Top 5 podcast episodes of 2020

December 31, 2020
Morgan Petronelli, Associate Editor

Take a look back at the top five most listened to Cutaneous Connection podcast episodes during 2020.

1. Episode 10: Maskne: How to Protect Yourself and Your Skin

Amir Karam, MD, facial plastic surgeon, San Diego, Calif., explains the rising incidences of acne associated with face mask usage, otherwise known as maskne, as well as tips for prevention and treatment.

2. Episode 12: Antibiotics for Acne

Perceptions of antibiotics and potential antibiotic resistance have caused some physicians to be wary of the drug class when prescribing an acne treatment regimen. Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD, clears the air around antibiotic use for acne and discusses his research of narrow-spectrum antibiotics.

3. Episode 13: The COVID-19 Cosmetic Surgery Boom

The aesthetics industry saw a massive boom during the COVID-19 pandemic for both invasive and non-invasive procedures. Amir Karam, MD, San Diego, Calif., reveals what caused this increase in demand for aesthetics procedures and discusses the outlook for future of the industry.

4. Telemedicine use in dermatology

Michael Sherling, MD, practicing dermatologist and chief medical and strategy officer at Modernizing Medicine, discusses the recent rise in telemedicine use in dermatology, the benefits and detriments, as well as the future for the industry.

5. Addressing the Need for Skin of Color Representation in Medical Education

In this episode, University of Illinois at Chicago medical students Kayla Clark and Gina Alvarado Jones, along with UIC Dermatology Department Head Maria Tsoukas, MD, PhD, discuss their recently published analysis in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, which takes a look at skin of color representation in medical education.