skin of color dermatology

Skin Cancer and Photoprotection in People of Color
photoprotection
by Blair Allais, MD on
During the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, Dr. Maritza Perez opened her lecture by sharing her goal: to assess what is known about skin cancer and photoprotection in people of color. Dr. Perez is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, who commissioned a workforce to look into this subject. What is known about the epidemiology of keratinocyte carcinomas in people of color? …
Advocating for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Dermatology and LGBTQ Health
LGBTQ
by Starling Tolliver, MD on
At the 2021 Skin of Color Update, Dr. Andrew Alexis hosted a panel discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), with dermatology powerhouses Dr. Susan Taylor and Dr. Klint Peebles. These two panelists have tirelessly advocated for their respective causes, advancement of knowledge within skin of color (SOC) and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, queer) health. Our first panelist …
Rosacea in Patients with Skin of Color: Not Common, But Certainly Not Rare
rosacea
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Rosacea is defined by facial erythema and telangiectasias, two features that are more difficult to appreciate in patients with skin of color. To refine our ability to diagnose rosacea in all skin types, on day two of the 2021 Skin of Color Update virtual conference, we had an informative, evidence-based lecture, “Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating Rosacea in Patients with Skin of Color,” by …
The Art of Nail Findings in Patients with Skin of Color
nail findings
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Shari Lipner, Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Director of the Nail Division at Weill Cornell Medicine and President of The Dermatologic Society of Greater New York, shared her expertise of nail disorders in patients with skin of color: from nail psoriasis and onychomycosis to subungual melanoma. Dr. Lipner’s lecture focused on the following key points (spoiler alert!): …
Treating Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) | Dr. Okoye’s Approach
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
by Emily Murphy, MD on
As dermatologists, we understand that hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can be a devastating disease that affects all aspects of our patients’ lives, influencing their physical health, ability to be active, and ability to be intimate. This disease disproportionately affects patients with skin of color and unfortunately, treatment can be challenging. We are lucky to have experts who dedicate their cl …