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Women’s Dermatologic Society dermatologist members and experts
in the field of ethnic skin of color appearing in the Special:

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD
Website: www.wehealnewyork.org/services/SLR_skinofColor

  • Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPHDirector, Skin of Color Center
  • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • New York, New York

Dr. Andrew F. Alexis is the Director of the Skin of Color Center, and an attending physician at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. He also is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Alexis received his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and his Master’s of Public Health degree from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his dermatology residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center, and a fellowship in dermatopharmacology at New York University School of Medicine, all in New York City.

Dr. Alexis currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Skin of Color Society and is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Task Force Committee. He is also President-Elect of the New York Academy of Medicine Section on Dermatology.

Author of numerous dermatology publications and an investigator in many clinical studies, Dr. Alexis’ areas of interest include the management of skin and hair disorders in patients with skin of color.

ETHNIC SKIN CONDITIONS: Scarring and Keloids - co-authored by Dr. Alexis

Fran Cook-Bolden, MD, FAAD

Fran Cook-Bolden, MDFran E. Cook-Bolden, MD, is clinical assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, is the director of the Skin Specialty Group and the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group in New York City and has private practices in dermatology, cosmetic and laser surgery on New York’s Upper East Side, in Brooklyn and in Westchester County. She is an Attending Physician in the Department of Dermatology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and is the Founding Associate Director of the Skin of Color Center where she opened the doors for patient treatment at the center before moving on to the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group to serve as the Director. There, along with a renowned team of accomplished dermatologists and cosmetic physicians, she offers cutting-edge dermatologic care and cosmetic procedures in a convenient and pampering environment, in the ultimate elegance.

A member of the Executive Board of the Greater New York Dermatology Society and the Education Council of the National Campaign to Control Acne, Dr. Cook-Bolden is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, National Medical Association, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and Manhattan Medical Society. She serves on many advisory boards and as consultant for the pharmaceutical, laser, and beauty industry, in addition to being a speaker/lecturer across the United States and abroad for these industries. She also lectures extensively at medical centers and universities across the country in the field of dermatology.

Dr. Cook-Bolden has conducted numerous clinical investigations as principal investigator and co-investigator for several studies on acne, skin cancer and actinic keratosis, pseudofolliculitis barbae, pigmentary disorders such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma, etc., acne keloidalis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and other hair and scalp disorders, and the use of lasers in ethnic skin among other dermatology-related topics. She is considered a leading researcher in the treatment of ethnic skin, lasers, cosmetic dermatology, and medical dermatology and continues to engage in cutting-edge research, directing a full, highly qualified research team.

Dr. Cook-Bolden serves on the editorial board and peer review panel of Cosmetic Dermatology and is an assistant editor of Cutis. She has lectured extensively at national and international society meetings and universities, and has been a guest on numerous local and national radio and television news broadcasts and internet media to address a broad range of skin disorders including Sirius Satellite radio – Martha Stewart show, CNN, the Today Show, Good Day New York, Good Day Atlanta, CBS Morning Show, ABC News Now, PBS and The Discovery Channel.com.

She has written many journal articles in the dermatologic, pediatric and other medical literature and has been quoted in numerous publications on skin diseases and skincare issues to include InStyle, Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl, Real Simple, Fitness, Self, Ladies’ Home Journal, Moore, Essence, YM, Women’s World, Prevention, Lucky and many others in the US and internationally, as well as in the New York Times and other top newspapers across the United States. She is the author of “Beautiful Skin of Color - A Comprehensive to Asian, Olive, and Dark Skin”, an A to Z guide, addressing the needs of those with skin of color, with the updated paperback which premiered Summer 2005.

She was listed as one of the top Dermatologists in New York City in Moore Magazine, was nominated and offered the distinction of Who’s Who Among Dermatologists and was recently honored as a Leadership Fellow by the American Academy of Dermatology. She serves as Vice Chair of the Leaders Society of the Dermatology Foundation.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, after completing her undergraduate requirements for a degree in chemistry at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA in only three years, Dr. Cook-Bolden received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC. She then completed an internal medicine/pediatric internship at Staten Island Hospital, New York, followed by an internal medicine residency at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, she fulfilled a postdoctoral research fellowship in the department of Dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City and trained in Dermatology at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York.

Dr. Cook-Bolden’s home is currently in Westchester County, New York where is very active in her community and has provided dermatology services to the underserved population at the Mount Vernon Community Health Center and the Brownsville Community Health Center in Brooklyn, New York. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon, New York where she is very active with the Adult Sunday School and Book Reading Class and serves on the Usher Board. She is also a member of Jack and Jill of America, a national family organization focused on the development of children and serving those in the community whom are less fortunate than others and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

She is the wife of Dr. Michael L. Bolden, also an authority in his field of Periodontics and Periodontal Implants. He is the Director of Periodontics at Harlem Hospital, clinical associate professor of Periodontics at Columbia University where he is also the President of the Alumni Board, both in New York City and has private practices in New York. They are the proud parents of three wonderful children, a daughter in high school who enjoys international travel, French, Latin, chemistry, tennis, baseball and performs with the concert and chamber choirs, and is a leader in community service and twin boys in middle school who also enjoy tennis, basketball, music, la crosse and creating presentations with powerpoint. Early leaders, all have served on school advisory boards on diverse issues.

Jeanine B. Downie, MD, FAAD

Jeanine B. Downie, MDJeanine B. Downie, MD is board certified and is the director of image Dermatology P.C. in Montclair, N.J. She has extensive training and experience in all aspects of dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, laser and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Downie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology. She has a Masters of Arts degree from American University and her Doctor of Medicine from SUNY- Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She then completed her Dermatology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where she was the Chief Resident. She is on staff at Mountainside Hospitals and Overlook Hospitals and has published fifteen scientific papers. Dr. Downie has been honored repeatedly by Castle Connolly as one of New York Metroplitan’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Downie is a medical consultant for The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The View and Ten Years Younger. She has been featured on The Montel Williams Show, The Rachael Ray Show, MSNBC and many others. She is a highly sought after lecturer who enjoys an excellent national and international reputation. Dr. Downie consults lectures and does FDA and investigator-initiated clinical trials for many of the top tier pharmaceutical companies.

Her newspaper and magazine credits include USA Today, The New York Times, In Style, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, New Beauty and Essence, among others. Her first book, Beautiful Skin of Color, is a comprehensive skin care guide for Asian, Olive and Dark Skin (Harper Collins 2004).

Pearl Grimes, MD, FAAD

Pearl Grimes, MDDr. Grimes is the Director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California. She is also a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Grimes graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1974 and completed her Dermatology residency at the Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. in 1979. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her work on pigmentary disorders. She lectures worldwide on areas of dermatology that are of special interest to her including vitiligo, melasma, laser-induced hypopigmentation and other disorders of pigmentation as well as ethnic skin and hair disorders. She also lectures on cosmetic procedures for darker racial ethnic groups including chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Dr. Grimes has authored 100 publications and abstracts and is a member of National and International Professional Societies including: The American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Dermatological Association, Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, International Pigment Cell Society, and the Women's Dermatologic Society. She is listed in "The Best Doctors in America" in 2000 and 2001.

She is a past Assistant Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Practical Cases in Dermatology, and Skin and Allergy News. Dr. Grimes is presently a contributing editor to Cosmetic Dermatology.

Dr. Grimes has dedicated her career to disorders of pigmentation. She founded The Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California in 1990 in order to provide cutting edge and alternative therapies to patients suffering from vitiligo and other pigmentary disorders as well as to provide full-service dermatological care to adults and children with other skin diseases.

Dr. Grimes and the Institute are committed to continuing research into the causes and treatments for pigmentary diseases, as well as unique ethnic skin and hair conditions. As a part of this commitment, the Institute has an ongoing research program that focuses on a variety of skin and hair disorders.

ETHNIC SKIN CONDITIONS: Vitiligo - authored by Dr. Grimes

Bryna Kane, MD

Bryna Kane, MDDr. Bryna Kane has been practicing adult and pediatric dermatology for over 20 years. She is the founding partner and co-owner of the Laser Skin Care Center/Dermatology associates in Long Beach, California. She has clinical teaching appointments at both UCLA and UC Irvine where she is an assistant clinical professor.

Dr. Kane graduated with Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles. She subsequently received her medical degree with Honors from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She did an internship and residence in pediatrics at UCLA where she graduated with Honors. Subsequently Dr. Kane completed a second residency and chief residency in dermatology at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Kane has published several articles in her area of expertise as well as coauthored a textbook chapter on nutrition while at UC Davis. She lectures at the local and national level on her experiences as a woman physician navigating uncharted waters in many areas of her career, and has been Keynote Speaker numerous times, discussing how to negotiate as a woman physician in today's medical environment.

Dr. Kane was the first woman physician partner to work at Memorial Medical Group and the first woman physician to serve on the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors. Dr. Kane also serves on the Long Beach Memorial Center Board of Trustees Medical Affairs committee, and is past chairwoman of the medical education committee. She has been featured in articles in Time and Newsweek, as well as California Medical Magazine, which featured her as a medical hero in the summer of 1999. Dr. Kane has been selected as one of America’s top Doctors/Best Doctors in America from 1998 to 2006. She was voted outstanding woman physician of the year in 1994 by the Long Beach Medical Association and in 1996 was named one of LA’s best docs in LA Magazine. In 1998 Soroptomist International voted her as outstanding woman of the year.

Dr. Kane a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatological Surgery, Woman’s Dermatological Society, California Congress of Dermatology, American Cancer Society, Assistant League of Southern California, and Cameo Professional Woman’s Auxiliary. She is also the past president of the Long Beach Derm Society, and is past president of the Southern California American Medical Woman’s Association.

Dr. Kane has volunteered both at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center Children’s Clinic for over 20 years. She has provided indigent care for children with skin problems. Dr. Kane along with her partner Edward Glassberg, founded the Erase the Past program in 1997, a tattoo removal program provided free of charge to young people in the community at risk. This program has been featured on numerous local and national television program including CBS, NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, Spanish Broadcasting Network and “What’s Good About LA”. The program has received numerous grants, local and national awards and has erased the past for thousands of youths wanting to rematriculate into society.

Vic A. Narurkar, MD, FAAD

Vic A. Narurkar, MDVic A Narurkar MD is a board-certified dermatologist with fellowship training in laser, cosmetic and MOHS surgery. He is a PhiBeta Kappa graduate of Brown University and Stanford Medical School, where he completed his residency in dermatology and was selected to be chief resident, followed by a fellowship in MOHS, laser and cosmetic dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr Narurkar was appointed dermatology director of the UC Davis Laser Center and Assistant Professor. He entered private practice with Dr Kathy Fields in San Francisco, the co-developer of ProActiv solution, and established the Bay Area Laser Institute. He continues to serve as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology atUC Davis where he directs the cosmetic dermatology clinic. He is a pioneer of several cosmetic procedures used worldwide, including being the original investigator for Fraxel Restore laser, Isolaz laser for acne, Starlux photorejuvenation, laser hair reduction with diode, alexandrite and pulsed light devices, and the combined use of botox cosmetic, fillers and lasers for global rejuvenation. He is an author of over 100 publications and book chapters. Dr. Narurkar is Past President of the American Society Of Cosmetic Dermatology And Aesthetic Surgery, where he spearheaded the Alan Scott Award for residency education. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology and the review board of Dermatologic Surgery. He is on the ASDS Scope of Practice Committee, Industry Advisory Council and Annual Meeting Committee. He also launched the Financial Summit at the Cosmetic Boot Camp LLC, of which he is a co-director, the leading think tank for industry, venture capital and core aesthetic specialists. He was selected as one of the "Best Doctors In America," and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business 2.0, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Allure, Vogue, Prevention, Shape and Ladies Home Journal.

Dr Narurkar is committed to charitable organizations and involved in various pro bono groups, such as Project New Start, where he developed physician education for tattoo removal with lasers in high risk youth. Patients, physicians and industry worldwide seek Dr Narurkar's expertise and he is involved in numerous clinical trials in cosmetic dermatology.

In 2008 Dr Narurkar was honored by the Danish Dermatological Association for his groundbreaking work on the dangers of un- supervised non-physician practice of medicine, with his study being utilized to pass key legislation in Denmark for patient safety, with several European countries and the US taking notice. Dr Narurkar is committed to providing the highest level of patient care and personally performs all of his consultations and treatments in his Pacific Heights office.

Wendy E. Roberts, MD, FAAD

Wendy E. Roberts, MDVoted as a “Best Doctor” by Palm Springs Life Magazine in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Dr. Roberts’ private practice is located at the Desert Dermatology Skin Institute in Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs), California.

As a board-certified Dermatologist and a board-certified Dermatopathologist, Dr. Wendy E. Roberts specializes in Ethnic Skin of Color, Cosmetic Dermatology, Geriatric Dermatology, and Generational Dermatology. Well-equipped by the rigors of her Stanford Medical School training, surgical and dermatology residences, and Pathology fellowship, Dr. Roberts is the Founding Director of Dermatopathology of Loma Linda Division of Dermatology. Dr. Roberts has tackled and triumphed over a comprehensive range of skin problems, diseases and conditions using innovative methods that have earned her national recognition. Dr. Roberts is a forerunner in her medical specialty. Her pioneering research includes developing a Dual therapy regimen for the treatment of Melasma and other disorders of facial hyperpigmentation. Dr. Roberts has also developed a Skin Type Classification which is published in the May, 2008 Journal of Drugs in Dermatology "The Roberts Skin Type Classification System ©” which is groundbreaking in its approach to identifying and communicating medical details regarding all skin color types.

In 2004, Dr. Roberts founded, as a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS), a national outreach skin cancer screening program called “Play Safe in the Sun” which travels to LPGA tournaments and provides free Sun Safety education and skin cancer screenings.

Dr. Roberts is currently Vice President/President-Elect of the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS). She is a Past-President of the State of California Dermatologic Society (Calderm). As a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Dr. Roberts has served on numerous committees including the 2008 American Academy of Dermatology Nominating Committee, Organizational Structure Health Care Delivery Committee and Melanoma and Skin cancer screening. She was also appointed to the Stanford University Medical Alumnae Board Governors to which she currently serves.

Dr. Roberts is frequently quoted in the national media including New Beauty, Self, Allure, Essence, Prevention, Readers Digest, O - The Oprah Magazine, CNN and XM radio, CBS and NBC television and the Los Angeles Times, etc. She is also the author of numerous published articles and textbook chapters.

Dr. Roberts’ personal practice motto is “Leave no stone unturned until the solution for a specific skin problem is found.

ETHNIC SKIN CONDITIONS: Dry Skin & Melasma - authored by Dr. Roberts

David A. Rodriguez, MD, PA

David A. Rodriguez, MD, PA, is a voluntary associate professor in the department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami and a staff physician at the Metropolitan Hospital. He is Medical Director of Dermatology Associates and Research in Coral Gables, Florida. He earned his MD from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Chicago. While at the University of Illinois College Of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez received the Adolph T. Rotenberg award for outstanding dermatology research. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago (University of Illinois affiliate hospital) and a second residency in dermatology at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine.

Dr. Rodriguez has been working in clinical dermatology for over 20 years. As a certified clinical trial investigator, he has been active participant in over 80 clinical trials. His research interests have focused on tinea pedis, tinea versicolor, psoriasis, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, actinitic keratoris, and acne vulgaris. In addition, he has presented more than 20 lectures, spoken at teaching conferences and seminars, and provided several televised interviews on a variety of dermatological topics, such as skin cancer (melanomas, carcinomas, basal cell and squamous cell carninomas), atopic dermatitis, onychomycosis, and acne vulgaris.

Dr. Rodriguez currently is the secretary for the Skin of Color Society. He is interested in expanding clinical and medical research and in educating healthcare providers about the diverse needs of people of color. As our nation begins a new millennium, our population will begin to shift significantly towards a more diversified populace. By the year 2025, over 30% of our population will consist of people with Hispanic ancestry and over 23% will be of American and Asian Ancestry. Dr. Rodriguez wants to promote awareness of skin of color issues among his colleagues and patient population. Finally, Dr. Rodriguez is a member of the following societies: American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Susan Taylor, MD, FAAD

Susan Taylor, MDA leader in research and treatment for skin of color, Dr. Susan C. Taylor is a Harvard-trained dermatologist and clinical researcher in ethnic skin care and dermatology. She is board certified in both internal medicine and dermatology. The creator of a variety of products, tools and resources to treat and care for brown skin, she has led advances in the field of skin of color.

Dr. Taylor is a frequent guest on local and national news shows such as the Today Show and Good Morning America. She’s regularly quoted in the nation’s leading newspapers and magazines and is considered one of the top female physicians. Dr. Taylor is the Founding Director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, the first of its kind for the diagnosis, treatment and investigation of diseases in individuals with skin of color. Dr. Taylor also serves as Director of Society Hill Dermatology in Philadelphia.

In the summer of 2007, Dr. Taylor released a new product line, Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx for Brown Skin, a skin care line for women of color scientifically formulated by a dermatologist. For research dermatologists as well as those in clinical practice, she developed “The Taylor Hyperpigmentation Scale,” a cost-efficient and effective method of monitoring the improvement of hyperpigmentation. She has also written a health and beauty book for women of color, Brown Skin: Dr. Susan Taylor's Prescription for Flawless Skin, Hair and Nails, published in 2004 and reissued in 2008 as Rx for Brown Skin. She also founded the website, www.brownskinsolutions.com. Dr. Taylor serves as a board member of the American Academy of Dermatology, is immediate past president of the Skin of Color Society, a member of the American Dermatology Association and the Women’s Dermatology Society.

Women's Dermatologic Society dermatologist members and experts
who also contributed to "America's Ethnic Skin: an Al Roker Health Special":

Diane Berson, MD, FAAD

  • Diane Berson, MD, FAADAssistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Assistant Attending Dermatologist, New-York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Diane S. Berson, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and an Assistant Attending Dermatologist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She has a private dermatology practice in NYC. Dr. Berson received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, College of Arts and Science where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She pursued her medical education at New York University School of Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital, NYU Medical Center, and her residency in dermatology at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where she served as Chief resident during her final year of training. She was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1988.

Dr. Berson’s practice focuses on medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and cutaneous oncology. She also has an interest in the treatment of acne, particularly in adults. Dr. Berson has conducted clinical trials and published extensively in acne and rosacea and other dermatological topics. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and many magazines including Allure, In Style, Town and Country, Health, Real Simple, Fitness and More. She has also been interviewed often in the media, including NBC’s TODAY Show, The CBS Early Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN Headline News, MSNBC and local news networks. She lectures regularly at national dermatology conferences. Dr. Berson is on the editorial boards of Practical Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology.

Dr. Berson serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Council of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and also serves as Chair of the Networking Committee. She is also on the Medical Council of the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Dermatology Foundation, and a founding board member of both The American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, and the American Acne and Rosacea Society. She also chairs The Membership Research Work Group of The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Berson is a media spokesperson for The American Academy of Dermatology, and is a member of the American Dermatological Association and the President’s Council of Cornell Women.

ETHNIC SKIN CONDITIONS: Rosacea - authored by Dr. Berson

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, FAAD

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MDCharles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of ethnic skin, acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, pediatric dermatology, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Crutchfield’s honors and appointments include:

  • AOA National Honor Medical Society
  • America’s Leading Physicians, Black Enterprise Magazine
  • Gold Triangle Award American Academy of Dermatology
  • Team Dermatologist; Minnesota Twins Baseball
  • Top Doctor, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
  • Top Dermatologist for Women, Minnesota Monthly Magazine
  • Top Dermatologist’s in America, Consumer’s Research Council
  • Best Doctors in America 2006
  • Teacher of the Year Award at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
  • Physician Healthcare Hero Award, Medica and Twin Cities Business Journal
  • National Editor’s Award, Dermatology Nurses’ Association
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Dr. Crutchfield received both an M.D. degree and a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. He completed a Transitional Internship at the Gundersen Clinic and a Dermatology Residency at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Crutchfield is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Crutchfield is actively involved in medical student, resident and community physician education. He has won several teaching awards including a recognition award from the Medical School and the Student national Medical Association for his significant contributions towards Minority medical education. He also has a current appointment as a visiting Professor of Biology at Carleton College. Dr. Crutchfield is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Crutchfield has a vibrant and award winning private practice of Dermatology, Crutchfield Dermatology and Spa located in Eagan Minnesota with over 25,000 patients. He actively conducts research on psoriasis, anti-oxidant skin rejuvenation products, and cosmetic products in ethnic skin. He has a U.S. patent on a dermatology medication for psoriasis. Dr. Crutchfield specializes in ethnic skin care concerns, psoriasis, acne and cosmetic dermatology. He is an avid clinical photographer and is an expert contributor to LogicalImages.com, a web-based image and medical information program. He is regularly invited to appear on numerous television and radio programs discussing skin care issues.

Notable mentors and dermatologists that Dr. Crutchfield has studied under include Pearl Grimes, A. Paul Kelly, Steve Webster, Mark Dahl, Maria Hordinsky, Bruce Bart, Rex Amonette, Bernie Ackerman, Nick Rogers, Mark Pittelkow, Chris Zachary and Ifty Ahmed.

Dr. Crutchfield has co-authored a textbook of dermatology "A Clinical Atlas (and textbook) of 101 Common Skin Diseases" (with Bernie Ackerman, MD) and has over 100 peer-reviewed and editorially reviewed publications. He is a locally, nationally and internationally recognized dermatology lecturer.

Dr. Crutchfield is a Diplomat of both the American Board of Dermatology and the United States National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, North American Society for Aesthetic Lipodissolve, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, O’Leary Dermatologic Society, National Medical Association, American Medical Association, Minnesota Dermatologic Society, Minnesota Medical Association, East Metro Medical Society; Doctors Mayo Society, Mayo Alumni Association and the Minnesota Association of Black Physicians. He is a founding board member of www.FindaBlackDoctor.com.

Dr. Crutchfield will see patients who have difficulty affording medical care at a reduced rate or without charge.

Dr. Crutchfield lives in Eagan with his wife Laurie, daughters Olivia and Arianna and son Charles IV. His hobbies include painting, photography and baseball.

Additional information about Dr. Crutchfield can be found at www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com.

ETHNIC SKIN CONDITION BEFORE & AFTER PICTURES: - The following sets provided by Dr. Crutchfield
     AcneBurn after chemical peelDermatosis Papulosa NigraEczemaVitiligo

Lenore Kakita, MD, FAADLenore Kakita, MD, FAAD

  • Former president of the Los Angeles Dermatologic Society
  • Former president of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 2006 Recipient of the Woman’s Dermatologic Society’s Rose Hirchler Award
  • Former President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society

Dr. Kakita received her BS from the University of California, Berkeley and her MD from the University of California, San Francisco, then interned at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. She completed her residency at UCLA, and immediately joined the faculty, where she has been for over 30 years. In addition to being a part of the faculty at UCLA, Dr. Kakita also has a private practice in Glendale, CA.

Dr. Kakita is one of the most dedicated members of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and she strongly believes in its missions of networking and mentoring. In addition to her private practice, academic responsibilities, clinical research, Dr. Kakita is also dedicated to her active family life.

ETHNIC SKIN CONDITIONS: Hyperpigmentation - authored by Dr. Kakita

Mary Lupo, MD, FAADMary Lupo, MD, FAAD

  • Clinical professor of Dermatology at Tulane Medical School
  • Past President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Director of Tulane’s Resident Cosmetic Clinic

Dr. Lupo has taught fillers, BOTOX, sclerotherapy, chemical peels and laser therapies at Tulane University since 1984. As a member of the Allergan National Training Center and National Education Faculty, she teaches BOTOX injection techniques to other physicians. She was chosen to be on the advisory panel for Sculptra prior to FDA approval and is an instructor for Dermik for this filler. She has been a faculty member for the American Society for Dermatological Surgery’s Filler course, and program director for Tulane Medical School’s BOTOX, Filler, Laser, and Cosmeceutical CME course.

She is the author of 25 published articles and 91 presentations, including the web-based AAD CME program on Botox Cosmetic. Her lectures share her expertise in the treatment of photoaging, non-surgical skin rejuvenation, Sclerotherapy, as well as her knowledge of cosmeceuticals. In 2000, she was the first physician in Louisiana to perform photorejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light. She was chosen by Inamed to be a FDA investigator in 2004 for a new hyaluronic filler, Juvederm, being evaluated for US distribution.

She has acted as a consultant over the years for Inamed, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Playtex, Kao Brands (Jergens, Curel, Ban, and Biore). In 1995, she founded Dr Mary Lupo Skin Care System, innovative skin care products for her patients and web clients.

ETHNIC SKIN CONDITIONS: Acne/Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation - authored by Dr. Lupo

Additional contributors to "America's Ethnic Skin: an Al Roker Health Special":

Edward Glassberg, MD, FAAD

Edward Glassberg, MD, FAADDr. Glassberg has been deeply involved in the field of laser surgery and dermatology applications since 1984. He has published seventeen research articles in major medical journals with regards to the use and development of laser technologies and treatments. Dr. Glassberg has also published four chapters in major dermatology textbooks with regards to use of lasers in medicine and dermatology. He is also a fellowship trained MOHS micrographic surgeon with extensive training in skin cancer surgery and reconstructive surgery through the UCLA School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of MOHS Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology.

Dr. Glassberg is a native of Southern California and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at UCLA with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude, and attended USC School of Medicine. Subsequently, he did post-graduate training in dermatology and skin cancer surgery through UCLA and its affiliated hospitals. Dr. Glassberg is a board certified dermatologist and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He currently continues to teach at Harbor UCLA Hospital and is a clinical assistant professor of medicine/dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Along with Dr. Bryna Kane, Dr. Glassberg is a co-founder of the Erase the Past program for tattoo removal for former gang members who wish to reenter society, return to school and obtain jobs. Aside from his interests in surgical, laser and general dermatology Dr. Glassberg is well versed in all aspects of cosmetic dermatology procedures. He has over fifteen years of clinical practice.

Edward Glassberg, MD, FAAD was shown performing laser tattoo removal in "America's Ethnic Skin: an Al Roker Health Special"

"America's Ethnic Skin: an Al Roker Health Special" was sponsored by
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