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EDITORIAL BOARD

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Dr ARTI NANDA : EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Kuwait

Head, Pediatric Dermatology

As’ad Al-Hamad Dermatology Center

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Dr AMY PALLER

USA

Walter J. Hamlin Professor and Chair of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Dr SANDIPAN DHAR

India

Professor & Head, Department Of Pediatric Dermatology

Institute Of Child Health, Kolkata

Sandipan Dhar is a pediatric dermatologist and expert on atopic dermatitis. To date, he has published 214 scientific papers, largely focused on pediatric dermatology and/or atopic dermatitis. He has authored six books on dermatology, including the first textbook on Pediatric Dermatology from India and subcontinent. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology (IJPD) and an editorial board member of several dermatology and pediatric dermatology journals. His fields of interest are pediatric dermatology, atopic dermatitis, urticarial, and adverse cutaneous drug eruptions. Currently he is a member of International Eczema Council (IEC) and is actively involved with various projects and academic activities of IEC.

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Dr ANNE HALBERT

Australia

Consultant Pediatric Dermatologist, Perth Children’s Hospital

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Dr DIRK VAN GYSEL

Belgium

Pediatrician, Consultant in Pediatric Dermatology,

University Hospital of Brussels

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Dr Mark Koh

SIngapore

Head, Dermatology Service,

KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, SINGAPORE

Mark Koh is a dermatologist, pediatric dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He is head and senior consultant of the Dermatology Service, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, as well as visiting consultant at Singapore General Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital & National Cancer Centre.

His sub-specialty interests in pediatric dermatology include atopic dermatitis, genodermatoses, vascular anomalies and histiocytic disorders. His other sub-specialty interests include cutaneous lymphoma and skin cancer syndromes. He is an Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He is also a senior clinical lecturer at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin Medical School. Dr Koh is Secretary General of the Asian Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ASPD) and Treasurer of the International Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD

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Dr CHIKODILI OLOMUKORO

Nigeria

Pediatric dermatologist at Garki Hospital Abuja

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Dr RAMON GRIMALT

Spain

Dept of Dermatology. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona

Ramon Grimalt, MD, PhD (Terrassa, Spain 1965), Licensed in Medicine and Surgery (1989), Specialist in Dermatology (1994) (UNESCO code 320106), Doctor (PhD) in Medicine and Surgery (1995) and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Barcelona (2000) and Associated Professor, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator Professor of Dermatology at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (2012) His PhD thesis obtained the highest punctuation under the title: “Non Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis in children  (...) 153 cases” He has trained in the University of Barcelona (Spain), University of Illinois (USA) and Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy). He worked as an expert member of the (SCCP) Scientific Committee for Consumer Products at the European Community in Bruxelles (2004-2008)

Dr LEONG KIN FON

Malaysia

Head, Pediatric Dermatology Unit

General Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Leong Kin Fon is a consultant pediatric dermatologist and head of pediatric dermatology unit of General Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He has been active in medical research, and has presented in numerous local and international conferences. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has also authored and co-authored textbooks including :
1) The Faces of Atopic Eczema among Malaysian Children and

2)Atlas of Pediatric Diseases series.

Leong Kin Fon is the president of the Malaysia eczema society (since 2020) and has also served as the President of DEBRA Malaysia (2013 – 2020). He is actively involved in voluntary work with various national and international humanitarian organizations such as MERCY, TIMA, and Medecen San Frontier. He was given ILDS humanitarian award in 2017. His special interests include eczema, acne, psoriasis, birthmarks, port wine stain, nevus of Ota, hemangioma, vascular lesions, and common skin problems in children, adolescent and young adults.

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Dr PAULA BOGGIO

Argentina

Dermatologist and Pediatric Dermatologist

Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires

Paula Boggio is an Associated Physician at the Pediatric Dermatology Section (Pediatrics Department) of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the current Secretary General of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology for Latin America (SDPL) and the Secretary General of the 15th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology to be held in Buenos Aires Argentina in 2025. She is also the Vice-Director of the Medical Residency in Pediatric Dermatology of the University Institute of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (IUHIBA), and member of the Task Force for the Study in Trichology and the Task Force for the Study in Atopic Dermatitis of the Argentinian Society of Dermatology (SAD). She has authored more than 80 papers published in international journals and 20 book chapters; and is an associated editor of the book Pediatric Dermatology, 3rd ed. She is also member of several international scientific societies, as the International Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the International Society of Dermoscopy (ISD) and the Colegio Ibero Latinoamericano de Dermatología (CILAD).

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Dr PAULA LUNA

Argentina

Dermatologist and pediatric Dermatologist

Hospital Aleman and Hospital Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires

Paula C Luna is a dermatologist and pediatric dermatologist in Hospital Aleman and Hospital Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She is Vice President of the Sociedad de Dermatologia Pediatrica para Latinoamerica and Scientific Secretary of SOLAPSO (sociedad Latinoamericana de Psoriasis). She is also an associate editor of the international WDS journal.

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Dr RAHUL MAHAJAN

India

Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

Rahul Mahajan is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He has published more than 75 research papers in indexed journals. His current work includes clinical and translational research on epidermolysis bullosa and congenital ichthyosis, pediatric atopic eczema, pediatric psoriasis, pediatric alopecia areata, and infantile hemangioma and he is the lead investigator in the six research projects. He has helped to set up diagnostic next-generation sequencing facilities for EB and congenital ichthyosis at his institute in India, and initiated pilot clinical trials on investigational drugs in these disorders. For his contribution in dermatology, he was awarded the membership for the “National Academy of Medical Sciences” in the year 2016. He is the section Editor of the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology; the Deputy Editor of the Indian Dermatology Online Journal; and the Editorial Board Member of the Indian Society of Pediatric Dermatology.

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Dr TALIA KAKOUROU

Greece

Consultant Pediatric Dermatologist, Iaso Children’s Hospital

Honorary Scientific Collaborator, First Pediatric Department of Athens University

Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens

Talia Kakourou, is currently a consultant pediatric dermatologist at Iaso Children’s Hospital and an honorary scientific collaborator of the First Pediatric Department of Athens University at Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Athens, Greece. She is one of the founders of the Hellenic Society of Pediatric Dermatology (1999) and presently the special secretary of the society. She is a board member of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD) since 1999.   She was the secretary of the ESPD between 2008 and 2010 and the president of the ESPD between 2010 and 2012. She has participated as an organizer, lecturer and/or chairperson in many National, European and World congresses. She is the author of several book-chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of pediatric dermatology.  Since 2012 she participates as a lecturer in the fostering courses of pediatric dermatology held by the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) for trainees in Dermatology in Europe. She is presently a member of the Pediatric Dermatology Task Force of the EADV and the president of the scientific committee of the ESPD. She is practicing exclusively Pediatric Dermatology since 1990.

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Dr ZSUZSANNA SZALAI

Hungary

Professor and Chief, Department of Pediatric Dermatology

Heim Pál National Children’s Institute, Budapest

Zsuzsanna Szalai is a Professor and Chief of the department of Pediatric Dermatology in Heim Pál National Children’s Institute, Budapest, Hungary. She was the President of the European Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD) from 2007 to 2009, secretary of the ESPD from 2005 to 2007, and is currently the honorary member of the ESPD. She is a board member of the Hungarian Society of Dermatology; head of the workshop committee for Pediatric Dermatology of Hungarian Society of Dermatology; member of the editorial board of different Journals, a former member of clinical investigation board, and scientific board of Heim Pál Children’s Hospital; member of EADV, ISAD, ETFAD, EDF, and former member of the scientific board of the ESPD. She is also an honorary member of the Serbian Society for Dermatovenerology. She was awarded the Kaposi medal in 2009. She organized the ESPD Congress, Budapest in 2005 and is currently organizing the advanced fostering courses in Pediatric Dermatology. Her main interests include atopic dermatitis, hemangiomas, vascular malformations, genetic diseases, genodermatoses, keratin disorders, skin infections, and severe pediatric dermatology disorders. She has authored 182 scientific papers and the Hungarian Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, published in 2019.

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Dr HAGEN OTT

Germany

Head of the Department of Pediatric Dermatology and Allergology

Children’s Hospital AUF DER BULT

Hagen Ott is the head of the Dpt. of Pediatric Dermatology and Allergology at the Children’s Hospital AUF DER BULT in Hannover, one of the largest specialized pediatric hospitals in Germany.  As a board-certified pediatrician (2005), allergologist (2006) and dermatologist (2010), he completed his four-year Pediatric Dermatology fellowship at the Dpt. of Pediatric Dermatology at Wilhelmstift Children’s Hospital in Hamburg (2010-2014). After his MD thesis (2002) and his associate professorship (2010) from the Technical University of Aachen, he has been appointed as adjunct professor of Dermatology at Hannover Medical School (2022), where he has established the Centre for Rare Congenital Skin Diseases together with Prof. Thomas Werfel. He is the head of the Hannover Epidermolysis bullosa center caring for pediatric EB patients from Germany and abroad. His clinical and research interests focus on rare congenital skin diseases, neonatal dermatology, atopic diseases and skin lesions in the context of systemic diseases such as diabetes, obesity or rheumatologic disorders. He has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and published a textbook on Pediatric Allergology as well as book chapters in national and international textbooks. In the last 6 years, his Department has been receiving both pediatric and dermatological trainees every year, mainly within the mentoring program of the German Working Group for Pediatric Dermatology. His department is also an ESPD training site with a multidisciplinary staff comprising pediatricians, dermatologists, pediatric surgeons, psychologists, pediatric nurses and a specialized outreach nurse visiting affected children and their families in different settings all over Germany.

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Dr ANWAR ALSUMAIT

Kuwait

Pediatric Dermatologist

Asad Al-Hamad dermatology Center

Anwar AlSumait is a senior specialist in dermatology, and a pediatric dermatologist at Asad Al-Hamad dermatology center-Kuwait. She has cleared Kuwaiti board in dermatology under Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization and Fellowship in Pediatric dermatology from University of Toronto-Hospital for Sick Children. Her special interests include pediatric psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vascular anomalies, and laser surgery.She has authored the research papers including 1) Prevalence of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers in Kuwait; 2) Cutaneous lupus erythematosus in children; and 3) Ulcerated infantile hemangioma, a retrospective cohort study, published in peer reviewed journals.

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Dr AYELET OLLECH

Israel

Head of Pediatric Dermatology Service

Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Ayelet Ollech is a pediatric dermatologist. She finished her medical graduation from Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary in 2009 and did her internship in Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel 2011. She completed dermatology residency in Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petach Tikva, Israel in 2016 and did a research fellowship in the department of dermatology, Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois in 2018 and a clinical fellowship in pediatric Dermatology in Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois in 2019. She worked as a senior pediatric dermatologist at the Sheba medical Center between 2020-2024 and is currently the head of the pediatric dermatology service in Shaare Medical Center, Jeruslem Israel. Her areas of interest include inflammatory skin conditions, skin infections, cutaneous manifestations of immunodeficiencies and drug eruptions, and genetic skin diseases.

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Dr MARIA TRINIDAD HASBUN

Chile

Clinica Alemana de Santiago

Hospital Exequiel González Cortés

Maria Trinidad Hasbun Zegpi completed her residency in Universidad de Chile and became a dermatologist in 2011. The year after she traveled to Chicago, IL to complete a one-year International Observership in Pediatric Dermatology and has been practicing in this field since 2013. Currently working in Clinica Alemana de Santiago and Hospital Exequiel González Cortés. Her especial areas of interest are Atopic Dermatitis and Genodermatosis.

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Dr PETER YU YU

Taiwan

Cathay General Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital Luodong

Peter Yu Yu received his medical degree from National Taiwan University and later completed his dermatology residency at Cathay General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. He completed his training with fellowships in pediatric dermatology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Peter Yu Yu has published in several medical and scientific journals. He maintains affiliations with Cathay General Hospital and Saint Mary’s Hospital Luodong. His current areas of interest include pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and atopic dermatitis. He maintains an active membership in Society for Pediatric Dermatology (USA).

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Dr SAHANA M SRINIVAS

India

Consultant Pediatric Dermatologist

Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru

Dr. Sahana M. Srinivas is a consultant pediatric dermatologist at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. She received her Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology (FRGUHS) in 2011 from the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, a distinguished institute in Bengaluru. She has published 98 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals and authored 38 chapters in various text books on dermatology and pediatrics. She is the recipient of the Bishnupriya Debi award for the best original article published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology in 2023 and Reciprocal Registration Scholarship at the 2023 AAD annual meet in New Orleans, USA. She has been awarded the International Society of Pediatric Dermatology ‘Certificate of Appreciation Award’ as a faculty member of the Education Committee for her consistent contribution from 2021–22 and 2017–2021. She is also the recipient of the ‘Developing Country Travel Grant Award’ at the World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology 2017, Chicago, for the paper ‘Congenital Chikungunya Rashes with Dystrophic calcification'. She is the co-editor of the ‘Color Atlas and Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology’ fourth edition. Her areas of interest include genodermatoses, hair shaft disorders in children, and pigmentary mosaicism.

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Dr BRUNO FERRARI

Argentina

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Dr CATHRYN SIBBALD

Canada

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Dr CAMELIA FAYE R. TUAZON

Philippine

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Dr BHUMESH KUMAR KATAKAM

India

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Dr VIJAY ZAWAR

India

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Dr. WILSIE SALAS-WALINSUNDIN

Philippine

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Dr ISABELLA PLUMPTRE

USA

Pediatric Dermatology Fellow,

University of Massachusetts, USA

Dr Bella Plumptre is a fellow in pediatric dermatology at the University of Massachusetts. She graduated from medical school at Imperial College London (UK) in 2017, before completing a pediatric internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and dermatology residency at the University of Massachusetts in the US. Her clinical interests include vascular anomalies, pigmentary lesions, and shared decision making. 

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Dr Hind Alshihry 

Saudi Arabia

Consultant pediatric dermatology

Head of pediatric dermatology at prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Hind Alshihry is a Saudi Arabian Pediatric dermatologist. She earned her medical degree at King Saud University in 2005. Her residency training was at the Saudi Board of Dermatology Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and was completed in 2010. She continued her clinical training in pediatric dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago, the United States, between 2013 and 2014.  

She works as a consultant in dermatology and pediatric dermatology and is the director of the pediatric dermatology division at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Hind Alshihry is a Saudi Arabian Pediatric dermatologist. She earned her medical degree at King Saud University in 2005. Her residency training was at the Saudi Board of Dermatology Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and was completed in 2010. She continued her clinical training in pediatric dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago, the United States, between 2013 and 2014.  

She works as a consultant in dermatology and pediatric dermatology and is the director of the pediatric dermatology division at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Dr Jinia El Feghaly 

USA

Head, Pediatric Dermatology

University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Jinia El-Feghaly, MD was born and raised in Lebanon. After finishing her medical school and dermatology residency at the Lebanese American University, she pursued her dream and completed a pediatric dermatology fellowship at Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA, a leading center in childhood skin disorders. Dr. El-Feghaly is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester / Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA. Her main interests in the field of pediatric dermatology include vascular anomalies, genetic skin disorders, atopic dermatitis, the relationship between mental health and skin disorders, and the role of arts and social media in medicine. She is an active member in various national and international societies including the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD), the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA), and an appointed board member in the Lebanese Dermatology Society.

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Dr Sowmya Ravi

USA

Medical Student, Year 3

Tulane University School of Medicine     

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