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The 41st Annual Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology
November 3 - 5, 2017
Augusta Convention Center, Augusta, GA


Kim Yancey, MD
A native of Georgia, Kim B. Yancey, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. After graduating from the University of Georgia, summa cum laude and valedictorian, he earned his medical degree (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency training there.

A National Institutes of Health-funded researcher for more than 25 years, Dr. Yancey completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunodermatology in the dermatology branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and also holds special competence in dermatologic immunology and diagnostic laboratory immunology.

In 1985, Dr. Yancey joined the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and was later promoted to Associate Professor, serving as Acting Chairman from 1990 to 1993.

At the Uniformed Services University he was the only dermatologist on the full-time faculty, with responsibilities primarily related to investigative work. He also provided clinical services as a supervising physician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda Naval Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health. It was a role that included investigative, administrative, and clinical responsibilities, with the dominant part focused on laboratory work.

Further pursuing his interest in biomedical investigation, Dr. Yancey joined the Dermatology Branch of National Cancer Institute in 1993 as a tenured Senior Investigator at the NIH. His NIH laboratory focused on mechanisms of keratinocyte adhesion to epidermal basement membrane and the pathophysiologic basis of autoimmune and inherited blistering diseases.

In 2001, Dr. Yancey was invited to join the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee as Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology. He divided his time among clinical, teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities at MCW, Froedtert Hospital, and the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Yancey joined UT Southwestern in 2007 as Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology, where his professional efforts include basic research, clinical care, various educational programs, administrative activities, and directing a team of 15 dermatologists.

Dr. Yancey is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Dermatological Association, and numerous other professional organizations. He is a former Director and Vice President of the American Board of Dermatology, the former President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, a member of several editorial boards, and a member of numerous professional organizations.

In 2007, he received the American Academy of Dermatology’s Marion Sulzberger Award. He has published numerous research manuscripts, monographs, and chapters, served on an array of grant review panels, and presented more than 150 scientific abstracts and invited lectures in the U.S. and abroad.

Rafik Abdelsayed, DDS, BDS, MS
Dr. Abdelsayed is board-certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and a diplomate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology since 1991. He is a Professor of Pathology, Director of the Biopsy Services and Diagnostic Laboratory. He is Chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Section in the department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Abdelsayed holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the department of Anatomical and Surgical Pathology, School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. He serves as a consultant to clinicians who refer their patients for clinical evaluation, biopsy procedures and microscopic diagnosis.

Travis Blalock, MD
Assistant Professor, Director-Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Director-Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Atlanta, Georgia Staff Physician, Division of Derrmatology, Atlanta VA Medical Center

James Gossage, MD
Dr. Gossage was appointed Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary/Critical Care Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University in 2004. Dr. Gossage is a graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He received his post graduate education in internal medicine and pulmonary/critical care at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri and Vanderbilt University. In 1994 he moved to the Pulmonary Critical Care Department of Medicine Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Gossage has authored over 70 scientific papers and book chapters, and he has had 12 research and training grants awarded over the last five years. His research interests include pulmonary hypertension, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, right heart catheterization, and circulatory shock. He is on the editorial board for Chest and an ad hoc reviewer of manuscripts for multiple other journals. In 2008 he was appointed the Medical Director of HHT Foundation International. He is a member of various International and National professional societies including the American Thoracic Society, and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Kenneth Greer, MD
Rick A. Moore Professor of the University of Virginia School of Medicine
Professor of Dermatology
Chairman Emeritus (1993-2008)
MD: University of Virginia
Residency, Medicine: Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester
Residency, Dermatology: University of Virginia

Clinical Interests
General medical and surgical dermatology, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and rashes.

Personal Interests
Hunting, rollerblading, motorcycles, kids!

Other Service
U.S. Navy, 1969-1971

Diana McShane, MD
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
Chapel Hill, NC

Board Certifications
Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology
Doctor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC
Dermatology Residency, Duke University, Durham, NC
Pediatrics Internship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA

Honorary Recognitions
UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence 2016-2017

Rita Pichardo-Geisinger, MD
Associate Professor, Dermatology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Education & Training
M.D., Univ De Los Andes Faculty of Medicine-Venezuela, 1989
Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 2002
Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 2004

Clinical Interests
Skin Disease of Aging, Hair and Scalp Disease, Skin Care, Rosacea, Dermatology (general), Hair Disorders, Pigmented Lesions, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatopathology

Neil S. Prose, MD
Professor and Director of Pediatric Dermatology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

My overall area of interest is pediatric dermatology. In the course of providing patient care, my aim is to advance scientific knowledge in this field. This goal is achieved through clinical observation, clinical trials, and collaboration with laboratories exploring the molecular basis of disease.

I am also interested in providing care for skin disease in developing countries. In the course of a number of projects in Latin America and Africa, I have developed protocols and teaching manuals for this purpose.

Finally, I am actively involved in developing new models for teaching doctor-patient communication to medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in all fields of medicine. My work on this includes some new methods for teaching empathic communication in the course of traditional morbidity and mortality conferences.

Naveed Sami, MD
Dr. Naveed Sami is a board-certified dermatologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Sami’s diverse training includes a medical degree from the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, dermatology residency training at the University of Alabama, and a fellowship at Harvard University in the Department of Oral Medicine. Dr. Sami regularly contributes to peer-reviewed medical publications, and recently compiled a medical textbook with national and international experts outlining the treatment of autoimmune blistering diseases. In addition to caring for all aspects of general dermatology, he has a keen interest and expertise in complex medical dermatology with a specific focus in autoimmune and autoinflammatory skin diseases including autoimmune blistering diseases (such as pemphigus and pemphigoid), connective tissue diseases (such as lupus and dermatomyositis), vasculitis, sarcoidosis, and lichen planus.

Omar Sangueza, MD
Professor, Pathology, Dermatology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Education & Training
M.D., Univ Vakencia Fac Med-Spain, 1980
Fellowship, Dermatology, Univ Vakencia Fac Med-Spain, 1981
Fellowship, Dermatopathology, Oregon Health Science Univ Sch, 1987
Residency, Anatomic, Clinical, & Forensic Pathol, Oregon Med Sch Hosps-Vah, 1991
Fellowship, Dermatopathology, New York University School of, 1992

Board Certifications
American Board of Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology, Dermatopathology

Greg Simpson, MD
Associate Professor, Dermatology
Medical Director, University of California San Francisco at Fresno: Division of Dermatology
Fresno, CA

Gregory L. Simpson, M.D. has broad interests in medical, inpatient, and pediatric dermatology. Dr. Simpson attended the University of North Carolina for his bachelor’s degree in economics. He received his medical degree at the University of Tennessee, where he earned membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. He completed his internal medicine internship at Georgetown University and his dermatology residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He has earned multiple teaching awards in his seven years at UCSF-Fresno, including the Faculty of the Year Award for 2016-2017.

Benjamin Stoff, MD
Benjamin Stoff, MD, holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Pathology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Stoff specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and is a member of the multidisciplinary melanoma team at Winship Cancer Institute. He began practicing with Emory Healthcare in 2011.

Dr. Stoff is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and the Emory Center for Ethics. He is a member of American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, Emory University Hospital Ethics Committee, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and Atlanta Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Stoff attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern and completed his internship at Baylor University Medical Center. He then completed his residency in dermatology and fellowship in dermatopathology at Emory University School of Medicine. He is currently a student in the Masters in Bioethics Program at the Center for Ethics at Emory University.

Dr. Stoff's research interests include bioethics, dermatopathology, and melanoma. He is also interested in global health and has received the Skin Care in Developing Countries grant from the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.

Dr. Stoff has been elected Teacher of the Year in the dermatology department of Emory University School of Medicine for three consecutive years.
Jake Turrentine, MD
Dr. Jake E. Turrentine joined The Skin Surgery Center in the summer of 2017. Dr. Turrentine is an exceptional clinician with experience in medical, surgical, and cosmetic is dedicated to practicing evidence-based medical and surgical dermatology to optimize patient outcomes.

Dr. Turrentine is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he was a Foundation Fellow Scholar, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, followed by Dermatology residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. During his final year of residency, he served as Chief Resident, and was recognized by his peers and mentors with awards for Leadership, Humanism and Professionalism, Cognitive Excellence, and Clinical Excellence. Most recently he served as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Turrentine is the author of the chapter on allergic contact dermatitis in the newest edition of Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. He has also published articles on the use of patch testing in the diagnosis of drug allergy, compounded topical medications, and biosimilars, and he serves as a Section Editor for the journal Dermatitis. He has lectured extensively on topics such as skin lupus, cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, sunscreens, contact dermatitis, and photo immunology. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the Dermatology Teacher’s Exchange Group, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Lara Wine Lee, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina, Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Charleston, SC

Dr. Wine Lee is originally from the Washington, DC area. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. She completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. She completed general pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia prior to her dermatology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. She subsequently completed fellowship training in pediatric dermatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She joined the dermatology and pediatrics departments at MUSC in 2014.

Dr. Wine Lee is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology where she serves on the patient and practice advocacy committee. Her interests include general pediatric dermatology with specialty interests in pediatric psoriasis, hemangiomas and vascular anomalies and genetic skin disorders.

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