Current Editors: Renat Ahatov, Michael Phan, and Andrea Francis

(Please email editors if there is blog-worthy news that you would like to see shared)

Past Editors: Elise Weisert, Michael Ryan, Keith Wagner, Tim Allen, Kristyna Gleghorn, Dung Mac, Alex Acosta, William Tausend, Sheila Jalalat, Rebecca Philips, Chelsea Altinger, Lindsey Hunter, Alison Wiesenthal, Leslie Scroggins, Mara Dacso, Ashley Group, Fadi Constantine, Emily Fridlington, Joslyn Witherspoon, Tasneem Poonawalla.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

UTMB MS4 Publishes Letter in Dermatology Online Journal

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Keith Wagner for his published letter, “Trypophobia, Skin, and Media” in the November 2018  (24:11) issue of Dermatology Online Journal, a peer-reviewed and PMID indexed medical journal. The publication was coauthored by UTMB PGY3 dermatology resident Dr. Julie Croley and UTMB dermatology faculty Dr. Janice Wilson. The article is available at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2n54z5tw

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Recent UTMB Statistics

In 2018, UTMB had 611 residents, 126 fellows, and 971 faculty.

Congratulations Dr. Ashley Group!

Dr. Ashley Group, UTMB Associate Professor of Dermatology, was elected by faculty vote to the Faculty Group Practice Clinical Operations Committee to represent small departments for 2019.  Congratulations Dr. Group!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Thank you Dr. Anna Sarno Ryan

UTMB Clinical Instructor, Dr. Anna Sarno Ryan, made an excellent presentation on Friday, December 14th 2018 about her experience as a locum tenens dermatologist to the UTMB Dermatology Department. Her talk was very well received and we hope that she will continue to lecture our department on other areas of interest to dermatologists.

Friday, December 14, 2018

UTMB MS3 Publishes Interesting Case Report

Congratulations to UTMB MS3 Michael Ryan for his case report, “Pseudohalo Basal Cell Carcinoma” that was published in the November 2018 issue of Dermatologic Surgery (2018;44: 1462-1464). His UTMB coauthors on this paper were former UTMB Mohs Fellow, Dr. Helen Malone (currently Assistant Professor in the Baylor Department of Dermatology, Houston, Texas), Dr. Brandon Goodwin (Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology at UTMB), and Dr. Richard Wagner, Professor Dermatology and Program Director for the UTMB Dermatology Residency and Mohs Fellowship Programs.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Changes in Ambulatory Community Selectives Graduation Requirement for UTMB Medical Students

Ambulatory Community Selectives were adopted as a graduation requirement for UTMB MS4s during the 2004-2005 academic year (see http://ar.utmb.edu/ACSelectives/HistoryandRationale.htm ) and many UTMB medical students with a career interest in dermatology worked with Texas dermatologists around the state to gain insight into dermatology practice in the community setting. Although the option of ACS is still available for UTMB medical students, the graduation requirement may also be met through a clinical elective.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Careers in Pediatric Dermatology

 An informative editorial in the November 2018 issue of Cutis (2018; 102:305-306) highlights the national shortage of pediatric dermatologists and the increasing national need for these subspecialists, but also pointed out existing barriers to those interested in this area. Although there are currently 36 fellowship training programs, not all are funded. In addition, the editorial noted that pediatric dermatologists typically earn $100,000 less each year than their dermatology colleagues who treat adults.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

UTMB MS4 Publishes Case Report

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Pricilla Ly for her interesting case report, “Rhabdomyolysis attributed to terbinafine: A rare occurrence that can be mistaken for terbinafine-induced hepatotoxicity” in the January 2019 issue of JAAD Case Reports (see https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352512618302327 ) Her co-authors were Dr. A. Subrt who completed UTMB dermatology residency this spring and Dr. Michael Wilkerson, UTMB dermatology faculty. 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

UTMB MS2 Presents Bench Research at Shriners Research Conference

Congratulations to UTMB MS2 Antonio Jimenz for presenting a summary of bench research he performed during the MSSRP program this summer at the Shriners Weekly Research Conference. This work was performed in Dr. Finnerty’s lab at Shriners Hospital in collaboration with Dr. M. Wilkerson, Professor Dermatology. His talk was entitled  “Rose Bengal Update, Effect of Rose Bengal on expression of collagen in hypertrophic scar fibroblasts.”

Former UTMB Dermatology Resident in Texas Monthly

Dr. Renee Snyder, a UTMB SOM graduate who completed dermatology residency at UTMB in 2005 (back row, second from left), was featured with her practice associates in the December 2018 issue of Texas Monthly. She is currently practicing dermatology in Austin, Texas.

Houston Dermatological Society President has UTMB Ties

Congratulations Dr. Neda Nosrati  the current President of the Houston Dermatological Society (HDS). Dr. Nosrati completed dermatology residency at UTMB in 2012 and has a private dermatology practice in Houston.

Thank you Dr. M. Wilkerson for providing this photo from the HDS meeting at The Health Museum on 12/3/18.

Friday, November 30, 2018

2019 UTMB Dermatology Residency Interviews

The UTMB Dermatology Residency Program sent 2019  interview invitations for 4 available PGY2 NRMP positions offered through ERAS. UTMB medical students interview on Friday morning, January 25, 2019 and external applicants (including clinical rotators) will interview on the morning of either February 7th  or February 8th. All interviews are scheduled to end about noon. There is a resident dinner for external applicants the evening before scheduled interviews. 30 Medical students were invited from 17 different medical schools this year from over 400 applications received.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 12/6/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, December 6th at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Monday, November 12, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Faculty Participates in “The Arts of Healing”

UTMB dermatology residents and alumni showed support for Dr. Brandon Goodwin (UTMB dermatology / dermatopathology faculty), Dr. John Cangelosi (UTMB dermatopathology alumni), and Dr. Paul Smith (husband of UTMB dermatology alumni Dr. Neda Nosrati) in "The Arts of Healing," a physician-based charity that raised money and awareness for lung cancer through a representation of a physician's personal artistic talents to the local community.  Dermatopathology photography art was displayed by both Drs. Brandon Goodwin and John Cangelosi.  Dr. Paul Smith entertained the guests by singing and playing the guitar.  The annual event was held November 8th at the River Oaks Shopping District in Houston and was quite a success. All proceeds went to the The American Lung Association's Lung Force initiative.   
For more information about the event:  https://theartsofhealing.org/

UTMB MS4 Publishes in SKIN

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Tyler Marion for his 2018 “Compelling Comment” publication in SKIN, Volume 2, Number 6 (“Diaries of James Clarke White,” https://www.jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/333/pdf ). His coauthor was UTMB MS4 Jake Gibbons.

UTMB PGY4 Dermatology Scholarly Project Published

Congratulations to Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama her research letter publication of her UTMB Dermatology Scholarly Project publication, “Why dermatology? A survey of factors influencing resident physician selection of a career in dermatology,” in volume 2 (2018), issue 6 of the peer-reviewed publication, SKIN  (https://www.jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/365/pdf). Her coauthors were UTMB  PGY2 dermatology resident Dr. Kristyna Gleghorn, Dr. Tara Acuna (UTMB SOM 2018 and future PGY2 dermatology resident at the University of Arkansas), UTMB MS3 Michael Ryan, and dermatology faculty supervisor, Dr. Michael Wilkerson.

UTMB Dermatology PGY3 Appointed to American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Council on Communications

Congratulations to Dr. Julie Croley, a UTMB PGY3 dermatology resident, for her selection as the dermatology resident member to the AAD’s Council for Communications. The appointment is for 2 years (2019-2021).

UTMB Dermatology Adjunct Instructor Volunteers in Rural India

New appointed dermatology adjunct faculty Anna Ryan’s volunteer work (“Passion to Heal” Program) in Rajasthan, India was reported in the September 2018 issue of Dermatology Times (pages 18, 94, 96, 98). Congratulations on such wonderful volunteer work!

St. Vincent's HOPE Health Fair

The Dermatology Interest Group hosted a booth at the annual St. Vincent's HOPE Health Fair on Saturday, November 10th. The health fair is a community-wide event focused on providing health screening opportunities, health resources and health education to the underserved population of Galveston. The "Skin & Hair" Booth provided participants with free skin and haircare items as well as educational materials on sun protection, sunscreen usage, spotting skin cancers, psoriasis, and lice. The booth was created and run by Elise Weisert. Thank you to Anu Reddy for your help educating participants and thank you to all of the UTMB students who helped put on a great event. 

Thursday, November 08, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Resident Selected for Cutis Resident Corner

Congratulations to UTMB PGY3 dermatology resident, Dr. Julie Croley for her selection by Cutis as one of their 3 dermatology resident contributors to the Cutis Resident Corner. Contributors are expected to write 4 columns during 2019 on current topics of interest to residents. She is the first UTMB dermatology resident to be selected for this competitive honor.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Dr. Michael Wilkerson Named Clinician of the Month

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Wilkerson (Professor Dermatology) for his November 2018 recognition as Clinician of the Month by the UTMB Academy of Master Clinicians. This award is made in recognition of outstanding care of patients.

UTMB MS3 Publishes in JAAD

Congratulations to Mai-Anh Vu (MS3) for her publication to JAAD. Her paper is titled "Insect Repellents: An Updated Review for the Clinician". The full publication can be seen here: https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(18)32824-X/fulltext

Monday, November 05, 2018

UTMB DIG Presents Stay Shady to Austin Middle School

The Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) hosted their first Stay Shady event on Wednesday, October 24th at Austin Middle School in Galveston. Second-year medical students Eunice Ko and Elise Weisert delivered an educational presentation on sun safety and helped Austin Middle School students make UV-sensitive bead bracelets. Special thanks to Ms. Nancy Cooley at Austin Middle School for coordinating the event and to DIG fundraising participants for providing the materials for the bead bracelets.

Dermatology Procedure and Suture Workshop!

UTMB DIG had their annual Dermatology Procedure and Suture Workshop on Monday where participants learned to how to perform common dermatology procedures. Students learned how to do shave biopsies on tomatoes, punch biopsies on pigs feet, and how to close excisions and punch biopsies using sutures. The UTMB DIG would like to thank our faculty advisor Dr. Wagner and chief residents (PGY-4s) Dr. Wolf and Dr. Codrea for volunteering their time to help teach students. Special thanks to Michael Ryan (MS3) for organizing the event and bringing supplies. The event was a great success and students left with an understanding of some of the common procedures performed in dermatology clinics.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

DIG Fall Bake Sale

The Dermatology Interest Group had their Halloween-themed bake sale on Wednesday, October 31st to raise funds for its Stay Shady Program. Special thanks to medical students Elise Weisert, Alberto Cantua and Michael Ryan who ran the table as well as DIG's fundraising chairs Caroline Crain and Catherine Hazen who coordinated the event. The bake sale would not have been a success without the delicious contributions provided by Christina Davis, Alberto Cantua, Nate Giles, Anu Reddy, Nga Nguyen, Alyssa Hansen, Michael Ryan, Elise Weisert, Caroline Crain and Keith Wagner. DIG would like to congratulate everyone involved as well as thank the UTMB community for their support!

Caroline Crain (MS3) and Elise Weisert (MS2)

Alberto Cantua (MS1) and Michael Ryan (MS3)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

UTMB MS4 Publishes Two Articles in OJCPCD

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Chris Dallo for his two publications this month in the Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology (OJCPCD). The two articles are:

Was Marx’s Probable Enemy Hidradenitis Suppurativa? http://ojcpcd.com/dallo-c-h/was-marxs-probable-enemy-hidradenitis-suppurativa/

UTMB MS4 Dermatology Research Honors Thesis Published

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Tyler Marion and his co-authors (Drs. Vail Reese and Richard Wagner) for their Dermatology Online Journal original article, “Dermatologic features in good film characters who turn evil: the transformation.” This article appeared in the September 2018 issue

Monday, October 29, 2018

American Board of Dermatology Adds Additional Subspecialty Certification in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS)

Although details are few, the American Board of Medical Specialties voted last week to approve a subspecialty certification board in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS). No test date for the first certification examination for MDS was announced, but those wishing to take this examination must meet several eligibility criteria for certification:

“1. Possess a current, valid, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one state or province within the United States or Canada;
2. Hold primary certification in general dermatology from ABD;
3. Be up to date in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) if certification by ABD is time-limited;
4. Demonstrate experience in the subspecialty by:
          successfully completing the ACGME-accredited MSDO fellowship
          during an initial 5-year practice pathway eligibility period only, attesting to practicing micrographic surgery;* and

5. Pass the MDS certification examination.”

UTMB DIG Bake Sale Needs Volunteers

UTMB DIG will be hosting its annual fall bake sale in the UTMB library on October 31st from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Please fill out this form if you are able to help by donating treats to sell: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MFhOPVI93sSaj2csPUw6B_g9cjoE7N1r3BI9i45r_xI/edit?fbclid=IwAR2U9MLEluX2O1iitfiY0beNSXVHc7y3IFh6wACwyUJ4PmGJiWvbWIES1jU#gid=0 We are also looking for volunteers to run the table for any or all of the time between 11am and 2pm and you can email Catherine and Caroline to sign up for that as well.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 11/1/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, November 1st at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Friday, October 19, 2018

DIG Suture and Procedure Workshop

UTMB DIG will be hosting it's annual Suture and Procedure Workshop on November 5th at 5pm in the 4th floor Dermatology Conference room (4.130 McCullough Bldg). Seats are limited so please only RSVP if you are certain you can make it. Preference will be given to underclassmen as well as students who attended the opening meeting. Please use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/DzDZZ6yO7jm5VMMp2 Confirmation or wait-list emails will be sent out 1 week in advance. If you can no longer make it you must let us know at that time so we can give the spot to someone else on the wait-list.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

St. Vincent Health Fair

UTMB DIG will be hosting a booth at the annual St. Vincent's Health Fair on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The health fair is a community-wide event focused on providing health screening opportunities, health resources and health education to the underserved population in Galveston. Our booth will be focused on sun and skin care, and we will be providing participants with free samples and skincare education materials during the fair. Volunteers are needed to help run the booth for any or all of the time between 9:00am to 12:00pm. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering. Please contact Elise Weisert (emweiser@utmb.edu) with any questions. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

UTMB DIG Blog Request

Our UTMB DIG blog is the best way to let our community (and others) know about your recent dermatology presentations and publications. Although we make every attempt to bring these academic accomplishments to everyone’s attention, your help is needed to make sure we are aware of them. Please share your success with our DIG blog editors, so that your excellence can be recognized!

More UTMB Medical Student Publications in September 2018 OJCPCD

A Pioneer of Dermatologic Literature
Gibbons J and Marion T

Skin Stretching
Marion T, Cao K, Roman J

Monday, October 08, 2018

UTMB DIG Needs Volunteers for Annual Fall Bake Sale

UTMB DIG will be hosting its annual fall bake sale in the UTMB library on October 31st from 11:00am to 2:00pm. If you didn't get a chance to sign up to donate a baked good during our opening meeting and would still like to help out, please email the DIG fundraising chairs Catherine Hazen (cehazen@utmb) and Caroline Crain (cbcrain@utmb.edu) to sign up to bring a treat. We are also looking for volunteers to run the table for any or all of the time between 11am and 2pm and you can email Catherine and Caroline to sign up for that as well.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Cutis "Diagnose This" Question Features Medical Student's Case Report

Congratulations to UTMB medical student Michael Ryan (MS3) on a prior case report of his being turned into a "Diagnose This" challenge question in the most recent edition of Cutis. (September 2018, page 184). Michael had originally published the case report in Cutis earlier this year (2018 May;101(5):362, 365-366) in order to highlight a rare presentation of a common disease.

Can you figure out the diagnosis for this case?  You can find the question and answer online at http://bit.ly/2KOAeu0 A link to the case report will also show up after an answer is submitted.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 10/4/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, October 4th at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Dermatology Interest Group - Opening Meeting Notes – 9/24/18

The Dermatology Interest Group would like to thank everyone who came out to the opening meeting on Monday. Below are the notes from the meeting:

Q&A with Dr. Wagner (UTMB Program Director)
-UTMB Dermatology Residency Program has 4 spots each year and looks to fill them with high achieving students who have strong research background.
-Faculty are willing to assist students with research and mentoring.
-Honors Research Program is a good opportunity to complete independent project.
-Many clinical electives are available for students most years.
-1st years can take a 4 week elective between MS1/MS2 in dermatology.
-Dermatology electives can count for many graduation requirements.
-There are didactive courses offered that can allow ample time for interviews.
-Opportunities for Conferences: Texas Dermatological Society meetings (fall and spring) and Annual AAD meeting (spring).
-Avoid prioritizing research at the cost of grades and learning. Applicants should be able to manage academics, research, and extracurriculars.

What options are available if you don’t match:
-Must have a back-up plan.
-Delay graduation (Super-senior year, master’s degree, more away rotations).
-Other specialties in the match.
-Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Period (SOAP).
-PGY-1 Year (intern year) + Apply again or Research years.
-Research Fellowships.
-Unmatched dermatology applicants have applications and step scores much higher than the median for many other fields.

Dermatology Fellowships Available:
-Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs Surgery)
-Pediatric Dermatology

Stay Shady Events
October 24th @ 8:30 am to 9:15 am
February 8th (tentative date)
~6 more events in the works
Contact: heko@utmb & aldejong@utmb.edu

DIG Fall Bake Sale
October 31st (Time TBD)
Contact: cbcrain@utmb.edu & cehazan@utmb.edu

Suture and Procedure Workshop
November 5th at 5pm
Space will be limited
Preference given to underclassmen (MS1/MS2)
Preference given to people who attended 1st meeting
Must RSVP to attend – Link will be sent out next month

Email list
If you are not receiving emails after signing in at the opening meeting, please check your spam filter settings and if that fails please contact Keith Wagner (President) or Michael Ryan (Vice President).

Monday, September 24, 2018

UTMB Medical Student and Resident Podium and Poster Presentations at 2018 Fall Texas Dermatological Society Meeting in Galveston, Texas

Podium Presentations

“Online Skin Disease Hoaxes: An Evaluation of Their Scope and Potential Impact”
Keith D. Wagner, MS, Julie A. Crowley, MD, Janice M. Wilson, MD

“Insect Repellents: a Comprehensive Review for Clinicians”
Mai-Anh N. Vu, Quoc-Bao Nguyen, MD, Adelaid A. Hebert, MD


“Discrepancies in the Mohs Micrographic Surgery Appropriate Use Criteria”
Julie A. Croley, MD, Josh A. Hammel, MD, Aaron Joseph, MD, Richard F. Wagner, Jr., MD

“Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Induced Psoriatei Alopecia”
Swaminathan Sundaresan, MD, Andrew Armenta, BS, Brandon Goodwin, MD

“An Impressive Case of Levamisole-Induced Vasculitis”
Frank Winsett, MD, Christopher Dallo, BS

"Pediatric Skin Tumors: Differential Diagnoses for the Rare, the Malignant, and the Benign"
Mai-Anh N. Vu BS, Quoc-Bao Nguyen MD, Matthew R. Grieves MD, Adelaide A. Hebert MD

“A Case of Spindle Cell Lipoma on the Nose”
Jacob E. Benavidez, BS, Adam V. Nguyen, MD, Janice M. Wilson, MD, Brandon P. Goodwin, MD

“A 47-year-old Male with Bullous Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis”
Caroline B. Crain, BS, Adam V. Nguyen, MD, Janice M. Wilson, MD, Brent C. Kelly, MD

“Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in a Two-Month-Old Infant”
Maureen Ezekor, BBA, Vlad Codrea, MD, PhD, Janice Wilson, MD, Brandon Goodwin, MD, Ashley Group, MD

“The First Surgical Skill: How to Cut Suture”
Josh A. Hammel, MD, Kristyna Gleghorn, MD Richard F. Wagner, Jr., MD

“Lupus profundus in a 51-year-old Female Patient: A Case Report”
Ryan E. Lawrence, BS, Arathi Rana, MD, Bernard Gibson, MD

“A Case of Hepatotoxicity Associated with Vismodegib”
Pricilla Ly, BS, Kristin Wolf, MD, Janice Wilson, MD

“Micosphaeropsis arundinis and Chromoblastomycosis Coinfection in a Liver Transpland Patient”
Tyler Marion, MBA, Seena Monjazeb, MD, Lindy Ross, MD, Bernard Bibson, MD

“Pyoderma Gangrenosum Complicated by Cellulitis: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management”
Michael P. Ryan, BS, Katelyn F. Woolridge, MD, Janice Wilson, MD

“Opportunities for Summer Sun Protection Counseling in a Southeast Texas Family Practice”
Keith D. Wagner, MS, Odis W. Gossett, MD, Bernard R. Gibson, MD

Elizabeth “Betty” Head Recognized by Texas Dermatological Society

Ms. Head was honored at the 2018 fall meeting of the Texas Dermatological Society Meeting held at Moody Gardens on September 21st and 22nd for 72 years of service to dermatologists and to dermatology patients. The oleander depicted on the award is a reminder of the leadership role she plays in the International Oleander Society ( oleander.org ), where her contributions are recognized through the Betty Head Oleander Garden Park (2624 Sealy Street in Galveston, Texas).

Ms. Head (center) with Drs. M Wilkerson (left) and Sharon Raimer (right).

Congratulations Dr. Ashley Group!

Dr. Ashley Group, a former UTMB medical student, dermatology resident, and current dermatology faculty member has been promoted to Associate Professor of Dermatology on the tenure track. Congratulations on this great professional accomplishment!

UTMB Medical Students, Residents, and Faculty Star at 2018 Fall Texas Dermatological Society Meeting Virtual Case Presentations

UTMB dermatology residents, medical students (along with some visiting medical students) and faculty presented 20 interesting patients with skin diseases at the fall 2018 meeting of the Texas Dermatological Society Meeting in Galveston  over the past weekend. The cases included:

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris-like Paraneoplastic Syndrome      
Skyler White, M.D. and Janice Wilson, M.D.

Juvenile Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris  
Skyler White, M.D., Andrew Armenta, B.S., and  Brandon Goodwin, M.D.

Severely Impetiginized Scabies  
Kristyna Gleghorn, M.D., Maureen Ezekor, B.S., Katelyn Woolridge, M.D.,  Lindy Ross M.D., and Sharon Raimer M.D.

Pseudoporphyria in a Dialysis Patient     
Kristin Wolf, M.D., Alfredo Siller, B.S. Brent Kelly, M.D., and Janice Wilson, M.D.

Darier Disease Complicated by Ecthyma Gangrenosum  
Kristin Wolf, M.D., Lyndsey Schexnayder, B.S. and Brent Kelly, M.D.

Pemphigus Vegetans    
Arathi Rana, M.D., Ryan Lawrence, B.S., and Janice Wilson, M.D.

Systemic Sclerosis in Pregnancy
Arathi Rana, M.D., Caroline Crain, B.S., and Janice Wilson, M.D.

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva     
Kyle Kaltwasser, M.D., Tyler Marion, M.B.A., Michael Wilkerson, M.D.

Progressive Osseous Heteroplasia           
Kyle Kaltwasser, M.D., Priscilla Ly, B.S., Brandon Goodwin, M.D., and  Erica Kelly, M.D.

Aquagenic Wrinkling of Palms    
Swami Sundaresan, M,D., Christopher Dallo, B.S., and Brandon Goodwin, M.D.

Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyositis with Associated Invasive Lung Adenocarcinoma  
Kate Woolridge, M.D., Caitlin Pekowski, B.S., Brent Kelly, M.D., and Brandon Goodwin, M.D.

Erythema Multiforme Major in the Setting of Discoid Lupus Erythematosus: Revisiting Rowell Syndrome
Kate Woolridge, M.D., Allison Good, B.S., Janice Wilson, M.D., and Brent Kelly, M.D.

Kaposi Sarcoma                
Adam Nguyen, M.D., Allison J. Good, B.A., Janice M. Wilson, M.D., and Erica B. Kelly, M.D.

Adam Nguyen, M.D., Michael P. Ryan, B.S., Brent C. Kelly, M.D., and Ashley R. Group, M.D.

Woolly Hair Nevus          
Seena Monjazeb, M.D., Timothy Zimmerman, B.S., and Brandon Goodwin, M.D.

Congenital Candidiasis  
Vlad Codrea, M.D.,  Ph,D.,  Maureen Ezekor, B.B.A.,  Keith Wagner, M.S., Brent Kelly, M.D.; and Erica Kelly, M.D.

Murine Typhus 
Vlad Codrea, M.D. Ph.D., Maureen Ezekor, B.B.A.,  Brent Kelly, M.D., and Ashley Group, M.D.

Follicular Mucinosis        
Julie Croley, M.D., Matt LaCour, B.S., and Bernard Gibson, M.D.

Secondary Syphilis          
Julie Croley, M.D., Alexander L De Jong, B.S., Janice Wilson, M.D., and  Brent Kelly, M.D.

Leprosy Presenting as a Scrotal Mass      
Frank Winsett, M.D., Ryan Lawrence, B.S., and  Janice Wilson, M.D.

UTMB Faculty Lectures at 2018 Fall Texas Dermatological Society Meeting, Galveston, Texas

Pearls from Wound Care
Ashley Group, MD
UTMB Associate Professor of Dermatology

Mentoring Students in Dermatology
Janice Wilson, MD
UTMB Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

UTMB Dermatopathology Case Updates
Brent Kelly, MD
Professor, Dermatology


Monday, September 17, 2018

Lots of Interest in UTMB Dermatology Residency for July 2020

ERAS applications for dermatology became available for program review on Saturday, September 15, 2018 and UTMB has already received 384 applications!

UTMB MS4's Abstract Published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Keith Wagner and his faculty mentor, Dr. Janice Wilson, for their abstract titled, "Online skin disease hoaxes: An evaluation of scope and potential impact" that presented preliminary data about their survey results at the May 2018 joint International Investigative Dermatology and Society for Investigative Dermatology meeting in Florida. This late breaking abstract (LB1498) was published in the September 2018 issue of Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Volume 138, Issue 9, Page B5  ( https://www.jidonline.org/article/S0022-202X(18)32086-4/fulltext )

Friday, September 14, 2018

Flooding in Galveston, Friday September 14, 2018

Heavy rain and flooding around the UTMB campus in Galveston could not stop our 12 dermatology residents and faculty from preparing for the upcoming fall Texas Dermatological Society Meeting scheduled for next week at Moody Gardens. Hopefully the weather will improve by then!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

UTMB Medical Students Publish 2 New Articles in Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology

A Pioneer of Dermatologic Literature ( http://ojcpcd.com/marion-t/a-pioneer-of-dermatologic-literature/ )
Jake Gibbons, B.S., Tyler Marion, B.S., M.B.A.

Tyler Marion, B.S., M.B.A., Kevin Cao, B.S., Jorge Roman, M.D.

Congratulations to all involved!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Publishes Two Articles in SKIN

UTMB Department of Dermatology has published two more articles in the latest issue of SKIN Journal of Cutaneous Medicine, Volume 2, Number 5. https://jofskin.org/index.php/skin

They are:

A Rare Case of Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis
Priscilla Ly, Paige Hoyer, Adrian Subrt, Brandon Goodwin, Brent Kelly

A Review of Auto-Injector Pen Safety and Preventative Strategies
Eduardo Adrian Rodriguez, Morgan Leigh Arnold, Michael G Wilkerson

Congratulations to our medical students, dermatology residents, and faculty for their academic collaborations on these manuscripts. SKIN is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication that like Dermatology Online Journal, does not charge a publication fee to authors.

Monday, September 10, 2018

2018-2019 DIG Opening Meeting 9/24/18

Come join the Dermatology Interest Group for their first meeting of the year! We will have UTMB Dermatology Program Director Dr. Richard Wagner present to answer questions about matching into dermatology. We will also discuss future events and have sign ups available for our fall fundraising bake sale and community outreach "Stay Shady" program. The meeting will be held in the 5th floor Dermatology conference room (5.124) at 5 pm. We hope to see you there!


All 4 of our recently graduated UTMB dermatology residents have passed the certification examination administered by the American Board of Dermatology on their first attempt. Congratulations Drs. Chinelo Ikpeama, Lindy Ross, Adrian Subrt, and Will Tausend! This marks the 7th straight year that all of our dermatology residents have passed “the boards” and became board certified dermatologists. One of our new dermatology faculty, Dr. Kathleen Kroger, and the Mohs fellow, Dr. Josh Hammel also received notification that they passed the examination. Congratulations all!

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Tattoos Costly to Remove by Laser!

According to the Wall Street Journal Saturday, September 1-2, 2018, (page A2) tattoo removal costs $49 to $300 dollars per square inch and usually requires between 3 and 12 laser treatments. Removing a 3 x 5 inch tattoo that needs 8 laser treatments costs between $5880 and $36,000. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Mai-Anh Vu (MS3) Writes Column for National DIGA Newsletter

The national Dermatology Interest Group Association (DIGA) Summer Newsletter has been released. Mai-Anh Vu's (MS3), who is DIGA's Psoriasis Chair as well as UTMB DIG's Psoriasis Chair, column can be found under "Psoriasis Section". DIGA is a national, non-profit dermatology interest group encompassing over 100 medical schools in the US. The newsletter can be found here: https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=87e06011a087bf7c3fc72dfff&id=29c4dfe304

Sunday, August 26, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 9/6/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, September 6th at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Thursday, August 23, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Adds Two Additional Full Time Faculty

UTMB Dermatology now has two new Assistant Professors. Dr. Lindy Ross completed dermatology residency at UTMB in June, and is now on the faculty. Dr. Kathleen Kroger completed dermatology residency at UT Houston Health Science Center and is also a new UTMB dermatology faculty. The UTMB DIG looks forward to working with you during our dermatology rotations.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

UTMB Planning Ahead for House Staff Orientation in June 2019

The UTMB GME has released dates for new house staff orientation for 2019. This will apply to all incoming PGY1 residents and PGY2 dermatology residents who did not take their PGY1 at UTMB. UTMB GME plans new house staff orientation on June 20th and 21st. Epic training will follow on June 24th through June 26th, unless it is all completed on June 25th

Monday, August 20, 2018

National Psoriasis Foundation Walk

Want to make a difference? UTMB DIG will be participating in the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF)'s Houston Walk on Saturday, 9/22/18! Since 2007, the NPF has raised over $10 million to help find a cure for psoriasis. Help us raise awareness and have fun while giving back. We would love for members to either walk with our UTMB DIG team or volunteer to set up/break down the event & health fair for our psoriatic "psuperheros"! Our team page can be found here. 

  • When: Saturday, 9/22/18
  • Time: Registration opens at 8 AM. Walk begins at 9 AM. 
  • Where: Brown Foundation Lawn at Buffalo Bayou Park 
  • Address: 105 Sabine Street, Houston TX 77007

Please RSVP if you would like walk or volunteer by filling out this form here by 9/1/18.

NPF walkers & volunteers will be contacted via e-mail by Mai-Anh Vu (MS3), UTMB DIG's Psoriasis Chair. Mai-Anh is also the national DIGA Psoriasis Chair. Please e-mail mnvu@utmb.edu should you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you change the world one step at a time!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Volunteers needed to help residents for TDS

The UTMB Dermatology residents are looking for students to help them write up cases for the virtual presentations at the upcoming TDS 2018 meeting. If you would like to help, please sign up at


Friday, August 17, 2018

UTMB MS4 Awarded Dermatology Research Graduation Honors

Congratulations to UTMB MS4 Keith Wagner for the successful defense of his thesis, “Skin Disease Hoaxes on the Internet: An Evaluation on Their Scope and Potential Impact on Dermatology.” His ad hoc honors thesis committee Drs. MK Peek, Janice Wilson (faculty mentor), Sharon Raimer, and Brent Kelly award him Magna Cum Laude graduation research honors. There were a total of 2 UTMB MS4s who completed Dermatology Honors Research Programs in the SOM Class of 2019. 32 UTMB UTMB medical students have now completed this program in dermatology research since the Department of Dermatology began participation in 2001.  26 of them are currently in dermatology residency programs or practicing dermatology, 1 is currently in a dermatology clinical fellowship, and 3 are still medical students at UTMB.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Friday UTMB Dermatology Photo Op

2018-2019 UTMB Dermatology Residents with Chair ad interim, Dr. Bernard Gibson

Monday, August 13, 2018

Disease Specific Support Groups

The internet has facilitated disease specific support groups for patients and their families. One of the earliest ones for skin diseases was N.O.A.H (National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation: https://www.albinism.org/ ).
The UTMB DIG, through its association with DIGA, has learned about an additional organization for those impacted by vitiligo ( see https://www.globalvitiligofoundation.org/support-groups ). Texas currently has vitiligo support groups in Dallas and in Houston according to this website.

UTMB Dermatology Faculty Invited Speaker at 2018 Houston Dermatological Society

Dr. Janice Wilson, UTMB Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology, is presenting a lecture for the Houston Dermatological Society titled, “Dermoscopy of Pigmented Acral Lesions” along with Dr. Kelly Nelson (MD Anderson Cancer Center) at 7 on September 10, 2018.

Monday, August 06, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Honors Program Thesis Presentation Scheduled

Please join UTMB MS4 Keith Wagner for his UTMB Dermatology Honors Thesis titled, “Skin Disease Hoaxes on the Internet: An Evaluation on Their Scope and Potential Impact on Dermatology,” on Friday, August 17th at 8 am in the small 5th floor dermatology conference room (McCullough Bldg., Room 5.120F). His honors committee includes, Drs. MK Peek, Janice Wilson (faculty mentor), Sharon Raimer, and Brent Kelly. It is a good opportunity for 1st through 3rd year UTMB medical students to learn more about the UTMB Dermatology Honors Research Program.

Monday, July 23, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 8/2/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Are Dermatology Residency Videoconferencing Interviews a Disadvantage for Matching?

Faculty and resident respondents to a recent survey about the dermatology residency application process (J Am Acad Dermatology 2018;79:157-159) found that “Nearly 80% of both faculty and residents believe that applicants who interview via videoconferencing are not considered equally when compared with those who interview in-person.” Videoconferencing has the potential to lower application costs by decreasing travel expenses.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Preresidency Publications Predictive of Academic Dermatology Career

The July 2018 issue of JAMA Dermatology contained a Research Letter (154:844-846) from Harvard Medical School that analyzed the careers of dermatology residents certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 2015. It was found that dermatologists with advanced academic degrees were more likely to enter academic dermatology. Dermatologists who had 2 or more preresidency publications indexed in PubMEd were more likely to enter academics compared to those with 0 or 1. Dermatologists with 4 or more dermatology PubMed residency publications were also more likely to be found in an academic career 2 years after dermatology residency completion.

UTMB Medical Students Publish Another “Notable Note”

Congratulations to UTMB medical students Tyler Marion and Keven Cao for their recent article, “Tesla and the Violet Ray” that was published in the July 2018 issue of JAMA Dermatology (154:813). Their coauthor was former UTMB medical student Dr. Jorge Roman. Those of use with an interest in the history and humanities aspect  of dermatology are sad to learn that JAMA Dermatology will cease this interesting feature in the future and is no longer accepting these types of submissions.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Celebrates Elizabeth (“Betty”) Head’s 90th Birthday

Happy Birthday! Mrs. Head began working at UTMB during WW2 when she was 16 years old. She is an important part of the dermatology department (especially in mycology) and remembers all of the dermatology residents and faculty who trained and worked at UTMB. She recently co-authored a poster presented at the 2018 spring Texas Dermatological Society about one of her Ball High School (Galveston) Classmates, Dr. Charles Wilson who was the first physician to perform Mohs surgery at UTMB in the 1950s. In this 90th birthday photo, Mrs. Head is standing between UTMB faculty dermatologists, Drs. Brent and Erica Kelly. Thank you Dr. M. Wilkerson for the photo!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Recent UTMB Dermatology Residency Graduate Publishes Brief Article

Congratulations to Dr. Adrian Subrt, for his recently published Brief Article, “Evolution of a Doxycycline-Induced Phototoxic Rash with an Unusual Distribution” in SKIN: The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine (Volume 2, Number 4, 2018). His coauthors were Drs. Katrina Kesterson and UTMB Dermatology Professor Michael Wllkerson. The article is available online at https://jofskin.org/index.php/skin/article/view/45/pdf

Thursday, July 05, 2018

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 7/5/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, July 5th at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Monday, July 02, 2018

UTMB MS1 Presents 2018 MSSRP Dermatology Research Poster

Congratulations to UTMB MS1 Tony Jimenez for his poster titled, “Rose Bengal Dye Reduces Collagen-1, -3, and -5 Expression in Post-burn Hypertrophic Scar Fibroblasts In Vitro” about laboratory research he conducted during the 2018 UTMB Medical Student Summer Research Program. His coauthors on this poster were Jayson W. Jay, Anesh Prasai,  Amina El Ayadi, Michael G. Wilkerson, David N. Herndon, and Celeste C. Finnerty.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

UTMB MS2 writes Column for DIGA Spring Newsletter

The spring DIGA newsletter is out and it features a column by UTMB DIG's own Mai-anh Vu (MS2). Mai-anh is the current DIGA Psoriasis Chair and her column can be found in the following link:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

UTMB MS2 Publishes Original Movie Research Letter about Animated Character Appearance in the British Journal of Dermatology

Congratulations to UTMB MS2 Michael Ryan and UTMB Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) Vice President for his recent publication in the British Journal of Dermatology. Michael completed original research on this topic as a UTMB MS2 this year through the UTMB Dermatology Honors Research Program under the direction of his mentor, Dr. Richard Wagner, UTMB Professor of Dermatology. He presented this research as a poster at the Annual American Academy of Dermatology held in San Diego in February 2018, as an oral presentations at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Texas Dermatological Society in 2017, and at the 2018 National Student Research Forum in Galveston where he was awarded 1st Prize in Podium Presentation for this research. Michael’s paper may be read here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/bjd.16880

UTMB MS3 Publishes Osler Essay

Congratulations to Priscilla Ly (MS3), for her recently published essay about William Osler! The article can be found at OJCPCD.

Friday, June 15, 2018

UTMB Dermatology Faculty Awards Best Dermatology Research by PGY4 Resident

Congratulations to Dr. Lindy Ross for receiving the annual UTMB Dermatology Faculty Award for the Best Dermatology Research Performed by a PGY4 dermatology resident over 3 years of her dermatology residency.

Monday, June 04, 2018

2018 UTMB Dermatology Residents Ready for Launch!

The 2018 Dermatology Graduation Party celebrated the accomplishments of our current UTMB PGY4 residents, who will formally complete dermatology residency training at the end of this month. Pictured with their graduation plaques are (left to right): Drs. Lindy Ross, Adrian Subrt, Will Tausend, and Chinelo Ikpeama). All will be practicing in the Houston area, with Dr. Ross remaining UTMB as a dermatology faculty. Thank you Dr. Adam Nguyen (UTMB Dermatology PGY2) for the great photo!

St. Vincent's Student Clinic Dermatology Night 6/7/18

Join UTMB Dermatology faculty and residents for the upcoming dermatology night at St. Vincent’s Clinic. Please see the calendar link below to reserve your volunteering spot.
When: Thursday, June 7th at 5:30-8:30PM (volunteers should arrive at 5:15)
Where: St. Vincent's House, 2817 Post Office Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

Friday, June 01, 2018

Dr. Bernard Gibson Interviewed for Galveston Daily News

Dr. Gibson, UTMB Dermatology Chair ad interim, provided excellent advice about sun protection at Galveston beaches in the June 1, 2018 issue of the Galveston Daily News in an article by Marissa Barnett (“Park board providing free sunscreen on some Galveston beaches”).

UTMB Dermatology Residents' Award Best Teaching Awards for 2017-2018

Brandon Goodwin, MD: UTMB Faculty Award for Best Dermatology Teaching

Rebecca Philips, MD: UTMB Community Dermatologist Award for Best Dermatology Teaching

2017-2018 UTMB DIG Teaching Awards for Best Resident and Faculty Dermatology Teaching

Lindy Ross, MD: Best Dermatology Teaching by a Resident

Brent Kelly, MD: Best Dermatology Teaching by a Faculty