The Geriatric Dermatology Expert Resource Group was founded in 2018. We are a community of dermatologists who promote the health and appropriate treatment of older adults with skin disease through education, research collaboration, and professional development.
From left to right: Justin Endo, Daniel Butler, Neha Shukla, Shreya Sreekantaswamy, Eleni Linos
Eleni Linos is Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology at Stanford University. Dr. Linos' work focuses on the impact of the novel coronavirus on the health and wellbeing of communities, public health, cancer prevention, and the care of older adults. Dr. Linos is dually trained in epidemiology and dermatology and is the principal investigator of several NIH funded studies aimed at improving the lives of patients.
Daniel is faculty at UCSF and co-directs the Geriatric Dermatology Clinic at UCSF/SFVAMC. His interests include pruritus, atopic dermatitis and physician wellness. An interest in aging begin with four wonderful grandparents: Jim, Joan, Katie and JP.
Justin Endo is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Caring for older adults brings joy and satisfaction to his practice. He became passionate about geriatrics before entering medical school, when his grandfather was treated several times in a subacute geriatric rehabilitation unit. Justin was inspired by the compassionate care of the geriatrics team. He believes in the Geriatric Dermatology ERG’s mission. Raising awareness about the needs of older adults is important because of the growing number of aging Baby Boomers. Justin has published several articles and book chapters and also given national presentations on geriatric dermatology; was twice selected as a John A. Hartford / American Federation for Aging Research Scholar; and completed the Duke University mini-fellowship in Graduate Medical Education in Geriatrics
Sonia Onyeka is a Dermatology Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine under the auspices of Dr. Linos. She is also a UK board-certified General Practitioner and received dedicated geriatric training during her Family Medicine residency in London, England. Her current research focuses on improving the field of teledermatology and AI to help
address health disparities seen in the geriatric and skin of color populations. Sonia is passionate about health equity and through her research, she hopes to bridge the digital divide among older adults, who often face difficulties in accessing and utilizing telehealth platforms.
Jaya is a medical student at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC and she currently is completing The Johns Hopkins Itch Fellowship, with a focus on understanding the pathogenesis of chronic pruritus of unknown origin (CPUO). Jaya started volunteering at nursing homes when she was 14 years old and really enjoys caring for older adults. She is the founder of 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Seniors with Skills, an organization with a mission to end social isolation of older adults. She is passionate about understanding unique considerations of treating older adults in dermatology clinics.
Xiaochen Zhong is a second-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco. She grew up living with her grandparents in China and has been devoted to help improve the quality of life for older adults ever since. During her gap year, she was a year-long intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked to make the museum accessible to people with all abilities, especially older adults with disabilities. She is excited to contribute to the field of geriatric dermatology through her expertise in medical humanities and working with older adults.
Janell is a medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix and currently serves as the second Geriatric Dermatology Student Fellow at UCSF. She was drawn to dermatology through her love for immunology and quickly became interested in identifying the unique needs of older adults. She is the current medical student ERG representative and seeks to raise awareness around improving care for older adults in dermatology.
Neha Shukla is a resident at Emory who became very interested in geriatric dermatology whilst working in older adult psychiatry in Oxford. She then subsequently further developed her interest in shared decision making and geriatric dermatology as a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Linos to develop a decision aid for individuals with low risk BCC. She hopes to continue to see the Geriatric Dermatology ERG grow from strength to strength and be a space for clinicians, researchers and residents to collaborate and generate awareness of the subspecialty.
Shreya is a medical student at the University of Utah and the inaugural Geriatric Dermatology Student Fellow at UCSF. She became interested in geriatric dermatology as a first year medical student, when she realized that her favorite population to work with in dermatology were older adults. She was the first medical student representative of the ERG and continues to strive to build a future practice that balances the unique nuances and considerations that exist when taking care of older adults.
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