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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.

Skin of Color Medical Conditions:

  • Acne with dark spots
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Keloids
  • Hair loss
  • Skin discoloration
  • Melasma
  • Acne Keloidalis nuchae
  • Razor bumps
  • Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (“family moles”)
  • Excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis)

Skin of Color Cosmetic Treatments:

  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Filler
  • Neurotoxin
  • Skin tightening
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Acne scar treatments
  • Scar treatments
  • Fractionated resurfacing
  • Microneedling
  • Skin care consultation

Meet our Skin of Color Specialty Clinic Team

Sumayah Jamal, MD-PhD
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.
Kautilya Shaurya, MD
Kautilya Shaurya, MD
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.
Erum Ilyas, MD, MBE, FAAD
Erum Ilyas, MD
Dr. Ilyas is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in skin of color. She has spent years treating patients in the Philadelphia suburbs. She has spoken at conferences on the lack of skin cancer registries in South Asia to adequately assess and address the incidence of skin cancer in skin of color in these areas. She has also worked with a clinic in Pakistan to provide teledermatology services to assist in managing skin diseases that present to their clinic. She specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology.
Christina Lee Chung, MD, FAAD
Christina Lee Chung, MD
Dr. Christina Lee Chung is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in treating Skin of Color and transplant dermatology. She was co-Founder and Director of the Drexel Dermatology Center for Transplant Patients where she focused her clinical and research programs on cultural competency, skin disease, and skin cancer risk factors specific to persons of color. Dr. Chung, firm in her belief that one size does not fit all in medicine, has authored numerous publications and has lectured internationally on her work with skin of color, including as part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Leadership Institute. Dr. Chung is a graduate of Amherst College and received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She currently serves as co-Chair of the American Ultimate Disc League’s Inclusion Initiative and is fluent in Spanish, Korean, and English.
Rina Mary Allawh, MD, FAAD
Rina Allawh, MD
Dr. Rina Allawh is a board-certified dermatologist who performs adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer treatment and cosmetic dermatology. Her unique interest in Skin of Color (SOC) stems from her published research on skin cancer prevention and the burden of skin diseases in immunosuppressed patients of color as well as the use of skin lightening topicals in SOC. She has a special focus on the treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), hyperpigmentation, acne and psoriasis in SOC. She co-hosts “Skin the Surface” podcast and launched a “Skin of Color” series highlighting skin concerns unique to SOC.
Kendra Joseph, PA-C
Kendra Joseph, PA-C
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 Adetokunbo Aderemi-Ibitola
Tinuke Aderemi-Ibitola, PA-C
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.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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