The Learn Skin Podcast investigates the intersection of Eastern and Western medicine to inform an Integrative approach to Dermatology. Join co-hosts Dr. Raja Sivamani and Dr. Hadar Lev-Tov as they discuss the latest in scientific research and treatment options with leading experts in integrative medicine and dermatology.
Episode 121: The Case for Facial Acupuncture and Gua Sha as Anti-Aging Options
Looking to erase some wrinkles? We’ve got options. This week, Sandra Chiu walks us through facial acupuncture, Gua Sha, and more. She discusses how these treatments can restore skin appearance, improve the efficacy of traditional therapies, and help put your patient’s mind to rest. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. To learn more about facial acupuncture and Gua Sha, attend Sandra's lecture at the 2022 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.
Sandra is an acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and founder of Treatment by Lanshin. In practice for over a decade, she focuses on treating skin disorders and rejuvenating skin using the unique approach of Chinese medicine, which she believes will transform the future of skincare. Specially trained in herbal dermatology, she uses Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to resolve common skin problems like acne, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis. In recent years her work with skin and facial rejuvenation has also received increasing interest and media attention.
Through her initial success in treating pain conditions, infertility, digestive disorders, etc., Sandra observed her work also had a powerful impact on restoring skin quality and youthfulness in her patients. Today she applies the successful techniques she has learned and developed into her signature style of anti-aging work. Providing education to clients has always been of key importance to Sandra as a way to help them create lasting patterns of health and vitality. Nowadays, her highly demanded classes have expanded to the general public, where she teaches people how to bring TCM into their daily lives as self-care practices.
Episode 120: Deconstructing Diets for Atopic Dermatitis
Patients struggling to ditch their diet? We can make that more manageable. This week, Jennifer Fugo joins the podcast as she talks about gut testing, diet triggers, and just how to help your patients make better diet choices that last. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. To delve further into diet and nutrition, attend Jennifer's lecture at the 2022 Integrative Dermatology Symposium Esthetician Track.
Jennifer Fugo, MS, LDN, CNS is a clinical nutritionist empowering adults struggling with chronic skin and unending gut challenges. She has experience working with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dandruff + hives — with clientele ranging from regular folks to celebrities + professional athletes.
Jennifer also founded her own line of skincare + supplements available at www.QuellShop.com specifically for people struggling with these chronic skin issues. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist. Jennifer is the host of the Healthy Skin Show.
Episode 119: "Itch, Ouch, Breathe!" The Mind Body Approach to Pain and Itch
Feeling a little stressed out? Sit and take a breath. This week, we’re joined by Dr. Kathy Farah here to talk about mind body medicine, walk us through a relaxation exercise, and offer some insight into how mindfulness can be used to patients with pain and itch. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. To delve further into mindfulness, attend Dr. Farah's lecture at the 2022 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.
Kathy Farah, MD is a Holistic and Integrative Family Physician in Western Wisconsin, with extensive experience in Mind Body Medicine. She is an Associate Clinical Director of the Center for Mind Body Medicine.
Episode 118: Women's Health in Dermatology
Looking for a deep dive into women’s health in dermatology? No surprise: we’ve got it. This week, Dr. Jenny Murase offers some tips and gives a glimpse at the upcoming LearnSkin CME Series. Listen in for topics on pregnancy, patient comfort in clinic, and integrative approaches specific to women. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. For access to CE/CME courses, become a member at LearnSkin.com.
Jenny Murase, MD is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the Director of Medical Consultative Dermatology and Patch Testing for the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Murase is the co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Women's Dermatology; she has authored 135 peer reviewed publications and 12 book chapters, given 256 international, national and regional oral and poster presentations, and reviews for 14 medical journals. She was the Chair of the San Francisco Dermatological Society for seven years and continues to serve on the board of the society and represent northern California on the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Advisory Board. She has directed over 25 symposia at the World Congress, EADV, and AAD Annual meetings and is a member of the AAD Atopic Dermatitis Expert Health Resource Group and founder and chair of the AAD Women's Health Expert Resource Group. Dr. Murase served on the Board of Directors for the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS) from 2018-2021, and received an ACDS Presidential Citation in 2019. Active in clinical research and teaching, she was voted by the UCSF residents to be the best dermatology instructor among the adjunct clinical faculty in the department in 2010 and 2020.
Episode 117: Long Shots Are Never as Long as They Seem: Navigating Innovation in Healthcare Technology
Got a great invention idea? Let’s make it happen. This week, Dr. Michael Abrouk talks about the realities of medical innovation, the ecosystem needed to do it, and how to build the future you envision. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. For access to CE/CME courses, become a member at LearnSkin.com.
The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away. Michael Abrouk, MD has pursued this search for meaning in Artificial Intelligence, founding several early stage companies, developing medical devices for FDA approval, and delivering a TED talk on some of his work. He is still actively following that purpose in a tireless effort to further the medical technology used throughout the healthcare landscape and beyond.
Episode 116: Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment for Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Are your patients tired of going under the knife? We don't blame them either. This week, join Drs. John Shen and Anna Nichols as they offer some non-invasive, cost-effective, and most importantly, non-surgical alternatives for your aging patients. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. For access to CE/CME courses, become a member at LearnSkin.com.
John T. Shen, MD received his medical degree at Brown University and his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles. After an internship at Brown University, Dr. Shen completed his dermatology training at Boston University. A member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Shen is an expert in non-invasive topical immunotherapy to treat skin cancers and precancers.
Anna Nichols, MD PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Aside from directing the clinical trials unit and the High Risk Skin Cancer Clinic, Dr. Nichols is active in several promising and potentially groundbreaking research projects including preliminary work on the viral pathogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma. She regularly serves as the attending physician for an inpatient service where patients are treated for severe skin diseases.