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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UTMB Dermatology Resident and Faculty Return from Annual Leprosy Conference

UTMB PGY4 dermatology resident Dr. Brandon Goodwin and dermatology faculty Dr. Ashley Group recently returned from the annual leprosy conference in Carville, LA (“Hansen’s Disease in the United States Diagnosis & Treatment”). This highly educational conference is recommended to all UTMB dermatology residents, and many have participated in past years. No registration fee is charged.

Monday, November 17, 2014

UTMB Presents 22 Patients at Annual Knox Lecture

This past Saturday (11/15/14) the UTMB Department of Dermatology hosted the Houston Dermatological Society annual John M. Knox, MD Memorial Lecture in Galveston, Texas. The patient presentations were:

1.  Trichodysplasia Spinulosa (Rebecca C. Philips, M.D. and Michael G. Wilkerson, M.S., M.D)
2.  Pediatric Keratosis Lichenoides Chronica (Rebecca C. Philips, MD, Brent C. Kelly, MD and Sharon S. Raimer, MD)
3.  Primary Cutaneous Gamma-Delta T-cell Lymphoma with the Hemophagocytic Syndrome (Brandon Goodwin, MD and Brent Kelly, MD)
4.  Subcutaneous Panniculitis-like T-cell Lymphoma Alpha-beta Phenotype associated with the Hemophagocytic Syndrome (Brandon Goodwin, MD and Brent Kelly MD)
5.  Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (Brandon Goodwin, MD and Brent Kelly, MD)
6.  Pancreatic Panniculitis (Helen Malone, MD and Brent Kelly, MD)
7.  Pemphigoid Gestationis (Helen Malone MD, Tanya Trynosky, MD and Michael Wilkerson MD)
8.  Incontinentia Pigmenti (Emily Grimshaw, MD and Bernard Gibson, MD)
9.  Pyoderma Gangrenosum (Audra Clos MD, Brent Kelly MD)
10.  Telangiectasia Macularis Eruptiva Perstans (Audra Clos MD, Michael Wilkerson MD)
11.  Skin Self-injury in the Setting of Paresthesia after  Parotidectomy (Amber Gill, MD and Erica Kelly, MD)
12.  Generalized Lichen Nitidus (Amber Gill, MD and Bernard Gibson, MD)
13.  Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (Young Thi McMahan, MD and Sharon Raimer, MD)
14.  Granuloma Faciale (Tanya Trynosky, M.D. and Michael Wilkerson, M.D)
15.  Flegel’s Disease (Tanya Trynosky, MD and Erica Kelly, MD)
16.  Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Case A (Elizabeth Schepp, MD and Erica Kelly, MD)                      
17.  Juvenile Dermatomyositis, Case B (Elizabeth Schepp, MD and Bernard Gibson, MD)
18.  Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Classical Type (Lindsey Hunter-Ellul, M.D. and Ashley Group, M.D)
19.  Oculocutaneous Albinism (Lindsey Hunter-Ellul, M.D. , Michael Wilkerson, M.D., and Richard Wagner, M.D.)
20.  Bleomycin-Induced Flagellate Hyperpigmentation (Alison Lowe, MD and Bernard Gibson, MD)
21.  Eosinophilic Fasciitis (Janice Wilson, M.D. and Bernard Gibson, M.D.)
22.  Congenital Yellow Plaques (Janice Wilson, M.D. and Sharon Raimer M.D.)

Many thanks to the UTMB dermatology residents, faculty, staff, guest speaker (Dr. Karen Wiss) and volunteer UTMB medical students who helped create such a successful meeting.

Monday, November 10, 2014

More Volunteers Needed for Knox Lecture, 11/15

What: 2014 John M. Knox, M.D. Memorial Lecture, hosted by UTMB Department of Dermatology
When: Saturday, November 15, 2015 starting at 7:30 AM
Where: UTMB 5th floor University Hospital Clinics

The UTMB Department of Dermatology is looking for 3-4 volunteers to help set up and to direct meeting attendees and patients to the appropriate places.  This is an exciting educational opportunity and great way to be involved with the department!

Please email Alex Acosta at kaacosta@utmb.edu if you are interested in volunteering.

For more information about this event, please follow link to the flier: http://www.houstondermsociety.org/2014_111514_Knox%20Lecture_Agenda%20(2).pdf

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

No Texas Dermatology Residency Programs in the Top 20!

According to a study published in the October 2014 issue of Cutis, no Texas Dermatology Residency Programs are ranked in the top 20 programs nationally (see Aquino LL, Wen G, Wu JJ. US Dermatology Residency Program Rankings. Cutis 2014;94;180-194). Conclusions were based on data from 2008. The only southern programs in the top 20 were Emory (#12) and Wake Forest (#14). One Texas program (UT Southwestern) made the “Top 5 Dermatology Residency Programs Based on Amount of DF Funding Received in 2008.” They were #5. All of the authors were from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles. Kaiser did not make the list either!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

UTMB Dermatology Poster Presentations at 2014 Fall Texas Dermatological Society Meeting

UTMB was once again well-represented by its medical students, residents and faculty at the annual fall Texas Dermatological Society meeting in Bastrop, Texas last month. Authors of the 6 UTMB poster presentations were:

Kevin Sharghi, BS (UTMB MSIV), Ammar Ahmed, MD, Jason Reichenberg, MD, and Dawn Parsons, RN, OCN
Title: Effective skin cancer education, outreach and screening in central Texas.

Lindsey Hunter-Ellul, MD (UTMB PGY-4 Dermatology Resident), Vlad Codrea, PhD (UTMB MSIV), Stephanie Nemir, MD, PhD (UTMB PGY3 Plastic Surgery Resident), and Richard Wagner, MD (UTMB Dermatology Faculty)
Title: Reconstruction of a large anterior ear defect after Mohs micrographic surgery with a cartilage graft and postauricular revolving door flap

Gregory Peterson BS, (UTMB MSIV),  Audra Clos, MD  (UTMB PGY-4 Dermatology Resident) Bernard Gibson, MD (UTMB Dermatology Faculty)
Title: An Unwanted Souvenir: Rickettsia Africae in a Tourist Returning from South Africa

K Alexandra Acosta, BA (UTMB MSIV), Lindsey Hunter-Ellul, MD (UTMB PGY-4 Dermatology Resident) , and Michael Wilkerson, MD (UTMB Dermatology Faculty)
Tanning Bed Use as a Medical Therapy

Andrew DeCrescenzo, BS (UTMB MSII), Janice Wilson, MD (UTMB PGY-3 Dermatology Resident), and Michael Wilkerson, MD (UTMB Dermatology Faculty)
Title: Exacerbation of Darier disease with concomitant drug eruption due to pegfilgastrim, a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor

Skyler White, B.S. (UTMB MSIII), Lindsey Hunter-Ellul, M.D.(UTMB PGY-4 Dermatology Resident) , Meredith Revell, PA-C (UTMB Dermatology), Michael Wilkerson, M.D. (UTMB Dermatology Faculty)
Title: Persistent leg infection due to Mycobacterium immunogenum, a relatively novel species