Ask a Mentor Q&A Recap – Dr. Amy McMichael
ASK A MENTOR 5
by AMY MCMICHAELS, MD on
Our Next Steps readers had the opportunity to ask a mentor,  Dr. Amy McMichael, chair and professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University Health Sciences and past president of the Skin of Color Society, questions about establishing a career in academics, finding a mentor, and better serving patients of color.  See all of her insightful answers below. Q1: I attended the Skin of Color Semina …
Melasma and PIH – Disorders of Hyperpigmentation
Melasma Desai
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
During his talk at the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series (now known as the Skin of Color Update), Dr. Seemal Desai discussed the treatment of melasma with a particular emphasis on new and emerging therapies. Dr. Bridget Kaufman, onsite correspondent for the meeting, shares highlights directly from the talk.  *Clinical pearls* from this session are bolded, underlined, and marked with asterisks. …
Psoriasis in Skin of Color: Are there differences in Presentation and Treatment?
Psoriasis skin of color
by Hayley M. Leight, MD on
While previously thought to be a rare diagnosis in non-white racial ethnic groups, more recent data has shown that psoriasis in patients with skin of color is much more common than was once thought. Dr. Andrew Alexis spoke during the Skin of Color Seminar Series (now Skin of Color Update) in New York City on May 5th, 2018 on this condition and on the important differences in clinical characteristi …
Updates on the Prevention and Management of Keloids
Dr. Bridget Kaufman
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
This article features a recap of Dr. Hilary Baldwin’s talk on the etiology, risk factors, and treatment of keloids at the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series, now known as the Skin of Color Update. Dr. Bridget Kaufman, onsite correspondent for the meeting, shares highlights directly from the talk. Dr. Baldwin focused on earlobe keloids in particular, which may present with several different morpho …
Ask a Mentor: On finding a niche in the field, developing a career in academics and better serving patients of color
As a mentor Dr. Amy McMichael
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
We are excited to announce another installment of our new recurring series: Ask a Mentor. In this monthly segment, we will identify an accomplished mentor in the field of Dermatology to answer your questions about career development and their unique areas of expertise. If you have questions on finding a niche in the field, developing a career in academics and/or better serving patients of color …