August 2017

Greetings Colleague,

Welcome to The Maryland Dermatologic Society (MDS) website.  The MDS is a professional society of both licensed and board certified dermatologists and dermatopathologists in Maryland promoting dermatologic education through clinical conferences and special lectures.

The MDS is a source for continuing medical education and a venue for meeting colleagues. We are committed to cosponsoring academic meetings with Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland. In addition, MDS had the honor of hosting Atlantic Dermatology Conference May 6-8, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.

Upcoming Events

Please see “Calendar” tab for full details of 2017-2018 events

Fall MDS Membership Meeting and Dinner

Hosted by Maryland Dermatologic Society

Date:  Thursday November 2, 2017
Time: Dinner beginning at 6 pm followed by MDS business meeting and lecture
Location:  McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks in Pier 5 Hotel, Baltimore
Title: Skin microbiome and skin injury in atopic dermatitis and beyond
Speaker: Lloyd Miller, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology,
Johns Hopkins University

Sponsor: Celgene

Fall MDS Clinical Meeting and Bahram Sina, MD Lecture

Hosted by the University of Maryland, Department of Dermatology

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: Light Lunch 11:30am – 1:15pm 419 W Redwood St. Suite 210, patient viewing from 11:30am-1:15pm , “New Disease from the NIH” lecture 1:30pm – 2:30pm VA Auditorium, case presentations 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Location: Conference Room 210 of 419 West Redwood Street in Baltimore
Title: New Diseases from the NIH
Speaker: Edward W. Cohen, M.D., MHSc Chief, Dermatology Branch NIH Intramural Research Program

Winter MDS Membership Meeting and Dinner

Hosted by Maryland Dermatologic Society

Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 6:00pm reception, 6:30pm dinner, 7:00pm lecture
Location: Ruth’s Chris Annapolis, MD. Speaker to be announced

Spring 2018 Clinical Conference and Maryland Dermatologic Society Meeting

Hosted by the Johns Hopkins University, Department of Dermatology

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
Speaker: Seth Orlow, MD, PhD.,  Professor and Chair of Dermatology at New York University
Topic: “The Yin and Yang of Microbes and Atopic Dermatitis”

Fall MDS 2018 Clinical Conference & Dr. Bahram Sina Lectureship

Hosted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology

Date:           Tuesday October 30, 2018
Time:           11:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Speaker:     To be announced

 Announcements and Society Updates


The 2016 Atlantic Dermatologic Conference hosted by MDS was financially successful for the society. As a result, the executive committee is proud to continue the following three financial commitments for 2017-2018, expanding the charitable work of the society, creating future leaders in dermatology and organized medicine in Maryland and helping fund research that will improve patients’ lives.

1) We are delighted to continue our grant program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dermatology residents at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland School of Medicine are eligible to apply for a scholarship/grant of up to $5000 to be used to support items including (but not limited to) education, research, travel expenses, and community outreach/service.

The 2016-2017, recipient is Dr. Kelly MacArthur, who was a PGY3 in Dermatology from Johns Hopkins. Her project is titled: Viral Exanthems: Infectious or reactive? Tailoring diagnostic studies with use of PCR testing of lesional skin

2) With a $1000 pledge, we support the Dermatology Foundation whose mission is to provide research support that helps develop and retain tomorrow’s teachers and researchers in dermatology, enabling advancements in patient care.

3) For 2017-2018, MDS will continue our close relationship with both universities in Baltimore offering a grant of $2500 to the universities for each meeting that the university hosts. In addition, to subsidize the substantial cost for CME, MDS will provide a $3000 grant to the host university for each meeting to offset the cost of CME.


Our academic meetings will continue to present challenging patient cases to enhance clinical skills, and respected guest lecturers will supplement the patient presentations.

Two educational dinner meetings are planned for 2017-2018. Again this academic year, MDS business meetings will occur at the evening dinner meetings. Updates from the business meeting will be emailed to members and handed out at the university-based meetings.


The MDS dues cycle runs from January to December of each calendar year. Online application and payment options available in the “Join/Dues” tab above.

The  current panel of MDS Officers for the Spring 2017-Spring 2019 term are:

  • President – Kelly McGuigan, MD
  • Vice President – Zain Syed, MD
  • Executive Administrator– Russ Kujan, MedChi Association Management
  • Immediate Past President-Elisabeth Richard, MD


Kelly McGuigan, MD
August 14, 2017