Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Treatment in Teenagers

Dr. Jeffrey Sugarman, Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Family and Community Medicine at U.C. San Francisco, joined by Jake, a young adult living with atopic dermatitis (AD), discuss moderate to severe AD, what it’s like to be a teen struggling with this condition, and a treatment option.

Dr. Jeffrey Sugarman was awarded an NIH training grant 1988 and received his MD and PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of California San Diego in 1996.  He then completed residencies in pediatrics (1999) at the University of Washington Children’s Hospital in Seattle, and in dermatology (2002) at UC San Francisco. He is board certified in pediatrics, dermatology, and in pediatric dermatology.  He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in Dermatology at UC San Francisco and in private practice as the medical director of Redwood Family Dermatology in Sonoma County. Dr. Sugarman has a special interest in atopic dermatitis, acne, psoriasis and in mosaic genetic skin disorders.  He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters in these fields and spends a significant amount of his time engaged in clinical and translational research in dermatology. He was a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance and is currently the president-elect for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

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