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.