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Eduardo Weiss, MD, FAAD
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Dr. Eduardo Weiss was born in Caracas, Venezuela and received his medical degree from the Universidad Central Venezuela. He completed his dermatology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Weiss is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is internationally known as an expert in the field of dermatology. He has diagnosed and treated thousands of patients globally in his 30-year profession. Dr. Weiss specializes in Mohs surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox, facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, and tumescent liposuction.

He is a Clinical Associate Professor for the Division of Dermatology at Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Professor at University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, and founding voluntary faculty member and Clinical Associate Professor for Florida International University – Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Additionally, he serves as a board member of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Co-Director for the Mohs Fellowship accredited by the Council for Graduate Medical Education, and Director of the Fellowship of Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery accredited by ASDS.

Dr. Weiss has many notable achievements in medical care and has served as a principal investigator/co-investigator in many research studies. He is involved in several non-profit organizations and has also had the privilege to treat patients in developing countries and regular community outreach programs. Dr. Weiss continues to be an advocate for our local community and those abroad.

In his free time, Dr. Weiss enjoys boating, gardening and spending time with his three kids and three grandchildren.

 

No More Fake News: An Evidence Based Approach on Lasers in Skin of Color Patients

The Dermatologic surgeon needs to understand the concerns of the patient, as well as be aware of the unique needs for patients with darker skin. This lecture will discuss health burdens of disease in patients of color along with treatment options and future directions for research. Attendees will have a better understanding of the needs of patients who have pigmented skin, specific cultural practices, and review of burden of skin disease.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the physiology of Latin skin and the differences among different skin tones
  2. How to prevent complications without sacrificing efficacy

Needs: 

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

References: 

  1. JAAD; Vol 48, Issue 6, June 2003  P 134-138.
  2. Skin Care in Ethnic Populations, Aug 2009, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2884920/
  3. Ethnic Skin Conditions, Linda Gulla, Dermascope, http://www.dermascope.com/conditions/ethnic-skin-conditions#.WeeFqbpFwdU 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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: No disclosures provided by speaker

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