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Advisory Board 

Doctor Daniel Barquero

Dr. Daniel Barquero, MD, is originally from Costa Rica. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad de Ciencias Médicas in Costa Rica. He is a Dermatology Resident at Hospital Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia with the educational support of the University of Costa Rica. He also has a Masters degree in Rare Diseases by the University of Valencia. Dr. Barquero has a particular interest in General Dermatology, Trichology and Rare Diseases. He is also an active member of different medical societies. Dr. Barquero continues to explore his interest in clinical research.


Doctor Nada Elbuluk

Dr. Nada Elbuluk is a board-certified dermatologist and an Associate Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. She is the founder and director of the USC Skin of Color Center and Pigmentary Disorders Program and Fellowship. She also serves as the Founder and Director of the USC Dermatology Diversity and Inclusion Program. Dr. Elbuluk’s clinical and research interests include general medical and cosmetic dermatology, ethnic skin conditions, and pigmentary disorders. Dr. Elbuluk received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University and her medical degree at the University of Michigan where she graduated with a Distinction in Research. While there, she received a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed her dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Afterwards, she was a fellow and clinical instructor in the Dermatology Department at The University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. James Ida is a board-certified dermatologist on staff at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center (Louisville, KY), focusing on expanding access to care for veterans through teledermatology.

He received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and completed his dermatology residency at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was academic chief. He graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with a bachelor of arts in neuroscience and received his master of science in public health with a concentration in infectious disease epidemiology from Harvard University.

Dr. Ida's clinical interests include general medical and infectious dermatology, dermoscopy, and teledermatology.  An avid language aficionado, Dr. Ida has served as copy editor on several dermatology texts and continues to work as a freelance copy editor and translator. 


Doctor Jonathan Kantor

Dr. Jonathan Kantor is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology International, the author/editor of three textbooks published by McGraw-Hill, and the author of over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters.

Dr. Kantor is with the Department of Dermatology, Center for Global Health, and Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and is a recipient of both the Presidential Citation Award and the Member Making a Difference Award from the American Academy of Dermatology.

Born in South Africa and educated in six countries on four continents, Dr Kantor’s work has been the subject of editorials in every major dermatology journal. He has been associate editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and of Dialogues in Dermatology, and sat on the Mohs surgery AUC ratings panel for the American Academy of Dermatology and the Reconstruction after Skin Cancer Resection Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.



Doctor Carol Soutor

Dr. Carol Soutor is an adjunct professor in the Dermatology Department of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For the past 30 years, she has practiced and has been the department head in large multispecialty clinics in Minneapolis and in the Washington DC area. More recently in the past ten years, she has supervised residents in clinics at the VA Medical Center and at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Soutor has a long-standing interest in dermatology education. She has been the director of fifteen dermatology courses for primary care clinicians and has been a speaker at dermatology courses throughout the United States. Dr. Soutor also has been the director for the dermatology course for second-year medical students and she personally trained nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants.

In 2013 Dr. Soutor co-authored and wrote several chapters of Clinical Dermatology and is currently working on the 2021 edition. She has a certificate in Integrative Therapies from the University of Minnesota and has written on mind-body medicine in cutaneous diseases.


Mary Sun

Mary Sun is currently pursuing dual MD and MSCR degrees at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is active in several national healthcare organizations. She conducts computational research in dermatology and has specific interests in the psychosocial mechanisms underlying skin disease. Prior to medical school, Mary held roles in healthcare technology and software development at Cityblock Health, Microsoft, and Goldman Sachs, and co-founded a technology startup. She holds a master’s degree in Software Engineering from Harvard University, a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Healthcare Management from the Wharton School, and a bachelor’s degree in Computational Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.