Our Story

Our mission is to provide high quality integrative medical and dermatology education for healthcare providers and skin care professionals.

LearnSkin was developed by dermatologists and integrative medicine practitioners who wanted to support other professionals in dermatology, the number one driver of doctor's visits. The goal is to share the latest in scientific research and treatment options in dermatology for both Western and Eastern medicine to meet the growing demand for responsible, high quality, evidence-based education that bridges conventional and alternative medical approaches. LearnSkin is supported by the world's largest integrative dermatology team in partnership with Dermveda, an integrative dermatology education platform for the public.

We hope you find our online courses valuable. We also host an annual Integrative Dermatology Symposium for continuing education credit:

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Advisory Board

Howard Maibach, MD

Howard Maibach is a board-certified dermatologist and an expert in contact and occupational dermatitis and sees patient at the Environmental Dermatosis Clinic, which is part of the Dermatology Clinic. His specialty is dermatotoxicology, or skin exposure toxicity; allergies and skin disorders; and dermatopharmacology or the study of medications for skin …

Raja Sivamani, MD MS CAT

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento. He engages in clinical practice as …

Lawrence Eichenfield, MD

Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield is chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, as well as vice chair of the Department of Dermatology and a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Eichenfield earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, was a pediatric resident …

Michael Traub, ND DHANP FABNO

Dr. Michael Traub's father was a dermatologist, and this inspired him to become the leading expert in skin in the naturopathic profession. He has taught dermatology at five of the seven accredited naturopathic medical schools in North America and is the author of “Essentials of Dermatologic Diagnosis and Integrative Therapeutics.” He has been medical director of …

Medical Review Team

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD MAS

Dr. Hadar Lev-Tov is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive research experience. Throughout his training and in daily practice, he has always believed that the key to achieving health for his patients is grounded in his ability to truly connect to their experiences and perceptions of health and well-being. Maimonides, one of the greatest philosophers of all time …

Jason Derico, ND

Dr. Jason Derico received a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He completed a one-year internship in Minor Surgery, a one-year internship in integrative Cardiology, and was a resident in Canby, Oregon. Dr. Derico has also completed …

Joseph Alban, MS LAc

Joseph Alban is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. He holds a masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Touro College. He has trained with leading Traditional Chinese Medicine dermatologists in China, Europe, and the United States. He is one of the few acupuncturists to be awarded a training grant in alternative medicine …

Vivian Shi, MD

Dr. Vivian Shi is a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Dermatology at the University of Arizona where she directs the Eczema and Skin Barrier Specialty Clinic. She has extensive clinical and research experience in eczema and repair of the skin’s natural protective barrier. She also specializes in medical and surgical treatments for …

Raja Sivamani, MD MS CAT

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and an Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and Director of Clinical Research and the Clinical Trials Unit. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the California State University, Sacramento. He engages in clinical practice as …


Venita Sivamani, MBA


Carlos Ferreira

CME Coordinator

Carlos Ferreira has more than 10 years of experience in continuing medical education, having developed, managed, and supervised hundreds of initiatives in numerous therapeutic categories. He currently serves as Continuing Medical Education Coordinator at LearnSkin. He is a graduate of University of Lisbon, Portugal with a Master’s degree in French Literature and minor …


LearnSkin’s continuing education programs aim to promote lifelong learning for practitioners and healthcare teams. LearnSkin is a professional and trusted resource for skin health and education. We develop content that is written, vetted, and peer reviewed by leading experts in dermatology, aesthetics, and complementary medicine. By blending natural and modern science, LearnSkin helps clinicians learn about the latest advancements in the field and how to best care for their patients. LearnSkin provides education that improves health and patient care through quality evidence-based educational activities. The mission of LearnSkin is to facilitate the discovery and application of new knowledge in cutaneous science to clinical practice by employing needs assessment data, identified professional education, and clinical treatment gaps. LearnSkin’s programs are designed to improve knowledge, competence, performance, and patient outcomes by improving the quality and safety in dermatology and aesthetics.

Content Areas

LearnSkin’s continuing education activities focus on topics within dermatology. The content is appropriate for various skin health professionals. The educational level ranges from basic to advanced and is therefore relevant to professionals across disciplines.

Target Audience

LearnSkin’s continuing education programs serve healthcare professionals from multiple specialties and subspecialties. Our audience is comprised of local, national, and international healthcare professional with interest in broadening their knowledge about skin disease and health. These healthcare professionals may be physicians, academicians, clinical researchers, patients, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and other practitioners. LearnSkin’s content is appropriate for specialists as well as generalists who may not be practicing dermatology but are looking to work synergistically with dermatologists and other skin health experts.

Type of Activities

The educational format is determined based on the type of professional gaps revealed in the needs assessment (i.e. knowledge, competence and/or performance gaps). LearnSkin offers activities, such as enduring material, symposia, and workshops, that allow learners to advance their competence and performance in caring for patients with skin diseases and aesthetic treatments.

Expected Results

LearnSkin’s educational programs intend to increase learners’ competence, improve outcomes for patients with skin disease, and support the advancement of dermatology and aesthetic education. Attendees are expected to practically apply the knowledge and skills gained through our continuing education activities to their patient care practices. Activities are currently evaluated by subjective attendee assessments. For some activities, aggregated objective data is used to measure overall improvement in clinical care and professional practice. It is the goal of LearnSkin’s continuing education programs to continually improve outcomes and measure the effectiveness of its activities to provide the highest quality education.