Valentine'sDay

My Valentine’s Day Tradition

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while most people associate Valentine’s Day with cupids, romantic relationships, and chocolate, I actually think of a tradition with my mom that started when I was in high school. Every year on Valentine’s Day, my mom packed me a special present with a Valentine’s Day card telling […] Read more…

In honor of the first National Women Physician Day, I wanted to highlight four very special female doctors I've "met" on social media whom I admire and have learned so much from. @freudandfashion is so open and honest about her own experience with her field (psychiatry), making her that much more relatable to patients. I love keeping up with her too, which are so educational regarding psych issues which can be so highly stigmatized in our society today. She makes me want to do more internal reflection and focus on my wellness in the crazy time of residency! @elyse.love is knee deep in intern year but still made time to start a blog that gives excellent and pertinent career advice for young professionals, not just in medicine but beyond. Her recent post on choosing dermatology was spot on and she discusses ALL the important factors that go into choosing your career, even the ones people don't usually want to talk about. Cannot wait for her to join me @nyulangone next year. @lauralacquer showed me that physicians can have SUCH a powerful unique and amazing voice in social media, and that you can do it all while having two cute babies too! She is truly a superwoman and such an inspiration to us all. Hope our paths cross in #derm someday!  Last but not least, the beautiful @dr.majestic_md educates all of us through informative and relevant Instagram photos and posts. She's pushing the envelope of being a #physician educator and reaching hundreds of people beyond her ER patients through her online presence. • Thank you ladies for continuing to inspire me and others continuing along the path to medicine. You are all rock stars  #nwpd #iamblackwell #womeninmedicine #leanin #medicine #doctors

Happy National Women Physician’s Day!

Today is the first ever National Women Physicians Day, honoring Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female to receive a medical degree from an American medical school in 1849. She was an intelligent passionate lady who pushed relentlessly for medical education for women, paving the way for female physicians today. As of 2014, there are almost the same percentages of female and […] Read more…

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The True Link between Food and Acne

I’ve heard many many links between specific foods causing acne in dermatology clinic (dermatologist approved acne treatment algorithm here). Patients have suggested yogurt, beer, cheese, cereal, chocolate, cinnamon, you name it! My own father swears that when he eats oily Mickey D’s, he gets acne breakouts on his nose. So I was actually pretty excited […] Read more…

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MLK Day Sale Picks

Happy MLK Day! We had our first snow in NYC this past weekend which was so magical. Being from California, I got so excited seeing snow drifting down from the sky; we will see how I feel about that when it turns into slush! For now, the sun is shining, the ground is coated in […] Read more…

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Taking care of yourself

Last week I, like many around me, came down with a horrible cold. My husband got sick the week before and was in bed all weekend sleeping and trying to recover, and lo and behold, come Monday, I started having the same symptoms. I knew the approximate course of the cold since I’m a doctor and I saw […] Read more…

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The Ups and Downs in My Path to Dermatology

I promised this post a while back and I think this topic is fitting for my first post of the new year because it’s all about new beginnings. I was not a traditional applicant to dermatology and because I decided late in the game, the months leading up to the match were the most stressful […] Read more…

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