SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS

Our scientific advisors encompass expertise across the field of dermatology, specifically in acne, psoriasis, inflammation and basic science.

Brian Berman, M.D., Ph.D.

Voluntary Professor of Dermatology at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Berman is Voluntary Professor of Dermatology at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has the honor of serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has served as Professor of Dermatology and Internal Medicine at the University of Miami, Medical Director for Dermatology for inpatient and outpatients at Dade County’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, Professor of Dermatology and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The University of California, Davis, Chief of the Dermatology Service at the VA Medical Center, Martinez, CA, and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

He is past President and Founder of The National Association of Veterans Affairs Dermatologists, Chaired the Dermatology Field Advisory Group for The Department of Veterans Affairs, is a member of the Scientific Advisory / Boards of The European Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, and SKINmed, Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, edited The Miami Review series and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Education.

He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific and clinical articles, chapters and books, is the recipient of the Dean’s Senior Faculty Clinical Research Award from the University of Miami School of Medicine, was bestowed the “Scientist of the Year” Award from Sigma Xi the Science and Research Honor Society and is included among “The Best Doctors in America.”

James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAOCD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine

Dr. Del Rosso currently practices general medical and surgical dermatology, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery, at the Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Clinic and serves as the Dermatology Residency Program Director at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to this, he practiced at the Medical Center Clinic in Florida, was the Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) and Head of the Section of Dermatology at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, served as Assistant Director of the Medical Center Clinic and as a Volunteer Clinical Faculty at the Section of Dermatology at Ohio State University.

Dr. Del Rosso currently serves as the Clinical Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, the Editorial Board of Cutis and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, the Co-Director of the Fall Clinical Dermatology, Winter Clinical Dermatology, Real World Dermatology for Residents meetings. He is the past-president of the AOCD, Council for Nail Disorders, ASMS, and the American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS), where he has remained as chair of the Education Committee. He is a Fellow of Distinction of the AOCD, and is also a Fellow of both the American College for Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and the ASMS. He has also authored several publications, including multiple textbook chapters, and over 130 peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Del Rosso graduated from St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY and received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUCOM) in Athens, Ohio.

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Sewon Kang, M.D., MPH

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Kang is the Noxell Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree and a master’s of public health at Williams College and the University of Michigan and completed his dermatology residency and fellowship at the Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kang was the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Dermatology at the University of Michigan.

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Jenny Kim, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Kim is the Chief of Dermatology of the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Associate Director of the UCLA Aesthetic Dermatology Service, and an Associate Professor in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Kim’s professional affiliations include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Acne and Rosacea Society, American Dermatologic Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dermatology Foundation and Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Dr. Kim’s clinical interests include skin cancer surgery, lasers, and aesthetic dermatology surgery. She conducts both basic and clinical research in dermatologic science. In particular, her interest is in translational medicine, bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside.

Dr. Kim attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Ph.D. in immunology and her medical degree. She also completed her dermatology residency and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser, Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship at the UCLA School of Medicine.

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Howard Maibach, M.D.

Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Maibach has written and lectured extensively on dermatotoxicology (the toxicity to man from skin exposure) and dermatopharmacology (the treatment of skin diseases). His current research programs include defining the chemical-biologic faces of irritant dermatitis and the study of percutaneous penetration.

When Dr. Maibach is not in the lab conducting research or in the classroom teaching, he is seeing patients at the Environmental Dermatoses Clinic (of the Dermatology Clinic), mostly providing second opinions on allergic contact dermatitis.

Dr. Maibach has been on the editorial boards of over 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society, and the International Commission on Occupational Health.

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Seth Orlow, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Dermatology, Cell Biology and Pediatrics and Chairman of Dermatology at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine

Dr. Orlow is Professor of Dermatology, Cell Biology and Pediatrics and Chairman of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology. A graduate of Harvard College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Orlow completed his internship and residency training at Mt. Sinai and Yale. He joined NYU in 1990.

In addition to his background in medicine and science, Dr. Orlow has served as a consultant to drug, medical device and consumer products companies with a special focus on dermatology and skin care. He spent nine years as a healthcare venture capitalist and was co-founder of a dermatology discovery company, Anaderm, which was acquired by Pfizer in 2002.

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Neil A. Swanson, M.D.

Professor of Dermatology, Surgery and Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery) Director, Dermatologic Surgery Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Swanson specializes in caring for patients with skin cancer, including melanoma. With advanced training in Mohs surgery, he often treats complex cancers. He has trained over 30 fellows who practice at teaching hospitals in the United States and around the world.

He received his doctorate degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY. He previously served as Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University and member of the American Academy of Dermatologists Board of Directors.

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Diane Thiboutot, M.D.

Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center at Penn State

In her clinical practice at Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Thiboutot specializes in the care of patients with acne, rosacea and hair disorders. Dr. Thiboutot received her medical degree and residency training in Dermatology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and University Hospital. Awards from the Dermatology Foundation and National Institutes of Health fostered her early research career. Dr. Thiboutot currently directs an active research program in both basic and clinical research with the support from the NIH. Her area of research interest is in the regulation of sebum production and the treatment of acne with particular emphasis on the role of retinoids.

Dr. Thiboutot is the Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center at Penn State and Medical Director for Penn State’s NIH K30 physician mentorship program. She has served on the M.D./Ph.D. Steering Committee and was a former co-leader of Hershey Medical Center’s Research Team and member of the Institutional Review Board. Dr. Thiboutot is a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society.

She is listed in The Best Doctors in America, Northeast region, First and Second Editions and the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Thiboutot received her University’s Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 1996 for her work on androgen metabolism in the skin in addition to a Faculty Teaching Award from the Medical Student Class of 1996.

Dr. Thiboutot serves as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as several dermatology journals. She has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters relating to acne and hormone metabolism in the skin.

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Guy Webster, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia

An internationally recognized expert in acne and dermatologic therapy, Dr. Webster was the founding President of the American Acne & Rosacea Society and has over 120 publications in peer reviewed journals and textbooks. Until 2005, he was professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Dermatology of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Currently, he is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Jefferson and is a sought after consultant and lecturer.

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