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Expert in Medical Dermatology, Allergy, Immunology and Biochemistry

Expert ID: 736175 California, USA

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Expert is a practicing physician-scientist and an academician with a robust, proven track record of managing the most complicated cases in medical dermatology requiring treatment of patients with a variety of topical and systemic medications (including, without limitation, corticosteroids, immunosuppressors, biologics, intravenous immunoglobulin, etc.). Expert has a unique expertise in treating patients with life-threatening allergic and autoimmune diseases of the skin and oral mucosa. He has developed several international treatment guidelines, such as for patients with pemphigus and pemphigoid. Additionally, his specific experience encompasses wound healing. Expert also has long-term experience in the basic and clinical research of wide variety of immune-dependent skin diseases. He has been a Principal Investigator on several research grants from NIH and other granting agencies. The above expertise is attested by his nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, as well as over 170 abstracts of meeting presentations worldwide.

Expert is currently a tenured Full Professor of Dermatology and Biochemistry and a member of the Institute for Immunology and the Cancer Center & Research Institute. Furthermore, Expert is a Diplomate of American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a standing member of several national and international professional societies. I have multiple professional awards and honors, including honorary society memberships and the "best of" clinician's awards, such as "Best Doctors in America," "America's Most Honored Professionals," etc.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles - San Diego

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: D.Sc. (Doctor of Science in Medicine) Subject: Immunology and Cell Biology Institution: Central Institute of Dermatology and Venereology, Moscow, Russia
Year: 1984 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Pharmacology and Biochemistry Institution: Postgraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine
Year: 1980 Degree: M.D. Subject: Medicine Institution: Medical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Full Professor Department: Dermatology, and Biological Chemistry Responsibilities: Practicing physician, basic and clinical researcher, scholar-educator
Years: 1996 to 2007 Employer: University of California-Davis Title: Full Professor Department: Dermatology Responsibilities: Practicing physician, basic and clinical researcher, scholar-educator
Years: 1991 to 1996 Employer: University of Minnesota Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities: Practicing physician, basic and clinical researcher, scholar-educator
Years: 1984 to 1991 Employer: Postgraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine Title: Assistant Professor Department: Dermatology Responsibilities: Practicing physician, basic and clinical researcher, scholar-educator

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Societies:
Panamerican Society for Pigment Cell Research
International Society of Dermatology
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
Sacramento Valley Dermatological Society
Ukrainian Medical Association of North America
The Society for Investigative Dermatology
1980-present Ukrainian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, Cosmetologists
Licenses / Certifications
The Medical Board of California, Physician and Surgeon, since 1996
Professional Appointments
Professor (tenured, Step IX), Departments of Dermatology (primary), and Biological Chemistry (secondary)
Professor of Dermatology (tenured), Department of Dermatology
Associate Professor of Dermatology (tenured), Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota,
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, PostGraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine
Instructor of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, PostGraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine
Awards / Recognition
Honors:
Honorary Member, the French Society of Dermatology
America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 5%
Best of Irvine Award
Featured in Orange Coast Magazine among Top Doctors chosen by their peers
Recognized among Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Irvine, CA
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Dermatology, UC Irvine
Included in Best Doctors in America database
HealthGrades Recognized Doctor
Doctor of the Year, International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, USA
Founder, International Pemphigus Research Fund (IPRF)
Member, Graduate Group in Immunology, University of California Davis
Vice Chair, Medical Advisory Board of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
Honorary Chair for California, NRCC Physicians' Advisory Board
Vice Chair, Dermatology Foundation of California
Honorary Member, Ukrainian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, Cosmetologists, Ukraine
FIRST Award, NIH, NIAMS, USA
Honorary Member, Belgian Royal Society of Dermatology and Venereology, Belgium
Annual Award for the Best Scientific Presentation among Young Investigators, PostGraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine
Award, Municipal Society for Scientists and Specialists, Kiev, Ukraine
Premium, Ukrainian Republican Society for Inventors, Kiev, Ukraine
Medical / Professional
Meeting Organizer/Chairman:
Organizer, The 5th International Symposium on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, Long Beach, CA
Co-organizer, Scientific Meeting of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, Luebeck, Germany
Co-organizer, Annual Meeting of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, Newport Beach, CA
Co-organizer, The 4th Intl. Conference on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, Giessen, Germany
Member of Organizing Committee, The 2nd International Conference on Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Las Vegas, NV
Co-organizer, The 3rd Intl. Conference on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, Groningen, Holland
Co-chairman, The 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, Seoul, South Korea
Organizer, "Pemphigus & Pemphigoid: from the bench to the bedside," NIH, Bethesda, MD
Co-chairman, Organizing Committee of the 2nd International Symposium on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, Mainz, Germany
Co-organizer, "Pemphigus 2005 - Progress and Future Directions," NIH, Bethesda, MD
Chairman, Organizing Committee of the 1st International Symposium on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, San Francisco, CA

Editor/Editorial Board Member:
Guest Editor, International Immunopharmacology
Associate Editor of Dermatology, Frontiers in Medicine
Guest Editor, International Immunopharmacology
Editorial Board, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Guest Editor, Life Sciences
Guest Editor, Monographic issue of Autoimmunity on Immunoblistering Dermatoses
Section Editor: Autoimmunity Highlights
Editorial Board: Experimental Dermatology
Editorial Board, Dermatology Reports
Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Pharmacology
Guest Editor, Life Sciences
Guest Editor, Monographic issue of Autoimmunity on Pemphigus
Guest Editor, Life Sciences
Editorial Consultant, Physicians' Information and Education Resource, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA
Editorial Board, Frontiers in Bioscience
Editorial Board, Ukrainian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, Cosmetology
Editorial Board, Problems in Dermatologic Diagnosis & Management, Newark, NJ,
Editorial Board, International Journal of Dermatology
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has been a Principal Investigator on several research grants from NIH and other granting agencies, published nearly 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, as well as over 170 abstracts of meeting presentations worldwide.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Over the last two decades, Expert has been providing expert witness services to both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ attorneys, including several high-profile cases.
Training / Seminars
Invited Speaker/Guest Lecturer/Visiting Professor:
2020 Department of Dermatology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2020 Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2019 The 8th Annual Immunoglobulin Nursing Society National Convention, Las Vegas, NV
2019 The 77th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, DC
2019 Division of Dermatology, University of Texas Health San Antonio, TX
2019 Department of Dermatology, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
2018 Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2018 Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
2018 The 40th Annual Academician O.O. Bogomolets Seminar, National Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine
2018 The 11th International Congress on Autoimmunity, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 Neurotransmitters: non-neuronal functions and therapeutic opportunities, Orleans, France
2018 Department of Dermatology, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
2017 Annual Meeting of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, Newport Beach, CA
2017 Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego, CA
2017 Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
2017 Scientific Meeting of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, Luebeck, Germany
2017 The 75th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, Orlando, FL
2016 Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2016 Pathogenesis of Pemphigus and Pemphigoid, Munich, Germany
2016 Annual Meeting of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, Austin, TX
2016 Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Medical Center, Detroit, MI
2016 The 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Vienna, Austria
2016 The 10th International Congress on Autoimmunity, Leipzig, Germany
2016 The 15th International Symposium on Cholinergic Mechanisms, Marseille, France
2016 Department of Dermatology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
2016 Department of Dermatology, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
2016 6th Summit in Aesthetic Medicine, Newport Beach, CA
2015 Houston Dermatology Society Meeting, Houston, TX
2015 The 73rd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA
2015 The 4th Annual Immunoglobulin Nursing Society National Convention, Washington, DC
2015 Annual Meeting of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, New York, NY
2015 Department of Dermatology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
2015 Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
2014 The 4th Annual Meeting of Euro-Asian Assoc. of Dermato-venereologists, Jerusalem, Israel
2014 Department of Dermatology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
2014 Annual Meeting of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, Chicago, IL
2014 Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2014 4th Summit in Aesthetic Medicine, Dana Point, CA
2014 The 4th Intl. Conference on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, Giessen, Germany
2014 The 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity, Nice, France
2014 Department of Dermatology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
2014 The 26th Annual Meeting of Wound Healing Society, Orlando, FL
2014 The 72nd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, Denver, CO
2014 The Florida West Coast Society of Dermatology and Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery of University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
2014 2nd International Symposium on Dermato-endocrinology, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Department of Dermatology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2013 The Miami Society for Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Miami, FL
2013 The 2nd International Conference on Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Las Vegas, NV
2013 Investigator Sponsored Research Forum, Grifols, Raleigh, NC
2013 XI International Congress of Dermatology, New Delhi, India
2013 1st International Symposium on Dermato-endocrinology, Edinburgh, UK
2013 The Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Society of New England, Boston, MA
2013 Annual Meeting of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2013 30th Annual Conference of the Egyptian Society of Dermatology & Venerology, Cairo, Egypt
2013 International Symposium on Autoimmune Bullous Diseases, Lübeck, Germany
2013 The 71st Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, Miami, FL
2013 Department of Dermatology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
2012 The 3rd Continental Congress of Dermatology, Durban, South Africa
2012 The 13th Las Vegas Dermatology Seminar, Las Vegas, NV

2012 "Modulation of Autoimmunity" Retreat, Lübeck, Germany
2012 Summer American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, Boston, MA
2012 Annual Meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research, Venice, Italy
2012 The 8th International Congress on Autoimmunity, Granada, Spain
2012 Annual Meeting of the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, Boston, MA
2012 The 70th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, San Diego, CA
2011 Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
2011 The 20th Prof. Dr. A. Lufty Tat Symposium, Ankara, Turkey
2011 Summer American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, New York, NY
2011 Department of Dermatology, UCLA-Harbor Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
2011 International von Behring-Röntgen Symposium “Pemphigus – from autoimmunity to disease”, Marburg, Germany
2011 The 3rd International Conference on Drug Discovery & Therapy, Dubai, U.A.E.
2011 Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany
2011 The 9th Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress & MediSpa, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2011 Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference, Hinxton, UK
2011 The 69th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, New Orleans, LA
2010 The 9th Ukrainian Congress of Dermatologists and Venereologists, Odessa, Ukraine
2011 The 3rd Intl. Conference on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, Groningen, Holland
2011 The 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, Seoul, South Korea
2010 Summer American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, Chicago, IL
2010 The 13th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, Madrid, Spain
2010 "Pemphigus & Pemphigoid: from the bench to the bedside," NIH, Bethesda, MD
2010 The 68th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, Miami, FL
2009 Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA
2009 The Scientific Conference Dedicated to the 125th Anniversary of Dept. of Dermatology of National O. O. Bohomolets Medical University, Kiev, Ukraine
2009 International Pemphigus Meeting, Berne, Switzerland
2009 The 10th International Congress of Dermatology, Prague, Czech Republic
2009 The 67th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA
2009 The 15th Conference of the Panamerican Society for Pigment Cell Research, Memphis, TN
2008 The 7th Annual Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Boston, MA
2008 Environmental Stressors in Biology and Medicine, Siena, Italy
2008 The 66th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, San Antonio, TX
2008 International Meeting on Autoimmune Bullous Diseases, Otsu, Japan
2008 Recent Advances in Muscarinic Receptor Pharmacology and Therapeutics, San Diego, CA
2007 The 21st World Congress of Dermatology, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2007 Frontiers of Cutaneous Biology, Greifswald, Germany
2007 The 6th Annual Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Miami, FL
2007 Mini-Conference "New Horizons in Biological Roles of Acetylcholine", Tokyo, Japan
2007 The 6th Annual Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Miami, FL
2007 The 80th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Pharmacological Society, Nagoya, Japan
2007 The 65th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, D.C.
2006 Research seminar at Athenagen, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
2006 Pemphigus/Pemphigoid Satellite Symposium, Annual ESDR Meeting, Paris, France
2006 The 5th Annual Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Boston, MA
2006 National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, Kiev, Ukraine
2006 The Unilever Research-U.S.A., Edgewater, NJ
2006 The 5th Annual Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Boston, MA
2006 Department of Dermatology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Department of Dermatology, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany
2006 The 2nd International Symposium on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, Mainz, Germany
2006 The 64rd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA
2005 The Unilever Research-USA, Edgewater, NJ
2006 Frontiers of Cutaneous Biology, Bradford, UK
2005 Department of Dermatology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
2005 The 14th Congress of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, London, UK
2005 The 8th Ukrainian Congress of Dermatologists and Venereologists, Kiev, Ukraine
2005 The 4th Annual Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Miami, FL
2005 Department of Dermatology, University of California-Irvine, CA
2005 "Pemphigus 2005 - Progress and Future Directions," NIH, Bethesda, MD
2004 The 10th Anniversary Meeting of Gifu Dermatology Research Seminars, Gifu, Japan
2004 Bradford Club 2004, University of Bradford, UK
2004 Ukrainian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Cosmetologists, Kiev, Ukraine
2004 The 3rd Annual Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Miami, FL
2004 Research seminar at Avon Products, Inc. Suffern, NY.
2004 First Vitiligo Researcher Conference, American Vitiligo Res. Foundation, Clearwater, FL
2004 The 25th Colombian National Dermatology Congress, Bogotá, Colombia.
2004 The International Pemphigus Foundation Meeting in Las Vegas, NV
2004 The 62nd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, D.C.
2004 The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2004 International Scientific Congress "Neurobiology of the Skin," Muenster, Germany
2004 Research conference "IVIg Treatment of Pemphigus", Bethesda, MD
2003 International Conference on Oxidative Stress in Skin Biology and Medicine, Andros, Greece
2003 The 2nd Annual Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Miami, FL
2003 Symposium "Frontiers in Cutaneous Biology in 2003," Bradford, UK
2003 Department of Dermatology, USC and Westwood VA, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Department of Dermatology, Gifu University Medical School, Gifu, Japan
2003 German Armed Forces Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Munich, Germany
2003 Department of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2003 The 61st Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology: San Francisco, CA
2003 Association for Proficiency in Skin Immunology, San Francisco, CA
2003 Skin Disease Education Foundation: Hawaii Dermatology Seminar, Maui, HI
2003 Department of Dermatology, University of California-Irvine, CA
2002 The 1st International Symposium on Nonneuronal Acetylcholine, San Francisco, CA
2002 Autoimmunity and the Skin (51st Montagna Symposium on Skin Biology), Snowmass, CO
2002 Medical Meeting of Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Miami, FL
2002 International Workshop on Cutaneous Neuroendocrinology, Hamburg, Germany
2002 International Meeting on Bullous Dermatoses, Groningen, The Netherlands
2002 The Unilever Research-USA, Edgewater, NJ
2002 Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
2001 Irvin H. Blank Resident/Fellow Forum; 62nd SID Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
2002 Department of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
2002 The 60th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Dermatology, New Orleans, LA
2002 International Pemphigus Foundation, Anaheim, CA
2001 Pemphigus as a Model of Organ-specific Autoimmune Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD
2001 Department of Dermatology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2000 Pemphigus'2000, Bangkok, Thailand
2000 Department of Dermatology, University of California-San Diego, CA
2000 Psoriasis Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA
2000 International Pemphigus Foundation, San Francisco, CA
1999 The Unilever Research-USA, Edgewater, NJ
1998 Symposium on Hereditary and Acquired Bullous Dermatoses, Salzburg, Austria
1998 Department of Dermatology, University of California-San Francisco, CA
1997 The 19th World Congress of Dermatology, Sydney, Australia
1996 The Cutaneous Biology Foundation, Inc, USA
1996 Department of Dermatology, Mayo Foundation and Clinics, Rochester, MN
1995 University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
1993 Department of Pharmacology and Exp. Therapeutics, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
1993 Department of Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
1991 Belgian Royal Society of Dermatology and Venereology, Liege, Belgium
1991 Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France
1990 Department of Dermatology at University of Southampton, UK
1990 Department of Dermatology at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
1990 Department of Dermatology at Slade Hospital, Oxford, UK
1990 St John's Institute of Dermatology, London, UK
1990 Italian Society for Dermatology and Venereology, Venice, Italy
1989 Department of Immunology, Innsbruck University, Austria
1989 Department of Dermatology, University of Vienna, Austria

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Language Proficiency
Russian Fluent
Ukrainian Fluent

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