Connecting readers with researchers and highlighting the latest advances in all aspects of dermatology

Dermatology Focus is published by the Dermatology Foundation (DF) for practitioners across the specialty, as well as residents and non-physician clinicians. As a key component of the DF’s educational program, Dermatology Focus communicates the latest advances in all aspects of the specialty by highlighting the most current and relevant research.

With content that often features the innovative work of investigators funded by the DF, Dermatology Focus offers a clear awareness of cutting-edge investigative dermatology and its significance in clinical environments.

Dermatology Focus also recognizes the accomplishments and activities of the DF and its constituents. 

Medical Editors

Mary M. Tomayko, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

Yale School of Medicine

Lindy Fox, MD

Professor of Dermatology

University of California, San Francisco

Heidi A. Waldorf, MD

Director, Laser, and Cosmetic Dermatology

The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York


Dermatology Focus is made available without charge by educational donations from corporations.

We are grateful for 2023 sponsorship from Bristol Myers Squibb.

If you’d like to know more about Dermatology Focus sponsorship opportunities, please contact Executive Director John E. Bournas at


The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the DF or its corporate donors.

Dermatology Foundation

Since 1964, the DF has supported the research of rising, talented investigators to advance the understanding of skin diseases and conditions.

As the largest private source of support for early research of promising individuals, DF has awarded more than 2,440 research awards, investing over $80 million in dermatologic research with donations from our members, supporters, and friends.

This investment in research has been supplemented with cutting-edge education enabling dermatologists, residents, and non-physician clinicians to have the most current information they need to advance the care they provide patients today — and tomorrow.

Managing Editor

Christine M. Boris, Deputy Executive Director


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