Jaggi Rao
Juliana Basko-Plluska, MD

Clinical Associate of Medicine
Basko Dermatology, LLC
The University of Chicago
Naperville, IL, USA
Phone: 630-596-8045
E-mail: jbasko@gmail.com




Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Juliana Basko-Plluska, MD, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency in Dermatology and fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Chicago. She has been practicing both clinical dermatology and dermatopathology since 2014. Dr. Basko-Plluska is the owner of Basko Dermatology, in addition to serving as a Clinical Associate at the University of Chicago where she works closely with dermatology residents. She was recently elected to serve on the Alumni Council of the Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association at the University of Chicago. Her clinical interests include the study and management of difficult pigmented lesions and skin cancer.

Dr. Basko-Plluska is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. She is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, Chicago Dermatological Society and Illinois Dermatological Society. She has published many scientific papers and book chapters.


Research Interest

Study and management of difficult pigmented lesions and skin cancer


Professional Activities:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Chicago Dermatological Society
  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • Illinois Dermatological Society
Teaching Activities:


Clinical Associate of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Honors & Awards:


American Society of Dermatopathology Mentorship Award
ENDO 2011 Presidential Poster Award


‘Best Teacher’ Resident Award
Student Teaching Awards


USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship


James Souverine Gallo’27 Memorial Scholarship


Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship Grant


Albanian-American National Organization Scholarship


Sigma Xi Research Society Scholar


Sigma Xi Research Society Scholar


National Dean’s List


Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship
S.T. Mather Alumni Scholarship


Howard Hughes Research Fellowship



  1. Wozniak K, Shamayeva S, Basko-Plluska J, Derick A. Patient presents with firm, painless, pink lesion with telangiectasia (accepted for publication by Cutis).
  2. Smith K, Kothari A, Basko-Plluska J, Derick A. Cutaneous Metastatic Breast Adenocarcinoma (accepted for publication by Cutis).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Basko-Plluska J, Shea CR. Clinicopathologic correlation in melanocytic lesions. In: Pathology of challenging melanocytic neoplasms. Eds. Shea, Reed and Prieto (by invitation).
  7. Wang S, Basko-Plluska J, Tsoukas MM. Generalized, pruritic skin eruption in an immunocompromised patient. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2014; 4(4):37-8.
  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.
  9. 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).
  10. Basko-Plluska J, Ortel B. PUVA therapy. In: Handbook of Photomedicine. Eds. Hamblin and Sharma.
  11. Basko-Plluska J, Song J, Petronic-Rosic V. Bullous diseases. In: A Color Handbook of Genital and Perianal Diseases. Eds. Mroczkowski, Millikan, and Parish.
  12. Basko-Plluska J, Vij R, Sethi A. Dermatologic Conditions. In: "Principles of Critical Care" Textbook. Eds. Hall, and Schmidt. 4th ed. (by invitation).
  13. Basko-Plluska J, Thyssen JP, Schalock PC. Cutaneous and systemic hypersensitivity reaction to metallic implants- an update. Dermatitis 2011;22(2):65-79.
  14. 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.
  15. Basko-Plluska J. Benign neoplasms. In: Lippincott's primary care dermatology. Schalock PC, Hsu JTS. 2010; Ch 11: 160-177.
  16. 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.



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