Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dermatology

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. S. Brian Jiang
Dr. S. Brian Jiang

is a Clinical Professor at Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego. He is the Director of Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic surgery and Program Director of Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. He specializes in Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic and Laser Procedures.

Dr. Nihal Ahmad
Dr. Nihal Ahmad

is a Professor in Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin, USA. He has a dual appointment as a Research Scientist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. The research in his laboratory is focused on: i) mechanism of cancer development and identification of molecular targets for intervention, ii) chemo-prevention and experimental therapeutics of cancer.

Dr. Jaggi Rao
Dr. Jaggi Rao

is a full Clinical Professor of Medicine and currently serves as the Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program at the University of Alberta, Canada. With his passion for dermatology, people and technology, Dr. Rao has distinguished himself as a renowned scientific and artistic dermatologist, skin and cosmetic surgeon, researcher, author and educator.

Dr. Martin Steinhoff
Dr. Martin Steinhoff

is Professor of Dermatology & Surgery, Deptartment of Dermatology at UCSF, USA. His research interests include immunology/neuroimmunology, innate immunity, molecular mechanisms of inflammation, eczema, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, wound healing, PARs, atopic dermatitis, novel dermatological therapies.

Dr. Robert Phelps
Dr. Robert Phelps

is a Professor in the Department of Pathology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, U.S.A and an academic dermatopathologist who has had more than 25 years’ experience in the clinical diagnosis and experimental studies of rare genetic and acquired skin diseases. The diseases he has studied include: the Toxic Oil syndrome, Fabry’s disease and it variants etc.

Dr. Eric Huang
Dr. Eric Huang

is Professor at University of California, San Diego, USA. He is a pioneer in the development of vaccines against acne vulgaris. His research mainly focuses on skin microbiome and its association to human diseases and have created several novel associated diseases modalities including vaccines and free fatty acids as antimicrobial agents for treatments of P. acnes- associated diseases.

Dr. Kyoung-Chan Park
Dr. Kyoung-Chan Park

is a Professor in Department of Dermatology at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea. His laboratory focuses on pigmentary disorders (melasma, vitiligo and so on), skin stem cells, and cosmetic sciences. He is actively developing a new concept of cosmetics and also new materials for topical treatment.

Dr. Naseem Ansari
Dr. Naseem Ansari

is a Professor of Pathology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain), and also serves as Consultant Histopathologist/Dermatopathologist at the Bahrain Defence Force & Royal Medical Services in Bahrain. His main research interests include tumour biology, HIV/AIDS, dermatopathology, inflammatory bowel disease, cell death and tissue repair.

Dr. Sylvia Hsu
Dr. Sylvia Hsu

is Professor of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, USA and Chief of Dermatology at Ben Taub Hospital. She has a special interest in autoimmune bullous diseases, psoriasis, and acne. She is a member of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for Dermatology World.

Dr. Craig G Burkhart
Dr. Craig G Burkhart

is serving as Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio and also as Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA. He was honored as Head of Dermatology at University of Toledo College of Medicine in the past.

Dr. Hyun Sun Park
Dr. Hyun Sun Park

is a Clinical Professor of Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, Korea. Her research focuses on nail and hair disease, nail surgery, photodynamic therapy, skin cancers, cosmetic procedures, and skin disease associated with internal diseases.

Dr. Keyvan Nouri
Dr. Keyvan Nouri

is a tenured Professor of Dermatology, Ophthalmology, and Otolaryngology; Louis C. Skinner, Jr. M.D. Endowed Chair at the University of Miami; and Vice Chairman of the University of Miami Medical Group, USA. His clinical specialities include MOHS micrographic surgery, skin cancer surgery, reconstruction, dermatologic and laser surgery, cosmetic, cutaneous, and lasers.

Dr. Miroslav Blumenberg
Dr. Miroslav Blumenberg

is an Associate Professor in the R.O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, NYU Langone Medical Center, USA. He pioneered the use of DNA microarrays in skin biology. His research interests include Transcriptional profiling of skin cells using DNA microarrays, Effects of UV light on skin, Epidermal stem cells and differentiation.

Dr. Samer H. Ghosn
Dr. Samer H. Ghosn

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon. He is mostly interested in challenging dermatological cases that require clinicopathological correlation. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology and has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Mark D. Kaufmann
Dr. Mark D. Kaufmann

is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA. He also represents the American Academy of Dermatology at the national meetings of the Physician’s Electronic Health Record Coalition (PEHRC) as well as the Clinical Information Interchange Collaborative (CIIC).

Dr. Taihao Quan
Dr. Taihao Quan

is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. His research interests are human skin aging focusing on three major areas: collagen synthesis/degradation, cell-matrix interaction, and stromal microenvironment/mechanotransduction.

Dr. George Kroumpouzos
Dr. George Kroumpouzos

is Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and former Instructor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, USA. His expertise is in the fields of obstetric/gynecologic dermatology, adverse drug reactions, connective tissue disease, and disorders of pigmentation.

Dr. Rossitza Lazova
Dr. Rossitza Lazova

is serving as Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology in Department of Dermatology, at Yale University, USA. Her main interest is in melanocytic lesions and particularly Spitzoid neoplasms. Recently, she introduced Imaging Mass Spectrometry as an ancillary method in the diagnosis of difficult melanocytic lesions.

Dr. Yiru Xu
Dr. Yiru Xu

is a Research Associated Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Dr Xu’s research interests include skin cancer, skin aging, ultraviolet (UV) irradiation-induced skin photo-aging, and regulation of growth factor receptor functions in human skin.

Dr. Jinah Kim
Dr. Jinah Kim

is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Stanford University, USA. Director of Dermatopathology Service and Fellowship Program. She is board certified in both Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology. Her research interests are Cutaneous oncology, Melanocytic neoplasia, Dermatopathology.

Dr. Emmy M. Graber
Dr. Emmy M. Graber

is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine, USA. She is also the Director of the BU Cosmetic and Laser Center at Boston Medical Center. Her academic interests are in both acne and cosmetic dermatology and she has lectured and written extensively on these subjects.

Dr. Jenny Murase
Dr. Jenny Murase

is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, USA. and the Director of Patch Testing and Phototherapy, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is the Chair of San Francisco Dermatological Society. Her academic interests are medication safety in pregnancy and lactation, hormonal therapy in dermatology, erosive pustular dermatosis and vitiligo.

Dr. Susana Ortiz-Urda
Dr. Susana Ortiz-Urda

is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at University of California, San Francisco, USA. and also is Co-director of the Melanoma Center and leads a laboratory studying early melanoma progression, molecular therapeutics and identifying molecular mechanisms of drug resistance. She has established a multidisciplinary working group to tailor cancer treatments to individual patients.

Dr. William W. Huang
Dr. William W. Huang

is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, USA. As a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Huang has served on various national committees, lectured on topics in dermatology locally and nationally and conducted several clinical trials in the area of complex medical dermatology.

Dr. Latanya T. Benjamin
Dr. Latanya T. Benjamin

is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Stanford University, USA and has a thriving medical and surgical practice. Her special interests include pediatric laser and skin surgery, acne, atopic dermatitis, and genodermatoses that affect the hair and nails. Her research interests include childhood psoriasis, infantile hemangiomas and alopecia areata.

Dr. Michelle Tarbox
Dr. Michelle Tarbox

is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology at the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, USA. She completed her dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, during which time she was awarded a Women’s Dermatologic Society grant to study dermoscopy. Her research interests are General Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

Dr. Kristen Lynn Heins Fernandez
Dr. Kristen Lynn Heins Fernandez

is an Assistant Professor at University of Missouri Department of Dermatology, USA. Chief of Dermatology at the Harry Truman VA. Her medical interest include immunobullous diseases, prevention and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, and improving access to care to rural and underserved areas.

Dr. Claudia I. Vidal
Dr. Claudia I. Vidal

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and a board certified pathologist and dermatopathologist at Saint Louis University, USA. She is Associate Program Director for the Dermatopathology Fellowship and oversees the medical student curriculum for the Department of Dermatology. Her research interests include soft tissue and adnexal neoplasms and disorders affecting the hair.

Dr. Marcia Hogeling
Dr. Marcia Hogeling

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix, and a Pediatric Dermatologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, USA. She is the Director of the Vascular Anomalies Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include infantile hemangiomas, vascular malformations, inflammatory and genetic skin disorders.

Dr. Katlein França
Dr. Katlein França

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA. Her areas of expertise are Cosmetic Dermatology and Psychodermatology.

Dr. Shasa Hu
Dr. Shasa Hu

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at University of Miami, USA. Her clinical interests are mainly pigmented lesions and aging skin. Her research efforts focus on melanoma prevention and outcome among minority populations. She is an member of the Melanoma Surveillance and Detection Program at Sylvester Cancer Center.

Dr. Hideki Mochizuki
Dr. Hideki Mochizuki

is an Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA. His research interest is to understand the neurophysiological mechanism of itch in humans, and investigated the cerebral mechanism of itch and scratch using functional neuroimaging techniques such as Blood-oxygen-level dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. Catherine A O’Neill
Dr. Catherine A O’Neill

is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Post Graduate Education at Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests are novel regulators of tight junctions with a view to developing these as treatments for tight junction related conditions e.g. atopic dermatitis and how ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from sun affects epidermal barrier function.

Dr. Afsaneh Alavi
Dr. Afsaneh Alavi

is dermatologist with special interest in wound healing and medical dermatology. She is a Clinical Associate; Division of Dermatology at Women College Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada. She is active in wound care education, research and scientific publications.

Dr. Caroline V. Caperton
Dr. Caroline V. Caperton

is a recognized expert in the field of Dermatology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, USA. Her research focuses on dermatologic conditions, cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases, skin allergies, cancerization and topical immunomodulation, imiquimod, ingenol mebutate, actinic keratosis and contact dermatitis.

Dr. Jasem Alshaiji
Dr. Jasem Alshaiji

is a Dermatology Specialist & Head of Pediatric Dermatology Unit at Dermatology Department, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait. He got Clinical Research Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology from University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine. He is interested in doing Clinical Research in Dermatology & especially in Pediatric Dermatology.

Dr. Adam Friedman
Dr. Adam Friedman

is an Assistant Professor of medicine (dermatology) and physiology and biophysics and as Director of Dermatologic Research at the Unified Division of Dermatology of Montefiore Medical Center, USA. His research interests are investigating novel nanotechnologies that allow for controlled and sustained delivery of a wide spectrum of physiologically and medicinally relevant molecules.

Dr. Na Jung-im
Dr. Na Jung-im

graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine. Assistant Professor Na currently practices at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, South Korea. She specializes in pigment disorder, atopic dermatitis, pediatric skin disorder. Na currently practices various laser treatments for skin pigmentation disorders, epidermic grafting for vitiligo, and cell transplantation.

Dr. Maria M. Tsoukas
Dr. Maria M. Tsoukas

is currently serving as an Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine,Section of Dermatology, University of Chicago, USA. Her General and procedural dermatology, skin cancer therapy and surgery, hight risk skin cancer (immunosuppression), skin cancerization therapies, photodynamic therapy, cutaneous laser surgery, aesthetic dermatology ( injectables included).

Dr. Jeff Donovan
Dr. Jeff Donovan

is a US and Canadian board-certified dermatologist specializing in hair transplantation and hair loss. Dr. Donovan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Director of the University of Toronto Hair Clinic, Canada. Dr. Donovan’s current research interests include hair transplantation, hair loss in women, scarring alopecia, ethnic hair disorders, and alopecia areata.

Dr. Jisun Cha
Dr. Jisun Cha

is an Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical school, USA. She is involved in basic science research related to dermal fibroblast’s reaction to mechanical stress under different hormonal environments. Her interested areas include adnexal tumors, immunoblistering diseases, and cutaneous lymphoproliferative condition.

Dr. Farid Menaa
Dr. Farid Menaa

is a medical and scientific professional, Ex-Senior Fellow in Dermatology, Medical School of Wuerzburg, Germany, he pointed it out the relevance of “stem cells” in the theranostics of skin cancers. His current works prompt natural anti-aging skin solutions and innovative skin cancer therapies.