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Babar Rao, MD
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Dr. Rao is board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology and is a leading authority on pigmented lesions, as well as a pioneer in dermoscopy and confocal microscopy.

He completed residency training and fellowships at the University of London, University of Texas Southwestern, New York University and Cornell University. Dr. Rao currently serves as the acting chair and a clinical professor of dermatology and dermatopathology in the department of dermatology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Rao is also an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University.

  

Reflectance Confocal Microscopy

Objectives:

  1. Learn the importance of reflectance confocal microscopy in your practice
  2. Why physicians should consider the use of reflectance confocal microscopy in your practice

Needs: 

  1. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  2. Development of new technology
  3. Advances in medical knowledge

References:

  1. Kishwer S. Nehal, MD, Dan Gareau, PhD, Milind Rajadhyaksha, PhD. “Skin Imaging with Reflectance Confocal Microscopy”. Semin Cutan Med Surg 27:37-43.
  2. Pascale Guitara, Giovanni Pellacani, Caterina Longo, Stefania Seidenari, Michaelle Avramidis, Scott W. Menzies. “In Vivo Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Enhances Secondary Evaluation of Melanocytic Lesions”. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Vol 129(1), Jan 2009:131-138.
  3. G. Pellacani, P. Pepe, A. Casari, C. Longo. “Reflectance confocal microscopy as a second-level examination in skin oncology improves diagnostic accuracy and saves unnecessary excisions: a longitudinal prospective study”. BJD Vol. 171(5);Nov 2014:1044-1051.

Core Competencies: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Disclosures: Celgene, L'Oreal, Novartis, Caliber ID, Aire, NIDIskin

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