What role should physician extenders play in diagnosing skin cancer?
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
Late last year, a piece in the New York Times brought together several politically charged issues in our specialty and thrust them into the national spotlight. Katie Hefner and Griffin Palmer’s “Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable treatments” sought to investigate the ethics behind diagnosing and treating skin cancer. The scope of the article was actually quite broad, touching on the …
Real World Dermatology: Clinical Pearls Galore – Part 1
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
PART 1   This June, I had the pleasure of attending the Real World Dermatology for Residents conference in Las Vegas.  This conference brought together distinguished dermatologists from across the country to educate residents on practical topics that ranged from treatment guidelines, to clinical pears, to advice about achieving success on the boards.  Here are some of the pearls I took …
A New Study Seeks to Define the Role of Genetics
and Lifestyle in Acne

Twins
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
In recent years there has been more and more research published which tries to elucidate the role that genetics, lifestyle and external factors like diet play in the pathogenesis, severity, and response to treatment of acne. One such study written by Amanda Suggs, MD and colleagues appears in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. To gather data for this unique projec …
It’s Pop Quiz Friday 5/25! Let’s see if you get it right!
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
What is the most closely associated internal malignancy? Renal Cell Carcinoma Follicular Thyroid Cancer Pheochromocytoma Medulloblastoma Papillary adenocarcinoma of the thyroid Question courtesy of Adam Friedman, MD To find out the correct answer and read the explanation, click here.   Brought to you by our brand partn …
Practical Updates on Rosacea Pathophysiology and Management
ODAC Rosacea
by Misty Eleryan, MD, MS on
In this blog of ODAC Pearls, we’ll be discussing Dr. Adam Friedman’s ODAC lecture, “Practical Updates on Rosacea Pathophysiology and Management.” We will review the pathophysiology, comorbidities, microbiome, updates on classification and treatment of rosacea, along with practical pearls in management. The 2017 update by the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee reported various ros …