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Editor Profiles

Ioannis D. Bassukas

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New Content ItemSkin Cancer

Professor Ioannis D. Bassukas, MD, PhD, is currently a Professor of Dermatology (Oncology) and Director of the Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Ioannina and University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece. He obtained his MD degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and PhD and Habilitation degrees from the University of Würzburg, Germany. He completed dermatology and allergology residencies at the Universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Lübeck respectively. Before joining the University of Ioannina, he held senior clinical positions at the academic hospital Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln in Berlin. Earlier academic and clinical appointments were with the Institute of Medical Radiation and Cell Research at the University of Würzburg, Fachklinik Hornheide for skin cancer at the University of Münster and Department of Dermatology at the University of Lübeck, Germany. His primary research interests center on tumor growth dynamics, skin oncology and minimally invasive treatment modalities for keratinocyte-derived skin neoplasms, non-invasive diagnostic methods for skin diseases including image analysis approaches, biology of Malassezia in health and disease and skin manifestations in systemic diseases.

Feroze Kaliyadan

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New Content Item (2)Pathology

Professor Feroze Kaliyadan is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He joined BMC Dermatology as a Section Editor in 2015. He completed his medical studies, specializing in dermatology, at the Government Medical College, Kottayam, India, in 2004. He later completed his fellowship in medical education at the PSG- FAIMER- regional institute, India, in 2010. He is an editorial board member of a number of dermatology journals and is an experienced peer reviewer. Feroze's research interests include hair disorders, vitiligo, acne, dermoscopy and tele-dermatology. Besides clinical dermatology and dermatological research, Feroze also has an avid interest in medical education.

Xianyong Yin

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New Content ItemGenetic Disease 

Professor Xianyong Yin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina. He obtained his doctoral degree in Dermatology in 2014 from the Institute of Dermatology, Anhui Medical University, China. Their current research interests focus on the application of statistical methods in pinpointing the genetic determinants of inflammatory and immune-mediated skin diseases, particularly psoriasis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Alexander Zink

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New Content Item​​​​​​​Clinical Dermatology

Privatdozent Dr. Alexander Zink, MD, MPH, PhD is a consultant physician and board-certified dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy at Technical University of Munich, Germany. He studied medicine in Mainz, Munich, London and Harvard with a scholarship from the State of Bavaria, finally obtaining his MD degree from the Technical University of Munich. After medical school, he completed his dermatology residency and received his Masters in Public Health and PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Dr. Zink specializes in public health and epidemiology in dermatology with a focus on co-morbidities, quality of life and patient, as well as population-based,  burden of skin diseases, including digital health.

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