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George Kroumpouzos, MD, PhD, FAAD, Director of GK Dermatology, is Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at Brown University. He has served as Professor of Dermatology, Collaborator at Jundiai Medical School, Brazil and Instructor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He is certified by both American and European Boards of Dermatology. Dr. Kroumpouzos is a Board Member of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology and Canadian Board of Aesthetic Medicine. His expertise is in the fields of aesthetic/procedural dermatology, gynecologic/obstetric dermatology, and disorders of pigmentation. Dr. Kroumpouzos is Associate Editor of International Journal of Women’s Dermatology and Dermatologic Therapy, and Editor of Clinics in Dermatology. He is a member of the Council of Science Editors. He has published 140 peer-reviewed publications and 40 book chapters. He is the Editor of 4 books including the definitive Text Atlas of Obstetric Dermatology and 2 monographs. Dr. Kroumpouzos has delivered lectures as invited speaker and chaired expert panels at numerous national and international physician conferences. He is the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including awards by the International Union Against Cancer, New England Dermatologic Society, and the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award at Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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George KROUMPOUZOS's publications (55)

Transcutaneous Temperature-Controlled Radiofrequency Treatment: Improvement in Female Genital Appearance, Sexual Dysfunction, and Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Apr, 2021

Transcutaneous temperature-controlled radiofrequency (TTCRF) is an emerging modality for vulvovaginal rejuvenation. Still, the clinical experience with this modality is limited. read more

Aesthetic surgery journal

Cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19: An unusual presentation with edematous plaques and pruritic, erythematous papules, and comment on the role of bradykinin storm and its therapeutic implications.

Mar, 2021

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Dermatologic therapy

Noninvasive diagnostic techniques of port wine stain.

Mar, 2021

Port-wine stain (PWS) is a benign capillary malformation that most commonly occurs in the head and neck. It is present at birth and progresses over time. It is formed by progressive dilatation of post-capillary venules and is associated with hypertrophy and nodularity with increasing age, leading to cosmetic disfigurement and psychological aggravation. It is caused by genetic mosaicism in GNAQ and GNA11 genes. Histopathology is the gold standard for assessment of PWS but it is invasive and may cause scarring. Inadequate characterization of the lesions may predispose to inadequate treatment protocols as well as higher treatment dosages. Clinical evaluation of treatment efficacy is subjective and may not be a representative of actual results. Therefore, an objective visualization modality is required. With evolving technology, numerous optical instruments have been developed for objective evaluation and visualization of subsurface structures. These include VISIA-CR™ system, videodermoscopy, high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS), laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), reflectance spectrophotometers and tristimulus colorimeter, laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF), cross-polarized diffuse reflectance imaging system (CDR), reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI). These semi-quantitative modes of diagnosis are complementary to each other. Some can be used in the clinical setting while others, due to high instrument cost, are limited to the research settings. In this review, we bring to you a brief overview of noninvasive diagnostic modalities in PWS. read more

Journal of cosmetic dermatology
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