According to the National Cancer Institute, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and its prevalence keeps growing. And despite an abundance of initiatives designed to increase sun protection and early detection, people don't seem to be acting on what they know.
It was the late 1980s, and David J. Leffell, M.D., set out to launch a dermatologic surgery and oncology program at Yale University School of Medicine. His aim: To marry advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques in cutaneous oncology with clinical research.
International report — Dermatologist David Colbert, M.D., left his busy New York City practice and journeyed to Haiti just weeks after January’s devastating earthquake to help in whatever ways he could.
At age 32, having just become a board-certified dermatologist, Wilma Fowler Bergfeld, M.D., was already feeling antsy about what she would tackle next. So, she set goals one lonely night at her desk, and decided that she would become the first female president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
National report — Chandra, Jordan and Trae Berns have carried severe scars over much of their bodies since the 22-year-old triplets suffered third-degree burns in a house fire at the age of 17 months.
William Baugh, M.D., was a liberal arts student at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Calif., when he first volunteered for an outreach trip to help less-fortunate people in Mexico. That decision ultimately was the springboard to a future in medicine.
Standard dressings rein in woundcare, but new research is uncovering innovative therapies for certain conditions
San Antonio — Army Capt. Christopher Collins, M.D., a staff dermatologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center, says he saw what every dermatologist sees — only worse — during his recent seven-month deployment to Iraq.
Earlier this year, 200 colleagues attended a surprise 75th birthday dinner for Martin C. Mihm Jr., M.D. The fact that colleagues from around the world gathered to celebrate his birthday is no surprise.
Diagnosing itch in the elderly requires looking beyond dry skin as the culprit.