikan, and Parish.

Basko-Plluska J, Vij R, Sethi A. Dermatologic Conditions. In: “Principles of Critical Care” Textbook. Eds. Hall, and Schmidt. 4th ed. (by invitation).

Basko-Plluska J, Thyssen JP, Schalock PC. Cutaneous and systemic hypersensitivity reaction to metallic implants- an update. Dermatitis 2011;22(2):65-79.

Basko-Plluska J, Tsoukas M. Book review: Robinson JK, Hanke CW, Siegel DM, Fratila A. Surgery of the skin: Procedural dermatology. Mosby, Elvisier; 2010. Clinics in Dermatology 2011;29:98-99.

Basko-Plluska J. Benign neoplasms. In: Lippincott’s primary care dermatology. Schalock PC, Hsu JTS. 2010; Ch 11: 160-177.

Kim J, Temple KA, Jones SA, Meredith KN, Basko J, Brady MJ. Differential Modulation of 3T3-L1 Adipogenesis Mediated by 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase-1 Levels. J Biol Chem 2007;282(15):11038-46.

Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology 2016
U of C Alumni Council of the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association 2016
American Society of Dermatopathology Mentorship Award 2011
ENDO 2011 Presidential Poster Award 2011
‘Best Teacher’ Resident Award 2009
Student Teaching Awards 2009
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship 2005-2008
James Souverine Gallo’27 Memorial Scholarship 2006-2007
Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Grant 2006
Albanian-American National Organization Scholarship 2005
Sigma Xi Research Society Scholar 2004
Phi Beta Kappa Scholar 2003-2004
National Dean’s List 2002-2004
Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship 2000-2004
S.T. Mather Alumni Scholarship 2000-2004
Howard Hughes Research Fellowship 2003

Education and Training

Academic Affiliation