Meet the Derm In-Review Advisory Council (DIRAC)

The Derm In-Review Advisory Council (DIRAC) is a select group of top-performing dermatology residents and early career dermatologists who serve as content reviewers and subject-matter experts. They contribute their knowledge and time to ensure Derm In-Review remains the #1 study tool of choice for dermatology residents.

The Derm In-Review Advisory Council is chaired by Dr. Adam Friedman, Professor, Residency Program Director, and Interim Chair of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Known for his forward-thinking approach to dermatology and his desire to support the next generation of dermatologists, Dr. Friedman is constantly spearheading innovative ways to increase emphasis on educational outcomes and serve as an exemplary role model for dermatology residents. Dr. Friedman has been and continues to be instrumental in the success of Derm In-Review, contributing his expertise to the constant review of our program.

Under Dr. Friedman’s guidance, members of the Derm In-Review Advisory Council help evaluate and choose content for our study tools and resources so that they reflect the most robust and up-to-date content all dermatology residents should know. Furthermore, DIRAC members are offered career development opportunities through other Derm In-Review media partners including Next Steps in Derm, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), the Skin of Color Update, and the ODAC conference. Examples of these additional career development opportunities are:

  • Be an onsite correspondent at the Skin of Color Update and ODAC conferences, and other national dermatology meetings
  • Paid internships to fulfil the role of medical writer for Derm In-Review’s mentoring site Next Steps in Derm
  • Direct access to renowned thought leaders in the field to conduct interviews on trending dermatology topics
  • Become peer reviewers for all faculty lectures presented at the Skin of Color Update and ODAC conferences
  • Early Career Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD)
  • ARTE Scholarships

All DIRAC members receive recognition and credit in all of Derm In-Review publications and sponsored events and are welcome to cite their contributions in their CVs.

Advisory Council Chair

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD
Derm In-Review Advisory Council, Chair
Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology
Residency Program Director
Director of Translational Research
Director of the Supportive Oncodermatology Clinic
Department of Dermatology
George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Advisory Board Council

Michael Cardis, MD
Dermatologist
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Christopher A. English, MD
Dermatologist
Intermountain Medical Group

Benjamin C. Garden, MD
Dermatologist
Physicians Laser and Dermatology Institute

Farzam Gorouhi, MD
Dermatologist
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center

Paul Gruber, MD
Dermatologist
Forefront Dermatology

Oscar W. Nevarez, MD
Dermatologist
Private Practice

Ramya Kollipara, MD
Dermatologist
Westlake Dermatology

Nathan Rojek, MD
Dermatologist
UCI Health

Cindy Wassef, MD
Dermatologist
Rutgers Health