Skin of Color Update

Key Opinion Leaders Weigh In: Finding Your First Job After Residency
SOCU FACULTY
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
The journey that one embarks upon to become a fully trained physician is not for the faint of heart. It requires you to consistently give your vital resources to an external boundless need that is much greater than the needs of your own small life. Paradoxically, as your energy is emitted in large concentric circles all around you, serving patients, your colleagues, family and friends who hunger t …
Primary Cicatricial Alopecias in Black Women
Alopecia
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Hair Apparent: A Multi-Part Series on Hair Disorders - Part II If you missed Part I, click here. Dermatology residents from throughout the Washington DC area recently convened at the Georgetown University MedStar Washington Hospital Center Hair Disorders Symposium, where distinguished experts in the field of hair disorders discussed the evaluation, work-up, and treatment of a wide variety of a …
Hair Apparent: A Multi-Part Series on Hair Disorders Part I – A Clinical Approach to Hair Loss in Pediatric Patients
hair disorders
by Kimberly Huerth, MD, M.Ed on
Physicians from throughout the Washington DC area recently convened at the Georgetown University MedStar Washington Hospital Center Hair Disorders Symposium, where distinguished experts in the field of hair disorders discussed the evaluation, work-up, and treatment of a wide variety of alopecias and scalp disorders. A treasure trove of clinical pearls was shared along the way, and the attendees le …
Acanthosis Nigricans Mimicking Melasma
Acanthosis Nigricans
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
Case Report and Pearls for Accurate Diagnosis – An Interview with the Author During the 2018 Skin of Color Seminar Series (now the Skin of Color Update), approximately twenty posters could be seen hanging in the poster viewing area.  Each of these posters highlights novel and exciting research in skin of color. In one such poster, Dr. Monica Huynh and colleagues presented a case of acanthosis …
Understanding Hair Loss in Skin of Color Patients
Next Steps in Derm Hair Loss Clinical Pearls from the Expert
by Bridget Kaufman, MD on
In an informative 20-minute session on hair loss in skin of color patients, Dr. Valerie Callender focused on how structural differences in afrocentric hair and cultural haircare practices contribute to the high prevalence of alopecia in African American women in particular. *Clinical pearls* from this session are bolded, underlined, and marked with asterisks. Dr. Callender started her lect …