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Kate Holcomb, MD
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Kate Holcomb, MD, FAAD, graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2004 with the Mark Gibbs III graduation award. She was chief resident in dermatology at Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Mount Sinai. During residency, Dr. Holcomb received the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons Resident Scholarship two years in a row and the American Academy of Dermatology International Society Annual Meeting Travel Grant to Scotland. She served in the U.S. Navy to fulfill her commitment for the Health Professions Scholarship Program, working as a clinical professor and staff dermatologist for the National Capital Consortium Dermatology Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. She completed her service in 2012 and received an honorable discharge as a lieutenant commander. 

Dr. Holcomb is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine since 2014 where she supervises the dermatology residents in cosmetic clinic. She also teaches the family medicine residents at East Jefferson Hospital. She actively participates in clinical studies on FDA clinical trials, as well as cosmetic products and procedures. She opened her own office, Pure Dermatology, in March 2017.

Dr. Holcomb is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, American Acne and Rosacea Society, Skin of Color Society, North American Contact Dermatitis Society, Louisiana Dermatological Society and Women’s Dermatologic Society for which she has served on a number of committees.


How to Turn Your Acne, Rosacea, and Skin Checks into a Robust Aesthetic Business

This lecture is designed to encourage fellow dermatologists to offer products for sale in their practice to enhance their patient outcomes by having more control over the patient’s full skin regimen. This lecture is also designed to encourage those considering adopting aesthetic procedures that it can be done at any stage of practice.


  1. Present reasons why we as dermatologists are the experts in all facets of skincare, including non-prescription topicals and aesthetic treatments
  2. Suggest options for dispensing products in your office
  3. Present methods of incorporating aesthetic procedures into your practice


  1. Availability of new medication(s) or indication(s)
  2. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care


  1. Del Rosso JQ, Gallo RL, Kircik L, Thiboutot D, Baldwin HE, Cohen D. “Why is Rosacea Considered to be an Inflammatory Disorder? The Primary Role, Clinical Relevance, and Therapeutic Correlations of Abnormal Innate Immune Response in Rosacea-Prone Skin”. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012;11(6):694-700.
  2. Alikhan Ali, Peter Lynch et al. “Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Comprehensive Review”. JAAD, Vol 60 Iss 4 April 2009; 539-561. 
  3. Bolognia, Jorizzo, et al, Dermatology 2nd edition, 2008, pgs. 514-15.

Core Competencies: 3, 4, 5, 6

Disclosures: Speaker: Allergan, Galderma; Research Grant: Galderma

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