Skin of Color Specialty Clinic
The new Skin of Color Specialty Clinic at Schweiger Dermatology Group recognizes the importance of addressing the unique needs of patients with darker skin tones. The providers leading our Skin of Color Specialty Clinic have expertise and a personal passion for treating patients with darker skin tones.
- Acne with dark spots
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Hair loss
- Skin discoloration
- Acne Keloidalis nuchae
- Razor bumps
- Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (“family moles”)
- Excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis)
- Laser Hair Removal
- Chemical Peels
- Skin tightening
- Acne scar treatments
- Scar treatments
- Fractionated resurfacing
- Skin care consultation
Meet our Skin of Color Specialty Clinic Team
Dr. Sumayah Jamal is the Program Director of the Skin of Color Clinic at Schweiger Dermatology Group. She was the founding director of the Ethnic Skin Clinic at the NYU School of Medicine. Before she started the NYU clinic, there were few options available for patients of color seeking cosmetic treatments at NYU due to a lack of providers familiar with treating their skin. Dr. Jamal conducted her undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University, holds an MD and a PhD in Biochemistry from NYU School of Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Kautilya Shaurya (or Dr. K as his patients call him), is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in Skin of Color. He has spent several years working at Howard university hospital, one of the premier Skin of Color centers in the world. He specializes in both medical as well as cosmetic dermatology. He has a special interest in treating acne scarring and hyperpigmentation in SOC.
Kendra Joseph, PA-C is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of many skin conditions, with a special interest in conditions that commonly affect skin of color such as keloids, skin discoloration, and ingrown hairs. She has been featured in Vogue magazine discussing the inclusivity of skin of color in the skincare industry and advocating for the importance of sunscreen usage for melanoma awareness with Accuweather. Kendra earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from State University of New York at Albany before completing her Physician Assistant training at Stony Brook University. She believes that cultural awareness and sensitivity plays a significant role in prevention and treatment of skin diseases.
Tinuke Aderemi-Ibitola, PA-C graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She earned her master’s degree in Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. As a skin of color provider herself, Tinu has a special interest in treating skin of color patients. Knowing how SOC patients historically have been marginalized especially in the Philadelphia community, Tinu aims to serve the underserved.