This session describes the role of treatments which address the hormonal pathogenesis of acne, such as spironolactone, as effective alternatives to oral antibiotics.
John S Barbieri, MD, MBA is a research fellow in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and additionally received an MBA from the Wharton School. He subsequently completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Barbieri’s research interests include acne vulgaris, patient reported outcome development, the use of technology in medicine, and delivering high-value care.
Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at Pacific Skin Institute. He is an Adjunct 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 and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at California Northstate University, College of Medicine.He engages in clinical practice as well as both clinical and translational research that integrates bioengineering, nutrition, cosmetics, and skin biology. With training in both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he takes an integrative approach to his patients and in his research.He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, 10 textbook chapters, and a textbook entitled Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition with a passion for expanding the evidence and boundaries of integrative medicine for skin care.