medical dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment
hidradenitis suppurativa
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
What has been your most challenging condition to treat? I’d be willing to bet that hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) would be at least one (if not the top) answer.  The pain/suffering that HS patients endure brings me to tears sometimes.  Do you share this sentiment?  If so, I hope to empower you with practical pearls from Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology, Residency P …
Pathophysiology and Management of Rosacea: Pearls from the Expert
rosacea
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
If you’re a coffee drinker, you may be relieved to know that there was an inverse association between caffeine intake and risk of rosacea in a recent study.  That was a huge relief for me for sure! Unfortunately, we can’t prescribe caffeine for rosacea and call it a day. So, what works? High-yield pearls on the pathophysiology and management of rosacea are shared by Dr. Adam Friedman …
Medical Updates in Skin of Color
hyperpigmentation
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
During the 16th Annual ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetics and Surgical Conference, I had the pleasure of taking part in the Resident Career Development Mentorship Program (a program supported by an educational grant from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.). and was paired with Dr. Andrew Alexis, Chair of Dermatology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West in New York City. Dr. Alexi …
Oral Collagen Supplementation: Hype or Not?
oral collagen
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
“You are what you eat.” Do you believe that this statement applies to your skin?  What does the gut have to do the skin anyway?  Well, more than we previously thought.  Not only are skin and the GI system similar in that they are 24/7 exposed to the outside world and thus have similar protective and regulatory immune mechanisms, but the skin responds to what we eat!  While this has been a …
Fungus Among Us: Practical Case-Based Pearls for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatophytosis
Dermatophytosis
by InYoung Kim, MD, PhD on
Dermatophytosis constitutes a big chunk of “bread and butter” in dermatology.  In fact, an average of 4.1 million visits a year were due to dermatophytosis from 1995 to 2004! Nevertheless, these fungi can still stump the most seasoned dermatologist, and misdiagnosis can be surprisingly common. Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor, Interim Chair, and Program Director of Dermatology at George Washingt …