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About DermWorld Insights and Inquiries

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DermWorld Insights and Inquiries provides critical perspectives on current dermatologic literature meant to be used in the clinic today and in the future.

About the editor

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Dr. Warren R. Heymann is the editor of DermWorld Insights & Inquiries. He received his MD degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1979), completed an internship in Internal Medicine at NYU/Bellevue (1980), a residency in dermatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1983), and a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Pennsylvania (1985). He is board certified in dermatology, dermatopathology, and pediatric dermatology. He has been affiliated with the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University since 1986, where he is currently a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Head of the Division of Dermatology. He is also a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, and serves as a Director of the American Board of Dermatology. 

Dr. Heymann is the editor of the American Academy of Dermatology website DermWorld Insights & Inquiries and is a co-editor of the textbook Treatment of Skin Disease. He is a past editor of Dialogues in Dermatology and has authored numerous papers and book chapters, focusing mostly on a variety of issues related to medical and pediatric dermatology. He currently has a column named “A Clinician's Perspective” in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology where he discusses current dermatologic subjects of interest. Dr. Heymann was the inaugural recipient of the 2011 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Philadelphia Dermatological Society, presented for Dr. Heymann’s exemplary service as a practitioner of dermatology. In 2013 Dr. Heymann was honored as the Dermatologist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology. He has consistently been listed as a “Top Doctor” in Philadelphia MagazineNew Jersey MonthlySouth Jersey MagazineBest Doctors, and U.S. News and World Report. In 2015 he was named a Master Educator at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The Medical Dermatology Society presented him with the “Lifetime Achievement” Award in 2018 for his contributions to the discipline. In 2019 the AAD honored him with its Thomas G. Pearson Memorial Education Achievement Award. In 2023, Dr. Heymann was named an honorary member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

DermWorld Insights and Inquiries Editorial Board

Warren R. Heymann, MD, FAAD
Warren R. Heymann, MD, FAAD


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Danielle DeHoratius, MD, FAAD

Associate Editor

Section Editors

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Ashley Decker, MD, FAAD

Dermatologic surgery and cosmetics

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Andrew C. Krakowski, MD, FAAD


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Ellen Kim, MD, FAAD

Cutaneous lymphomas

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Naomi Lawrence, MD, FAAD

Dermatologic surgery and cosmetics

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Jason Lee, MD, FAAD


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Kiran Motaparthi, MD, FAAD


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Christen Mowad, MD, FAAD

Contact dermatitis

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Temitayo Ogunleye, MD, FAAD


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Howard Pride, MD, FAAD

Pediatric dermatology

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Lorraine Rosamilia, MD, FAAD

Medical dermatology

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David Wetter, MD, FAAD

Medical dermatology

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John M. Yost, MD, MPH, FAAD


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