Psoriasis Series

Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc

Psoriasis Series

Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc

Psoriasis Series

Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc

Psoriasis Series

Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc

Psoriasis Series

10.5 credits total
AMA, CBRN
700

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Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc

Psoriasis Series Chair

Jennifer Soung, MD

Dr. Jennifer Soung is a board certified dermatologist currently practicing at Southern California Dermatology in Santa Ana, CA and a Clinical Instructor at Harbor UCLA Dermatology. Dr. Soung has a strong interest in medical dermatology and clinical research. Dr. Soung is an expert in psoriasis treatment and has extensive experience using phototherapy, systemic medications and biologics in the treatment of psoriasis. From 2010-2015, she was an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Director of Dermatology Clinical Research.

Meet the Psoriasis Series Faculty

Alex C Lam Tsoi, PhD

Dr. Tsoi has strong interests in investigating the pathology and genetic architecture of complex cutaneous disorders using systems biology approaches, and his work focused on developing data integration approaches to enhance prioritization and interpretation of high throughput experimental results. He joined the Department of Dermatology, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, and the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan in 2015-2016 as a faculty. Working with Drs. James T. Elder and Johann E Gudjonsson, Dr. Tsoi’s research aims to develop analysis pipelines and computational approaches to provide biological inferences from genetics and genomics data. His work in genetic association studies revealed over 30 novel psoriasis susceptibility regions, and highlighted different disease pathways. He also led the analysis and developed computational pipeline to study psoriasis transcriptomes, and his work uncovered over 1,000 novel transcripts in skin.

Jennifer Cather, MD

Dr. Cather is medical director at Modern Dermatology in Dallas, Texas and co-director of Cutaneous Lymphoma and Graft vs Host Clinics at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Cather received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and served her internship in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. She then completed a clinical research fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, followed by a residency in dermatology at The University of Texas-Houston Medical School in Houston. <p>Actively involved in clinical research, Dr. Cather has been principal or sub-investigator of more than 40 clinical trials. She has lectured extensively and has published widely. Articles under Dr. Cather's authorship or co-authorship have appeared in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Journal of Hematology, Cutis, Dermatologic Therapy, Dermatologic Clinics, and other journals. Her articles cover a broad range of topics including investigational therapies for psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and melanoma. Dr. Cather belongs to the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Women's Dermatologic Society, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the National Psoriasis Foundation.</p>

George Han, MD PhD

George Han, MD, PhD, currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is also the Director of Teledermatology for the Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. <p>Following graduation from the University of Southern California where Dr. Han received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering cum laude, he entered the MD, PhD Medical Scientist Training Program in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine prior to entering the Dermatology residency program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine&rsquo;s Montefiore Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year.</p> <p>Dr. Han is Board Certified in Dermatology and is licensed to practice medicine in New York. Dr. Han is the recipient of numerous awards including a Science and Travel Award for Outstanding Research to attend the 3rd International Meeting on the Role of Nitrite in Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics in Sweden, DermMentors Resident of Distinction Award, First Prize in the Resident&rsquo; Competition, and a co-winner of the Everett C. Fox Award in the Residents and Fellows Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also the recipient of a Women's Dermatologic Society grant for his research. The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Leaders of Distinction program recognized Dr. Han with a national Resident of the Year Award during his training. He has received numerous Excellence in Teaching and Teacher of the Year Awards at Mount Sinai and is actively involved in guiding the residency program as part of the Program Evaluation and Residency Review Committees. Dr. Han has lectured at numerous national conferences and has directed or co-directed forums at the Summer Annual Meeting of the AAD and the Annual Meeting of the AAD.</p> <p>To date, Dr. Han has two patents and over 20 publications in well-respected journals such as the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the British Journal of Dermatology, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and the American Journal of Pathology. He has overseen numerous clinical trials and currently serves as the principal investigator on five clinical trials in the areas of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and actinic keratosis.</p>

Neal Bhatia, MD

Dr. Neal Bhatia is a board-certified dermatologist in San Diego, California. He serves as Director of Clinical Dermatology at Therapeutics Clinical Research. He is as chief medical editor for Practical Dermatology.He has a background in immunology and has interests in mechanisms of therapy, skin cancer, and medical dermatology. Aside from teaching at medical conferences, he sits on several editorial boards and is an active teacher for dermatologists, industry, and patients.

Jeffrey Crowley, MD

Dr. Crowley earned a BS and MS from Stanford University in biological science and continued at Stanford to receive his MD. He completed residency in the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University Affiliated Hospitals, including one year as Chief Resident. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has served as clinical faculty for the University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University Departments of Dermatology. Dr. Crowley has been principal investigator for over 50 phase II and III clinical trials for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and hidradenitis suppurativa. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications including articles in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>. In 2016, he graduated with commendation from the Harvard Global Scholars Clinical Research Training Program, a one year post-doctoral fellowship. He practices at Bakersfield Dermatology and Skin Cancer Medical Group in California.

Clive Liu, MD

Clive Liu, MD is the Director of the Psoriasis Treatment Center at Bellevue Dermatology and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. He received his medical degrees from New York University. His post graduate training include a psoriasis fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco followed by his dermatology residency at the University of Utah.

Tina Bhutani, MD

Dr. Tina Bhutani is a board certified dermatologist who focuses on treating chronic inflammatory skin diseases including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. She co-directs the UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center, where she specializes in caring for patients with complex cases often requiring multiple treatment modalities including topical medications, phototherapy, systemic agents, and biologics. Dr. Bhutani believes in a well-rounded approach to care that includes considering each patient's overall wellness and mental health in addition to treating their skin disease. She believes that treating mind, body, and skin increases the probability of a successful outcome and helps patients cope with having a chronic disease. <p>Dr. Bhutani's research focuses on improving quality of life for patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. She seeks to further describe the mind-skin connection in order to learn how to disrupt the cycle of disease flare-up, mental stress, and worsening disease.</p>

Jashin Wu, MD

Jashin J. Wu, M.D., is Founder and Course Director of the San Diego Dermatology Symposium on September 11-13, 2020 and Founder and CEO of the Dermatology Research and Education Foundation. In his 15 years of clinical practice, he has treated over 1500 psoriasis patients, of which over 1000 received an oral agent, biologic, or phototherapy. He is a past Medical Board member of the National Psoriasis Foundation and a Councilor for the International Psoriasis Council. He serves on the American Academy of Dermatology/NPF psoriasis guidelines committee, which published updated 6 psoriasis guidelines in 2019-2020. He is co-editor for 6 textbooks about psoriasis. He is associate editor for the 4th edition of Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy published in March 2020. He has written over 350 Pubmed articles, of which over 250 are about psoriasis. He is Past President of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society, Board Member of the California Society of Dermatology &amp; Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm), and Board Member of the Pacific Dermatology Association. Dr. Wu has given over 140 psoriasis lectures at medical conferences and dermatology departments/divisions in 11 countries.

Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and practices as an integrative dermatologist at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.psiderm.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pacific Skin Institute</a>. 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.

Jennifer Soung, MD

Dr. Jennifer Soung is a board certified dermatologist currently practicing at Southern California Dermatology in Santa Ana, CA and a Clinical Instructor at Harbor UCLA Dermatology. Dr. Soung has a strong interest in medical dermatology and clinical research. Dr. Soung is an expert in psoriasis treatment and has extensive experience using phototherapy, systemic medications and biologics in the treatment of psoriasis. From 2010-2015, she was an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Director of Dermatology Clinical Research.

Paul Yamauchi, MD PhD

Dr. Yamauchi is a dermatologist in private practice and medical director at both the Dermatology Insitute and Skin Care Center and Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica, California. HHe has admitting privileges and is on staff at St. John&rsquo;s Hospital in Santa Monica and the UCLA MedicalCenter. Dr. Yamauchi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Associate Professor at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA. He specializes in medical and complex dermatology, dermatologic surgery, aesthetic dermatology, and clinical research. <p>Dr. Yamauchi earned his BS in biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, his PhD in biologic chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He completed his residency in dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine and a cosmetic surgery fellowship affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine.</p>

Wynnis Tom, MD

Dr. Wynnis Tom is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children&rsquo;s Hospital, San Diego. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. After completing her training in dermatology at Saint Louis University, she returned to the San Diego area to pursue a fellowship in pediatric dermatology and has since been an active faculty member in the Department of Dermatology. <p>Dr. Tom is interested in chronic inflammatory skin disorders, particularly atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis, and managing patients who have more difficult disease that requires oral or other systemic medicines. She is studying how the genetic makeup may influence the course and response to treatment, along with associated complications such as secondary infection and cardiac health risks.</p>

Matthew Patrick, MEng PhD

Dr. Patrick is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, under the supervision of Dr Lam C. Tsoi. His research focuses on providing biological inference from high dimensional biological data for dermatological research. Among other projects, he has applied statistical and machine learning techniques to identify genetic and clinical markers, which distinguish Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) from Cutaneous Psoriasis (PsC) among psoriatic patients.