Becoming a Thought Leader

Up Close with Derm Thought Leaders
Faculty Advice
by Bobbak (Bobby) Mansouri, MD, FAAD on
Dermatology Advice from Industry Thought Leaders on Their Biggest Mistakes, Learning Lessons, and What They Would Tell Their Younger Selves This year’s ODAC - Aesthetic, Surgical and Clinical Dermatology Conference offered attendees an amazing faculty roster ranging from leaders in medical dermatology to surgical dermatology and everything in between. Next Steps had the chance to catch up with …
6 Steps to Prepare Yourself for Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials
by JONATHAN S. WEISS, MD on
The practice of dermatology offers many avenues to expand one’s professional horizons and skills: surgical and/or cosmetic specialization, dermatopathology and pediatric dermatology, to name a few. One such area of sub-specialization is clinical research, namely pharmaceutical company-sponsored clinical trials. This is the process whereby new medications are tested prior to approval by the FDA, …
Public Outreach and Getting Published
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Tips on Giving Back from Dr. Deborah Sarnoff Next Steps In Derm strives to help you achieve your career goals.  A well-rounded career includes giving back to the communities we serve and to the greater field of medicine.  Dr. Angelo Landriscina recently got the chance to talk with Deborah Sarnoff, MD, a board-certified dermatologist practicing in New York and President of the Skin Cancer Founda …
The Five Cardinal Rules of Finding a Mentor Part 2 – Sealing the Deal
by KRISTINA COLLINS, MD on
This is the second article in the two-part series about the five cardinal rules of finding a mentor. In part one, I discussed rules one and two: be honest and fearless. Read on to learn how to seal the deal by following cardinal rules three, four, and five which cover the importance of being open-minded, putting in the effort, and embracing the ‘now.’ 3. Be open-minded. Sure, you may have …
The Cardinal Rules of Finding a Mentor: Part One
Finding a Mentor
by KRISTINA COLLINS, MD on
Isn’t There an App for This?! Finding a Mentor in the Time of Tinder From our first hand held on the playground and our braces-clanking first kiss, all the way to that potential walk down the aisle. Every tear-filled break-up, steamy night, or dating mishap in between. We spend an incredible amount of time finding that perfect mate. We embrace the struggles of dating and let’s face it, they b …