Dermatology News Editorial Advisory Board
Miriam Bettencourt, MD, is a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Nevada, and an adjunct professor at Touro University, where she contributes to the dermatology training of medical students and physician assistants in Las Vegas. She started her medical career in Brazil, where she did a residency in internal medicine and dermatology at the University of São Paulo , followed by a residency in family medicine and dermatology at Duke University, in Durham, N.C. She then served as associate residency program director, head of the clinical trials division, and chief of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at the Bay Pines VA Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla. For more than 10 years, she has been the director of the Bettencourt Skin Center, where she specializes in clinical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, including Mohs surgery. She has been the principal investigator for several clinical trials and a nationally and internationally recognized speaker in different areas of dermatology, including psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis, actinic keratosis, skin cancer, and tropical diseases. She is an active member of professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the Noah Worcester Society, and the International Society of Dermatology, among others. Dr. Bettencourt is the founder and director of the Women Physicians Medical Society of Las Vegas, the first group of female physicians of multiple specialties, and is cochair of the International Affairs Committee of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, which is involved in fostering networking among female physicians in all countries.
David Ciocon. MD, is director of dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology, and director of clinical operations in the division of dermatology at the Montefiore Medical Center, N.Y. He is also program director of an ACGME-approved fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, and assistant professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, N.Y. In addition to general and cosmetic dermatology, his clinical interests include Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, and laser medicine. He joined the Dermatology News editorial advisory board in 2016.
Kalyani Marathe, MD, is a pediatric dermatologist at Children’s National Health System, and assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the George Washington University, both in Washington. At Children’s, she also is director of outpatient services in the division of dermatology, the medical director of informatics for outpatient services, and participates in two multidisciplinary clinics: a vulvar diseases clinic with the department of pediatric gynecology and a connective tissue disease clinic with the department of pediatric rheumatology. Her interests include pediatric vulvar diseases; acne; genetic skin disorders, including epidermolysis bullosa; pigmented lesions; wound care; vascular birthmarks; and laser therapy. She joined the Dermatology News editorial advisory board in 2016.