Description of Clinical Expertise
Cosmetic Dermatology- established the Skin Enhancement Center formally at Radnor - I instituted lasers on a full time basis here at Radnor to include hair removal for both Caucasian and non-Caucasion skin types, port wine stain and other vascular malformations,acne scarring, resurfacing lasers active and deep fx, Intense Pulse LIght for pigmentary and vascular disorders, Photodynamic Therapy equipment for acne and actinic keratosis treatment; Isolaz Pneumatic Broad Band Light for active acne treatment;started botox treatment for both cosmetic reasons and hyperhidrosis; sclerotherapy for leg veins; Chemical peels from Superficial to Medium depth; Microdermabrasion ; Fillers and contouring agents.
I established an approved cosmeceutical dispensing unit at Penn.
I established cosmetic dermatology teaching/preceptorship of rotating residents and foreign dermatologist as well as our own dermatology residents
I established a clinical photographic system to follow patient progress and map paitient goals.
I drafted the SEC cosmetic dermatology web site.
Patient care has been enhanced by the newer progam products, procedures and treatments. The Center offers the cosmetic dermatologic patient a full service spectrum of care.
Description of Additional Expertise
I have had 2 clinical research fellows that I have directly supervised: Dr Rattapon Thuongtang, MD from June 2009 to June 30, 2010 and Dr Chinmanat Tangjaturonrusamee, MD from June 30, 2009 to July 30, 2010.
I have had many medical students, residents and fellows rotate through my section in a fellowship or preceptorship capacity.
I have begun an integrated rotation for ENT and Ophthalmologic residents and fellows here at Radnor in Cosmetic Dermatology.
I have establised for our residents and students a lecture and workshop model so that they have a chance to treat their patients with my direct supervision.
I started a society for Cosmetic Dermatology since there really was none in the early 2000. The society is the American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery founded in 2001. Its mission is to educate our fellow dermatologists in the field of cosmetic dermatology and promote research. Several awards have been given since its inception. The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery is now interested in combining with ASCDAS this year. It was founded as a non-profit organization.