University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Doctor of Medicine
University of Maryland, Catonsville, MD B.A., Biological Sciences (summa cum laude)
National Capital Consortium (National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC)
Navy Flight Surgery
Naval Aerospace and Operational Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL
Internship, Internal Medicine
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Private Practice, Germain Dermatology Associates, PA
Mt. Pleasant, SC
April, 2004 - 2009
Attending Physician, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
October, 2002 - February, 2003
Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC (civilian contract)
July, 2000 - October, 2002
Head, Department of Dermatology
Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC
July 1995 - June 1997
Naval Air Station, Dallas, TX
June 1994 - January 1995
General Medical Officer
National Naval Medical Center, Dept. of Military Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Allergan (fillers and BOTOX®), Zeltiq (CoolScultpting®), Merz (Ultherapy®), and Kythera (Kybella®)
Allergan, Amgen, Merz, Galderma, Kythera
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow, American Academy of Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine
Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery
Women's Dermatological Society
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
South Carolina Medical Association
American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Society of Navy Flight Surgeons
South Beach Symposium
June, 2010, 2011
Cosmetic BootCamp, Colorado Springs, CO Faculty and nationally recognized speaker
June, 2010, 2011
Alabama Dermatology Society, Sinai Conference, New York
October, 2010, 2014
ASDS Annual Meeting Faculty and nationally recognized speaker
Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium- Guest Faculty Speaker and Panelist
"Adult Females with Acne"
"Choosing Your Palette: Which Neurotoxins, Fillers, and Volumizers to Use in Which Patients and Why"
"My Pleasure… Said with a Smile: Improving Customer Service"
"Office Meetings: When? How Often? Are They Important?"
"Dealing with Bad Employees, Hiring Strategies, and Incentive Programs"
"How to Plan the Best Office Events"
"What's on your Bathroom Sink and Why"
"How to Get the Most for Your Marketing Buck"
"Cosmeceuticals: Latest and Greatest"
Medical License: South Carolina
Current BLS, ACLS
Current DEA Registration
"Observational Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance Registry of Enbrel® (Etanercept) for the Treatment of Psoriasis" (OBSERVE-5™), Completed 2013 March.
"Tightening the envelop': ultrasound-based tightening and lifting" Practical Dermatology. 2012 April; 36-37.
"Understanding the liposcupting spectrum from surgery to cryolipolysis." Practical Dermatology. 2011 April;53-57.
"Clinical evidence for the role of a topical anti-inflammatory agent in comedonal acne: findings from a randomized study of dapsone 5% gel in combination with tazarotene 0.1% cream in patients with acne vulgaris." Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD). 2010 July.
"Does imiquimod histologically rejuvenate ultraviolet radiation-damaged skin?" American Society of Dermatologic Surgery 2007 Sep.
"Topical 5% imiquimod for the therapy of actinic cheilitis." J Am Acad Dermatol 2002 Oct.: 47(4);497-501
"Therapy of Bowen's disease in transplant patients with imiquimod and 5% 5FU" Dermatol Surg. 2001 Jun; 27(6);561-4.
"CD34 + Cellular Blue Nevi" J Cutan Path. 2001 Mar; 28(3);145-50.
"Treatment of Bowen's disease in immune suppressed patients with imiquimod and COX inhibitors: Dermatol Surg. 2001 Feb; 27(2):143-6.
"Smoldering HTLV- I -induced T-cell lymphoma localized within the skin; a radiation-resistant tumor" Int J Dermatol. 2000 Nov; 39(11):815-2 1.
"The cutaneous cellular infiltrate to stingray envenomization contains increased TIA + cells" Br J Dermatol.2000 Nov; 143(5):1074-7.
"Telomerase: carcinogenesis and aging, Part 11" Cosmetic Dermatology. 2000 Feb.
"Telomerase: carcinogenesis and aging, Part I" Cosmetic Dermatology. 2000 Jan.
"Perspectives in Dermatolpathology: telomeres and telomerase in aging and cancer; with emphasis on cutaneous disease" J Cutan Path. 2000 Jan; 27(l): 2-18. Review.
"Increased soft tissue in the posterior' cervical and upper back area of patients on HIV- I protease inhibitors" J Cutan Med Surg. 1999 Apr: 3(4).211- 7.