Robert Dellavalle, MD, PhD
Professor, Dermatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (1996)
Graduate Schools :
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
  • PhD, University of Chicago (1993)
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1986)
Internship:
  • University of Chicago Program (1997)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (1999)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Dermatology

Professional Titles

  • Chief of Dermatology - Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

Publications

  • Szeto MD, Kokoska RE, Maghfour J, Rundle CW, Presley CL, Harp T, Hamp A, Wegener V, Hugh J, Dellavalle RP. An Analysis of Public Sunscreen Distribution in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35090999
  • Pulsipher KJ, Harris B, Muse M, Casale J, Presley CL, Dellavalle RP. An update to trends in US dermatology residency and fellowship programs and positions, 2016-2021. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35063567
  • Tomlinson E, Pardo JP, Dodd S, Sivesind T, Szeto MD, Dellavalle RP, Skoetz N, Laughter M, Wells GA, Tugwell P. Substantial heterogeneity found in reporting mortality in Cochrane Systematic Reviews and Core Outcome Sets in COMET Database. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35045314
  • Strock DM, Militello M, Sivesind TE, Matin RN, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Nonsurgical interventions for cutaneous Bowen disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34998961
  • Sivesind TE, Oganesyan A, Szeto MD, Dellavalle RP, Goto S. From the Cochrane Library: Subcuticular sutures for skin closure in nonobstetric surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34998958
  • Harp T, Rundle CW, Anderson J, Presley C, Concilla A, Laughter M, Dellavalle RP. An analysis of sunscreen-related hashtags on Instagram. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2022 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34984732
  • Meckley AL, Presley CL, Szeto MD, Johnson C, McCarver V, Hoover E, Husayn SS, Harp T, Runion TM, Militello M, Dellavalle RP. Skin of color representation in medical education: An analysis of National Board of Medical Examiners' self-assessments and popular question banks. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Feb;86(2):e57-e59. PubMed PMID: 34614435
  • Strock D, Maghfour J, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Interventions for hand eczema. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Feb;86(2):e31-e34. PubMed PMID: 34606772
  • Hassan S, Szeto MD, Sivesind TE, Memon R, Muneem A, Victoire A, Magin PJ, van Driel ML, Nashawaty M, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Interventions for infantile seborrheic dermatitis (including cradle cap). J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Feb;86(2):e87-e88. PubMed PMID: 34571061
  • Sivesind TE, Runion T, Branda M, Schilling LM, Dellavalle RP. Dermatologic Research Potential of the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) Network. Dermatology. 2022;238(1):44-52. PubMed PMID: 33735862
  • Presley CL, Pulsipher KJ, Rietcheck HR, Szeto MD, Laughter MR, Dellavalle RP. Reply to "Dermatologists in social media: A study on top influencers, posts, and user engagement": Dermatologist influencers on TikTok. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Feb;86(2):e71-e73. PubMed PMID: 33545222
  • Anand P, Szeto MD, Flaten H, D'Angelo J, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. Dermatology residency research policies: A 2021 national survey. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2021 Dec;7(5Part B):787-792. PubMed PMID: 35028383
  • Damiani G, Bragazzi NL, Karimkhani Aksut C, Wu D, Alicandro G, McGonagle D, Guo C, Dellavalle R, Grada A, Wong P, La Vecchia C, Tam LS, Cooper KD, Naghavi M. The Global, Regional, and National Burden of Psoriasis: Results and Insights From the Global Burden of Disease 2019 Study. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021;8:743180. PubMed PMID: 34977058
  • Meckley AL, Militello M, Sivesind TE, Schilling L, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Statins and Fibrates for Preventing Melanoma. Dermatology. 2021 Dec 6;:1-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34872095
  • Kurn HA, Sivesind TE, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Screening for reducing morbidity and mortality in malignant melanoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34838878
  • Kim LS, Szeto MD, McGloin H, Gethin G, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Psychological interventions for treating foot ulcers, and preventing their recurrence, in people with diabetes. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34838683
  • Rundle CW, Hollingsworth P, Dellavalle RP. Artificial intelligence in dermatology. Clin Dermatol. 2021 Jul-Aug;39(4):657-666. PubMed PMID: 34809770
  • Szeto MD, Hassan S, Hamp A, Anderson J, Sivesind TE, Anderson JB, Laughter MR, Makrygeorgou A, Boyle RJ, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Probiotics for treating eczema. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34748863
  • Szeto MD, Maghfour J, Sivesind TE, Anderson J, Olayinka JT, Mamo A, Runion TM, Dellavalle RP. Interferon and Toll-Like Receptor 7 Response in COVID-19: Implications of Topical Imiquimod for Prophylaxis and Treatment. Dermatology. 2021;237(6):847-856. PubMed PMID: 34511591
  • Anderson J, Maghfour J, Hamp A, Christensen A, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Emollients and Moisturizers for Eczema. Dermatology. 2021 Sep 2;:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34511590
  • Najmi M, Sivesind TE, Thomson J, Hogan S, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Interventions for basal cell carcinoma of the skin. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Dec;85(6):e417-e418. PubMed PMID: 34499991
  • Harp T, Szeto MD, Presley CL, Meckley AL, Geist R, Anderson J, Laughter MR, Rundle CW, Husayn SS, Dellavalle RP. Usage and engagement with Instagram by dermatology residency programs during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with Twitter and Facebook. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Nov;85(5):e313-e315. PubMed PMID: 34418516
  • Sivesind TE, Dellavalle RP. GUIDEMAP: an open-access dermatology guidelines repository. Br J Dermatol. 2021 Oct;185(4):690-691. PubMed PMID: 34409586
  • Kamel K, Militello M, Sivesind TE, Szeto MD, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane Library: Psychologic and educational interventions for atopic eczema in children. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Nov;85(5):e309-e311. PubMed PMID: 34358583
  • Husayn SS, Presley CL, Rundle CW, Parson MG, Runion TM, Dellavalle RP. Reply to "A guide for medical students and trainees to find virtual mentorship in the COVID era and beyond". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Oct;85(4):e251-e252. PubMed PMID: 34302902
  • Militello M, Szeto MD, Pulsipher KJ, Meckley AL, Ward KH, Harp T, Presley CL, Barber C, Rietcheck HR, Runion TM, Rundle CW, Dellavalle RP. Gender analysis of publishing among medical students in dermatology. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Dec;85(6):e391-e393. PubMed PMID: 34273460
  • Mamo A, Szeto MD, Rietcheck H, Yu S, Burrows K, Olayinka JT, Anand P, Dellavalle RP, Dunnick CA. Evaluating medical student assessment of common dermatologic conditions across Fitzpatrick phototypes and skin of color. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34217806
  • Eisen DB, Asgari MM, Bennett DD, Connolly SM, Dellavalle RP, Freeman EE, Goldenberg G, Leffell DJ, Peschin S, Sligh JE, Wu PA, Frazer-Green L, Malik S, Schlesinger TE. Guidelines of care for the management of actinic keratosis: Executive summary. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Oct;85(4):945-955. PubMed PMID: 34111497
  • Maghfour J, Rietcheck H, Szeto MD, Rundle CW, Sivesind TE, Dellavalle RP, Lio P, Dunnick CA, Fernandez J, Yardley H. Tolerability profile of topical cannabidiol and palmitoylethanolamide: a compilation of single-centre randomized evaluator-blinded clinical and in?vitro studies in normal skin. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2021 Dec;46(8):1518-1529. PubMed PMID: 34022073
  • Pulsipher KJ, Presley CL, Szeto MD, Waller JD, Dellavalle RP. Remdesivir Use in COVID-19 Patients: Cutaneous Adverse Effect or Disease Manifestation?. J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 May 1;20(5):575. PubMed PMID: 33938699
  • Militello M, Szeto MD, Presley CL, Pulsipher KJ, Rundle CW, Ward KH, Hoover E, Dellavalle RP. A quantitative analysis of research publications focused on skin of color: Representation in academic dermatology journals. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Sep;85(3):e189-e192. PubMed PMID: 33905787
  • Szeto MD, Presley CL, Pulsipher KJ, Harp T, Rundle CW, Sivesind TE, Laughter MR, Dellavalle RP. Dermatologist influencers on social media: Instagram Reels and TikTok interactive short videos. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Sep;85(3):e185-e188. PubMed PMID: 33905784
  • Sivesind TE, Szeto MD, Matin RN, Dellavalle RP. From the Cochrane library: Teledermatology for diagnosing skin cancer in adults. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Aug;85(2):e113-e114. PubMed PMID: 33894319
  • Pulsipher KJ, Presley CL, Szeto MD, Barber C, Rietcheck HR, Meckley AL, Militello M, Runion TM, Rundle CW, Dellavalle RP. A survey of osteopathic physician and student authorship in the dermatology literature. Dermatol Online J. 2021 Mar 15;27(3). PubMed PMID: 33865292
  • Eisen DB, Asgari MM, Bennett DD, Connolly SM, Dellavalle RP, Freeman EE, Goldenberg G, Leffell DJ, Peschin S, Sligh JE, Wu PA, Frazer-Green L, Malik S, Schlesinger TE. Guidelines of care for the management of actinic keratosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Oct;85(4):e209-e233. PubMed PMID: 33820677
  • Maghfour J, Rundle CW, Rietcheck HR, Dercon S, Lio P, Mamo A, Runion TM, Fernandez J, Kahn J, Dellavalle RP, Yardley H. Assessing the effects of topical cannabidiol in patients with atopic dermatitis. Dermatol Online J. 2021 Feb 15;27(2). PubMed PMID: 33818989
  • Szeto MD, Sivesind TE, Presley CL, Harp T, Meckley AL, Afrin A, Lada SM, Laughter MR, Maymone MBC, Dellavalle RP. Top authors in dermatology: Comparisons of standardized database citation indicators. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jul;85(1):e57-e59. PubMed PMID: 33774089
  • Rundle CW, Fortugno AP, Maghfour J, Presley CL, Pulsipher K, Husayn SS, Naldi L, Chosidow O, Hay R, Dellavalle RP. Evaluating the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines for skin disease. Br J Dermatol. 2021 Aug;185(2):451-453. PubMed PMID: 33764503
  • Militello M, Presley CL, Meckley AL, Szeto MD, Dellavalle RP. Reply to "Skin of color representation in medical education: An analysis of popular preparatory materials used for United States Medical Licensing Examinations": Underrepresentation in additional popular resources. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Oct;85(4):e255-e256. PubMed PMID: 33744349
  • Laughter MR, Yemc MG, Presley CL, Pulsipher KJ, Szeto MD, Zangara T, Rundle CW, Maymone MBC, Dellavalle RP. Gender representation in the authorship of dermatology publications. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33684489
  • Pulsipher KJ, Presley CL, Waller JD, Szeto MD, Laughter MR, Dellavalle RP. Coronavirus Vaccination Adverse Reactions and the Role of the Dermatologist. J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 Mar 1;20(3):351-352. PubMed PMID: 33683080
  • Rundle CW, Rietcheck HR, Maghfour J, Dercon S, Fernandez J, Lio P, Dellavalle RP, Fujita M, Yardley H. Anti-inflammatory Effect of Cannabidiol and Palmitoylethanolamide Containing Topical Formulation on Skin in a 12-O-Tetradecanoylphorbol-13-Acetate-Induced Dermatitis Model in Mice. Dermatitis. 2021 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33654018
  • Baab K, Dunnick C, Dellavalle RP. Comment on "The spectrum of COVID-19-associated dermatologic manifestations: An international registry of 716 patients from 31 countries". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jun;84(6):e291-e292. PubMed PMID: 33640510
  • Militello M, Presley CL, Rundle CW, Pulsipher KJ, Dellavalle RP. Response to "Assessing a Paradigm Shift: Perceptions of the USMLE Step 1 Scoring Change to Pass/Fail". J Drugs Dermatol. 2021 Feb 1;20(2):230. PubMed PMID: 33538556
  • Marson JW, Maner BS, Harding TP, Meisenheimer J VII, Solomon JA, Leavitt M, Levin NJ, Dellavalle R, Brooks I, Rigel DS. The magnitude of COVID-19's effect on the timely management of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Apr;84(4):1100-1103. PubMed PMID: 33482258
  • Rietcheck HR, Maghfour J, Rundle CW, Husayn SS, Presley CL, Sillau SH, Liu Y, Leehey MA, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. A Review of the Current Evidence Connecting Seborrheic Dermatitis and Parkinson's Disease and the Potential Role of Oral Cannabinoids. Dermatology. 2021;237(6):872-877. PubMed PMID: 33333525
  • Szeto MD, Presley CL, Maymone MBC, Laughter MR, Lada SM, Runion TM, Barber C, Fonseca A, Dellavalle RP. Top authors in dermatology by h-index: A bibliometric analysis of 1980-2020. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Dec;85(6):1573-1579. PubMed PMID: 33217507
  • Laughter MR, Maymone MBC, Mashayekhi S, Arents BWM, Karimkhani C, Langan SM, Dellavalle RP, Flohr C. The global burden of atopic dermatitis: lessons from the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2017. Br J Dermatol. 2021 Feb;184(2):304-309. PubMed PMID: 33006135
  • Smires S, Afach S, Mazaud C, Phan C, Garcia Doval I, Boyle R, Dellavalle R, Williams HC, Grindlay D, Sbidian E, Le Cleach L. Quality and Reporting Completeness of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Dermatology. J Invest Dermatol. 2021 Jan;141(1):64-71. PubMed PMID: 32603750
  • Szeto MD, Lada SM, Husayn SS, Presley CL, Militello M, Dellavalle RP. A survey of article types in the dermatology literature. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 May;84(5):1439-1441. PubMed PMID: 32590032
  • Eason CD, Rundle C, Dunnick CA, Hugh J, Dellavalle RP. National trends in free public sunscreen dispensers. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Apr;84(4):1109-1111. PubMed PMID: 32504723
  • Flaten HK, Kuschel S, Dellavalle RP, Dunnick CA. Evaluating dermatology curricula in US medical schools. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Aug;85(2):513-514. PubMed PMID: 30633940
  • Bridgman AC, Fitzmaurice C, Dellavalle RP, Karimkhani Aksut C, Grada A, Naghavi M, Manafi N, Olagunju AT, Olagunju TO, Somayaji R, Drucker AM. Canadian Burden of Skin Disease From 1990 to 2017: Results From the Global Burden of Disease 2017 Study [Formula: see text]. J Cutan Med Surg. 2020 Mar Apr;24(2):161-173. PubMed PMID: 31994902
  • Gonzalez CD, Rundle CW, Pona A, Walkosz BJ, Dellavalle RP. Ultraviolet radiation may cause premature fading of colored tattoos. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2020 Jan;36(1):73-74. PubMed PMID: 31461178
  • Hu S, Laughter MR, Dellavalle RP. Reliability of self-reported data on social media versus National Residency Match Program charting outcomes for dermatology applicants. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Dec;83(6):1842-1844. PubMed PMID: 32315660
  • Broussard L, Hirner S, Dellavalle RP, Dunnick CA, Hugh J. Spray sunscreen: Characterizing application area density and implications for sun protection. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Mar;82(3):749-751. PubMed PMID: 31394132
  • Hu S, Anand P, Laughter M, Maymone MBC, Dellavalle RP. Holistic dermatology: An evidence-based review of modifiable lifestyle factor associations with dermatologic disorders. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32360717
  • Maymone MBC, Venkatesh S, Laughter M, Abdat R, Hugh J, Dacso MM, Rao PN, Stryjewska BM, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. Leprosy: Treatment and management of complications. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul;83(1):17-30. PubMed PMID: 32244016
  • Maymone MBC, Laughter M, Venkatesh S, Dacso MM, Rao PN, Stryjewska BM, Hugh J, Dellavalle RP, Dunnick CA. Leprosy: Clinical aspects and diagnostic techniques. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul;83(1):1-14. PubMed PMID: 32229279
  • Obagi ZA, Rundle CW, Dellavalle RP. Widening the scope of virtual reality and augmented reality in dermatology. Dermatol Online J. 2020 Jan 15;26(1). PubMed PMID: 32155022
  • GBD 2019 Diseases and Injuries Collaborators. Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020 Oct 17;396(10258):1204-1222. PubMed PMID: 33069326
  • GBD 2019 Risk Factors Collaborators. Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. Lancet. 2020 Oct 17;396(10258):1223-1249. PubMed PMID: 33069327
  • Altman E, Dellavalle R, Grant-Kels J, Elston DM. New ways to learn: Enhanced social media and JAAD virtual journal club 1 year later. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jan;82(1):31. PubMed PMID: 31400456
  • Maymone MBC, Laughter M, Vashi NA, Jones JD Jr, Hugh J, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. The most cited articles and authors in dermatology: A bibliometric analysis of 1974-2019. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul;83(1):201-205. PubMed PMID: 31279031
  • Rundle CW, Husayn SS, Dellavalle RP. Orchestrating a virtual conference amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Dermatol Online J. 2020 Jul 15;26(7). PubMed PMID: 32898410
  • Sawangjit R, Dilokthornsakul P, Lloyd-Lavery A, Lai NM, Dellavalle R, Chaiyakunapruk N. Systemic treatments for eczema: a network meta-analysis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Sep 14;9:CD013206. PubMed PMID: 32927498
  • Eason CD, Rundle C, Dunnick CA, Hugh J, Dellavalle RP. National trends in free public sunscreen dispensers. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32504723
  • Szeto MD, Lada SM, Husayn SS, Presley CL, Militello M, Dellavalle RP. A Survey of Article Types in the Dermatology Literature. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jun 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32590032
  • Gonzalez CD, Walkosz BJ, Dellavalle RP. Aftercare Instructions in the Tattoo Community: An Opportunity to Educate on Sun Protection and Increase Skin Cancer Awareness. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2020 Jun;13(6):22-23. PubMed PMID: 32884615
  • Pona A, Gonzalez CD, Walkosz BJ, Dellavalle RP. Scented lotions may cause scaring and premature fading of tattoos. Dermatol Online J. 2020 Oct 15;26(10). PubMed PMID: 33147671
  • Szeto MD, Presley CL, Maymone MBC, Laughter MR, Lada SM, Runion TM, Barber C, Fonseca A, Dellavalle RP. Top Authors in Dermatology by h-index: A Bibliometric Analysis of 1980-2020. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33217507
  • Misitzis A, Stratigos AJ, Beatson M, Mastorakos G, Dellavalle RP, Weinstock MA. The association of metformin use with keratinocyte carcinoma development in high-risk patients. Dermatol Ther. 2020 Oct 13;:e14402. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33047438
  • Smires S, Afach S, Mazaud C, Phan C, Garcia Doval I, Boyle R, Dellavalle R, Williams HC, Grindlay D, Sbidian E, Le Cleach L. Quality and Reporting Completeness of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in Dermatology. J Invest Dermatol. 2020 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32603750
  • Rietcheck HR, Maghfour J, Rundle CW, Husayn SS, Presley CL, Sillau SH, Liu Y, Leehey MA, Dunnick CA, Dellavalle RP. A Review of the Current Evidence Connecting Seborrheic Dermatitis and Parkinson's Disease and the Potential Role of Oral Cannabinoids. Dermatology. 2020 Dec 17;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33333525
  • Wells TM, Rundle CW, Szeto MD, Presley C, Dellavalle RP. An Analysis of Skin of Color Dermatology Related Content on Instagram. J Drugs Dermatol. 2020 Jul 1;19(7):746-754. PubMed PMID: 32722911
  • Laughter MR, Maymone MBC, Karimkhani C, Rundle C, Hu S, Wolfe S, Abuabara K, Hollingsworth P, Weintraub GS, Dunnick CA, Kisa A, Damiani G, Sheikh A, Singh JA, Fukumoto T, Desai R, Grada A, Filip I, Radfar A, Naghavi M, Dellavalle RP. The Burden of Skin and Subcutaneous Diseases in the United States From 1990 to 2017. JAMA Dermatol. 2020 Aug 1;156(8):874-881. PubMed PMID: 32520352
  • Laughter MR, Maymone MBC, Mashayekhi S, Arents BWM, Karimkhani C, Langan SM, Dellavalle RP, Flohr C. The global burden of atopic dermatitis: lessons from the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2017. Br J Dermatol. 2020 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33006135
  • Hu S, Laughter M, Dellavalle RP. Reply to Response to: "Reliability of self-reported data on social media vs National Residency Match Program charting outcomes for dermatology applicants". J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Dec;83(6):e475. PubMed PMID: 32822802
  • Boyers LN, Karimkhani C, Riggs J, Dellavalle RP. US campus and university debit card policies regarding tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Tob Control. 2014 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25552519
  • Vaughan V, Boyers L, Karimkhani C, Dellavalle R. Effect of recent Ebola outbreaks on estimating the global burden of diseases with skin manifestations. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25464860
  • Karimkhani C, Boyers LN, Naghavi M, Coffeng LE, Lott JP, Wulf S, Hay R, Williams HC, Weinstock MA, Norton SA, Armstrong AW, Dunnick CA, Norris DA, Dellavalle RP. The Global Burden of Disease Associated with Alopecia Areata. Br J Dermatol. 2014 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25422028
  • Barón AE, Asdigian NL, Gonzalez V, Aalborg J, Terzian T, Stiegmann RA, Torchia EC, Berwick M, Dellavalle RP, Morelli JG, Mokrohisky ST, Crane LA, Box NF. Interactions between Ultraviolet Light and MC1R and OCA2 Variants Are Determinants of Childhood Nevus and Freckle Phenotypes. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Dec;23(12):2829-39. PubMed PMID: 25410285
  • Boyers LN, Karimkhani C, Naghavi M, Sherwood D, Margolis DJ, Hay RJ, Williams HC, Naldi L, Coffeng LE, Weinstock MA, Dunnick CA, Pederson H, Vos T, Dellavalle RP. Global mortality from conditions with skin manifestations. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Dec;71(6):1137-1143.e17. PubMed PMID: 25282129
  • Karimkhani C, Connett J, Boyers L, Quest T, Dellavalle RP. Dermatology on instagram. Dermatol Online J. 2014 Jul 15;20(7). PubMed PMID: 25046455
  • Korgavkar K, Firoz EF, Xiong M, Lew R, Marcolivio K, Burnside N, Dyer R, Weinstock MA, VAKCC Trial Group. Measuring the severity of topical 5-fluorouracil toxicity. J Cutan Med Surg. 2014 Jul-Aug;18(4):229-35. PubMed PMID: 25008439
  • Karimkhani C, Boyers LN, Margolis DJ, Naghavi M, Hay RJ, Williams HC, Naldi L, Coffeng LE, Weinstock MA, Dunnick CA, Pederson H, Vos T, Murray CJ, Dellavalle RP. Comparing cutaneous research funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with 2010 Global Burden of Disease results. PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e102122. PubMed PMID: 25003335
  • Boyers L, Karimkhani C, Crane LA, Asdigian N, Hollonds A, Dellavalle RP. Buying indoor tanning with university debit cards. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jul;71(1):199-201. PubMed PMID: 24947697
  • Boyers LN, Quest T, Karimkhani C, Connett J, Dellavalle RP. Dermatology on YouTube. Dermatol Online J. 2014 Jun 15;20(6). PubMed PMID: 24945641
  • Karimkhani C, Gonzalez R, Dellavalle RP. A review of novel therapies for melanoma. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014 Aug;15(4):323-37. PubMed PMID: 24928310
  • Karimkhani C, Amir M, Dellavalle RP, Ipaktchi K. Current concepts for oil decontamination of crush injuries: a review. Patient Saf Surg. 2014;8:22. PubMed PMID: 24855490
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Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

Hospital Affiliation
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Dermatology, Board Certification (2002)
Clinical Interests
Acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, and skin cancer

Care Philosophy
As the Chief of Dermatology at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, I believe our veterans deserve the best cutting-edge evidence-based care for their skin disease.

Personal Interests
My hobbies include skiing, hiking, swimming, and gardening.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer at community skin cancer prevention outreach events sponsored by the Colorado Skin Cancer Task Force (www.coloradocancercoalition.org/task-forces/skin-cancer)

Public Speaking
Yes
I speak on skin cancer prevention and the global burden of all skin diseases. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OD363VJhKY)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine (1996)
Graduate Schools:
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles (1986)
  • PhD, University of Chicago (1993)
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1986)
Internships:
  • University of Chicago Program (1997)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (1999)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (2001)
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Department: Dermatology
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