Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants

The official journal of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Editorial Board

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF–Cynthia F. Griffith, MPAS, PA-C
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Dermatology
Dallas, Texas

FOUNDING EDITOR–Travis Hayden, MPAS, PA-C
Professor of Practice | Assistant Academic Coordinator PASS Faculty Advisor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York

Richard Flygare, PA-C, PhD
North Idaho Dermatology
Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C
Forefront Dermatology
Lansing, Michigan

Jennifer Winter, MSPAS, PA-C
Dermatology and Allergy Specialists of Olympia
Olympia, Washington

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Department Editors

DERMOSCOPY
John Burns, MSPA, PA-C

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Journal Staff

MANAGING EDITOR
Angela Saba

ART DIRECTOR
Angela Simiele

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Journal Overview

The Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants (JDPA) is a peer-reviewed publication that delivers innovative clinical, surgical, cosmetic, and professional content exclusively for dermatology PAs. Submissions to the JDPA are peer-reviewed by a panel of experienced dermatology PAs, educational PAs, and dermatologists before being accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for publication are reviewed with the understanding that they are original and have neither been submitted elsewhere nor are being considered by other journals.

Published quarterly in both print and interactive digital formats, JDPA covers a variety of topics in Clinical, Surgical, & Cosmetic Dermatology

Published Content in the JDPA. Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications here in are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). The SDPA disclaims any responsibility or liability for such material, including but not limited to any losses or other damages incurred by readers in reliance on such content. The SDPA does not verify any claims or other information appearing in any of the advertisements contained in the publication and cannot take responsibility for any losses or other damages incurred by readers in reliance or thereon. The SDPA does not guarantee, warrant, or endorse any product or service advertised in this publication, nor does it guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of such product or service.

Publication Frequency. JDPA/Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants (ISSN 1938-9574) is published quarterly (4 issues per volume, one volume per year) by the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), 300 N. Washington Street, Suite 407, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Distribution. JDPA is a member benefit of the SDPA. All current members of SDPA in good standing are eligible to receive a subscription to the journal and may opt in to receive the print version, digital version, or both.

*Each issue offers current SDPA members free AAPA Category I CME credit, available through the SDPA Learning Center.

Nonmembers may purchase individual or group print subscriptions: One-year subscription rates: $40 in the United States and Possessions. Single copies (prepaid only): $10 in the United States (Include $6.50 per order plus $2 per additional copy for US postage and handling). Periodicals postage rate paid at New York, NY 10001 and additional mailing offices.

Copyright Notice: © 2022 Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including by photocopy, recording, or information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

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