About the Journal Watch Dermatology Editorial Board
Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tsao is a physician-scientist with special interest in cancer genetics and the clinical management of cutaneous melanoma. He attends at the Massachusetts General Hospital Melanoma Center, where he directs the Melanoma Genetics Program and the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center, and dedicates much of his time to educating medical students, dermatology residents, and fellows. Dr. Tsao lectures internationally about melanoma and genetics and has published widely in basic and clinical dermatology research. He has been writing about basic science studies for Journal Watch Dermatology since 2001.
Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, Deputy and Feature Editor
Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, is Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) and Chief of the Division of Dermatology at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Callen has done extensive clinical research, with an emphasis on issues that have implications for both dermatologists and general internists. He is an active lecturer and has authored or coauthored more than 400 academic publications, including 10 books. Dr. Callen is the current Chair of the Education Council of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and has served as Vice President of the AAD. He has been writing for Journal Watch Dermatology since the autumn of 2000.
Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, Associate Editor
Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, serves on the editorial boards of several medical journals and as a consultant to the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the FDA. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and various committees of the American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Academy of Dermatology. His major interests are in cutaneous oncology, laser, and cosmetic surgery. His research focuses on the comparative efficacy, safety, patient tolerability, and cost of dermatologic surgery procedures, as well as on the clinical epidemiology of skin cancer in high-risk populations. Dr. Alam joined the Journal Watch Dermatology board in 2010.
Mary Wu Chang, MD, Associate Editor
Mary Wu Chang, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine; and Director, Pediatric Dermatology of New England, in West Hartford, CT. Board certified in Pediatrics, Dermatology, and Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Chang is an active member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the American Board of Dermatology Committee for Pediatric Dermatology, and is Program Chair for the Section on Dermatology of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include neonatal skin diseases and birthmarks, hemangiomas and vascular malformations, atopic dermatitis, and juvenile xanthogranuloma. Dr. Chang joined the Journal Watch Dermatology board in 2003.
Mark V. Dahl, MD, Associate Editor
Mark V. Dahl, MD, is currently Professor of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and Senior Consultant in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona. He has served as President of the American Academy of Dermatology and as Vice President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. He is the founder of Camp Discovery, a camping program for children with severe skin diseases. Dr. Dahl is a recipient of the Gold Medal, the American Academy of Dermatology's highest honor, and was named a Master Dermatologist by the organization in 2006. His research has focused on immunology, infections, and inflammatory diseases of the skin, including studies related to immunodeficiency, chemotaxis, granuloma annulare, immunofluorescence, bullous diseases, psoriasis, cutaneous irritation, allergy, rosacea, the epidermal acetylcholine network, and cutaneous fungal infections. Dr. Dahl joined the Journal Watch Dermatology board in 2007.
Craig A. Elmets, MD, Associate Editor
Craig A. Elmets, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Director of the Skin Diseases Research Center at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of medical journals and as a member of government committees for the National Institutes of Health and for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Elmets is a member of the Board of Directors of The Photomedicine Society and serves on many committees of the American Academy of Dermatology. His major interests are in immunodermatology, phototherapy, and photosensitivity diseases. His research focuses on environmental influences on the skin and immune system and the chemoprevention of skin cancer. Dr. Elmets has been writing for Journal Watch Dermatology since 2006.
Jan V. Hirschmann, MD, Associate Editor
Jan V. Hirschmann, MD, is Staff Physician at the Puget Sound VA Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He is an infectious diseases specialist with a broad range of clinical interests. Specific research interests include folliculitis, blue toe syndrome, cellulitis, and antibiotic use for respiratory infections. Dr. Hirschmann also investigates the medical disorders of important historical figures, such as Julius Caesar and Mozart. He has published extensively in the areas of general internal medicine, pulmonary disorders, infectious diseases, and dermatology. He has been a recipient of the Paul B. Beeson Teaching Award. Dr. Hirschmann has been writing for Journal Watch Dermatology since 1997.
George J. Hruza, MD, Associate Editor
George J. Hruza, MD, is Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Otolaryngology at Saint Louis University Medical School and Director of the Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center, St. Louis, Missouri. He has research and clinical interests in laser surgery of the skin and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Hruza directs a St. Louis-based fellowship training program approved by the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (ACMMSCO) and was on the ACMMSCO Board of Directors. He was Program Chair of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery 2003 Annual Meeting. An internationally known lecturer and scientific author, Dr. Hruza has been writing for Journal Watch Dermatology since its inception in 1993.
Angelica Selim, MD, Associate Editor
Angelica Selim, MD, is Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. She joined the Duke faculty in 1999, upon completion of a fellowship in Dermatopathology at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Her research interests include melanoma and mycosis fungoides, and she is a member of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas and the Cancer and Leukemia Group B. However, her true passion is teaching. She is the director of the dermatopathology fellowship at DUMC and has coordinated and directed courses and seminars for medical students, residents, and practicing pathologists. Dr. Selim joined the Journal Watch Dermatology board in 2003.
Kenneth Y. Tsai, MD, PhD, Associate Editor
Kenneth Y. Tsai, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Health Sciences Center in Houston. He is a practicing dermatopathologist and runs a research laboratory. As a physician-scientist, he is particularly interested in both the clinical aspects of skin cancer in the immunosuppressed as well as mechanisms of immunosurveillance and immune evasion. He joined the Journal Watch Dermatology board in 2010.
EDITORS WHO HAVE LEFT THE BOARD SINCE JANUARY 2007
Lowell A. Goldsmith, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief
Lowell A. Goldsmith, MD, MPH, is Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dean Emeritus at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Senior Medical Scientific Adviser, Society for Investigative Dermatology. He serves on the board of directors and is past president of several dermatology organizations, including the American Dermatological Association. He holds many honors, including being named a Master of Dermatology by the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Goldsmith has chaired many professional and governmental committees for the NIH and the FDA and has served on multiple medical advisory boards of patient advocacy groups. He has testified before Congress on issues relevant to dermatology and dermatology research. He holds a U.S. patent (human epidermal gene promoter). His current scholarly interests include genetic defects of epidermis and development of a dermatology lexicon. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications, including four books, and has edited several texts. Dr. Goldsmith was Editor-in-Chief of Journal Watch Dermatology from 2006 to 2010.