I am a board certified dermatologist specializing in skin of color. I currently work at the University of Miami and in private practice where I see patients and do clinical research.
I always knew I wanted to be a physician. I am truly a scientist at heart! I attended Georgetown University where I completed my premedical curriculum and then went to medical school at the University of Miami. I did my residency at the University of Miami in dermatology, serving as the chief resident in my last year. I continued on as faculty to study and do research on the cosmetic concerns of darker skin types. Over the last decade, I have focused all of my time and energy into developing effective treatments for the common concerns related to skin of color. Historically, there has been a tremendous void in dermatologic research in this area. Fortunately, this trend is changing as more and more people need effective treatments that address the common concerns in skin of color. In this blog I hope to share the knowledge I have gained over the last ten years with you.
Although the term skin of color is frequently used to describe people with darker skin types, I have always felt that this term it does not truly capture the varied skin tones that have these common cosmetic concerns. I typically use the term “multihued skin tones” because I think it better captures the range from tan/olive to brown skin.
Of course, as you know, some of the most common cosmetic concerns in multihued skin tones are blemishes, brown patches, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. The great news is that there are many effective treatments available. My goal is pass this information on to you so that you can achieve what we all want- beautiful, even and radiant skin!