SPD Members in the News

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology and its members are pleased to be the leading experts on children's skin, hair, and nail disorders. View coverage highlights below, and follow along with SPD on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

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August 2022

Medscape: Treatment Options Limited for Skin-Picking, Hair-Pulling Disorders
Feat. SPD Member Jon Grant, MD, JD, MPH | Syndicated to MDEdge

MDEdge: Cultural Humility Required to Optimize Treatment of Eczema Patients With Skin of Color
Feat. SPD Member Candrice Heath, MD

Healthline: Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy Opens Up About Living with Eczema
Feat. SPD Member Adnan Mir, MD, PhD

Practical Dermatology: Ongoing Needs in Pediatric Skin of Color - An Update
Feat. SPD Member Brandi Kenner-Bell, MD


July 2022

HCPLive: Reframing the Mindset of UV Exposure and Tanning Methods
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

HCPLive: Combatting "Skyrocketing" Skin Cancer Rates with UV Safety Measures

HCPLive: FDA Approves Ruxolitinib Cream 1.5% for Nonsegmental Vitiligo

Romper: Can You Be Allergic to Mosquito Bites?
Feat. SPD External Marketing Committee Chair Stephen Humphrey, MD

HCPLive: Exploring New Laser Treatments for Acne
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO | Syndicated to ConsultantLive

Romper: 5 Reasons Mosquitos are Biting Your Kid, According to Science
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

Practical Dermatology: An Update on AD Treatments for Pediatric Patients
Feat. SPD Member Richard Antaya, MD

Annual Meeting Coverage

Annual Meeting Coverage


June 2022

NBC News Select: 8 Best Sunscreens for Kids, According to Dermatologists
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

HCPLive: Dermatologists Discuss the FDA Approval of Baricitinib for Alopecia Areata
Feat. SPD Member Lisa Arkin, MD & SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO
Syndicated to ConsultantLive & Title Press

Girls’ Life: The Solutions to All Your Summer Skin Problems
Feat. SPD Member and Pre-AAD Course Director, Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD

HCPLive: Ruxolitinib Cream a "True Medical Breakthrough" for Vitiligo
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO
Syndicated to ConsultantLive

HCPLive: Managing Vitiligo in Pediatric Patients
Feat. SPD Member Lisa Arkin, MD

HCPLive: Advancements in Scleroderma Treatment Strategies
Feat. SPD Member Lisa Arkin, MD

HCPLive: Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Scleroderma
Feat. SPD Fellowship Directors Chair Kelly Cordoro, MD

HCPLive: Multi-System Approaches for Treating Pediatric Morphea
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

Everyday Health: How to Beat Eczema Pain
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO


May 2022

Sunday Edit: Can Vitamin C Cause Acne?
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

Girls' Life Magazine (Summer Print Edition): Summer Skin Sitch? We Just Solved It
Feat. SPD Member and Pre-AAD Course Director, Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD

CNET: Sunscreen Safety for Babies: When It's Safe to Use, Application Tips and How to Treat Sunburns
Feat. SPD Past-President Andrea Zaenglein, MD


April 2022

The Dermatology Digest: A New Era for Treating Pediatric Skin Disease
Feat. SPD Member and Pre-AAD Meeting Session Presenter Richard Antaya, MD

The Dermatology Digest: Tips for Avoiding Common Sources of Pediatric Allergen Contact Dermatitis
Feat. SPD Member and Pre-AAD Meeting Session Presenter JiaDe Yu, MD

HCPLive: Exploring New Possibilities in Vitiligo Therapy
Feat. SPD Teledermatology Committee Chair Sarah Asch, MD

HCPLive: Improving Vitiligo Diagnosis and Therapies
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

HCPLive: Detailing Rosacea Subtypes, Severity and Treatment
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

Everyday Health: Eczema Linked to Potential for Other Health Problems
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO


March 2022

Livestrong: The 6 Best Soaps for Body Odor
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

HCPLive: Coverage of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology's 2022 Pre-AAD Meeting
Feat. SPD Member and Pre-AAD Course Director, Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD

HCPLive: Championing Women in Health Care
Feat. SPD VP of Education & Career Development Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD


February 2022

HCPLive: 4 Clinicians Explain Issues in Vitiligo and Skin of Color
Feat. SPD Member Arianna Yanes, MD

HCPLive: Improving the Healthcare System for African American Patients + DocTalk Podcast
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

Baby Center: Best Dandruff Shampoos for Kids
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

Contemporary Pediatrics: Best Practices for Treating MASKNE in Children and Adolescents
Feat. SPD Member Alanna Bree, MD

HCPLive: How the Nancy Esterly Pediatric Dermatology Visiting Lectureship Program Promotes Diversity
Feat. SPD Members Jane Bellet, MD, and Buddy Cohen, MD

HCPLive: Achieving Racial Equality in Dermatology Care
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO


January 2022

The Zoe Report: The Best Bath Bombs for Sensitive Skin
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

HCPLive: Nanette B. Silverberg, MD: Diversifying Dermatology Studies
Feat. SPD Member Nanette Silverberg, MD

CroKids: Best Shampoo for Kids
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO


December 2021

Business Insider: How to Use Olive Oil to Prevent Split Ends and Moisturize Hair, According to a Stylist and Dermatologists
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

The List: TikTok Beauty Trends That Can Ruin Your Skin
Feat. SPD Member Karan Lal, DO

MDedge Dermatology: Study Finds Nadolol Noninferior to Propranolol for Infantile Hemangiomas
Feat. SPD Member Elena Pope, MD

HCPLive: Nanette B. Silverberg, MD: The Prevalence of Vitiligo in Pediatric Patients
Feat. SPD Member Nanette Silverberg, MD

Colorado Parent Magazine: How to Prevent and Treat Dry Winter Skin
Feat. SPD Member Carla Torres-Zegarra, MD

HCPLive: Detailing Racial Disparities in Dermatology at Health Care Crossroad
Feat. SPD Member Nanette Silverberg, MD


November 2021

MDedge Dermatology: Update on the Pediatric Dermatology Workforce Shortage
Feat. SPD Member Teresa Wright, MD


October 2021

Mr. Dad: Pediatric Skin Conditions + Healing After Trauma
Feat. SPD Member Adnan Mir, MD

HuffPost: The Biggest Skin Care Mistakes People Make At Night
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO


September 2021

Medscape: Extension Study Finds Dupilumab Effective for Up to 1 Year in Teens With Atopic Dermatitis
Feat. SPD Member Sheilagh Maguiness, MD

MedPage Today: Clinical Challenges: Psychological Effects of Childhood Eczema
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

MDedge Dermatology: Ask About Itch and Joint Pain in Pediatric Psoriasis Patients, Expert Advises
Feat SPD Member Amy Paller, MD

Medscape: Meta-Analysis: Five Biologics Perform Strongly in Children with Psoriasis
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

DRUG Discovery & Development: FDA Outlines Plan to ‘Follow the Science’ as it Mulls Over COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
Feat. SPD External Marketing Committee Chair Stephen Humphrey, MD


August 2021

Huff Post: 8 TikTok Skincare Trends Dermatologists Warn You to Avoid
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

MDedge Dermatology: Study Evaluates OTC Treatments for Molluscum Contagiosum
Feat. SPD Member Elaine Siegfried, MD

MedPage Today: Clinical Challenges: Sleep Disturbances in Children With Atopic Dermatitis
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

Practical Dermatology: Patricia Treadwell, MD Assumes Presidency of Society for Pediatric Dermatology
Feat. SPD President Patricia Treadwell, MD


July 2021

Parents Magazine: 9 Smart Ways to Protect Your Child’s Skin
Feat. SPD Members Nnenna Agim, Patrick McMahon, Derek Chu, Adnan Mir, Susan Boiko, Brandi Kenner-Bell, and Yasmine Kirkoria, MDs

Huff Post: How to Treat Your Bug Bites When They Won’t Stop Itching
Feat. SPD Member Adnan Mir, MD

View MDedge’s full coverage of SPD’s 46th Annual Meeting


June 2021

Thrive Global: Dr. Patrick McMahon: “Set Expectations”
Feat. SPD Member Patrick McMahon, MD

TODAY Health: Best Home Remedies for Sunburn, According to Dermatologists
Feat. SPD Member Adnan Mir, MD


May 2021

CBS: Retired Pediatric Dermatologist Volunteers at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego to Keep People Safe & Their Outlook Positive After COVID-19 Shots
Feat. SPD Member Susan Boiko, MD

POPSUGAR: If Your Baby Wakes Up Crying Hysterically, You’re Not Alone — Here’s What May Be Going On
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Karan Lal, DO

Romper: How to Find The Best Insect Repellent For Your Kids
Feat. SPD Member Mercedes Gonzalez, MD


April 2021

Byrdie: How to Treat and Prevent Ingrown Facial Hair
Feat. SPD Marketing & Communications Committee Member Karan Lal, DO

Medscape/MDedge: Survey Shines Light on Pediatric Dermatologists’ Earnings + What’s the Future of Telehealth? It’s Complicated.

Practical Dermatology: Pediatric Dermatology Incomes Up; Demand Persists
Feat. SPD Practice Management Committee Chair Mercedes Gonzalez, MD

DermWireTV: Ped Derm Salaries; Skin Cancer Symposium Kicks Off; Pandemic Self Care Stats
Feat. SPD Practice Management Committee Chair Mercedes Gonzalez, MD

MDedge Dermatology News:
Despite New Ichthyosis Treatment Recommendations, ‘Many Questions Still Exist.’

Romper: The 5 Best Dandruff Shampoos for Kids
Feat. SPD Marketing & Communications Committee Member Karan Lal, DO

MDedge Dermatology News: Children Could Become Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine by Fall, Expert Predicts
Feat. SPD Member Colin Guadalupe Maldonado, MD


March 2021

First Time Parent: Tending to Your Child’s Skin in the Changing Seasons
Feat. SPD VP of Education & Career Development, Sheilagh Maguiness, MD


February 2021

Romper: Best Baby Soaps for Eczema
Feat. SPD Marketing & Communications Committee Member Karan Lal, DO

Practical Dermatology – DermWireTv: Inclusion in Derm
Feat. SPD Member Linda Oyesuki, MPH

Baby Products Mom: Why Is My Baby’s Skin So Sensitive?
Feat. SPD VP of Education & Career Development Sheilagh Maguiness, MD

Fatherly: How to Tell Heat Rash on Your Baby’s Face From Other Skin Conditions
Feat. SPD Marketing & Communications Committee Member Karan Lal, DO

Science News: Redefining ‘Flesh-Colored’ Bandages Makes Medicine More Inclusive
Feat. SPD Member Linda Oyesuki, MPH


January 2021

L.A. Parent: Take Care of the Skin You’re All In
Feat. SPD Member Marcia Hogeling, MD

Central California Parent Magazine: Don’t Leave Your Child’s Skin High and Dry This Winter
Feat. SPD Member Sara Dill, MD

Military Families Magazine: Want to Prevent Maskne? Here are Some Tips From a Dermatologist
Feat. SPD Member Alanna Bree, MD


December 2020

INSIDER Health: Yeast Infections Are Common in Babies—Here’s How to Recognize the Symptoms and Effectively Treat It
Feat. SPD Member Brandi Kenner-Bell, MD

HCPLive: Orphan No More: A New Momentum for Pediatric Dermatology
Feat. SPD External Marketing Committee Chair Adnan Mir, MD

Colorado Parent Magazine: How to Prevent and Treat Dry Winter Skin
Feat. SPD Member Carla Torres-Zegarra, MD

The Dermatologist: Amplifying the Voices of Women in Pediatric Dermatology
Feat. SPD Member Catherine Baker, MD


November 2020

Houston Family Magazine: Maskne 101: Prevention for Children, Toddlers, and Teenagers
Feat. SPD Member Alanna Bree, MD

Dermatology News: Pediatric Dermatology: Reflecting on 50 Years
Feat. SPD Foundation Chair Lawrence Eichenfield, MD

Central California Parent: Treating Your Child’s Eczema – SPD Patient Perspective’s Eczema Handout

MedicalResearch.com: Skin Conditions Associated with Down Syndrome
Feat. SPD Member Jillian Rork, MD


October 2020

Northwestern University: How Pediatric Dermatologists Can Screen for Joint Issues
Feat. SPD Past President Amy Paller, MD

First Time Parent: Pregnancy & Eczema Care
Feat. SPD Member Latanya Benjamin, MD

Dermatology News: Fatal Pediatric Melanomas Diverse in Presentation (print)
Feat. SPD Member and Study Author Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD


September 2020

FoxNews.com: Dry Skin Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, Winter: Tips to Avoid Making It Worse
Feat. SPD Member Latanya Benjamin, MD

The Dermatologist: Psychosocial Considerations for Your Pediatric Patients
Feat. SPD Fellowship Directors Committee Chair Kelly Cordoro, MD

Hematology and Oncology: Fatal Pediatric Melanomas Diverse in Presentation
Feat. SPD Member and Study Author Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD

TheCheckUp.com: Love the Skin You’re In: The Importance of Annual Skin Checks
Feat. SPD External Marketing Committee Chair Adnan Mir, MD


August 2020

The Cutaneous Connection (Dermatology Times podcast): Episode 5- Becoming a Pediatric Dermatologist
Feat. SPD VP of Workforce & Specialty Advocacy Heather Brandling-Bennett, MD

Pediatric Research: Strawberry Mark: Our Daughter’s Journey With an Infantile Hemangioma
Feat. SPD Past President Beth Drolet, MD

Central California Parent: What Parents Need to Know About Pre-Teen and Teen Acne
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Stephanie Jacks, MD


July 2020

View MDedge’s full coverage of the SPD 45th Annual Meeting here.

Today.com: Best Home Remedies for Sunburn, According to Dermatologists + 7 Ways to Ease Sunburn Pain — Fast
Feat. SPD External Marketing Committee Chair Adnan Mir, MD

Dermatology News: No Link Between Topical Steroids and Fracture Risk Found in Children With Atopic Dermatitis
Feat. SPD Member and Study Author Reese Imhof

Dermatology Times: Society for Pediatric Dermatology Welcomes New President, Board Members
Feat. SPD President Marilyn Lang, MD


June 2020

First Time Parent: Sun Protection: More Than Sunscreen
Feat. SPD Past President Sheila Friedlander, MD


May 2020

San Francisco Chronicle: UCSF Doctor Sees Mysterious Swelling of Feet in Children, Possibly Coronavirus-Related
Feat. SPD Fellowship Directors Committee Chair Kelly Cordoro, MD

WebMD: Psoriasis Baths Dos and Don'ts
Feat. SPD VP of Membership & Practice Management Latanya Benjamin, MD

Dermatology Weekly: COVID-19 in Kids; Grand Rounds from the Patient’s Perspective (podcast)
Feat. SPD Past President Amy Paller, MD


April 2020

FoxNews.com: Coronavirus Quarantine Causing Some to Remove Moles, Skin Tags at Home; Dermatologists Warn This Is Unsafe
Feat. SPD VP of Membership & Practice Management Latanya Benjamin, MD

WebMD: Finding a Psoriasis Doctor
Feat. SPD VP of Membership & Practice Management Latanya Benjamin, MD


March 2020

Central California Parent: Managing Your Child’s Winter Skin Issues
Feat. SPD Website & Social Media Committee Chair Stephanie Jacks, MD

Healthline.com: The Best Soaps and Shampoos for Psoriasis
Feat. SPD Member Kelly Cordoro, MD


February 2020

NBC News BETTER: The Best Treatments for Teen Acne, According to Dermatologists
Feat. SPD External Marketing Committee Chair Adnan Mir, MD

The BUMP: What Causes Baby Eczema—and How to Treat It
Feat. SPD VP of Membership & Practice Management Latanya Benjamin, MD

Health eCareers: Dermatologists Are Among the Most Satisfied Physicians. Here's Why.
Feat. SPD President Jeff Sugarman, MD, PhD


January 2020

Dermatology Times: Advances in Pediatric Eczema Treatment
Feat. SPD President Jeff Sugarman, MD, PhD

Practical Dermatology: Out of the Shadows: Survey Reveals Extent of Unofficial Pediatric Dermatology Consults
Feat. SPD VP Finance & Administration Robert Sidbury, MD

Colorado Parent: How to Calm Winter Itches
Feat. SPD VP of Membership and Practice Management Latanya Benjamin, MD