I am currently a professor in the Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. I graduated from North Carolina State University as valedictorian. I earned my medical and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I completed my internship at East Carolina University. While there, the school named me both Intern of the Year and Resident Teacher of the Year. I completed my residency at Rush University Medical Center.
I served on various committees, including the American Board of Dermatology Pediatric Fellowship Review Committee, the Medical Dermatology Society Committee on Education and Programs and more. I also served as President of the North Carolina Dermatology Association. Before, I served as residency program director of the Department of Dermatology.
I lectured regionally, nationally and internationally on a range of medical dermatology topics. I authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored three books. As a faculty member, I received many awards, including the American Academy of Dermatology Cochrane Award, the American Academy of Dermatology's Professionalism Award and received a Dermatology Foundation Research Grant.
My clinical interests and research focus on complex medical dermatology, including autoimmune and autoinflammatory skin conditions.