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Dermatology Weekly

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Official Podcast feed of MDedge Dermatology and Cutis Peer-to-Peer, part of the Medscape Professional Network. Weekly episodes include the latest in Dermatology News and peer-to-peer interviews with Doctor Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, and Dr. Candrice Heath, MD. Plus, resident discussions geared toward phy… read more

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Residency match during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 6th, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for medical students applying to residency programs. In this episode, Candrice R. Heath, MD (@DrCandriceHeath), talks to Virginia Alvarado Jones, MD, MS …

Equitable access to dermatologic care

April 29th, 2021


Ethnic minorities and patients living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas are disproportionately impacted by a growing national shortage of …

Highlights from the 2021 American Contact Dermatitis Society Meeting

April 22nd, 2021


This week, Amber Atwater, MD, the immediate past president of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, reviews some highlights from the meeting, …

Educational photographs need to better represent the entire patient population

April 15th, 2021


Recent studies have highlighted poor representation of darker skin types in dermatology textbooks and online resources. Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, talks …

Coding and reimbursement changes for skin biopsies

April 8th, 2021


In 2019, the two CPT codes for skin biopsies were replaced with six new codes that specify biopsy technique and associated procedural complexity. Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, talks to medical student Sheena Desai and Rebecca …

Cutaneous clinical signs of COVID-19

April 1st, 2021


COVID-19 affects multiple organ systems, and skin manifestations are prevalent. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to medical student Lauren Schwartzberg and …

Don’t overlook the genitals during a total-body skin examination

March 25th, 2021


Recent surveys show that dermatologic examinations tend to neglect the genital area. In this resident takeover, Sophie A. Greenberg, MD …

Injectable fillers: Treating and preventing adverse events with Dr. Murad Alam

March 18th, 2021


Dr. Murad Alam, professor of dermatology and chief of cutaneous and aesthetic surgery in the department of dermatology at Northwestern University, …

Timing matters: Planning cosmetic procedures around COVID-19 vaccination

March 11th, 2021


Medical professionals play an important role in educating the public about COVID-19 vaccination. In this episode, Dr. Candrice Heath …

Teledermatology beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

March 4th, 2021


Before the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine largely was underutilized in dermatology. Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, talks to George Han, MD, PhD, about the …

Applying for dermatology residency as a student of color

February 25th, 2021


To truly increase diversity in dermatology, students of color need to be encouraged that dermatology is achievable. In this resident takeover, Sophie …

Psychcast/Dermatology Weekly crossover episode: Delusions of infestation

February 18th, 2021


Lorenzo Norris, MD, host of MDedge Psychcast, talks with Scott A. Norton, MD, MPH, MSc, and John Koo, MD, about delusions of infestation, weighing in on the diagnosis and management of patients with this challenging …

Top apps for dermatology education

February 11th, 2021


Mobile applications are useful to educate medical students and trainees; however, there is no objective method to assess their quality. Vincent A. …

Rural dermatology training and expanding access to care

February 4th, 2021


Transcript of this episode is avaiable at:

Access to dermatologic care in rural areas is a growing …

Top peer-to-peer interviews in 2020

December 24th, 2020


This year's top peer-to-peer interviews focus on diversity in residency training, the response to COVID-19 in academic dermatology, and tips for …

How to work up and treat vitiligo patients, plus reports from the MedscapeLive Pediatric and Women's Dermatology Seminar

December 17th, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. Beware a pair of dermatologic emergencies in children:
  2. Preadolescent acne: Management from birth requires …

Pediatric procedural dermatology plus, CDC shortens quarantine and ‘impressive’ results with neoadjuvant T-VEC in advanced melanoma

December 10th, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. International expert group agrees on redefining psoriasis severity
  2. ‘Impressive’ results with neoadjuvant …

Optical coherence tomography imaging in different skin types, plus new indication for apremilast

December 3rd, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. Expanded indications likely for apremilast:
  2. Neoadjuvant immunotherapy combo produces high response rate in …

Derm Residents: Nail unit squamous cell carcinoma; and merino wool for atopic derm and tildrakizumab is durable

November 26th, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. Merino wool clothing improves atopic dermatitis, studies find:
  2. Tildrakizumab for psoriasis shows durable …

Health disparities brought to light by COVID-19, plus a hospital at home for COVID patients

November 19th, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. Low threshold to biopsy atypical lesions may ID vulvar melanoma early, experts say

Pediatric atopic dermatitis - What's new? Plus, depression risk with isotretinoin; topical tapinarof is effective

November 12th, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. Who’s at risk for depression on isotretinoin?:
  2. Topical tapinarof effective in pivotal psoriasis trials:

Systemic bias in the dermatology residency selection process, plus a derivative of birch bark effective for epidermolysis bullosa

November 5th, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. No lab monitoring needed in adolescents on dupilumab:

  2. Birch bark derivative gel found effective for EB, in …

Improving diversity in dermatology education resources; plus risks of COVID in psoriasis patients and red hair linked with CRP?

October 29th, 2020


Dermatology news:

  1. Data on potential risks of COVID-19 in psoriasis patients limited, but reassuring:
  2. Red hair in women linked …

Guidelines for using phototherapy in psoriasis patients; plus, women in pediatric dermatology

October 22nd, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. Non-Whites remain sorely underrepresented in phase 3 psoriasis trials (

  2. Women make progress in pediatric …

Looking back on retinoid discovery and development with Dr. James Leyden

October 15th, 2020


In this week’s podcast, Dermatology News columnist Leslie S. Baumann, MD, interviews James J. Leyden, MD, emeritus professor of dermatology at the …

Shingrix vaccine effective in older adults with immune-mediated disorders and opening a dermatology practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

October 8th, 2020


Dermatology News:

  1. Shingrix effective in older adults with preexisting immune-mediated disorders (
  2. New treatment options show …

Cosmetic procedures are back, plus COVID-19 expenses get billing codes and burnout is up and income is down

September 17th, 2020


As lockdown restrictions are lifted, many dermatologists are resuming elective cosmetic procedures. Candrice Heath, MD, (@DrCandriceHeath) talks to …

Top dermatology resident takeovers of 2020

September 3rd, 2020


Episode 79, the top resident takeovers of 2020 (so far).

We count down the top downloaded resident interviews of Dermatology Weekly in 2020. So far …

Erythropoietic protoporphyria drug improves sun tolerance, no link between TCI & skin cancer in AD patients, and derm resident wellness

August 27th, 2020


Dermatology is an academically rigorous specialty, which is a major source of stress for many residents. Daniel Mazori, MD, talks to Nadine Shabeeb, …

Saliva COVID test, minoxidil works after radiation, and a conversation on antibiotic resistance in acne

August 20th, 2020


This week in Dermatology News:

  1. Persistent hair loss after radiation improved with minoxidil:
  2. Telemedicine checklist may …

Cutaneous coagulation clues for COVID-19, botulinum toxin's antidepressant effect, tape strips over biopsy, and a conversation on academic derm in a pandemic

August 13th, 2020


COVID-19 has had profound effects on the financial stability of academic institutions, resident training, and patient care. Candrice Heath, MD (@DrCandriceHeath) talks to Erin Boh, MD, and Dirk Elston, MD, about …

Acne treatment lessons learned from the military, plus new psoriasis guidelines and biologics delaying psoriatic arthritis

August 6th, 2020


Military dermatologists play a unique role in managing acne because they need to consider the medical readiness of servicemembers during treatment. …

Immunotherapy for Paget disease: A conversation - Plus, more sunburns for Americans, and a new dermatologic clue for COVID-19

July 30th, 2020


Unlike most other cutaneous neoplasms, extramammary Paget disease (EMPD) manifests as a chronic erythematous patch. In this resident takeover, Dr. …

Dermatology residency during a pandemic, plus the past, future, and current state of ID Dermatology

July 23rd, 2020


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dermatology News, we are looking back at how the field has changed since that first issue in January 1970. The …

Nemolizumab for atopic dermatitis, 1/3 of older Americans get shingles vaccine, and racial diversity in dermatology training ency

July 16th, 2020


Dermatology residents must be knowledgeable about dermatologic conditions presenting in patients of various ethnic backgrounds. Dr. Vincent DeLeo …

Nutrient deficiencies & skin disease, plus Republicans and Democrats agree on masks, and adding dermatology to oncology clinics pays off

July 9th, 2020


Nutrient deficiencies present clinically in the skin, hair, and nails. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. Bridget Shields about the dermatologist’s role …

Urban African Americans have varied dermatologist access, more vulvar melanoma for women, and Derm residents talk compounding medications

June 25th, 2020


Compounding medications allows physicians to customize formulations for individual patients. In this resident takeover, Daniel R. Mazori, MD, talks …

High-fat, high-sugar diet may promote adult acne; and actinic keratosis clearance: A conversation on photodynamic therapy combo

June 18th, 2020


Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has become a preferred treatment of field cancerization. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. Martin Miller about results from a …

Should docs wear masks at home? Plus biologics and melanoma risk, full-body exam anxiety, and atopic dermatitis linked with neuropsych

June 11th, 2020


Full-body skin examinations (FBSEs) are routine in dermatology practice but can create anxiety for some patients. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. …

Picosecond laser predictions; wildfires and atopic dermatitis; and protecting your mental health: Psychiatry-Dermatology crossover

June 4th, 2020


Physicians face unique challenges with regard to mental health but often are resistant to seeking professional treatment. In this special crossover episode, Guest Host Dr. Candrice Heath (@drcandriceheath) talks with …

New rosacea guidelines, dermatology compensation report, and are your patients choosing the right OTC topicals?

May 28th, 2020


Patients may be relying more on over-the-counter (OTC) skin care products during the current health crisis due to limited access to dermatologists. …

Grand Rounds from the patient’s perspective

May 21st, 2020


In the news portion of episode 64, Nick Andrews welcome Dr. Amy Paller, MD, to discuss the different dermatologic manifestations of COVID-19 …

Teledermatology during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

May 14th, 2020


How is dermatology handling this change in practice toward telehealth? Guest host Dr. Candrice Heath talks with Dr. George Han about how …

How accurate are dermatologists' COI disclosures? Plus, private equity in dermatology

May 7th, 2020


Transparency about industry-supported interactions among physicians was the goal of the online Open Payments database created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. Allen F. …

Consider Muir-Torre syndrome with sebaceous tumors; plus the latest on COVID-19 in dermatology

April 30th, 2020


Dermatologists play an important role in disease management for patients with Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS). In this resident takeover, Dr. Daniel Mazori …

Hair care products for African American women during COVID-19

April 23rd, 2020


Hosts of the dermatology podcast Dermasphere, Luke Johnson, MD, and Michelle Tarbox, MD, join MDedge host Nick Andrews to talk about COVID-19 and …

COVID-19: What Now? And are nail biopsy videos on YouTube reliable?

April 16th, 2020


Patients, medical students, residents, and even attendings often seek reliable information about nail biopsy procedures on the Internet. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Shari Lipner about the quality and credibility of

Pandemic skin care plus body lice management

April 9th, 2020


Body lice present an important public health concern due to the potential spread of infectious diseases. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Dirk Elston …

Bonus: COVID-19 critical-care lessons from Seattle

April 7th, 2020


As the nation’s health care system braces for COVID-19 cases, physicians who’ve faced the pandemic first have critical lessons for everyone.

In this …

Should psoriasis patients continue biologics during the COVID-19 pandemic? Plus CMS implements changes to aid the COVID-19 response

April 2nd, 2020


Patients with severe psoriasis may be at higher risk for infection because of increased inflammation in the body. Dr. Lawrence Green discusses how …

AAD’s COVID-19 advice; how to start teledermatology; and handoff tips for dermatology residents

March 26th, 2020


In residency, transitioning care to different providers can be a complicated process. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. Sophie Greenberg about

COVID-19: What Dermatologists should know, plus how to use the Fitzpatrick skin type classification?

March 18th, 2020


The Fitzpatrick skin type (FST) often is used as a proxy for constitutive skin color, which can lead to confusion. Dr. DeLeo speaks with Dr. Susan …

Treatment adherence to topicals for psoriasis, plus coronavirus prompts cancellation of AAD

March 12th, 2020


Consider poor adherence rather than recalcitrant disease in psoriasis patients who do not respond to topical treatment. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with …

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in dermatology, plus nemolizumab tames itching in prurigo nodularis patients

March 5th, 2020


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HOT) is an effective second-line treatment option anytime there is a chronic complicated wound or tissue with vascular …

Anti-inflammatory effects of low-dose naltrexone, plus morning and evening skin protection

February 27th, 2020


Low-dose naltrexone can suppress inflammatory markers, making it a potential therapy for some inflammatory skin conditions with a pruritic component. In this resident takeover, Dr. Daniel Mazori talks to Dr. Nadine …

Phototherapy for psoriasis; plus antibiotics’ mutant selection window and oral options for hyperhidrosis

February 20th, 2020


Phototherapy is a viable option for many patients with psoriasis. Dr. George Han speaks with Dr. Jashin Wu about the recent national guidelines from …

Keto diet and dermatology; plus dermatologists suited to treat LGBTQ+ patients

February 13th, 2020


At the 2020 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference in Orlando, Angelo Landriscina, MD, revealed how dermatologists can help their …

ABD launches CertLink for certification; plus, social media shapes acne treatment, and a Barbie doll has vitiligo

February 6th, 2020


Dermatologists had concerns about the maintenance of certification (MOC) program and the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) listened. Dr. Vincent …

Resident recap of headlines in 2019, plus isotretinoin’s safety and a warning on ingenol mebutate

January 30th, 2020


In this resident takeover, three dermatology residents -- Dr. Daniel Mazori, Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, and Dr. Julie Croley—recap some of the dermatology …

What causes CCCA? Plus albinism awareness goes global

January 23rd, 2020


This week, Nick Andrews talks with reporter Kari Oakes, whose feature for our January print issue highlighted the dermatologists working in Africa …

Cutaneous manifestations of leukemia; plus the science of natural ingredients, and oral lichen planus' prevalence

January 16th, 2020


Leukemia cutis should be high on the differential in patients presenting with leukemia. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Lindsay Strowd and Wasim …

Reducing the costs of residency applications, plus dupilumab-induced erythema and skin-lightening cream dangers

January 9th, 2020


Costs associated with dermatology residency applications average $10,000 per applicant. Dr. Daniel Mazori talks to Dr. Aamir Hussain about ways to …

Top Resident Takeover episodes in 2019

January 2nd, 2020


In the Resident Takeover episodes of Dermatology Weekly, Cutis Resident Corner columnists Drs. Daniel Mazori, Elisabeth Tracey, and Julie Croley have …

Top peer-to-peer interviews in 2019

December 26th, 2019


Dr. Vincent DeLeo counts down the top downloaded peer-to-peer interviews of Dermatology Weekly in 2019. Along with his colleagues, Dr. DeLeo has …

Resident perspectives on hidradenitis suppurativa, plus AD and food allergies, and isotretinoin in transgender patients

December 19th, 2019


In this resident takeover of the podcast, three dermatology residents—Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, Dr. Julie Croley, and Dr. Daniel Mazori—discuss how to …

Contact allergy and patch testing in children; plus TB testing in biologics users, and telehealth pay expands

December 12th, 2019


Dermatologists often are the first to notice allergic contact dermatitis exposure patterns in the pediatric population. Vincent DeLeo, MD, talks with …

Managing hidradenitis suppurativa; plus certolizumab’s safety; and how atopic dermatitis divides allopathic and naturopathic providers

December 5th, 2019


Hidradenitis suppurativa literature has expanded in the last few years, but there is still a delay in diagnosis for most patients due to a lack of familiarity with the condition. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. …

AAD 2019 Summer Meeting highlights

November 28th, 2019


This week’s episode features highlights of the AAD 2019 Summer Meeting. 

Adam Friedman, MD, takes a closer look at nanotechnology from a dermatology …

Photolichenoid dermatitis and HIV; plus Zostavax and TNF inhibitors; and ped psoriasis guidelines

November 14th, 2019


Vitiligo is not the only condition that can lead to depigmentation; there are other conditions that dermatologists see less commonly that can result …

Managing atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients with skin of color; plus psoriasis and cancer risk, and hope for prurigo nodularis

November 7th, 2019


Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) is more prevalent in African American children. Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant, president of the Skin of Color Society, …

Tools to aid in clinical decision making; plus safety data for tacrolimus; results of a phase 3 study of an IL-17A inhibitor; and clinician burnout.

October 31st, 2019


How can you integrate decision-making resources into your clinical practice? In this resident takeover of the podcast, three dermatology residents — …

Can vitamins and supplements lead to healthier skin? Plus online reviews drive cosmetic procedures; and rituximab for pemphigus vulgaris

October 24th, 2019


Skin appearance is a sign of internal health, and patients who have appropriate vitamin levels naturally have healthier skin. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks …

Shampoo products for the skin of color population; statins and skin infections; and adalimumab’s survival benefit in psoriasis

October 17th, 2019


There is a consumer trend to avoid additives in hair care products and consider natural alternatives. Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant, president of the Skin …

Eye complications in patients with atopic dermatitis; indoor tanning’s SCC risk; and checkpoint inhibitor combo boosts melanoma survival

October 10th, 2019


Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with various ocular comorbidities that can result in permanent vision loss if left untreated. Dr. Soo Jung Kim …

What’s eating you? Flea infestations; plus peanut allergy immunotherapy, and new data on sunscreens

September 19th, 2019


The flea bite is a problem for a variety of populations — from those in natural disaster scenarios to pet owners. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. …

Contact allergy to products with methylisothiazolinone; plus, topical options for hyperpigmentation, and thread lifts return

September 12th, 2019


Household and personal care products are common sources of contact allergy in dermatology patients. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Amber Atwater …

Job satisfaction among dermatology hospitalists; plus understanding your millennial patients, and treating infections in atopic dermatitis

September 5th, 2019


More patients are being admitted to the hospital with skin problems, and specialized dermatologists are needed to provide effective treatment. Dr. …

Get to know Julie Croley, MD, from Dermatology Weekly's Resident Takeovers

August 28th, 2019


Julie Croley, MD, also known as @dr.skinandsmiles on Instagram, joins MDedge producer and host of the Postcall Podcast, Nick Andrews. 

You can find …

Augmented intelligence: An interview with Dr. Justin Ko

August 22nd, 2019


Dr. Justin Ko speaks with MDedge reporter Ted Bosworth about the use of augmented intelligence in dermatology. Dr. Ko is the coauthor of the American …

Treating pigmentary disorders; plus vitamin A and SCC, and nanotechnology in dermatology

August 8th, 2019


Seemal Desai, MD, talks with MDedge editor Elizabeth Mechcatie about the treatment of patients with pigmentary disorders in an interview at the …

Advantages of phototherapy, plus integrating psychologists into ped derm practice

August 1st, 2019


Dr. John Koo talks with Dr. Vincent DeLeo about the three main benefits of phototherapy, including its accessibility, safety profile, and wide range …

Resident Takeover: Prescribing combined OCs; contact dermatitis tips; fetal isotretinoin exposure

July 25th, 2019


Combined oral contraceptives (COCs) have many uses in dermatology, but dermatologists often underutilize COCs and don’t feel comfortable prescribing …

Skin conditions in U.S. military members, plus sun safety in minorities, and conjunctivitis in atopic dermatitis

July 18th, 2019


Are you prepared to treat a U.S. military service member with acne or psoriasis? Civilian specialists are playing a larger role in the care of our …

Rosacea in the skin of color population, plus isotretinoin’s links to psychiatric conditions, and the FDA sends fewer warning letters

July 11th, 2019


Failure to recognize rosacea in the skin of color population presents an important gap in dermatology practice. Beginning at 10:06, Dr. Vincent DeLeo …

Ocular chemical injuries in the dermatology office, plus social media and cosmetic surgery, and moving from psoriasis to psoriatic arthritis

July 4th, 2019


Are you and your staff prepared to handle ocular chemical injuries? Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks with Dr. Shawna K. Langley and Dr. Deborah Moon about …

Resident tips on effective communication with patients, plus ruxolitinib for vitiligo and hydroxychloroquine for oral lichen planus

June 27th, 2019


Three dermatology residents — Dr. Elisabeth Tracey, Dr. Julie Croley, and Dr. Daniel Mazori — discuss tips for clear communication with patients in …

Artificial intelligence in dermatology, plus scabies treatment and teledermatology

June 20th, 2019


In this episode, Dr. Vincent DeLeo discusses artificial intelligence (AI) with Dr. Babar Rao, beginning at 10:12. Cognitive computing, which mimics …

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