Dermatology Week 2023 Leadership

Senior Advisors

Feldman, Steven Gelfand, Joel
Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Social Sciences & Health Policy
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE
Professor of Dermatology and of Epidemiology
Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Medical Director, Dermatology Clinical Studies Unit
Director, Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine



Baldwin, Hilary Carqueville, Jordan
Hilary Baldwin, MD
Medical Director, the Acne Treatment and Research Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center
Founding Director and Past President, the American Acne and Rosacea Society
Jordan Carqueville, MD
Founder and Medical Director, Derm Institute of Chicago
President, Chicago Dermatological Society
Clinical Instructor, Cook County Hospital, Division of Dermatology
Kwatra Merola
Shawn Kwatra, MD, FAAD 
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Oncology Director
Johns Hopkins Itch Center 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Joseph F. Merola, MD, MMSc
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair, Clinical Trials and Innovation
Director, Clinical Unit for Research Innovation and Trials (
Director, Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases
Dept of Dermatology and Dept of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Patel-Cohen, Mital V Patel
Mital Patel-Cohen, MD
Director of Complex Medical Dermatology
Summit Medical Group
Vishal Anil Patel, MD
Director of Cutaneous Oncology, GW Cancer Center
Director of Dermatologic Surgery, GW Department of Dermatology
Associate Professor of Dermatology & of Hematology/Oncology
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Vleugels, Ruth Ann  
Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA
Director, Autoimmune Skin Disease Program
Program Director, Dermatology-Rheumatology Fellowship
Vice-Chair, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Dermatology
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School