Skin of Color Update

SOCU 2020 Pearls Galore: Acne, Rosacea, and Keloids in SOC
SOCU Pearls
by Sang Kim, MD on
One of my favorite aspects of attending conferences is the opportunity to ask respected experts in the field clinically relevant questions that I can take back to directly help my patients. I was really looking forward to attending the 2020 Skin of Color Update conference in person, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was moved to a virtual format. I wondered if attending a virtual confer …
A Holistic Approach to Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment in Skin of Color
HS IN SOC
by Edita Newton, MD on
Partnering Medical Therapies and Procedural Interventions to Treat the Whole Patient Over the last decade, tremendous advances have revolutionized the treatment of chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. These dermatological victories have shed light on skin diseases that need more attention. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which disproportionately affects pat …
Patient Buzz: Skin Bias in Dermatology
skin bias in dermatology
by Allison Sit on
The New York Times is one of several major publications that have recently covered skin bias in dermatology. Is this coverage helpful or hurtful to the specialty? How can individual dermatologists make a difference in reducing disparities in care? For their take, I reached out to Tiffany T. Mayo, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Theodore Ros …
Challenging Cases in Skin of Color Patients
Skin of Color
by Nicole Negbenebor, MD on
This year at the 17th Annual Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference (ODAC), Dr Amy McMichael presented the audience with new pearls of advice on how to approach and diagnose complex medical dermatology cases in patients with skin of color. During her session, she addressed the important need for providers to be able to recognize disease in patients of all races. The majority of the glob …
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 …