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THE VALUE OF DERMATOLOGY

Health care innovators

Dermatologists across the country are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by collaborating with their colleagues, finding innovative ways to treat patients, and demonstrating their expertise on skin conditions.

Integral partners in health care

The American Academy of Dermatology’s SkinSerious campaign highlights how dermatologists treat serious diseases, collaborate with other specialists, and transform patients' lives.


PATIENT & PHYSICIAN STORIES

SkinSerious story Stacey Creed
Special lights keep a veteran safe during surgery

An interdisciplinary team makes surgery safe for a patient with photosensitivity.

Sacharitha Bowers, MD, FAAD
Addressing health disparities during COVID-19

A board-certified dermatologist applies her own life experiences to address health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, FAAD with patient, Bridger Walker.
Dermatologists treat young dog bite victim

After six-year-old Bridger Walker suffered severe bites while protecting his younger sister from a dog attack, dermatologists stepped in to provide innovative, life-changing scar treatment.

Esther Freeman, MD, PhD, DTM&H, FAAD
Creating an international dermatology COVID-19 registry

As new symptoms of COVID-19 came to light, dermatologists identified the need for and launched a collaborative registry to track the dermatological manifestations of the infectious disease.

Kimberly Meyer-Gamet and her family
The physical and emotional demands of a lifelong condition

A dermatologist teams up with specialists to manage Kimberly’s painful Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Linda Stein Gold, MD, FAAD
Supporting emergency care during COVID-19

A dermatologist in Detroit supports emergency department care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patient & physician stories

Learn how board-certified dermatologists have helped patients with serious skin disease and collaborated with other doctors to enhance patient care.

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STATS & FACTS

Stats & facts

Learn more about serious skin disease with these infographics.

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BURDEN OF SKIN DISEASE

Burden of skin disease

New data from the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrates that skin disease is prevalent in the United States, is expected to increase as the population ages, and is a significant burden to patients and our health care system.

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