Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Steven Cohen

Dr. Steven Cohen is Professor and Chief of Dermatology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. His academic career spans 40 years, including bench research, acute disease epidemiology and clinical medicine. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (’71), Dr Cohen completed his internship at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital. After serving in the US Public Health Service, he completed a joint residency in dermatology and preventive medicine while receiving an M.P.H. (’78) from Yale. He joined the Yale Medical School faculty in 1977 with joint appointments in Dermatology, and Public Health (Assistant Professor). In 1984, Dr. Cohen moved to the Cornell University School of Medicine (Associate Professor), as well as to the Rockefeller University (Visiting Physician). In 1988, he was recruited to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as Professor of Dermatology and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Beth Israel Medical Center.  In 2001, Dr. Cohen assumed the position of Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  In January 2006, Dr. Cohen moved to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he has served as Chief of Dermatology and Residency Program Director.  Dr. Cohen is a recognized authority in the fields of environmental and occupational dermatology and the treatment of complex medical dermatology disorders. His curriculum vitae features 120 publications, with 55 original reports in a wide range of journals.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the Manhattan Metropolitan Dermatological Society, the New York Academy of Medicine and the the New York Dermatological Society.  In February 2006, he was the first dermatologist ever to receive the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Cohen is currently Professor and Chief of Dermatology and Residency Program Director of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

 

Dr. Alfred Lane

Dr. Alfred T. Lane is a Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics (Emeritus) Stanford University Medical School. He graduated from the University of Dayton and The Ohio State University Medical School. Dr. Lane then completed a 3 year pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where he was awarded the Associates and Affiliates Award for “Outstanding scientific knowledge, sound clinical judgment and excellence in human relations.” He then practiced general pediatrics for 3 years in Camarillo, California. He then completed a 3-year residency in dermatology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  He is a board certified dermatologist and board certified pediatrician. In 1982 he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester. In 1988 he was promoted to Associated Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics. Dr. Lane joined the faculty of Stanford University Medical School in 1990 as an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics. In 1996 he was promoted to Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics and became Chair of the Department of Dermatology until 2010. Dr. Lane’s clinical practice has been focused exclusively to clinical research since 2010. Dr. Lane began his research career focused on human skin development. He developed studies that documented beneficial effect of topical skin emollition for premature infants.  Dr. Lane has been concerned about ethical issues in treating children in clinical trials. In the process of preparing for gene therapy clinical trials, he completed a Masters of Arts in Religious Studies (Spirituality) at Santa Clara University in 2004. He has tried to focus his education in the areas of moral decision-making in medical care and specifically on genetic research on children with severe life threatening diseases. He currently is on two Institutional Review Boards at Stanford University.

 

Dr. Robert Mohr

After completing his residency in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Mohr established the University Podiatry Group at UCLA.  During his tenure at UCLA he not only served as an assistant clinical professor, but also as the Chief of Podiatric Medicine in the Department of Surgery for many years.   Dr. Mohr is a noted medical author and lecturer and has invented medical devices that have been used throughout the world.  Dr. Mohr is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.   He was a member of the California State Board of Podiatric Medicine.   Dr. Mohr received his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1976.

 

Dr. Dean Morrell

Dr. Morrell is a board certified dermatologist at the University of North Carolina (UNC).  He graduated from the University of North Carolina Medical School and then completed a pediatric internship and dermatology residency program also at UNC.  He also completed a pediatric dermatology residency at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.  He is now a practicing pediatric dermatologist, director of the residency training program and professor at UNC.  Dr. Morrell has published nearly 100 papers on a wide variety of topics in high impact medical journals including Pediatric Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  He is the recipient of the UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence 2016-2017.

 

Dr. Elaine Siegfried

Dr. Elaine Siegfried is a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the St. Louis University School of Medicine.   She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and completed a her residency in dermatology and pediatrics from the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic.  Dr. Siegfried is a past president and director of the American Board of Dermatology.  She serves on the editorial board of Dermatology Times.  Her memberships include the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the National Eczema Association and The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.  

 

Dr. Anthony Mancini

Dr. Anthony J. Mancini is the head of the division of dermatology and an attending physician at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.  He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed his residency in dermatology at Stanford University.  He is a board certified by the America Board of Dermatology in Pediatric Dermatology.  Dr. Mancini is the current program chair of the World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology.

 

Dr. Janice Pelletier

Dr. Janice Pelletier is a pediatrician in Maine and a clinical associate professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  She received her bachelors from Harvard University, her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, her residency at Massachusetts General and her fellowship in pediatric dermatology at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Pelletier is a member of the World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology and is a past chapter president and current board member of the the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Pelletier is interested in impacting healthcare policy with a focus on rural communities.