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

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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.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

H4H September 2021

 Another successful meeting for Hats for the Homeless. Pictured from left to right: Andrea Francis (MS3), Benjamin Garcia (MS3), Puja Shah (MS2), and Jane Onyemachi (MS1).

TDS Fall 2021

Congratulations to Paige Hoyer MD for receiving second place for her podium presentation: Comfort in Performing Cosmetic and Surgical Procedures for Skin of Color Patients: a national survey among U.S. dermatology residents with co-authors Gregory Ugoh, BS and Lindy Ross MD. 


Congratulations to Allison Good MD for receiving second place for her poster presentation: A Rare Case of Aggressive Cytotoxic T-Cell Lymphoma in a Patient on Dupilumab with co-authors Renat Ahatov BSA, Shelby Tipton MD, Brandon Goodwin MD, and Brent Kelly, MD 


We appreciate UTMB medical students, dermatology residents, and faculty for a good showing at the Fall 2021 Texas Dermatological Society (TDS) Meeting. The following podium and poster presentations were made: 


Podium Presentations 


Comfort in Performing Cosmetic and Surgical Procedures for Skin of Color Patients: a national survey among U.S. dermatology residents  

Paige Hoyer, MD; Gregory Ugoh, BS; Lindy Ross, MD  


Photoactivated Rose Bengal Dye May Improve Early Wound Healing in Deep Cutaneous Injuries  

Quincy H. Seigel, B.A., Henry T. Tran, B.S., Jayson W. Jay, M.S., PhD, Anesh Prasai, PhD, Amina El Ayadi, PhD, Steven E. Wolf, M.D., Michael G. Wilkerson, M.D.  


Hats for the Homeless (H4H): A Reflection of the Galveston Quality Improvement Project Andrea Francis B.S., Richard Wagner M.D. 


Management of Pediatric Melanonychia: a report of a unique case and review of the literature Shayan Owji, BS, Paige Hoyer, MD, Lindy Ross, MD 



Poster Presentations 




A Rare Case of Aggressive Cytotoxic T-Cell Lymphoma in a Patient on Dupilumab  

Allison Good, MD; Renat Ahatov, BSA; Shelby Tipton, MD; Brandon Goodwin, MD , ; Brent Kelly, MD 


A 9-year-old Female Presenting With Multiple Facial Papules  

Seena Monjazeb M.D., Andrea Francis B.S., Maleka Najmi B.S., Andrew M. Armenta M.D., Brandon P. Goodwin M.D.  


Review of Lip Flap Reconstruction after Mohs Micrographic Surgery  

Brinda Chellappan, MD , Grace Obanigba BS , Paige Hoyer, MD , Lindy Ross, MD  


An Updated Reference for Empiric Antibiotic Therapy in Hidradenitis Suppurativa  

Paige Hoyer, MD; Fareen Momin, BBA; Elizabeth Ellison, BS; Renat Ahatov, BSA; Elise Weisert, MD; Janice Wilson, MD  


Use Caution When Traveling and Wearing Medical Dressings: Mepilex® Ag May Set off Metal Detectors  

Andrew M. Armenta, M.D.; Sarah Kesaria, B.A.; Kristyna Gleghorn, M.D.; Richard F. Wagner Jr., M.D.  


Mycosis Fungoides Unmasked by a True Mycosis  

Caroline Crain, MD; Sarah Kesaria, BA; Erica Kelly, MD; Brandon Goodwin, MD; Frank Winsett, MD  


Exophytic Nodules of the Elbows  

Ayezel Munoz MD, Sarah Kesaria BA, Puja Shah BA, Kathleen Kroger MD  


Medical Students 


Unusual Presentation of Eccrine Poroma  

Renat Ahatov, BSA; Andrea Francis, BS; Jacqueline Ochoa, MPH; Victor Teran, MD; Brent Kelly, MD; Michael Wilkerson, MD, MS  


Psoriasiform Eruption After Treatment with Pembrolizumab  

Olivia Arriaza BS, Benjamin Garcia BS, Ayezel Munoz Gonzalez MD, Brent Kelly MD Frank Winsett MD  


Necrotizing Infundibular Crystalline Folliculitis: A Case Series  

Nikke Bowerman, BS, Anthony W. Linfante, MD, Kathleen Kroger, MD, Brandon Goodwin, MD, Janice Wilson, MD  


Successful Quadruple Bypass Surgery Amid Active Leprosy Infection  

Brenda Carrillo, BS; Paige Hoyer, MD; Brent Kelly, MD; Sharon Raimer, MD  


Congenital Melanocytic Nevus with Meyerson Phenomenon  

Mary Cavanagh, BS; Mojahed Mohammad K Shalabi, BS; Emily Williams, MD; Christi Wargo, CPNP-PC; Lindy Ross, MD  


Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans with Fibrosarcomatous Features: What This Means for Patients  

Mary Fitzgibbon BS, Kate Zipperer BSA, Paige Hoyer MD, Allison Good MD, Brent Kelly MD, Brandon Goodwin MD  


Assessing Health Literacy in the Homeless and its Application in Dermatology  

Andrea Francis B.S., Richard Wagner M.D.  

Folliculotropic Mycosis Fungoides: A Case Report

Allysa Hansen BS, Allisa Redko MD, Lindy Ross MD, Brandon Goodwin MD

Ischemic Reactive Fasciitis of the Hip  

Benjamin Garcia BS, Kate Zipperer BSA, Ayezel Munoz Gonzalez MD, Brandon Goodwin MD  


Hyaluron Pens: A Public Safety Issue Compounded by TikTok  

Sarah Kesaria, BA; Quoc-Bao Nguyen MD, MBA; Adelaide A. Hebert MD , ; Murad Alam MD MSCI MBA  


Doxorubicin-Induced Eruptive Lentigines: A Study of Two Cases  

Victoria Margolis, M.S., Caroline Hagan, M.D., Keith Wagner, M.D., Lindy Ross, M.D 



Brittany Miles, MS; Andrew Armenta, MD; Khaled Atieh, MS; James Mackey, MD  


Multiple Collagenomas in a Patient with Down Syndrome  

Fareen Momin B.B.A., Andrew M. Armenta M.D., Michael G. Wilkerson M.D., Brandon P. Goodwin M.D.  


Clear Cell Papulosis: A Rare Pediatric Diagnosis  

Maleka Najmi BS , Kristen E. Kay BS , Paige E.Hoyer MD , Kathleen Kroger, MD  


Trichilemmal Carcinoma of the Scapula: A Case Report  

Jacqueline Ochoa, MPH, Andrea Francis, BS, Renat Ahatov, BSA, Victor Teran, MD, Brandon Goodwin, MD, Michael Wilkerson, MD, MS  


Not Your Average Lipoma: Adenolipoma  

Shayan Owji, BS, Paige Hoyer, MD, Bernard Gibson, MD, Brandon Goodwin, MD 


An Interesting Case of Subcutis Myxoid and Round Cell Liposarcoma  

Michael B. Phan BS, Timothy Tran MD, Allison Good MD, Joshua M. Peterson MD, Suimmin Qiu MD PHD, Brent Kelly MD  


Pseudoxanthoma elasticum-like papillary dermal elastolysis: a histopathological diagnosis  

Xavier Rice, BS, Caroline Hagan, MD, Brandon Goodwin, MD Janice Wilson, MD  


An Interesting Case of Cutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis  

Puja Shah BA, Michael B. Phan BS, Kaitlyn Streight MD, Brandon Goodwin MD, Bernard Gibson MD  


A Rare Case of Papular Elastorrhexis  

Gregory Ugoh MS, Keith Wagner MD, Brandon Goodwin MD, Janice Wilson MD  


Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Lymphovascular and Perineural Invasion  

Kate Zipperer BSA, Morgan Arnold MD, Julie Croley MD, Brandon Goodwin MD, Richard Wagner MD 


Exercise and Oxandrolone Modulate Key Regulators in the Protein Synthesis Pathway in Burn and Hindlimb Unloaded Rats  

Lyndon Huang, Henry Tran, Kassandra Corona, Elvia Villareal, Juquan Song, Steven E. Wolf  

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

University of Chicago Dermatology Virtual Meet and Greet 9/22/21 at 7:30PM CT

 The University of Chicago Dermatology Residency Program invites you to join us for a chance to learn more about our program and to ask us questions on:  Wednesday, September 22 – 7:30 CDT

Contact Michelle at dermres1@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu to receive a formal invitation with further information and the Zoom link.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Psoriasis Walk 2021

 The 2021 National Psoriasis Foundation Houston Annual Walk will be held October 16, 2021 virtually. We have set up our own team page for UTMB DIG fundraising. 

If you would like to donate to fund this event, please click this link: https://npf.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=33053

If you would like to join the team and walk with us, please click this link:  https://npf.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=8584

Cooper Virtual Open House - Tues, Sept 21


Monday, September 13, 2021

Delayed Opening for Dermatology Clinics on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

 Due to impending weather conditions due to Tropical Storm Nicholas and the “high risk” rain warning from the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center for Galveston County, dermatology clinics are cancelled for Tuesday morning, September 14, 2021. They are expected to reopen at 1 pm later that day.

Open House Flyer


Wayne State Dermatology Diversity Meet and Greet Invitation


Thursday, September 09, 2021

Loma Linda University Virtual Open House


ASDS Announces Change to Virtual Format for the 2021 Annual Meeting

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) has rescheduled its 2021 Annual Meeting to a virtual meeting on November 19-21, 2021 due to “health and safety” concerns.

UTMB Dermatology Publishes on a Treatment Modality for Cutaneous Collagenous Vasculopathy

Congratulations to an incoming dermatology resident and a former UTMB medical student Dr. Elise Weisert (UTMB SOM 2021) and her co-authors, Drs. Paige Hoyer, Morgan Arnold, and Brandon Goodwin for their August 2021 publication in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, “Clinical Improvement of Cutaneous Collagenous Vasculopathy With Intense Pulsed Light Therapy.”

Northwestern Virtual Open House | Tuesday, Sept 14th at 7pm CST


University of Iowa Virtual Meet and Greet


Dartmouth Hitchcock Meet and Greet


University of Louisville Virtual Meet and Greet 9/20/21


Wednesday, September 08, 2021

UTMB Dermatology Publishes Algorithm for the Management of Spitting Sutures

 Congratulations to former UTMB medical student Dr. Nicholas Thornton (UTMB SOM 2021) and his coauthors, Drs. Frank Winsett and Richard Wagner for their August 2021 publication in Cutis, “An algorithm for managing spitting sutures.” It appeared in Cutis 2021;108:100-101 and had previously been presented at the Texas Dermatological Society

How is COVID-19 Impacting Dermatology Resident Education and Dermatology Applicants?

 For the most comprehensive review available on this topic, please see: “Impact of COVID-19 on Dermatology Residency” in the July 2021 issue of Dermatologic Clinics: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0733863521000395?via%3Dihub

Monday, September 06, 2021

EVMS Dermatology Virtual Open House


UTHSC Department of Dermatology Virtual Open House - Sept 14th @ 7 pm CST


Stanford Dermatology Diversity First Look 9/16/21

 The Stanford Dermatology Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee welcomes you to a virtual First Look reception and Q&A on Thursday September 16, 2021 from 6:00-7:00pm (PT). Please register using the link below:

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Allopathic Applicant Research for Matched Dermatology Residents

 Don’t miss the article, “Trends of Research Output of Allopathic Medical Students Matching into Dermatology, 2007-2018” published in the August 2021 issue of JAMA Dermatology (157:983-987). The bottom line was that matched applicants had more peer-reviewed indexed publications over this timeframe (1.6 to 4.7) and that publication in lower-impact factor dermatology journals was increasing at a higher rate than high-impact factor dermatology journals. However, compared to NRMP self-reported research items, indexed publications have remained stable from 2007 to 2018.

Should Dermatology Applicants be Limited to 20 Programs?

 Authors from the University of Utah present their case for limiting dermatology applications to 20 per applicant. Although this plan has not been implemented, this year the majority of dermatology programs are participating in a supplemental application process that includes “preference signaling.” Nonetheless, medical students planning to apply to dermatology programs in the future may be interested in this article:” Limiting Residency Applications to Dermatology Benefits Nearly Everyone,” J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2021;14(7)30-32. The journal may even be interested in timely correspondence related to this proposal.

UTMB Dermatology Honors Research Published in September 2021 JAAD

 Congratulations to Dr. Keith Wagner, a current PGY3 UTMB dermatology resident, for his recent print publication “Online skin disease hoaxes: Widespread and credible to viewers” in the September 2021 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Sep;85(3):731-733. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.06.036. Epub 2019 Jun 22). This research was the outcome of his UTMB Dermatology Research Honors Project that was completed in 2019. His JAAD coauthors are Drs. J. Croley (former UTMB dermatology resident and Mohs fellow) and dermatology faculty, Assistant Professor Dr. J. Wilson. Dr. Wilson was the faculty mentor on this student research. Drs. Wagner, Crowley, and Wilson, along with Dr. Yuki Yamada (Japan) are contributors to the website skinhoax.com

John Stroger Hospital of Cook County Derm residency virtual meet and greet


Virginia Commonwealth virtual Meet and Greet