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Amy McMichael, MD
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Dr. Amy McMichael is Professor and Chair of Dermatology and Dermatology Residency Director at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She received her MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, dermatology training at the University of Michigan and advanced training in epidemiology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences.  Dr. McMichael is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.  Her research focuses on hair and scalp disorders and skin disease of deeply pigmented skin.  Her publications include many peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and invited articles on these topics.  She is the also the co-editor of the text Hair and Scalp Diseases:Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Treatments

Dr. McMichael is on the Editorial Board of Cosmetic Dermatology and has served as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. She has served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, is the current President of the Skin of Color Society, and Chair, Career Advancement Committee of Womens Dermatologic Society. She has served as Vice-President of the Womens Dermatologic Society, Secretary-Treasurer of the North American Hair Research Society, and Chair of the Dermatology Section of the National Medical Association.

Skin Disease in Skin of Color

Objectives:

  1. Illustrate epidemiology of skin disease in patients of color
  2. Review common disorders in patients of color: including acne, hyperpigmentation, and hair loss
  3. Discuss and review treatment options for patients of color with skin disease

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  3. Advances in medical knowledge

References:

Davis SA, Narahari S, Feldman SR, Huang W, Pichardo-Geisinger RO, McMichael AJ. “Top Dermatologic Conditions in Patients of Color: An Analysis of Nationally Representative Data.” J Drugs Dermatol 2012;11(4):466-73. 

Ogunleye TA, McMichael A, Olsen EA. “Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia. What Has Been Achieved, Current Clues for Future Research”. Dermatol Clin 2014;32:173-181.

Core Competencies: 2, 3, 4, 6

Disclosures: Allergan, Baxter, eResearch Technology, Inc., Galderma, Guthey Renker, Informa Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Keranetics, Merck & Co., Inc., Merz Pharmaceuticals, Proctor & Gamble, UpToDate

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