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Grand Rounds

Grand rounds offers a unique opportunity for faculty, residents and outside providers to present dermatologic cases that pose complex management decisions or unknown diagnoses, and to present rare skin conditions in thought provoking academic setting that fosters continued learning. In addition, these forums offer a unique opportunity to have world-renowned leaders and innovators in the field speak on their respective areas of specialty.

Our section typically offers two grand rounds per month, on the second Friday and fourth Wednesday of the month. The outline for these grand rounds is below.

If you are interested in having your patient presented at grand rounds please call (603) 350-3100 and ask to speak to one of the chief residents. Be ready to provide basic demographic information on the patient and outside medical records for review prior to the grand rounds.

Friday grand round

Time Session (Location)
8:00 to 9:00 am Invited lecturer (first floor conference - 1A)
9:00 to 9:30 am Patient viewing (Dermatology clinic - third floor)
9:30 to 11:00 am Patient discussion (first floor conference - 1A)
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Dermatopathology interesting case presentations
12:00 to 1:00 pm JAAD Journal Club (lunch provided)

Wednesday grand round

Time Session (Location)
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Patient viewing (Dermatology clinic at Heater Road - third floor)
12:00 to 1:00 pm Speaker lecture (Conference room 3B and 3C)*
1:00 to 1:30 pm Patient discussion (Conference room 3B and 3C)*

*Room location subject to change

Speaker lecture schedule

Date Speaker
Friday, June 14, 2019 William D. James, MD
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Kathryn Lee, MD
Friday, August 9, 2019 Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Matthew LeBoeuf, MD, PhD
Friday, September 13, 2019 Scott Dinehart, MD
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Brian J. Simmons, MD
Friday, October 11, 2019 Erin Wei, MD
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Carsten Hamann, MD, PhD
Friday, November 8, 2019 Richard Antaya, MD
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Dermatology Resident*
Friday, February 14, 2020 Steven Chen, MD, MPH
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 John E. Call, MD
Friday, March 13, 2020 Joseph Jorrizio, MD
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Dermatology Resident*
Friday, April 10, 2020 Jean Bolognia, MD
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Dermatology Resident*
Friday, May 8, 2020 Sarina Elmariah, MD, PhD
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Dermatology Resident*
Friday, June 12, 2020 Bruce Thiers, MD
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Dermatology Resident*

*Subject to change to Morbidity and Mortality conference or Inpatient Dermatology presentation

About the speakers

William D. James, MD

William D. James, MD
Friday, June 14, 2019

Director, Residency Training Program
Department of Dermatology Vice Chair University of Pennsylvania
Department of Dermatology Paul R. Gross Professor of Dermatology

After graduating from West Point with a degree in engineering and Indiana University with an M.D., Dr. James trained in dermatology with an icon of the day, Richard Odom. Dr. Odom was the best of a long line of wonderful clinician-educators in military medicine and has remained a model for Dr. James as he has maintained an interest in all aspects of medical dermatology. In 1987 Dr. James was named the Chief of Dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After 8 years at the helm, he moved into a position at a grand institution, the University of Pennsylvania, so that he could mostly teach, care for patients and write. Among his nearly 300 publications are many books, the most significant being Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin (co-authorship of three editions), the Emedicine Dermatology text (founding editor) and the Military Medicine Textbook of Dermatology (editor). He enjoys the beach, exercising, reading and any activity with family and friends.

Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD

Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD
Friday, August 9, 2019

Chairman Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Harvey Blank Chair in Dermatology

Dr. Kirsner is a Tenured Professor, Chairman and holds the endowed Harvey Blank Chair in Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He currently serves as director of the University of Miami Hospital Wound Center and Chief of Dermatology at the University of Miami Hospital. Dr. Kirsner received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University (1984) and received his medical degree from the University of Miami (1988) and after his clinical training he completed his doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Miami (2004). Dr. Kirsner completed a fellowship in wound healing (1992) and his residency (1995) in dermatology at the University of Miami. With research interests in Wound Healing and Skin Cancer Epidemiology, Dr. Kirsner serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals in Dermatology and Wound Healing. He recently completed his term as currently chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Council on Education and Maintenance of Certification and is a trustee for the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Kirsner is recently retired board member of the Wound Healing Society, is past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. In addition to career development awards and industry sponsored funding, he is a recipient of NIH, ACS, CDC funding for his research. Independent of books, book chapters and abstracts, he has published over 400 articles.

Matthew LeBoeuf, MD, PhD

Matthew LeBoeuf, MD, PhD
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth

Dr. LeBoeuf is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. LeBoeuf received his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University (2006) and received his medical degree (2013) and doctorate degree (2011) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he also completed his residency training in Dermatology. Dr. LeBoeuf completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at the University of Vermont Medical Center (2018) and now practices Mohs Micrographic Surgery full-time. Dr. LeBoeuf has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) as well as acted as Chair of the ASDS resident exchange program. He now sits on the ASDS Social Media and Outreach Committee. Dr. LeBoeuf’s research interests are in cutaneous oncology including Mohs laboratory quality. He is also interested in operating room ergonomics, healthy operating behaviors, and mindfulness. His interests outside of medicine include exercise, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Scott Dinehart, MD

Scott Dinehart, MD
Friday, September 13, 2019

Dr. Dinehart is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Baylor University and received his medical degree with highest honors from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed a dermatology residency at Galveston and was an overseas observer at St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, England. He then accepted a Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Following his fellowship, Dr. Dinehart began treating skin cancer patients in Arkansas at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center.

Erin Wei, MD

Erin Wei, MD
Friday, October 11, 2019
Director, Bullous Disease Clinic MGH
Instructor, Dermatology at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Wei is a graduate of MIT and received her MD from Harvard Medical School’s HST program, where she was the recipient of the Doris Duke Fellowship for Clinical Research and graduated with honors with a thesis on the risk factors for multiple non-melanoma skin cancers. She completed her residency and served as chief resident at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery/Jackson Memorial Hospital. During residency she was the recipient of the Celia & Samuel Resnik Research Award for her work on the risk factors on nodular melanoma in the Miami VA population. She joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital faculty in 2016 and is currently the Director of the Bullous Disease Clinic, a growing referral base for autoimmune bullous disease patients in New England. The focus of her research has been on the epidemiology of cutaneous malignancies and autoimmune bullous diseases. Specifically, her research interests in autoimmune bullous diseases are two-fold: 1) Evaluating the mechanism and efficacy of novel treatments for autoimmune blistering diseases; and 2) Evaluating the psychological and quality of life impact of autoimmune bullous diseases. In the area of therapeutics, she is working to study the potential benefit of both existing and up-and-coming treatments to fill in treatment gaps in this patient population. She was also the recipient of the 2017-2018 Research Grant from the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation to study the prevalence and impact of post-traumatic stress disorder in autoimmune bullous disease patients.

Richard Antaya, MD

Richard Antaya, MD
Friday, November 8, 2019
Professor of Dermatology
Director, Pediatric Dermatology
Medical Director, Yale Dermatology Associates

Dr. Antaya is an authority in skin disorders affecting children. He received his BS degree in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985 and received his MD degree at Tufts University in 1989. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu in 1992, and spent the following three years practicing general pediatrics in the Army at Fort Polk, LA. There he served as chief of the pediatrics service and chief of the department of medicine. Dr. Antaya completed a second residency in dermatology at Duke University where he worked closely under the direction of the internationally recognized pediatric dermatologist Neil S. Prose. He joined the Yale full time faculty in 1998 as the Director of Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Antaya cares for infants, children and adolescents with diseases of the skin, hair, nails and sweat glands. He teaches medical, physician assistant, and advanced practice nursing students as well as dermatology and pediatric residents.

Steven Chen, MD, MPH

Steven Chen, MD, MPH
Friday, February 14, 2020
Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School
Director of Medical Education in the Department of Dermatology
Co-Director of the Comprehensive Cutaneous Lymphoma Program
Director of the Blistering Disorders Clinic in the Department of Dermatology

Dr. Chen graduated with Honors from Johns Hopkins University where he earned a BS in Biology. He subsequently earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) and a medical degree (MD) at Johns Hopkins, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then pursued residency training at Harvard, where he completed an Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Dermatology residency in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Program. He served as Administrative Chief Resident during his final year of combined training.

He pursues clinical and education research and has co-authored peer-reviewed articles in medical education and complex dermatology. His clinical interests include cutaneous lymphomas, complex medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, and medical education. He is the co-director of the Comprehensive Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, and serves as Director of Medical Education and Director of the Blistering Orders Clinic in the Department of Dermatology .

Josephy Jorrizio, MD

Joseph Jorrizio, MD
Friday, March 13, 2020
Professor, Dermatology Wake Forest Baptist Health
Professor of Clinical Dermatology - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Dr, Jorizzo is Professor, and Former and Founding Chair of the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University and Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Jorizzo received his undergraduate medical degrees from Boston University's six-year A.B./M.D. Program and completed his internship in internal medicine, residency, and Chief Residency in Dermatology at North Carolina Memorial (UNC) Hospital. He also served as a fellow at St. John's Hospital Dermatology Institute in London. Dr. Jorizzo remains a Professor, Former and Founding Chair of the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University.

Dr. Jorizzo has been on a myriad councils, committees, and advisory boards. He has participated on the editorial boards of the Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, among others. He is a member of many professional societies, including the American Dermatologic Association Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, Women's Dermatology Association, and the American Academy of Dermatology, where he served as Vice President.

Jean Bolognia, MD

Jean Bolognia, MD
Friday, April 10, 2020
Professor of Dermatology
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs Yale Dermatology Associates

Dr. Bolognia has served as President of the Medical Dermatology Society, the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the American Dermatological Association, in addition to serving as Vice-President of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, the American Board of Dermatology, and the International Society of Dermatology. She has also been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the International League of Dermatological Societies. In the latter organization, she currently serves as Secretary-General. Jean is the senior editor of the textbook Dermatology, which is now in its fourth edition, and Dermatology Essentials. She is also the co-founder of the Clinical Scholars program of the SID and author of over 200 articles and book chapters.

Sarina Elmariah, MD, PhD

Sarina Elmariah, MD, PhD
Friday, May 8, 2020
Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical

Dr. Sarina is a board-certified dermatologist and Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Elmariah attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences where she obtained her bachelor's degree (BA) with numerous honors. She received both her medical degree (MD), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in developmental neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, followed by a dermatology residency at New York University, where she served as a chief resident.

Dr. Elmariah is a physician-scientist performing basic science and clinical research to understand why people itch. She has published numerous articles and abstracts in dermatology and neuroscience journals, including Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Journal of Neuroscience. Also, she has authored several online publications and a book chapter and is a reviewer for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

In addition to general dermatology, skin cancer detection and treatment, her clinical interests and expertise are in chronic itching disorders, eczema, psoriasis, allergic skin reactions, cutaneous lymphomas, and wound healing.

Bruce Thiers, MD

Bruce Thiers, MD
Friday, June 12, 2020

President-elect American Academy of Dermatology
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Thiers was born in New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where he remained for his postgraduate training. After a straight medical internship, he completed his residency in dermatology in 1978 and passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Dermatology the same year. He joined the faculty of the Department of Dermatology in Buffalo in 1979 and relocated with other members of the department to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston later that year.

Dr. Thiers was associate editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology from 1988 to 1998 and became its chief editor in 2008. He also served 12 years as editor of the Year Book of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and is now consulting editor for Dermatologic Clinics. He has served as vice president of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a former member of the board of directors of that organization. He is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in American Education, Best Doctors in America, and American Men and Women of Science. His area of expertise is dermatologic therapeutics with a special interest in psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and skin cancer.

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