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About IJWD

The IJWD publishes articles pertaining to dermatologic medical, surgical and cosmetic issues faced by female patients and their families. We are interested in original research articles, review articles, unusual case reports, new treatments, clinical trials, education, mentorship and viewpoint articles. Articles dealing with ethical issues in dermatology and medical legal scenarios are also welcome.Very important articles will have accompanying editorials.

Topics which our subsections editors look forward to welcoming include:

  • Women’s Health
  • Oncology, Surgery and Aesthetics
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Medical Dermatology
  • Society

About WDS

The Women’s Dermatologic Society founded in 1973, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to our specialty and society.

To achieve this goal, the Society relies on the active participation of its members, who represent a diverse cross-section of professional subspecialties.

IJWD Editorial Board


Jenny Murase, MD (USA)- jemurase@gmail.com
University of California at San Francisco, CA & Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Mountain View, CA

Dedee Murrell, MA, MD, FRCP, FACD (Australia)- d.murrell@unsw.edu.au
St George Hospital, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia


Neil Sadick, MD (USA)- nssderm@sadickdermatology.com
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY


Jennifer Ehrhardt (USA)- jenfir@comcast.net


- George Kroumpouzos, MD (USA)
  Women's Health Highlight Editor
  Brown University, Providence, RI

- Anna Cogen, MD (USA)
  Women's Health Highlight Patient Page Editor
  University of Washington, Seattle, WA

- Daniel Butler, MD (USA)
  Aging Considerations in Women and Skin Care Through the Ages
  University of California, San Francisco, CA

- Marcia Driscoll, MD (USA)
  Pregnancy Issues
  University of Maryland, College Park, MD

- Julia-Tatjana Maul, MD (Switzerland)
  Women's Health Therapeutics - Drug use in women during adolescence, pregnancy, etc.
  University Hospital of Dermatology, Zurich, Switzerland

- Mary Gail Mercurio, MD (USA)
  Endocrine Disorders Including Menopause and Their Impact on the Skin of Women
  University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

- Ginat Mirowski, DMD, MD (USA)
  Vulvar Disorders - Clinically and/or Histopathologically
  Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

- Miriam Pomeranz, MD (USA)
  Diseases of the Female breast – Clinically and/or Histopathologically
  New York University, New York, NY


- Alyx Rosen Aigen, MD (USA)
Images in Women's Dermatology Editor
University of Miami, Miami, FL


- Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, MD, PhD (Germany)
  Hair Issues and Alopecia in Female Patients, Nail Issues of Female Patients
  Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

- Maryam Daneshpazhooh, MD (Iran)
  Collagen Vascular Diseases that impact the Skin of Women
  Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

- Mette Deleuran, MD, PhD (Denmark)
  Inflammatory Issues in Women (Atopic Dermatitis)
  Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

- Brigitte Dreno, MD (France)
  Acne Vulgaris and Rosacea
  University Hospital Nantes, France

- Cristina Echeverría, MD (Argentina)
  Echeverría Dermatología y Estética, Buenos Aires, Argentina

- Pearl Grimes, MD (USA)
  Skin of Color Issues Including Pigmentary Disorders, Such as Vitiligo
  University of California, Los Angeles, CA

- Aikaterini Patsatsi, MD (Greece)
  Blistering Diseases in Women
  Aristotle Univ. School of Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece

- Marti Jill Rothe, MD (USA)
  Contact Dermatitis
  University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT

- Rashmi Sarkar, MD (India)
  Tropical Diseases in Women, Infectious Cutaneous Diseases Seen in Women
  Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India


- Kelly Park, MD (USA)
  Surgical Issues in our Children
  Pinnacle Dermatology, Joliet, IL

- Heather Irina Rishel, MD, PhD (USA)
  Rishel Dermatology
  San Francisco, CA


- Murad Alam, MD (USA)
  Cosmetic Issues and Laser for Women
  Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

- M. Laurin Council, MD (USA)
  Skin Cancer and Surgical Issues of our Female Patients, Tumors
  Washington University, St. Louis, MO

- Marie Aleth Richard, MD (France)
  Lymphoma and Melanoma
  University Hospital of Marseille, Marseille, France

- Jennifer Stein, MD (USA)
  Pigmented Lesions in Women, Dermoscopy, Confocal
  New York University, New York, NY

- Rebecca Clare Tung, MD (USA)
  Loyola University, Chicago, IL


- Valerie Callender, MD (USA)
  Howard University, Washington, D.C.

- Lia Gracey Maniar, MD, PhD (USA)
  Baylor University, Austin, TX

- Lori Kels, MD, MPh (USA)
  Psychodermatology Issues in Women, Mentoring Section
  Dealing with Working Moms, Time Management, Life Balancing Issues
  George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

- Eve Lowenstein, MD, PhD (USA)
  Medical-Legal, History
  Brookdale Hospital/SUNY Brooklyn, New York, NY

- Vinayak K. Nahar, MD, PhD (USA)
  University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 

- Neil Sadick, MD (USA)
  Clinical Trials: Update on Clinical Trials of Dermatologic Products Used in our Female Patients
  Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY