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POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

Chief Resident Physician, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital May 2021-June 2022
Detroit, MI
Dermatology Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI June 2019-May 2021
Transitional Year Internship, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI June 2018-June 2019

EDUCATION

Doctor of Medicine, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL August 2014-May 2018
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA September 2007-June 2011
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine September 2007-June 2011
Irvine, CA

HONORS AND AWARDS

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Resident Scholarship Program 2020
Student Government Association Graduate Medical Education Scholarship, University of Central 2018
Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
• Awarded for excellence in community service and academic commitment
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2017
Gold Humanism Honor Society 2017
College of Medicine Institutional Scholarship, University of Central Florida College of Medicine 2014-2018
Orlando, FL
• Four-year, partial tuition scholarship
Committee on Research Award, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 2012
• Grant award funding a new research proposal
American Institute of Chemists Student Award 2011
• Given to one senior chemistry student nominated based on outstanding record of leadership, ability, character, and scholastic achievement
Cum Laude, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 2011
Phi Beta Kappa Society, National Honor Society 2011
Phi Lambda Upsilon Society, National Chemistry Honorary Society 2011
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Award, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 2010
• Award funding a research proposal
College Reading and Learning Association Advanced Certified Tutor Award 2009
• Awarded for tutoring three consecutive academic quarters
Dean’s Honor List, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 2007-2011

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Sub-Investigator, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI August 2020 – Present
PI: David Ozog, MD, Department of Dermatology
Project: Monitoring surgical outcomes in resident surgery clinic as a quality improvement measure
• Tracking of postoperative patient outcomes through wound assessment and patient satisfaction to improve resident surgery skills
• Participation in project development and execution
Sub-Investigator, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI August 2020 – Present
PI: Laurie Kohen, MD, Department of Dermatology
Project: Evaluation of dermoscopy virtual lecture series in improving resident education
• Assessing the utility of a virtual dermoscopy course lecture series in improving resident education, provider dermoscopy skills, and patient care
• Participation in submission for institutional review board approval, data collection and data analysis
Sub-Investigator, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI August 2019 – Present
PI: Jesse Veenstra, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology
Project: Utilization of a visual aid in dermatology patch testing subspecialty clinic
• Creation of a visual aid depicting the patch testing process to improve the quality of care delivered to patients being tested for allergic contact dermatitis
• Participated in the development of the quality improvement concept, visual aid, patient and resident satisfaction survey, and institutional review board submission
Sub-Investigator, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI June 2019 – Present
PI: Tasneem Mohammad, MD and Henry W. Lim, MD, Department of Dermatology
Project: The efficacy of tranexamic acid in the treatment of lichen planus pigmentosus and erythema dyschromicum perstans
• Determine if there is a reduction in pigmentation in patients with lichen planus pigmentosus or erythema dyschromicum perstans after administration of tranexamic acid
• Participated in patient recruitment, data collection, and data analysis
Sub-Investigator, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI May 2019 – April 2020
PI: Henry W. Lim, MD, Department of Dermatology
Project: Nicotinamide for the use of skin cancer chemoprevention in Tanzania’s albino population
• Investigating the efficacy in oral nicotinamide in preventing the development of skin cancer and precancerous lesions among albino patients in Tanzania
• Participated in finding a pharmaceutical company to provide nicotinamide drug and placebo for the study with plans to participate in protocol development, grant applications, and manuscript editing
Sub-Investigator, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI April 2019-Present
PI: Alison Tisack-Boucher, MD, Department of Dermatology
Project: Split-face microneedling study with tranexamic acid in treating melasma
• Clinical research study to determine efficacy of topical tranexamic acid in treating melasma
• Participated in patient recruitment, patient consenting, direct patient-care, patient follow-up, and data collection
Co-Investigator, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO July 2017 – August 2017
PI: Robert P. Dellavalle, MD PhD MSPH
Project: Chinese institutional payments for publishing in dermatology journals
• Investigated the cash-per-publication reward system among Chinese universities and hospitals for publishing in dermatology-related research journals based on article type and journal impact factor

Co-Investigator, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO July 2017 – August 2017
PI: Robert P. Dellavalle, MD PhD MSPH
Project: Greatest conflicts of interest among dermatology journals using public data from Open Payments Database
• Determining which dermatology journals have the greatest conflict of interest based on the average amount of payments received among editors at each journal
• Participated in data collection and analysis taken from the Open Payments Database
Co-Investigator, University of Central Florida College of Medicine November 2016 – March 2017
Orlando, FL
PI: Carlos A. Cerruto, MD, Mid Florida Pathology, and Clay Cockerell, MD, University of Texas Southwestern
Project: Diagnostic predictive value of background vascular patterns between cellular dermatofibroma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
• Determining the use of background vascular pattern by immunohistochemistry in differentiating cellular dermatofibroma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
• Helped to determine which immunohistochemistry stains are most effective in evaluating vascular patterns of dermatofibroma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans samples
Co-Investigator, University of Central Florida College of Medicine November 2016 – March 2017
Orlando, FL
PI: Carlos A. Cerruto, MD, Mid Florida Pathology, and Clay Cockerell, MD, University of Texas Southwestern
Project: Epidermal glycogen patterns using the PASH method expressed by psoriasis and eczematous dermatitis as a differentiation tool
• Determining the diagnostic predictive value of periodic-acid Schiff staining in the use of differentiating eczematous dermatitis and psoriasis through varying glycogen patterns
• Analyzed pathology of hematoxylin and eosin and periodic acid-Schiff hematoxylin stained biopsy slides of known psoriasis and subacute spongiotic dermatitis samples
Co-Investigator, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL September 2016-June 2018
PI: Robert P. Dellavalle, MD PhD MSPH, University of Colorado, James A. Solomon, MD PhD, Ameriderm Research
Project: Social media chatter mining
• Categorizing dermatology-related social media posts based on their content (i.e. patients as authors, professionals as authors, fraudulent pharmaceutical companies, etc.) and basic sentiment, and sources of postings to identify which social media platforms are being used by specific populations of patients, as well as, if they are being solicited by fraudulent, and potentially harmful, companies
• Participated in data analysis and categorization of social media posts collected over several years
Co-Investigator, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL September 2014-June 2018
PI: Robert P. Dellavalle, MD PhD MSPH, University of Colorado, James A. Solomon, MD PhD, Ameriderm Research
Project: Patient interactive forms used in a Continuous Quality Improvement Assessment
• Helped to pioneer and develop an innovative, HIPAA compliant, patient interactive form that permits physicians to communicate with patients a personalized list of triggers that may be worsening their autoimmune or dermatologic disease symptoms
Co-Investigator, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL September 2014-May 2017
PI: James A. Solomon, MD PhD, Ameriderm Research
Project: Identification of basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome patient subpopulations through the use of a longitudinal survey
• Identify subpopulations of patients with basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome who express similar arrays of organ system hyperactivity of the Hedgehog Pathway using an online survey
Co-Investigator, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA September 2014-June 2015
PI: Sergey Nizkorodov, PhD, Department of Chemistry
Project: Identifying the role of molecular mimicry in affecting the exacerbations and remissions of systemic lupus erythematous through patient centered outcome research methodology
• Constructed a pilot-survey to identify different daily life exposures of self-identified systemic lupus erythematosus patients, which the results were utilized to help develop a continuous quality improvement assessment
Research Associate, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA January 2012-April 2012
PI: Sergey Nizkorodov, PhD, Department of Chemistry
Project: Atmospheric oxidation of squalene: Molecular study using cobra modeling and high-resolution mass spectrometry
• Determined the age of indoor dust by measuring the distribution of oxidation products of squalene
• Received a research grant to perform the initial calibration of the oxidation of squalene using atmospheric solids analysis probe mass spectroscopy
Research Associate, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA January 2011-June 2011
PI: Sergey Nizkorodov, PhD, Department of Chemistry
Project: Formation of nitrogen- and sulfur-containing light-absorbing compounds accelerated by evaporation of water from secondary organic aerosols
• Studied the modifications of fog or cloud droplets’ molecular composition by evaporation which contained dissolved organics with the ability to produce light-absorbing compounds
• I assisted in designing and optimizing experiments that utilized rotary evaporators and UV-VIS spectroscopy
Co-Investigator, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA September 2010-December 2011
PI: Sergey Nizkorodov, PhD, Department of Chemistry
Project: Reactions of secondary organic aerosols with reduced nitrogen compounds to generate light- absorbing brown carbon that can affect climate
• Studied the formation of aerosols “aged” by pollution and their ability to absorb visible light which affects climate
• Formed secondary organic aerosol samples utilizing different precursor molecules and calculated the mass absorption coefficient for each using UV-Vis spectroscopy to quantify the warming effect of natural and polluted aerosols

PUBLICATIONS
*Denotes shared first authors.

Kim KM, Lim HW. The uses of tranexamic acid in dermatology: A review. Int J Dermatol. [Submitted]
Ramachandran V, Kim KM, Zhang L. Disseminated nonsegmental vitiligo associated with halo nevi and premature gray hair. Cureus. 2021;13:e13868.
Niu W*, Updyke KM*, Maxim E, Flaten HK, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. Chinese institutional payments for publishing dermatology journal articles. Dermatol Online J. 2018;24:13030/qt8tp4j6b5.
Shih S, Urso BA, Domozych R, Updyke KM, Laughlin AI, Solomon JA. Chromosome 9 mutations reported absent in some patients with basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome. J Eur Acad Derm Venereol. 2018;32:e179-e181.
Updyke KM. Janus kinase inhibitors for the use of alopecia areata: a promising therapeutic of the future. Dermatol Ther. 2018;31:e12556.
Updyke KM*, Niu W*, St. Claire C, Schlager E, Knabel M, Leader NF, Sacotte RM, Dunnick C, Dellavalle RP. Editorial boards of dermatology journals and their potential financial conflict of interest. Dermatol Online J. 2018;24:13030/qt198587m9.
Urso B, Updyke KM, Domozych R, Solomon JA, Brooks I, Burton V, Dellavalle RP. Acne treatment: analysis of acne-related social media posts and the impact on patient care. Cutis. 2018;102:41-43.
Urso B, Updyke KM, Solomon JA. Systemic lupus erythematosus and the broken dental tool. Our Dermatology Online. 2018;9:99-100.
Updyke KM, Khachemoune A. Port wine stains: a focused review on their management. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16:1145-1151.
Updyke KM, Morales-Lappot J, Lee T. Atypical presentation of chronic myelogenous leukemia. Cureus. 2017;9:e1280.
Updyke KM, Urso B, Beg S, Solomon J. Developing a continuous quality improvement assessment using a patient-centered approach in optimizing systemic lupus erythematosus disease control. Cureus. 2017;9:e1762.
Updyke KM, Urso B, Brooks I, Burton V, Dellavalle RP, Solomon JA. Following autoimmune diseases through patient interactive diaries for continuous quality improvement. Pract Dermatol. 2017;48-54.
Nguyen TB, Lee PB, Updyke KM, Bones DL, Laskin J, Laskin A, Nizkorodov SA. Formation of nitrogen- and sulfur-containing light-absorbing compounds accelerated by evaporation of water from secondary organic aerosols. J Geophys Res Atmos. 2012;117:D01207.
Updyke KM, Nguyen TB, Nizkorodov SA. Formation of brown carbon via reactions of ammonia with secondary organic aerosols from biogenic and anthropogenic precursors. Atmos Environ (1994). 2012;63:22-31.

WEB PUBLICATIONS

Kim KM, Lim HW. The use of photoprotection for skin cancer prevention. DermaWeb Melanoma. https://www.dermaweb.com/fr/cours/lutilisation-de-la-photoprotection-pour-la-prevention-du-cancer-de-la-peau. March 2020.

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS
*Denotes shared first authors.

Niu W*, Updyke KM*, Maxim E, Dunnick C, Dellavalle RP. Chinese institutional monetary rewards for publishing dermatology journal articles. J Invest Dermatol. 2018;138(5 Suppl):S62.
Updyke KM*, Niu W*, St. Claire C, Schlager E, Knabel M, Leader N, Sacotte R, Dunnick C, Dellavalle RP. Dermatology journal editorial board member potential financial conflicts of interest. J Invest Dermatol. 2018;138(5 Suppl):S98.
Smith K, Garza J, Urso B, Updyke K, Cockerell C, Cerruto C. Diagnostic predictive value of background vascular patterns between cellular dermatofibroma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017;39:e122.
Updyke K, Byekova G, Urso B, Smith K, Cockerell CJ, Cerruto CA. Diagnostic predictive value of epidermal glycogen/serum pattern using PASH method expressed by psoriasis and eczematous dermatitis. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017;39:e122.
Updyke K, Siddiqui F, Urso B, Domozych R, Brooks I, Solomon J. Social media “listening” used to compare patient views on Enbrel to other treatments for psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(Suppl 1):AB239.
Updyke K, Urso B, Nergard J, Domozych R, Brooks I, Solomon J. Utilization of a new IT platform promoted globally through social media to apply continuous quality improvement assessments to deliver patient-centered care in those with autoimmune diseases. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(Suppl 1):AB278.
Updyke K, Urso B, Solomon J, Bég S. Identifying the role of molecular mimicry with exogenous nucleic antigens in affecting the exacerbations and remissions of systemic lupus erythematosus through patient centered outcome research methodology. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(Suppl 1):AB401.
Updyke K, Urso B, Solomon J, Brooks I, Burton V, Dellavalle RP. An overview of social media posts related to psoriasis patients’ perspective towards Humira®. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(5 Suppl):S13.
Updyke K, Urso B, Solomon J, Brooks I, Burton V, Dellavalle RP. Identifying the most influential social media networks utilized by different populations of patients with autoimmune diseases. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(5 Suppl):S13.
Urso B, Siddiqui F, Updyke KM, Solomon J. The study of basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome through continuous quality improvement assessment-Complex adaptive systems. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(Suppl 1):AB257.
Urso B, Updyke K, Domozych R, Solomon J, Brooks I, Burton V, Dellavalle RP. Acne treatment utilization among patients on social media platforms. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(5 Suppl):S66.
Urso B, Updyke K, Solomon J. Advanced basal cell carcinomas appear preferentially on the scalp of patients with basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(Suppl 1):AB35.
Urso B, Updyke K, Solomon J. Basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome: population of patients negative for chromosome 9 mutations. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(Suppl 1):AB54.
Urso B, Updyke K, Solomon J. The study of basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome through continuous quality improvement assessment. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(5 Suppl):S23.
Urso B, Updyke K, Smith K, Henner M, Cerruto CA. Perieccrine hyalinization: an underrecognized pattern? Case reports and literature review. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017;39:e135.
Nizkorodov SA, Lee PB, Nguyen TB, Updyke KM, Bateman AP, Laskin J, Laskin A. Effect of chemical and photochemical cloud processing on the light absorption properties of biogenic secondary organic aerosols. Abstr Pap Am Chem Soc. 2011;242:190-ENVR.

PRESENTATIONS

Kim KM, Friedman B. A case of IgA vasculitis associated with underlying Cytomegalovirus colitis. Poster presented at: American Academy of Dermatology Virtual Meeting; April 23-25, 2021.
Ko D, Kim KM, Lim HW. Eosinophilic Folliculitis. Poster presented at: Michigan Dermatology Society Annual Meeting, Henry Ford Hospital; Detroit, MI; October 2020.
Ramachandran V, Kim KM, Zhang LB. Disseminated non-segmental vitiligo with halo nevi and grey hair. Poster presented at: 27th Annual Medical Education Research Forum, Henry Ford Hospital; Detroit, MI; May 2020.
Ramachandran V, Kim KM, Zhang LB. Disseminated non-segmental vitiligo with halo nevi and grey hair. Case presented at: Michigan Dermatology Society Annual Meeting, Henry Ford Hospital Department of Dermatology; Detroit, MI; October 2019.
Kim KM, Shwayder TA. Linear and Whorled Nevoid Hypermelanosis. Case presented at: Michigan Dermatology Society Annual Meeting, Henry Ford Hospital Department of Dermatology; Detroit, MI; October 2019.
Kim KM, Friedman B. Tubero-eruptive Xanthomas. Case presented at: Michigan Dermatology Society Annual Meeting, Henry Ford Hospital Department of Dermatology; Detroit, MI; October 2019.
Updyke KM, Urso B, Solomon JA. Developing a continuous quality improvement assessment using a patient-centered approach in optimizing SLE disease control. Paper presented at: 7th International Dermato-Epidemiology Association Congress and Keratinocyte Carcinoma Consortium; Aurora, CO; September 2016.
Urso B, Updyke K, Solomon JA. Advanced basal cell carcinomas appear preferentially on the scalp of patients with basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome. Poster presented at: 7th International Dermato-Epidemiology Association Congress and Keratinocyte Carcinoma Consortium; Aurora, CO; September 2016.
Urso B, Updyke K, Solomon JA. Basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome: population of patients negative for chromosome 9 mutations. Poster presented at: 7th International Dermato-Epidemiology Association Congress and Keratinocyte Carcinoma Consortium; Aurora, CO; September 2016.
Fang C, Baig H, Updyke K.M., Manoucheri M. A rare case of L-transposition of the great arteries presenting as generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Poster Presentation. American College of Physicians Florida Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting; Key Largo, FL, September 2016.
Do T, Khalid S, Abbass A, Trabin J, Updyke KM. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Poster presented at: American College of Physicians Florida Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting; Key Largo, FL; September 2016.
Updyke KM, Urso B, Solomon JA. Developing a continuous quality improvement assessment using a patient-centered approach in optimizing SLE disease control. Paper presented at: University of Central Florida College of Medicine Focused Inquiry Research Experience Conference; Orlando, FL; March 2016.
Updyke K, Urso B, Solomon J, Bég S. Identifying the role of molecular mimicry with exogenous nucleic antigens in affecting the exacerbations and remissions of systemic lupus erythematosus through patient centered outcome research methodology. Poster presented at: Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference; Orlando, FL; January 15-18, 2016.
Nguyen TB, Lee PB, Updyke KM, Nizkorodov SA. Chromophoric products formed from the simulated cloud processing of plant-derived organic material. Poster presented at: International Water Association Conference; Costa Mesa, CA; July 2011.
Updyke KM, Nguyen TB, Nizkorodov SA. Chemical aging of atmospheric secondary organic aerosols by N-containing compounds leading to colored organic matter. Poster presented at: International Water Association Conference; Costa Mesa, CA; July 2011.
Updyke KM, Nguyen TB, Nizkorodov SA. Chemical aging of various organic aerosols with nitrogen containing compounds. Paper presented at: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Symposium, University of California, Irvine; Irvine, CA; May 2011.
Updyke KM, Nguyen TB, Nizkorodov S. Chemical aging of atmospheric secondary organic aerosols by N-containing compounds. Poster presented at: 28th Informal Symposium on Kinetics and Photochemical Processes in the Atmosphere; Irvine, CA; March 3, 2011.

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

Resident Liaison, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery March 2021 – June 2021
• Helps familiarize Henry Ford Dermatology Residency program with ASLMS resources for residents, participates in recruitment strategies, and attends biannual meetings

Editing Chair, Michigan Dermatology Society October 2020-Present
• Helped edit oral and poster presentations presented at the annual meeting at Henry Ford Health System for the Michigan Dermatology Society which showcases the most interesting pathology in the department to further the education of other dermatologists, outside providers, and dermatology residents in Michigan
Chair, Dermatology Program Recruitment Committee, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI July 2019-June 2020
• Provide resources and information about the dermatology program during the pandemic since travel and away rotations are limited
Chair, Dermatology Program Wellness Committee, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI July 2019-June 2020
• Improve resident wellness through team-building experiences and wellness events
Chair, Wellness Committee Task Force, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI July 2020-June 2020
• Improving house staff officer wellness by addressing physician burnout, mental health issues, work-life balance, and emotional wellbeing
Chair, Community Outreach Programs Committee, American Academy of November 2019-November 2020
Dermatology
• Responsible for identifying new endeavors and target audiences for which the Academy strives to work within select communities for specific dermatologic-related skin conditions
• Help to determine success metrics, criteria for outreach audiences and policies for growth and expansion
Co-Founder, Dermatology Event at Apopka Clinic, University of March 2017, July 2017, October 2017
Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
• A novel patient education initiative through an Alpha Omega Alpha partnership to raise awareness for disparities in dermatologic disease in underserved populations and skin cancer risk
• Pioneered and organized a dermatology outreach event by training medical student volunteers and creating patient educational materials on common dermatological diseases and skin cancer risk available in Spanish and Haitian Creole
Student Mentor, Big Sibling Program, University of Central Florida College of August 2015-May 2018
Medicine, Orlando, FL
• A peer-to-peer mentorship organization aimed at promoting intercollegiate mentorship and wellness
• Provided social and academic support to under-classman medical students regarding healthy study habits, examination preparation, mental strength and self-confidence
Secretary and Treasurer, Arts in Medicine, University of Central Florida College of May 2015-May 2016
Medicine, Orlando, FL
• A student organization aimed at promoting visual and performing arts in the medical field
• Promoted student interest in the arts and provided resources and opportunities within the field, as well as, organized and volunteered at the Arts in Medicine Annual Holiday Showcase in 2015
• As Secretary, responsible for meeting minutes, tracking attendance, and communications regarding organization events, and as Treasurer, responsible for overall organization budget, expenditures and procurement of materials for events
Founder, Global Medical Training at University of California, Irvine September 2008-June 2011
Irvine, CA
Vice President September 2008-June 2010
President July 2010-June 2011
• Non-profit international health organization that provides medical and dental care in disadvantaged communities in Latin America, educates students culturally, and raises awareness of social and economic disparities in these communities
• As President, was responsible for setting the overall mission and vision of the organization, and as Vice President, collaborated with president to lead organization and coordinate events
• Traveled to Panama twice in 2008 for 7-day medical missions helping native physicians serve patients in dire need of health care who live in underprivileged villages, as well as planned and coordinated bi-annual international mission trips for students interested in humanitarian work to participate and serve in Central America

COMMUNITY SERVICE & OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Volunteer Physician, St. Frances Cabrini Clinic, Detroit, MI September 2020-Present
• Evaluating and treating dermatologic disease in patients with limited access to care at a free clinic to an underserved population in southeast Michigan as a resident physician under the supervision of an attending staff dermatologist
Volunteer, Living with the Sun, Moss Park Elementary School, Orange County, FL March 2017
• Taught 5th grade students about the risks associated with ultraviolet exposure and different ways they can protect themselves to prevent future development of skin malignancies
Volunteer, College of Medicine 6th Annual Global Health Conference, University of Central January 2017
Florida, Orlando, FL
• Created a public health issue simulation exercise, which involved writing a script and training a standardized patient, to help educate conference attendees on relevant medical conditions related to the effects of climate change
Student Instructor, Suture Clinic, University of Central Florida College of Medicine December 2016
Orlando, FL
• A workshop held by Association of Women Surgeons, Otolaryngology Interest Group, and Obstetrics & Gynecology Interest Group educating medical students on the fundamentals of surgical techniques and providing mentorship for students interested in surgical specialties
• Instructed medical students on fundamental suturing and knot tying techniques, and discussed operating room etiquette to succeed in their future surgery clerkship
Volunteer, KNIGHTS Clinic, University of Central Florida College of November 2016, February 2017
Medicine, Orlando, FL
• Student-run free clinic that provides healthcare and health education to members of the population without access to such services while nurturing an interest in underserved medicine in future health professionals
• Created educational materials regarding skin cancer awareness and proper sunscreen use to be distributed to patients
Volunteer, University of Central Florida Apopka Clinic, Apopka, FL November 2016
• An interdisciplinary medical outreach clinic serving a largely Spanish and Creole speaking farm working community in collaboration with the Farmworker Association of Florida
• Worked on interdisciplinary teams with nursing students, pharmacy students, medical students, and social work students to provide all around care for the patients at the clinic
Volunteer Mentor, Peer Mentor Program, University of Central Florida College of October 2014-August 2015
Medicine, Orlando, FL
• A student organized mentorship program designed to join medical students with undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine
• Mentored an undergraduate student from University of Central and aided in the application process
Volunteer, Simi Valley Free Clinic, Simi Valley, CA December 2007-August 2015
• Non-profit, volunteer-based community service organization that provides medical care, counseling, dental services, and legal assistance to individuals and families who are unable to use traditional sources within the community, including health insurance
• Worked to gather a history of present illness, perform a physical exam, and create a treatment plan for patients who came to the clinic
• Maintained organization of patient records, patient education materials, and managed clinic flow by obtaining vital signs and rooming patients

WORK EXPERIENCE

Emergency Room Medical Scribe, Emergency Medicine Specialists of Orange County May 2012-May 2014
Orange County, CA
• Documented all details of a patient’s visit, as dictated by the emergency room physician, including patient interview, examination findings, procedures performed, and imaging or laboratory studies
Laboratory Manager, Aerosol Photochemistry Group, University of California, Irvine April 2011-April 2012
Irvine, CA
• Physical and analytical chemistry research group dedicated to determining the mechanism of chemical aging of organic aerosols that form “brown carbon” and effect climate warming
• As laboratory manager, responsible for organization of the laboratory and restocking necessary supplies and chemicals

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Peer Academic Coach, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL August 2015-May 2018
• Provided individual, small, and large group tutoring in subjects including first- and second-year courses (i.e. biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pathology and histology)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 2021-Present
Michigan Dermatological Society 2021-Present
American Contact Dermatology Society 2020-Present
International Peel Society 2020-Present
American Academy of Dermatology 2019-Present
American Board of Dermatology, Resident Member 2019-Present
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery 2019-Present
Women in Dermatology Society 2019-Present
Skin of Color Society 2019-Present
American Medical Association 2016-Present
Medical Dermatology Society 2016-Present
Dermatology Interest Group at University of Central Florida College of Medicine 2014-2018
Medical Students Providing Across Continents at University of Central Florida College of Medicine 2014-2018

CERTIFICATIONS

Certificate of completion for NIH Stroke Scale, American Heart Association 2016
Basic Life Support, American Heart Association 2020-2022
Advanced Care Life Support, American Heart Association 2020-2022

SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Live entertainment, art and museums, eating and wine tasting, hiking and fishing, traveling, reading, suspense/thrillers, cooking, and quality time with my husband and two pets

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