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COVID-19 Roundup: What Dermatologists Know One Year Later

American Academy of Dermatology

Since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the U.S. nearly one year ago, board-certified dermatologists have been on the front lines helping to treat patients and furthering the medical community’s understanding of the virus.

The following dermatologists and members of the American Academy of Dermatology are available to discuss skin and/or hair manifestations of COVID-19:

  • Why Moisturizing Your Hands is Critical During COVID-19 & Flu Season: Board-certified dermatologist, Carrie Kovarik, MD, FAAD, professor, department of dermatology, University of Pennsylvania and member of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Ad Hoc Task Force on COVID-19.
  • Maskne is Real: How to Prevent Face Mask Skin Problems: Mona Gohara, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist and associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University’s School of Medicine.
  • How an International COVID-19 Registry Tracks Skin Changes to Further Understand this Infectious Virus: Board-certified dermatologist Esther Freeman, MD, PhD, DTM&H, FAAD, principal investigator for the COVID-19 Dermatology Registry and assistant professor of dermatology, director of Global Health Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
  • How Minority Communities Heavily Impacted by COVID-19 Experienced a Surge in Cases of Hair Loss: Board-certified dermatologist, Shoshana Marmon, MD, PhD, FAAD, assistant professor and director of clinical research, department of dermatology, New York Medical College and co-chief of dermatology at Woodhull and Cumberland Medical Centers, Brooklyn, New York.
  • COVID-19 Accelerated the Adoption of Telemedicine: What Patients Should Know to Get the Care They Need: Board-certified dermatologist, Jules Lipoff, MD, FAAD, assistant professor, department of dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, and chair of the AAD’s telemedicine Task Force and member of the Ad Hoc Task Force on COVID-19.

The American Academy of Dermatology has an online Coronavirus Resource Center available to the public that provides additional information about how COVID-19 may affect the hair, skin, and nails.



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