Dermatology Faculty

Ginette A. Okoye, M.D.
Professor of Dermatology
Chair and Program Director

Rogers AT, Semenov YR, Kwatra SG, Okoye GA. Racial disparities in the management of acne: evidence from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2005-2014. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018 May;29(3):287-289.

Kwatra SG, He A, Loss MJ, Okoye GA. Addressing Minority Representation in Dermatology: Answering a Call to Action Through Structured Mentorship and Instruction. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Dec 1;153(12):1329-1330.

Kryatova MS, Okoye GA.Dermatology in the North American Indian/Alaska Native population. Int J Dermatol. 2016 Feb;55(2):125-34.

Okoye GA, Rainer BM, Leung SG, Suh HS, Kim JH, Nelson AM, Garza LA, Chien AL, Kang S. Improving acne keloidalis nuchae with targeted ultraviolet B treatment: a prospective, randomized, split-scalp comparison study.

Br J Dermatol. 2014 Nov;171(5):1156-63.

Perng P, Zampella JG, Okoye GA.Considering the impact of pregnancy on the natural history of hidradenitis suppurativa.Br J Dermatol. 2018 Jan;178(1):e13-e14.

Kazemi A, Carnaggio K, Clark M, Shephard C, Okoye GA. Optimal wound care management in hidradenitis suppurativa. J Dermatolog Treat. 2018 Mar;29(2):165-167.

Perng P, Zampella JG, Okoye GA.Management of hidradenitis suppurativa in pregnancy.J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 May;76(5):979-989.

Fischer AH, Haskin A, Okoye GA.Patterns of antimicrobial resistance in lesions of hidradenitis suppurativa. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb;76(2):309-313.e2.

Haskin A, Aguh C, Okoye GA.Understanding patient experiences with scarring alopecia: a qualitative study with management implications.J Dermatolog Treat. 2017 Jun;28(4):318-321.

Okoye GA, Vlassova N, Olowoyeye O, Agostinho A, James G, Stewart PS, Leung S, Lazarus G. Bacterial biofilm in acute lesions of hidradenitis suppurativa. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Jan;176(1):241-243. doi: 10.1111/bjd.14805. Epub 2016 Nov 26.

Haskin A, Fischer AH, Okoye GA.Prevalence of Firmicutes in Lesions of Hidradenitis Suppurativa in Obese Patients.JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Nov 1;152(11):1276-1278.

Vlassova N, Kuhn D, Okoye GA. Hidradenitis suppurativa disproportionately affects African Americans: a single-center retrospective analysis. Acta Derm Venereol. 2015 Nov;95(8):990-1.

Please find the link below to review the complete list of publications for Dr. Okoye at the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Public Database:

Rebat M. Halder, M.D.
Professor Emeritus and Chairman Emeritus of Dermatology

Sharon Bridgeman-Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Angel Byrd, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology (Research-Track)

Byrd AS, Toth AT, Stanford FC. Racial Disparities in Obesity Treatment. Curr Obes Rep. 2018 Jun;7(2):130-138.

Byrd AS, Kerns ML, Williams DW, Zarif JC, Rosenberg AZ, Delsante M, Liu H, Dillen CA, Maynard JP, Caffrey JA, Sacks JM, Milner SM, Aliu O, Broderick KP, Lew LS, Miller LS, Kang S, Okoye GA. Collagen deposition in chronic hidradenitis suppurativa: potential role for CD163+ macrophages. Br J Dermatol. 2018 Sep;179(3):792-794.

Johnson CM, O'Brien XM, Byrd AS, Parisi VE, Loosely AJ, Li W, Witt H, Faridi MH, LeFort CT, Gupta V, Kim M, Reichner JS. Integrin Cross-Talk Regulates the Human Neutrophil Response to Fungal β-Glucan in the Context of the Extracellular Matrix: A Prominent Role for VLA3 in the Antifungal Response.

J Immunol. 2017 Jan 1;198(1):318-334.

Byrd AS, O'Brien XM, Laforce-Nesbitt SS, Parisi VE, Hirakawa MP, Bliss JM, Reichner JS. NETosis in Neonates: Evidence of a Reactive Oxygen Species-Independent Pathway in Response to Fungal Challenge.

J Infect Dis. 2016 Feb 15;213(4):634-9.

Byrd AS, O'Brien XM, Johnson CM, Lavigne LM, Reichner JS. An extracellular matrix-based mechanism of rapid neutrophil extracellular trap formation in response to Candida albicans.

J Immunol. 2013 Apr 15;190(8):4136-48.

Please find the link below to review the complete list of publications for Dr. Byrd at the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Public Database:

Lynn McKinley-Grant, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology

McKinley-Grant, L. Editorial in the the Washington Post. March 25, 2015. “What law enforcement can learn  from art”.

McKinley-Grant, L. The Power of Art in Medicine:  The Patient Listening Project. November 17,2015.

Al-Hammadi A, Al-Ismaily A, Al-Ali S, Ramadurai R, Jain R, McKinley-Grant L, Mughal TI. Topical, Biological and Clinical Challenges in the Management of Patients with Acne Vulgaris. Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2016 May;16(2):e152-60.

Kakar R, Rommel J, McKinley-Grant L, Shenoy AG, DeSimone JA. Hypersensitivity to romidepsin. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jan;70(1):e21-2.

Moy JA, McKinley-Grant L, Sanchez MR. Cultural aspects in the treatment of patients with skin disease. Dermatol Clin. 2003 Oct;21(4):733-42.

McKinley-Grant L​, Idler W. Bernstein I, Parry D, Cannizzaro L, Croce C,  Huebner K, Lessin S. Steinert P. Characterization of a cdna clone encoding  human Fillagrin and localization of the gene to chromosome region 1q21  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1989 Jul;86(13):4848-52.

Lugo-Somolinos A, ​McKinley-Grant L​, Goldsmith LA, Papier A, Adigun C,  Culton D, et al., editors. ​Visual Dx Essential Dermatology in Pigmented Skin​.  Philadelphia: Wolvers Kluwer; 2011. 

McKinley-Grant, Lynn​ et al, Chapters: Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic  disease: Diabetes Mellitus, Hepatic Disease, Renal Disease, Sarcoidosis, Sickle  Cell disease, Thyroid Disease. ​Taylor and Kelly's Dermatology for Skin of Color, 2nd edition​ McGraw Hill, 2011. 

McKinley-Grant, Lynn​ et al, Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease in  Dermatology For Skin of Color​, A. Paul Kelly and Susan Taylor McGraw Hill,  2009.

Please find the link below to review the complete list of publications for Dr. McKinley-Grant at the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Public Database:


Residency Program (Current Residents)


Divya Angra, M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Vassiliki Papastavros, M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine

Sachi Patel, M.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Rosie Qin, M.D., Duke University School of Medicine


Imran Aslam, M.D., Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Kimberly Huerth, M.D., M.Ed., University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Kunal Angra, M.D., Howard University College of Medicine

Padma Chitnavis, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Navid Malakouti, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Stephen Suah, M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine

Visiting Lecture Series

The VLS program offers a series of invited lectures to provide robust didactic exposure for the residents in addition to networking opportunities.

Please find the link to the Dermatology Residency webpage below: