VisualDx Academy: Skin of Color Pigmentary Disorders
Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, FAAD; Associate professor of clinical dermatology, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Director of Clinical Impact, VisualDx
Key Learning Objectives:
- Learn which common SOC pigmentary disorders to be aware of and how to recognize and diagnose them.
- Describe the typical and atypical presentation of pigmentary skin disorders.
- Develop pattern recognition skills and apply knowledge to achieve better patient outcomes.
Following the presentation, put your skills to the test with an interactive quiz.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Nada Elbuluk is a board-certified dermatologist and the Director of Clinical Impact at VisualDx, where she serves as a liaison to the physician community and as an advocate for the delivery of equitable, unbiased care for people of color. Dr. Elbuluk launched and leads VisualDx’s Project IMPACT (Improving Medicine’s Power to Address Care and Treatment), a collaboration of the New England Journal of Medicine Publishing Group and the Skin of Color Society. Project Impact is a global effort to reduce disparities in medicine and highlight ways to bridge gaps of knowledge and improve healthcare outcomes for patients of color.
Dr. Elbuluk also serves as Associate Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. She is honored to be a dermatologist at USC and to be able to serve the diverse population of Los Angeles. She is the founder and director of the USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program and Fellowship. She also serves as the Director of the Dermatology Diversity and Inclusion Program.
Dr. Elbuluk received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University where she also minored in Gender Studies and African American Studies. She completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan where she graduated with a Distinction in Research. While there, she received a National Institute of Health award that allowed her to also obtain a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed her dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Afterwards, she was a fellow and clinical instructor in the Dermatology Department at The University of Pennsylvania. She then spent four years as an Assistant Professor at New York University’s School of Medicine, where she was the founder and director of the pigmentary disorder clinic and served as the Diversity Ambassador for the Department.
Dr. Elbuluk is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology and holds professional memberships with the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Skin of Color Society.