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									                         SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
                         Department of Dermatology
WINTER 2007                                                                                                                            INSIDE THIS ISSUE

                                                                                                                                       Dermatology Faculty              2
Message from the Chairman                                                                                                              Resident Clinic and Resident
                                  It is with great pleasure        Graduate Medical Education. Currently we have funding               Surgery Attending Faculty        3
                                  and immense pride that we        for seven positions. It is our goal to achieve funding for the
                                  provide you our depart-          additional five positions from a combination of institutional        Residency Program                4
                                  ment’s newsletter. Inside        support, department support and development efforts. This
                                  you will find highlights of       is a key focus for us and what we believe is a significant           2007 Resident and Fellow
                                  our faculty, our core clinical   need for our dermatology community locally, regionally and          Research Presentations           4
                                  programs, our residency          nationally as we experience a shortage of dermatologists
                                  and fellowship programs,         both in the community and at academic medical centers. As a         Fellowship Programs              5
                                  our research efforts, and        specialty, we need to maintain our focus on providing derma-
                                  other academic activities.       tologic care and address who will be teaching and training          Graduate
                                             We are young          our future dermatologists and other physicians. Your support        Recognition Day                  6
 SCOTT W. FOSKO, M.D.             in many ways, yet ever           in this area is critical in helping us meet this challenge.
          Professor and           expanding and growing.                    One of the next steps for our department in honoring       Research                         8
            Chairman              Founded in 1992 by               its legacy of excellence in clinical care, research, and training
Neal S. Penneys, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. and his faculty               will be the fruition of our development efforts. Establishing
                                                                                                                                       Recent Faculty Publications      8
as a division of the department of Internal Medicine,              lectureships, endowed professorships and chairs will support
we became the Department of Dermatology in 1996.                   our talented faculty and assist in our department’s continued
In 2007, we display the benefits of this strong foun-              growth. Before our formal beginnings and then with our              Department Spotlight             9
dation. Currently, we have nine full time faculty and              founding faculty and chairman in 1992, a vision was cham-
eight volunteer faculty who support the department                 pioned at Saint Louis University to advance the field of             History of the
and oversee our resident clinic. Many more individuals             dermatology. The benefits of these efforts and our relation-         Dermatology Patch              10
support our department’s programs in various ways by               ships as faculty, alumni, and friends of the department have
providing lectures, attending our grand rounds and other           been many and varied. As a program, the time is right to            Alumni, Friends
academic conferences, sharing and referring patients, and          more formally recognize our beginnings and further define            and Faculty News               11
using our dermatopathology service. The contributions of           our future. I appreciate everyone’s many contributions to get
everyone involved with our department has allowed us to            us where we are today. I thank you in advance for helping           Giving Opportunities           12
be what we are, and more importantly, to become what we            us continue to live and expand our vision of excellence in all
aspire to be. Our professional mission is broad at Saint Louis     areas of our many missions.                                         Contact Us                     12
University and based on providing excellent patient care in                 Faculty recruitment is always a focus and we are
a timely fashion. This foundation provides the resources           recruiting in the areas of medical dermatology, Mohs surgery,
to expand and support our medical student, residency               melanoma, dermatopathology, and we are committed to
and fellowship teaching programs, and drives our clinical          developing our basic science program with efforts to recruit              VISIT OUR WEBSITE
research efforts.                                                  physician scientists.                                                   http://dermatology.slu.edu
         I want to thank each of you who support us in your                 For our graduates, we are pleased to provide you an
own unique way. What might your support allow us to do? To         update of the department in which you spent many a day
date we have trained 22 resident graduates since starting our      and night. Many things are the same and many are new.
residency program in 1993. We have trained three fellows in        For our community faculty we are pleased to share with you
Mohs Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology and Cosmetic Derma-               our thoughts for our future and to provide you a note of
tology. Our medical student electives have expanded to a total     thanks and appreciation. For everyone, past, present and
of six for the current academic year. Our clinical research        future, we look to have you share in our continued growth
program is on solid footing and, since 1993, has resulted in       and development.
over 100 IRB approved trials with approximately half being
funded externally. And, in 2005, we established two, 2-year        Your colleague,
clinical research fellowships.
         Where are our efforts for growth and expansion?
We are approved for 12 resident positions by the Resi-
dent Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for                  Scott W. Fosko, M.D.
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Dermatology Faculty
                    SCOTT W. FOSKO, M.D.                                                       DEE ANNA GLASER, M.D.
                    Professor and Chairman                                                     Professor and Vice Chairman
                    Director, Residency Program                                                Director, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery
                    Director, Mohs Micrographic                                                Director, Clinical Trials and Research
                      Surgery Fellowship Program                                               Director, Clinical Research
                    Director, Melanoma Program                                                   Fellowship Program

                    SPECIALTY                                                                  SPECIALTY
                    Mohs Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology,                                          Cosmetic Dermatology and
                     and Melanoma                                                                Laser Surgery


                    NICOLE M. BURKEMPER, M.D.                                                  SUMMER R. YOUKER, M.D.
                    Assistant Professor                                                        Assistant Professor
                    Associate Director, Residency Program                                      Director, Resident and Medical
                                                                                                 Student Dermatologic Surgery
                    SPECIALTY                                                                  Director, Community Outreach
                    Medical Dermatology                                                          and Education
                    Dermatopathology
                                                                                               SPECIALTY
                                                                                               Mohs Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology,
                                                                                                and Melanoma


                    M. YADIRA HURLEY, M.D.                                                     SARAH L. JENSEN, M.D.
                    Assistant Professor                                                        Assistant Professor
                    Director, Dermatopathology                                                 Director, Medical Student Education
                    Director, Dermatopathology
                      Fellowship Program                                                       SPECIALTY
                                                                                               Medical Dermatology
                    SPECIALTY                                                                  Dermatopathology
                    Medical Dermatology
                    Dermatopathology



                    AMY S. CHENG, M.D.                                                         NATALIE L. SEMCHYSHYN, M.D.
                    Assistant Professor                                                        Assistant Professor

                    SPECIALTY                                                                  SPECIALTY
                    Medical Dermatology                                                        Cosmetic Dermatology and
                                                                                                 Laser Surgery




                    ELAINE C. SIEGFRIED, M.D.
                    Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology
                                                                                          ß       ß        ß
                                                                                          RECRUITMENT
                    Director, Pediatric Dermatology,
                                                                        The Department of Dermatology at Saint Louis University
                      Saint Louis University/
                      Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital    School of Medicine is currently recruiting for a Mohs micrographic surgeon,
                                                               general dermatologist, dermatopathologists and basic scientist M.D./Ph.D.
                    SPECIALTY                                  Interested candidates may contact: Dee Anna Glaser, M.D., Professor and
                    Pediatric Dermatology                          Vice Chairman Department of Dermatology, Saint Louis University,
                                                                               1402 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104.
                                                                            Phone: 314-256-3433 E-mail: turdops@slu.edu

                                                                                          ß       ß        ß
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Resident Clinic and
Resident Surgery Attending Faculty
An essential part of our residency program involves a        future dermatologists, and to the advancement of the field
group of dedicated dermatologists who volunteer their        of dermatology.
time to teach and train our residents on a regular basis            The Department of Dermatology also recognizes the
by attending in our resident and resident surgery clinics.   efforts of those individuals who attend our lectures and
These physicians share their respective passions for         conferences. All of these efforts enhance the educational
clinical care, research, and teaching. We are grateful for   experience of our residents, fellows and faculty. n
their commitment to the department, to the training of




      JASON B.                         WAYNE A.                    JOSEPH M.                        GEORGE J.
     AMATO, M.D.                      BREER, M.D.                 DUVALL, M.D.                     HRUZA, M.D.




      SUSAN L.                         CRAIG L.                      ERIC W.                         ANNE T.
  JOURNAGAN, M.D.                   LEONARDI, M.D.                 PITTS, M.D.                    RIORDAN, M.D.




SAVE THE DATES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2008                                                 THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2008
The 3rd Annual SLU AAD                                                     The 11th Annual
Alumni Reception                                                           Graduate Recognition Day
Marriott Riverwalk Hotel                                                   We welcome Neal S. Penneys, M.D.,
7 - 8:30 pm                                                                Ph.D., M.B.A., our founding
                                                                           chairman and visiting professor for
                                                                           this annual celebration.
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Residency Program                                                                     2007 RESIDENT
                                                                                      RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
                                                                                      ß Susan L. Journagan, M.D. (’07):
The Department of Dermatology                 patient care. Their commitment con-       SPOTS – Sun Protection
began training its first two residents         tributed to the development of the        Outreach Teaching by Students
in July 1993. The commitment of the           residency program, it’s growth and      ß Wynnis L. Tom, M.D. (’07):
department’s founding faculty and the         continued successes. n                    Screening for Insulin Resistance–
support of the University’s adminis-                                                    Related Syndromes in Children
tration enabled the realization of this                                                 with Acanthosis Nigricans
goal in just one short year after the                          HOMETOWN:              ß Susan T. Butler, M.D. (’08): The
                                                               Minneapolis, MN          Importance of Reviewing Pathology
Department’s formal beginnings in
1992. Mary D. Gibney, M.D., and                                MEDICAL SCHOOL:          Specimens Before Mohs Surgery
                                                               University of          ß Christopher R. Rouse, M.D. (’08):
C. Dobbin Connor, M.D., the first                              Minnesota
dermatologists to graduate from the                                                     Multi-System Treatment Regimens
residency program at Saint Louis
                                                               INTERNSHIP:              in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
                                                               University of
University, helped shape the future                            Minnesota              ß Sharone K. Askari, M.D. (’09):
                                              SHARONE K.
of the program by their passion for           ASKARI, M.D.                              Iontophoresis: Tap Water vs.
learning and excellence in providing              2nd year                              Anticholinergics
                                                                                      ß Jason D. Givan, M.D. (’09):
                                                                                        Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO)
                  HOMETOWN:                                    HOMETOWN:
                  Beaver, PA                                   Morgantown, WV           Expression in Basal Cell Carcinoma
                                                               MEDICAL SCHOOL:
                                                                                      ß Samantha E. Hill, M.D. (’09):
                  MEDICAL SCHOOL:
                  University of                                West Virginia            The Prevalence of Thyroid Func-
                  Michigan                                     University               tion Test Abnormalities in Patients
                                                               INTERNAL MEDICINE        with Alopecia Areata
                  INTERNSHIP:                                  RESIDENCY:
             Washington                                        West Virginia
  SUSAN T.   University                         JASON D.       University             2007 FELLOW
BUTLER, M.D.                                   GIVAN, M.D.     BOARD CERTIFICATION:   RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS
     3rd year                                     2nd year     Internal Medicine      ß Erin J. Allen, M.D. (’06, Mohs ’07):
                                                                                        The Experience of Perineural Skin
                  HOMETOWN:                                    HOMETOWN:                Cancers at Saint Louis University,
                  Huhhot, P.R. China                           Fond du Lac, WI          Part II
                  MEDICAL SCHOOL:                              MEDICAL SCHOOL:        ß Katherine H. Flanagan, M.D.
                  University of                                Medical College          (’08 Research): A Retrospective
                  Arkansas                                     of Wisconsin
                                                                                        Review of Management of Melano-
                  INTERNSHIP:                                  PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY:
                  Saint Louis                                  The Ohio State/          cytic Proliferation: A Survey of
                  University                                   Columbus Children’s      Trends in an Academic Practice
    A. MARY                                   SAMANTHA         Hospital
    GUO, M.D.                                 E. HILL, M.D.
     1st year                                    2nd year


                  HOMETOWN:                                    HOMETOWN:
                  Henderson, KY                                Kansas City, MO
                  MEDICAL SCHOOL:                              MEDICAL SCHOOL:
                  University of Louisville                     Saint Louis
                  OTOLARYNGOLOGY RESIDENCY:                    University
                  University of Kentucky                       INTERNSHIP:
                  BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:                        Saint Louis
             Otolaryngology/                                   University                                       LEFT TO RIGHT:

 SAMUEL J.                                     CHRISTOPHER                             Susan T. Butler, M.D., Wynnis L. Tom, M.D., Sharone K. Askari, M.D.,
             Head and Neck Surgery,
PRUDEN, M.D. Facial Plastic and               R. ROUSE, M.D.                                  Christopher R. Rouse, M.D., Craig L. Leonardi, M.D.,
   1st year                                       3rd year                             Samantha Hill, M.D., Susan Journagan, M.D., Jason D. Givan, M.D.,
             Reconstructive Surgery
                                                                                               Erin J. Allen, M.D. and Katherine H. Flanagan, M.D.
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Fellowship Programs
MOHS MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY                                       CLINICAL RESEARCH
The Mohs Fellowship Program at Saint Louis University           In 2005, the department established a two-year clinical
was established in 2003 by Dr. Scott W. Fosko and is            research fellowship. Physicians interested in clinical research
accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery.             and dermatology are provided the opportunity to be involved
The training program provides a rigorous opportunity            in a wide range of research projects including clinical trials
for fellows to gain expertise in Mohs, reconstructive           and investigator-initiated studies. Fellows also rotate in
surgery, cutaneous oncology, and to participate in the          faculty clinics and participate in all resident and depart-
collaborative Multidisciplinary Melanoma Program at             ment teaching conferences. Mentorship is provided in study
Saint Louis University. The Mohs fellow also participates       design, IRB protocol submissions, conducting all aspects
in the Cosmetic Dermatology Service. Please refer interested    of clinical trials, and abstract and manuscript development
applicant physicians to Paula Turdo at 314-256-3433 or          and submissions. The fellowship is designed to prepare the
turdops@slu.edu.                                                fellow for a career in dermatology.

Brian L. Baker, M.D. completed both                             Edward Prodanovic, M.D. started his
his undergraduate studies and medical                           Clinical Trials Research Fellowship
school at the University of Kentucky.                           in the Department of Dermatology in
Afterward, he completed an internship in                        July 2007. Originally from California,
Internal Medicine and also received                             he attended Saba University School
three years of Dermatology residency                            of Medicine and gained his clinical
training, including one year as the Chief                       experience through the University of
                                              2007-2008                                                         2007-2009
Resident at Southern Illinois University.       Fellow          Washington. He then completed an                  Fellow
Currently he serves as Fellow in Mohs                           Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency
Micrographic Surgery and as clinical                            at Akron General Medical Center and
instructor in the Department of Derma-                          Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron,
tology. Dr. Baker’s extracurricular activ-                      Ohio in June 2007.
ities include golfing, following Kentucky
Wildcats basketball, waterskiing, and                           Katherine H. Flanagan, M.D., after
spending time with his wife and son.                            practicing as a board-certified nephrol-
                                                                ogist, joined the Department of
DERMATOPATHOLOGY                                                Dermatology in July, 2006, as its first
The Department is expanding its fellowship programs with        Clinical Trials Research Fellow. She
a new ACGME-accredited one year fellowship in Derma-            attended medical school at the Univer-
topathology beginning July, 2008 under the direction of         sity of Tennessee College of Medicine,
                                                                                                                2006-2008
M. Yadira Hurley, M.D. The program provides training in         completed an Internal Medicine resi-              Fellow
morphologic evaluation of inflammatory skin disease and          dency at the University of Alabama
cutaneous neoplasms, use of histochemical and immunohis-        in Birmingham, and completed a
tochemical stains, and evaluation of direct immunofluores-       nephrology fellowship at Washington
cence specimens. Instruction in interpretation of frozen and    University in St. Louis, Missouri.
permanent Mohs micrographic surgery specimens are also
provided. The fellow will have an active role in teaching
medical students and residents and will participate in didac-
tic conferences as appropriate to previous residency train-
ing. Please refer interested applicant physicians to Paula
Turdo at 314-256-3433 or turdops@slu.edu. Please refer to
our website, http://dermatology.slu.edu, for more informa-
tion about our fellowship programs.
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Graduate Recognition Day
JUNE 14, 2007

This year, Saint Louis University’s
Department of Dermatology celebrated
it’s 15th year. Scott W. Fosko, M.D. (left)
and Craig L. Leonardi, M.D. (right), was
the visiting professor at this year’s 10th
Annual Graduate Recognition Day.




A surprised Melissa Stewart, RMA,
the 2007 recipient of the Ann Benya
Excellence in Patient Care Memorial
Award. This award, established in 2005,
memorializes our dear colleague and
friend Ann Benya, R.N. The recipient is
selected from nominations within the
department for his or her extraordinary
commitment to patient care.




Department staff and their guests joined
the evening celebration of the year’s
accomplishments for the residents,
fellows, and the entire department.
Back row (left to right): Sterling Garnto,
Robin Scherle. Front row (left to right):
Sharon Dickerson, Helen Murphy,
Sheila Williams, Pamela Mensah.
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Drs. Alyssa Nash and Stacy Beaty,
(left), receive recognition for their
faculty service to the department from
our graduating residents, Drs. Susan
Journagan and Wynnis Tom, (right).
Dr. Nash is practicing dermatology in
La Jolla, California, and Dr. Beaty joined
a private practice in Hurst, Texas.




From left to right: Drs. Dee Anna Glaser,
Summer R. Youker, and Scott W. Fosko
present a gift to departing Mohs Fellow
Dr. Erin Allen. Dr. Allen, the third Mohs
Fellow graduate of the department, joined
the Portland Providence Medical Group
as a Mohs surgeon.




Dr. Scott W. Fosko, Residency
Program Director (left), and
Dr. Nicole M. Burkemper, Associate
Residency Program Director, (far right),
recognize 2007 graduating residents,
Drs. Susan L. Journagan and Wynnis
Tom. Dr. Journagan joined Musick
and Gregory Dermatology in Swansea,
Illinois. Dr. Tom began a pediatric
dermatology fellowship at Rady
Children’s Hospital/University of
California San Diego.
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Research
Our Clinical Trials Division got its start early in the           ß Screening for Insulin Resistance-Related Syndromes in
development of the department, with the first trials                Children with Acanthosis Nigricans – 10-year monitor-
being conducted by Drs. Penneys, Leonardi, Nahass, and              ing study (Hurley)
Siegfried in the early 1990s. The Clinical Trials Division        ß Treatment regimens in patients with atopic dermatol-
in our department has continued to grow under the                   ogy- anonymous questionnaire survey of related treat-
direction of Dr. Dee Anna Glaser. Today we have a full-             ments (Rouse)
time physician assistant, Rosemary King, PA-C, MPH,               ß Imiquimod therapy on lentiginous melanoma –
who manages the operation of our clinical trials, other             3-year study monitoring effectiveness (Fosko)
research projects, and works closely with the Research            ß Tissue procurement study – tissue bank study enrolling
Fellows to conduct and support research endeavors                   patients undergoing excisions of cutaneous cancer
department-wide. For more information about our Clin-               (Cancer Center)
ical Trials Division, please contact Rosemary King at             ß SPOTS study – an educational outreach program in
                                                                    which medical students teach adolescents about the
kingrm@slu.edu or 314-256-3436.
                                                                    early detection and prevention of skin cancer, with
CURRENTLY RECRUITING STUDIES                                        impact evaluation (Youker)
ß Tazorac vs. Differin acne study – six-month study
  comparing treatments for acne (Glaser)                          ONGOING STUDIES OR RECENTLY CLOSED STUDIES
ß Laser treatment for acne scars study – 18-month study           (CLOSED TO RECRUITMENT)
  treating atrophic facial acne scars in persons with             ß Psoriasis treatment study of Raptiva for persons
  Fitzpatrick 4-6 type skin (Semchyshyn)                            who failed other treatments (Hurley)
ß Remicade treatment study – seven-month study of                 ß Adult axillary hyperhidrosis treatment of
  psoriasis patients who are having inadequate response             Drysol vs. Botox (Glaser)
  to Enbrel (Hurley)                                              ß Eyelash growth study (Glaser)
ß Psoriasis treatment surveillance study – five-year study         ß Psoriasis treatment surveillance study of
  monitoring persons currently prescribed Raptiva for               Enbrel for psoriasis (Hurley)
  psoriasis (Hurley)                                              ß Increased Prevalence of Left-Sided Skin Cancers (Fosko)
ß Toenail fungus study – 13-month study evaluating an oral
  treatment for toenail fungus (onychomycosis) (Glaser)




Recent Faculty Publications
ß Frater JL, Maddox JS, Obadiah JM, and Hurley MY. Cu-            ß Glaser DA, Semchyshyn NL. Neuromodulators and Soft
  taneous Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Comprehensive Review of            Tissue Fillers: Lower Face and Neck. In: Maas C, ed. Soft
  Cases Reported in the Medical Literature since 1990 and           Tissue Fillers, An Issue of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics.
  Presentation of an Illustrative Case. J Cutan Med Surg 10(6):     Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2007.
  281-290, 2006.                                                  ß Jones E, Youker SR, Fosko SW. A nasal trumpet orthosis
ß Frater JL, Kling CW, Obadiah JM, Gardner LJ, Grosso               to maintain nares opening during a melolabial interpolation
  LE, Resh B, and Hurley MY: Histiocytic Sarcoma with Sec-          flap. Dermatol Surg 32(1):96-9, Jan 2006.
  ondary Involvement of the Skin and Expression of CD1a:          ß Kilmer S, Semchyshyn N, Shah G, Fitzpatrick R. Pilot Study
  Evidence of Indeterminate Cell Differentiation? J Cutan           on the Use of a Plasma Skin Regeneration Device (Portrait
  Pathol 33(6): 437-442, 2006.                                      (R) PSR(3)) in Full Facial Rejuvenation Procedures. Lasers
ß Glaser DA. The Use of Botulinum Toxins to Treat Hyper-            Med Sci. 2007 Mar 7.
  hidrosis and Gustatory Sweating Syndrome. Neutotoxicity         ß Krueger GG, Langley RG, Leonardi C, Yeilding N, Guzzo
  Research. April 9(2,3):1-6, 2006.                                 C, Wang Y, Dooley LT, Lebwohl M; CNTO 1275 Psoriasis
ß Glaser DA, Herbert AA, Pariser DM, Solish N. Primary              Study Group. A human interleukin-12/23 monoclonal anti-
  focal Hyperhidrosis: Scope of the Problem. Cutis. May;            body for the treatment of psoriasis. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb
  79(5S):5-17, 2007.                                                8;356(6):580-92.
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Department Spotlight
                        A NOTE FROM DEE ANNA GLASER, M.D.
                        DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF COSMETIC AND LASER SURGERY
                   When I look back at the origin of academic cosmetic dermatology at Saint Louis University and
                   reflect upon how it has grown since 1993, I am truly amazed and proud of what we have accom-
                   plished. With the support of the University, faculty, residents, fellows, staff, and others, we have
                   developed a dynamic, productive division in terms of patient care, research, and scholarly publica-
                   tion. Dermatology residents, Mohs and cosmetic fellows, clinical research fellows, residents from
other Saint Louis University specialties, SLU medical students, and students from other programs train in the cosmetic and laser
division at both our SLUCare Des Peres and Anheuser-Busch Institute sites. They have the opportunity to participate in patient
care and research involving the latest advancements in laser technology, fillers, botulinum toxin-A therapies, a variety of skin
rejuvenating and restorative procedures, and cosmetic and dermatologic surgery. In the fall of 2006, we welcomed Natalie L.
Semchyshyn, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Division of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, who shares her talents and expertise to
continue the growth and development of our division and department. n

                   Natalie L. Semchyshyn, M.D. recently                   Personal experience with a facial port wine stain as a
                   joined the Saint Louis University Depart-       child helped foster Dr. Semchyshyn’s interest in lasers and
                   ment of Dermatology faculty. Dr.                cosmetic dermatology. Advances in laser technology made
                   Semchyshyn (pronounced “Sem-CHISH-              the successful, non-scarring laser therapy possible during
                   in”) brings many talents to the derma-          Dr. Semchyshyn’s years in medical school. This lifelong
                   tology team that enhance and expand             experience, her concern for patients’ well-being, and her
                   the patient care services offered by the        interest in skin wellness has been integral in the development
department as well as enrich the curriculum and experience         of her approach to medicine and philosophy about health.
of our residents and fellows.                                      Dr. Semchyshyn considers skin health in the context of the
      Dr. Natalie, as some call her, is a graduate of Yale         whole person and the complexity of human beings. While
University and Columbia University College of Physicians           helping patients achieve desired cosmetic outcomes through
and Surgeons. She completed an internship at Cabrini               various treatment modalities, she also utilizes prophylactic
Medical Center before coming to St. Louis for derma-               treatment for the slowing of skin aging, and assists patients
tology residency at Washington University. After resi-             with making decisions about maintaining skin health.
dency, she moved to California to specialize in lasers,                   Dr. Semchyshyn is also an artist, having her stained-
completed a fellowship with and joined Dr. Suzanne Kilmer          glass work featured this year in an issue of Skin and Allergy
at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Sacramento.                News. According to Dr. Semchyshyn, the transformative
Dr. Semchyshyn joined the Saint Louis University faculty           nature of art is similar to the transformation she sees in her
in 2006 in the Division of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery.             patients, and she uses her creative talent for both. n



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Recent Faculty Publications
ß Kureshi F, Davis MD, Burkemper NM, Weenig RH,                    ß Paller AS, Siegfried EC, Langley RG, Gottlieb AB, Pariser,
  Pittelkow MR, Gamble GL. Thyroid dermopathy: an under-             D Landells I, Hebert AA, Eichenfield LA, Patel V, Creamer
  recognized cause of leg edema. Cutis. 79(3): 219-24, 2007.         K, Jahreis A, for the Etanercept Pediatric Psoriasis Study
ß Lowe NJ, Glaser DA, Eadie N, Daggett S, Kowalski J,                Group, Etanercept Treatment in Children and Adolescents
  Lai PY, and the North American BOTOX in Primary Axil-              With Plaque Psoriasis. New Engl J Med 2008, 358(2).
  lary Hyperhidrosis Clinical Study Group. Botulinum Toxin         ß Tom WL, Miller MD, Hurley MY, Suneja T, Kudva G,
  Type A in the Treatment of Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis:         Leonardi CL, and Obadiah JM: Efalizumab-induced
  A 52-week multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-          autoimmune pancytopenia. Br J Dermatol 155(5):1045-
  controlled study of efficacy, safety. J Am Acad Dermatol.           1047, 2006.
  Apr;56(4):604-11, 2007.
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History of the Dermatology Patch
                                             The rapid growth of our department over the last five years has inspired us to create
                                             a shield to symbolize and commemorate its different components. Much like our
                                             pride in being part of Saint Louis University, we wanted to strengthen camaraderie
                                             and rally team spirit for dermatology as a department.

                                             The public recognizes the SLU symbol as one of excellence; we want ours to inter-
                                             nally reinforce this idea within our department. Paul Bowman, M.D., our first Mohs
                                             fellow in 2003 with our chairman, Scott W. Fosko, M.D., was inspired to design this
                                             patch during his fellowship. We are grateful to his creative genius in designing the
                                             patch that has become the symbol for our department.




Symbols



     ARCH           CROSS         FLEUR-DE-LIS     OPEN BOOK      MICROSCOPE        SCALPEL &      ULTRAVIOLET     LASER BEAM
                                                                                     SCISSORS       LIGHT BULB



Forming the upper border of the symbol is a depiction of             Along the base of the symbol are representation of the
the Gateway Arch. A well-known symbol of St. Louis, the              multiple subspecialties of dermatology. At the center is a
original monument stands for expansion – just as this image          open book, signifying medical dermatology and knowledge,
embodies the growth and development of our department.               the foundation of our specialty upon which all the other
                                                                     components are based.
Filling the background of the symbol’s center is a modi-
fied white cross set upon a blue background. During the               To the left a microscope stands for dermatopathology, to
Crusades, various nations adopted crosses of various                 the right, a scalpel and scissors represent dermatologic
colors. In the 1400’s, the King of France, Charles VII,              surgery and cutaneous oncology. At the far left an ultra-
adopted the white cross as an emblem; soon after he founded          violet light bulb symbolizes phototherapy and photochemo-
the core of the permanent French army, and by the 18th               therapy, while a laser beam at the far right corresponds to
century almost every regimental flag had a white cross.               laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

The center of the design is a gold fleur-de-lis. First appearing      As a department of SLU, we wanted our artwork to be
on the shield of King Louis VI of France in the 12th century,        harmonious with the official SLU symbol. We therefore
the fleur-de-lis signified perfection, light and life. A recog-        specifically used the pantone matching system colors for
nized symbol of Saint Louis University, this is the most             SLU gold and SLU blue in our design. We are proud of
important aspect of our symbol – we are SLU Dermatology.             our design and its clear display of our ties to St. Louis,
The division of each of the three petals into the leaflets gives      Saint Louis University, and the critical elements of our
an even stronger link to the official fleur design of SLU.             dynamic specialty of Dermatology. n
                                                                                                        WINTER 2007     11




Alumni, Friends and Faculty News
Where are They Now?
Alanna F. Bree, M.D. (‘04) a former SLU faculty member and        Summer R. Youker, M.D. (faculty) and her husband,
director of Pediatric Dermatology is an assistant professor of    Craig Glaiberman, M.D., welcomed the birth of a son, Carl
Dermatology and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine/         Thomas Glaiberman, on October 4, 2007. Congratulations
Texas Children’s Hospital. She is the chair of the Young          Summer and Craig!
Leaders Committee of the Society for Pediatric Derma-
tology, Medical Director of Camp Discovery/Camp Derma-
dillo in Texas, and the principal investigator and chair of the
International Research Symposium on Ankyloblepharon-
Ectodermal Defects-Cleft Lip/Palate (AEC) Syndrome that
was held in Texas in November 2006, with support from an
NIH-grant. Alanna and her husband, Doug, are enjoying life
in Houston, Texas with their two children, Kendyl and Sam,
who are in the 4th and 5th grade respectively.

Elaine C. Siegfried, M.D. has rejoined Saint Louis University
School of Medicine as professor of Pediatrics and Dermatol-
ogy and Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Saint Louis
University/Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Welcome
back!
                                                                                                            GIBNEY FAMILY
Evan C. Jones, M.D. (Mohs ‘06) and his wife, Rosa, are the
proud parents of Ethan, born in 2007. In June 2007, Evan
became acting chairman in the Department of Dermatology
at SUNY Stonybrook. In August he broke his left arm so his
remaining hand is very full! Good luck Evan!

Tina Suneja, M.D. (‘05) is living in Colorado and work-
ing at Denver Dermatology Consultants providing medical
and occupational dermatology care. She and her husband,
Kevin Nagamani, M.D. are the proud parents of daughter
Noor, born October 2006.

Mary D. Gibney, M.D. (‘96), are with family members
Colin, Luke, and Cameron, is in private practice with
Dr. Owen Reynolds in North Andover, Massachusetts.
Dr. Gibney offers medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatolo-
                                                                                                             KLING FAMILY
gy services, gives talks at local hospitals and community cen-
ters, and teaches Tufts medical residents that rotate through
her office.

Christopher W. Kling, M.D. (‘05), wife Marissa and daugh-
ters Campbell and McKenna are expecting a third child in
April 2008.

Alyssa M. Nash-Goelitz, M.D., former faculty, her hus-
band Brian Goelitz, M.D., and daughter Megan wel-
comed baby Thomas Italo Goelitz on September 28, 2007.
                                                                       THOMAS ITALO                    CARL THOMAS
Congratulations!                                                         GOELITZ                       GLAIBERMAN
 12   DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY




 Giving Opportunities
 As our department continues on its successful path from its        FRIENDS OF THE DERMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT
 formal beginnings in 1992, financial and in-kind support            This fund supports the broad needs of the department and
 play key roles in our ability to grow and develop. For many        can include educational efforts of the department that reach
 of our academic pursuits, there is little direct support, and      out to the community either through outreach and educa-
 we need endowments and gifts to continue our growth and            tion about skin cancer. In addition continuing education
 to be successful in many areas. Donations from our generous        programs for dermatologists and other health care profes-
 supporters help fund resident and fellow training and activi-      sionals in the community as well as new program initiatives
 ties, research projects, the development of new programs,          will be supported with these funds.
 and support academic faculty career development. Gifts
                                                                    NEW DEPARMENT NEEDS AND GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
 are utilized based on the donor’s guidelines, and every gift
 is recognized by the chairman of the department and                If you are interested in supporting lectureships, profes-
 University. The Department of Dermatology has several              sorships, endowed chairs, or would like to make an
 giving opportunities we would like you to consider.                unrestricted gift, please contact Scott W. Fosko, M.D., in
                                                                    our department at 314-256-3432 or Alexis Azar Posnanski,
 RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP EDUCATION                                 director of development at 314-977-2247, azarae@slu.edu.
 This fund supports resident and fellow training stipend,           You may use the enclosed business reply envelope to mail
 education, and related activities.                                 contributions for our department.

 RESEARCH                                                           If you would like to request a newsletter or submit
 This fund supports unfunded research and teaching efforts          information for upcoming issues, please e-mail sluderm@
 in the department in the areas of melanoma, cutaneous              slu.edu, call us at 314-256-3432, or mail information to
 oncology, dermatopathology, psoraisis, and cosmetic der-           Dermatology News, Saint Louis University, Department of
 matology. It also funds teaching and research efforts for          Dermatology, 1402 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104.
 medical students, residents, and fellows.


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