Author | Elaine Siegfried, M.D.

Elaine Siegfried, M.D., is professor of pediatrics and dermatology, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, Mo. She also is a member of the Dermatology Times Editorial Advisory board and a co-medical editor.

Articles

Sustaining a socioeconomically inclusive dermatology practice

March 26, 2019

Most dermatologists train in a clinical setting that accepts underinsured patients, but only some physicians continue along this path. Elaine Siegfried, M.D. offers her point of view on the pros and cons of working with this population, and discusses how to maintain a socioeconomically inclusive dermatology practice.

Should you wait after isotretinoin to treat acne with laser?

December 04, 2015

Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Dr. Elaine Siegfried continues the discussion on isotretinoin with Jim Leyden, M.D., emeritus professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. In this final segment, the two discuss whether a waiting period is necessary before treating acne scars and the questionable existence of pityrosporum folliculitis.

How to recognize sinus tracts, keratinous cysts

November 16, 2015

In part three of the discussion on isotretinoin, our experts discuss distinguishing sinus tracts or keratinous cysts from nodular areas of inflammation and techniques for treating via intralesional injection.

Isotretinoin dosing decisions

October 23, 2015

Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Dr. Elaine Siegfried continues the discussion on isotretinoin with James Leyden, M.D., emeritus professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Here, the two discuss isotretinoin dosing and side effects.

Isotretinoin's discovery and development series

October 15, 2015

Dr. Jim Leyden, an active participant in isotretinoin's drug development process, discusses many of the important initial clinical observations and those that others have made over the years.

Isotretinoin’s discovery and development

September 17, 2015

Dermatology Times editorial advisor Dr. Elaine Siegfried talks with Jim Leyden, M.D., emeritus professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania about the art and science of isotretinoin therapy. Dr. Leyden, aside from being a member of the famed Acne Mafia, was a really active participant in the drug development process for isotretinoin, a drug for which, the institutional memory about that process may be fading. The two discuss many of the important initial clinical observations and those that others have made over the years.

Takeaway: Considering alternatives

January 15, 2015

Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Elaine Siegfried, M.D., talks with Peter Lio, M.D., assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and private practice, Dermatology and Aesthetics of Wicker Park, Wicker Park, Chicago, about his interest in alternative medicine and the legitimacy and usefulness of certain techniques and therapies.