Milan J. Anadkat, MD: Appointed as Co-Director of the Office of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine (Links to an external site)

It is my pleasure to announce that Milan J. Anadkat, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine has been appointed as Co-Director of the Office of Faculty Development for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Anadkat has outstanding background and training in faculty development and coaching that will enable him to help further enhance the culture, climate, and career development of faculty within the Department.

Conversations in Mohs Surgery- ACMS Podcast (Links to an external site)

Dr. Kelly MacArthur was featured on a recent American College of Mohs Surgery podcast conversation with radiation oncologist Dr. Brian Baumann to discuss their paper, Management of Primary Skin Cancer during a Pandemic: Multidisciplinary Recommendations, which was recently published in Cancer, an American Cancer Society journal.

Dr. Carrie Coughlin appointed as the Director of the Section of Pediatric Dermatology (Links to an external site)

Dr. Coughlin graduated from the Washington University dermatology residency program and then completed a pediatric dermatology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) before returning to St. Louis to join the dermatology faculty in 2015. She has a particular interest in pediatric pigmented lesions, and is actively involved in the pediatric dermatology research community. Dr. Coughlin is also the dermatology medical student research advisor.

Chief Resident, Dr. Basia Michalski, and WashU Dermatology Alumna and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Kyllo, will present at the ASDS Journal Club. (Links to an external site)

This Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm CDT, Chief Resident, Dr. Basia Michalski, and WashU Dermatology Alumna and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Dr. Rachel Kyllo, will be presenting at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Journal Club. Dr. Michalski will discuss “Variation in Prescribing and Factors Associated With the Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Mohs Surgery: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study” published in Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Rachel Kyllo will discuss “Buffered lidocaine 1%/epinephrine 1:100,000 with sodium bicarbonate in a 3:1 ratio is less painful than a 9:1 ratio: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial” published in the JAAD.

Residency, Med School Interviews Go Virtual: What to know (Links to an external site)

These changes represent a potential opportunity to reduce costs, avoid bias, and increase opportunities, according to administrators. “I think it has the potential to be really beneficial to programs and to applicants,” Rosman says. “Beyond this crisis, we can implement what we’ve learned from conducting virtual interviews to improve the process in the long term.”

Residency Program Leadership Change

Thank you to Dr. Milan Anadkat for his leadsership of the residency program over the last 8 years. Welcome Dr. Ilana Rosman, who has been serving as Associate Program Director for the last 4 years, as the new Residency Program Director. Dr. Kara Blackwell will be joining her as Associate Residency Program Director. Both are excited to continue moving our program forward.

Dermatology Resident Creates GoFundMe Account to Feed Frontline Hospital Workers (Links to an external site)

Esther Chung, MD, a dermatology resident, is among the many Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital doctors who temporarily stopped seeing patients when their clinics were shuttered to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sidelined by these closures, Dr. Chung wanted to help her colleagues serving on the frontline. By partnering with The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Chung was able to provide meals to hospital departments where they were needed the most.

Expert Advice for Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection (Links to an external site)

As the days grow warmer and brighter, outdoor activities like running, biking, swimming and yardwork all increase in popularity. These kinds of activities are an important part of our lives; outdoor exercise is beneficial to physical and mental health, and spending time in the sun also helps the body synthesize vitamin D.