EDITORIAL BOARD

SENIOR FACULTY

Dr ANTONIO CHUH

Hong Kong

Honorary Clinical Associate

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, University of Hong Kong

Antonio Chuh is a consultant physician in family medicine with a special interest in Pediatric Dermatology and is also an honorary clinical associate professor, department of family medicine and primary care, the University of Hong Kong, and an adjunct clinical associate professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His major interests are the paraviral exanthems, novel applications of dermoscopy, and dermoscope-guided surgical procedures. He has published 176 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has also authored nine book chapters. He has made a significant contribution to paraviral exanthems.

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Dr DEEPAK PARIKH

India

Head, Department of Pediatric Dermatology

Wadia Children Hospital Mumbai

Deepak Parikh is currently an Honorary Professor and head department of Pediatric Dermatology at Wadia Children Hospital Mumbai India. He is an expert in Atopic Dermatitis. He has 50 publications to his credit and has contributed chapters in various Text Books of Dermatology in India. He is the Founder Secretary of Indian Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD), currently the Chairman of the Society and the Editor Emeritus of Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology (IJPD). He had been the National President of Indian Association Of Dermatologists Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL). He was awarded the Life time achievement award ‘Professor K C Kandhari award’ by IADVL this year for his outstanding contribution to Indian Dermatology.

Dr KATIBI SHERIFAT

Nigeria

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician/Dermatologist

University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Katibi Oludolapo Sherifat, is a skilled physician with around twenty years’ experience. She has thirteen years experience in Paediatric Dermatology. She is a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician/Dermatologist at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. She is committed to excellent care of paediatric skin diseases particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a dedicated researcher with special interest in atopic dermatitis, topical drug development and HIV dermatoses. She has presented papers at various local and international conferences and has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals in the field of paediatric dermatology.

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.

Dr MAYA EL HACHEM

Italy

Head, Dermatology Unit

Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome

Maya El Hachem is a consultant dermatologist and head of the dermatology unit, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy. She is a coordinator of the reference center for rare skin diseases and reference center for vascular anomalies Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy. She is also a consultant dermatologist, Vatican City, Vatican State. She is holding the position of the President of the Italian Society of Pediatric Dermatology (SIDerP), President of the Italian Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (SISAV). She is also the President-Elect of the Scientific Committee of the Rare Skin Diseases Network (Fondation René Touraine) and President of the Scientific Committee of the Rare Skin Diseases Network (Fondation René Touraine). Maya El Hachem is also a member of the European Taskforce Oriented Patient-Education Network in Dermatology (OPENED) and board member of the “Fondation pour la Dermatite Atopique” (Pierre-Fabre). She is a reviewer of several scientific journals including Br J Dermatol; J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol; Pediatr Dermatol; Ital J Pediatr; Orphanet J Rare Dis; Acta Derm Venereol.

Maya El Hachem has published 121 scientific papers in various peer-reviewed indexed journals. Her main areas of interest are rare skin disorders, cutaneous manifestations in systemic diseases, and vascular anomalies.

Dr PAULA BOGGIO

Argentina

Assistant Physician, Pediatric Dermatology Section (Dermatology Department)

Ramos Mejía Hospital

Paula Boggio is Assistant Physician at the Pediatric Dermatology Section (Dermatology Department) of Ramos Mejía Hospital, and Associated Physician at the Pediatric Dermatology Section (Pediatrics Department) of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the current President of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology for Latin America (SDPL), member of the editorial board of Dermatología Argentina (official journal of the Sociedad Argentina de Dermatología - SAD) and member of the Taske Force and Study in Trichology of the SAD. She has authored more than 66 papers published in international journals and 15 book chapters. She is also member of several international scientific societies, as the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the International Society of Dermatology (ISD), the International Society of Dermoscopy (ISD) and the Colegio Ibero Latinoamericano de Dermatología (CILAD).

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.

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.

Dr RAVI HIREMAGALORE

India

Pediatric Dermatologist

Manipal Hospitals Bangalore and Center for Human Genetics, Bangalore

Ravi Hiremagalore is affiliated to Manipal Hospitals Bangalore and Center for Human Genetics, Bangalore, India. He completed his medical school from Mysore University, Karnataka, MD in dermatology from CMC, Vellore, and fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. He also did a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago for about a year (2003-2004), and a postdoctoral research fellowship for two years (2004-2006) at the Department of Dermatology, university of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He works as a Pediatric Dermatologist and runs clinics for skin problems in Children. In addition he is also responsible for the in-patient consultations. The hospitals he practices cater for a wide variety of patients from different demographic and socio-economic background. At Centre for Human Genetics, his wok focuses on clinical care of genodermatosis. I have been a principal investigator for the study titled “Genetic Analysis of Epidermolysis Bullosa in Indian patients” and a Co-investigator for the study titled “Generation of Monoclonal Antibodies for identification of Subtypes of Epidermolysis bullosa using Immunofluorescence.” His special interests include eczemas, hemangiomas of infancy, alopecia areata and vitiligo in children and genodermatoses particularly epidermolysis bullosa.

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.

Dr SHEILA FRIEDLANDER

United States

Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD)

Sheila Fallon Friedlander is Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD). She trained at the University of Chicago, and UCLA Medical Center, and is double boarded in Pediatrics and Dermatology, with sub-specialty certification in Pediatric Dermatology. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the AAD and past President of the SPD, as well as former Director of the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Training program at UCSD/RCHSD, and Board member of the AAD. She has received numerous awards and has published >150 scholarly texts.

Dr SHEILAGH MAGUINESS

United States

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics

University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN

Sheilagh Maguiness is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. She is VP of Education and Career Development for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and an executive member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Dermatology. She is a member of the Hemangioma Investigator Group. Her clinical and research interests including infantile hemangiomas and vascular anomalies, atopic dermatitis, and inflammatory skin diseases.

Dr SMAIL HADJ-RABIA

France

Professor of Dermatology

Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital and University, Paris

Smail Hadj-Rabia is working as a Professor of Dermatology, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital and University, Paris, France. He finished his MD, PhD from the Department of Dermatology of the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, APHP, Imagine Institute, Paris, France. He is involved in care and research of rare skin diseases mostly with Ectodermal Dysplasias, Xeroderma Pigmentosum and Cutis Laxa. He is a founding member of MAGEC, a French Center of Expertise for Rare Skin Diseases. He is an active partner of the Gendodermatoses Network, the European and Mediterranean Network on rare skin diseases and the ERN-skin Network in which he coordinates the ectodermal dysplasia subthematic group.

He is also head of the Editorial Board of the research group in Pediatric Dermatology, Coordinator of the ectodermal dysplasia subthematic group in the ERN-skin Network and board member of the French society of pediatric dermatology.

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.

Dr ZBIGNIEW RUSZCZAK

United Arab Emirates

Head, Division of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology

Allergy and Wound Clinic, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)

Zbigniew Ruszczak is the Head of the Division of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Allergy and Wound Clinic at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Associate Professor of the UAE University in Al Ain, UAE and a Program Director of Arab Board Dermatology Residency Program. He has over 30 years experience in clinical and experimental dermatology, both in academia and innovative biotechnology industry. He is German Board certified in Dermatology and in Allergy in addition to his previous Board Certification in Pathology. He is a Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology and European Society of Pediatric Dermatology, and an active member of the PeDRA. He has presented over 520 lectures at national and international conferences, and published over 125 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, numerous book chapters, including the most recent Springer’s “Disorders of Pigmented Ethnic Skin and Imported Dermatoses”. He is the editor of section “Pediatric Dermatology” in another Springer’s masterpiece “Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics”. He is a Founder and Chairman of the International Conferences in Pediatric Dermatology which are annually held in Dubai, UAE. He is also a Founder and Head of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic at SKMC. He has served previously as Visiting Professor and Consultant of Dermatology at the Rutgers University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, USA. His main interest is in Pediatric Dermatology, Allergy, Skin Immunology, Wound Management and galenic formulation of drugs.

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.

JUNIOR FACULTY

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.

Dr AYELET OLLECH

Israel

Department of Dermatology, Rabin Medical Center

Petach Tikva, Israel

Ayelet Ollech is a pediatric dermatologist. She finished her 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 fellowship in pediatric Dermatology, Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois in 2018. Her areas of interest include inflammatory skin conditions, skin infections, skin lesions, genetic diseases, and infantile hemangiomas.

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.

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).

Dr SAHANA M SRINIVAS

India

Consultant Pediatric Dermatologist

Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Dr Sahana M Srinivas is a consultant Pediatric dermatologist at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. She has done her fellowship in pediatric dermatology (FRGUHS) from Bangalore Medical College, Bengaluru in 2011. She has so far published 68 scientific papers in pediatric dermatology in both national and international indexed journals and 28 chapters in various text book of dermatology. She has presented various papers and delivered guest lectures in both national and international conferences. She is an active member of Indian society of Pediatric dermatology. She is presently the associate editor of ‘Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology’ and content editor for ‘IndianJournal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology’. Her field of interest includes Pediatric dermatology, Genodermatoses, especially ichthyosis and pigmentary mosaicism.