Tampa Bay Times Names Academic Alliance in Dermatology a Winner of the Tampa Bay 2018 Top Workplaces Award

Academic Alliance in Dermatology was awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Tampa Bay Times. The list is solely based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures different aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

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Morgan Rudd
Celebrate the Female Spirit

Please join me in applauding all the efforts led by women in every corner of the world, the tireless work done by women to raise children, to care for their families, communities, society, and promote a peaceful world that starts right from the beginning; at birth, with selfless nurturing by all the women surrounding us: mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, to raise the next generation to lead us to a better place.

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Morgan Rudd
National Hair Loss Awareness Month: August 2017

Hair loss does not affect just the hair!  It affects the way we feel, act and look; it affects our skin, our hearts, souls and minds.  We have seen children and adults, males and females alike, devastated by hair loss. Therefore, treating hair loss is such a rewarding experience, especially when we can deliver the results in such an effective, safe and innovative fashion.

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Morgan Rudd
When Does The Circle Become a Full One?

After 37 years in biology, medicine, dermatology, research and development I have posed the question to myself almost on a daily basis. When does a proactive lifestyle, preventive skin care, dermatological treatment, and aesthetic dermatology flow into each other? According to the Greek pre Socratic philosopher Heraclitus everything flows! Skin care and dermatology are no exceptions.

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Morgan Rudd
A Few Minutes Could Save Your Life

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) belong to the non-melanoma type of skin cancer, while Melanoma represents the most aggressive and dangerous form. It only accounts for about three percent of skin cancer cases, but causes more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths.

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Morgan Rudd
Red Skin Syndrome

I first saw Michael in early 2007. He came in with a generalized reddish, scaly, peeling eruption that was covering him from head to toe. He was desperate as he was seen by several other dermatologists searching for an effective treatment. My differential diagnosis whenever I see a diffused generalized reddish eruption is a type of psoriasis, severe form of eczema, other autoimmune processes, possible infection, and very rarely cutaneous T-cell lymphoma or mycosis fungoides.

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Morgan Rudd
Message From One of Our Aesthetic Patients

These treatments set you up to build collagen for the next year or two – getting you younger every day!  Go regularly!  You’ll need less product – and maintain your youthful appearance.  My secret weapon on anti-aging is the Academic Alliance of Dermatology.

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Morgan Rudd
Finding a Way to Treat the Untreatable

Bella came into my life about 5-6 years ago having a very difficult autoimmune disease called Pemphigus Vulgaris. Often affecting the lining of the mouth first, the body attacks the bond that holds the epidermal cells together allowing them to slide apart. Similar to eroding mortar between bricks, fluid collects in the spaces and we get blisters. This condition occurs when antibodies are attacking and destroying the skin which can create erosions, blisters, ulcers, non-healing scars and ultimately can cause death.

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Morgan Rudd
Can You Grow Hair Like Rapunzel?

It was December 5th, 2016 at our Town and Country office, a caring mother came in with her four-year-old daughter. She was desperate and told us with a sad look on her face, “My little girl has never ever had a haircut in her life”. All that little Arianna wanted was to have a haircut just like her sister, that’s all she ever asked for.

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Morgan Rudd
Pediatric Dermatology and Our Impact

A major mission of Academic Alliance in Dermatology is to practice an academic grade of dermatology in the Tampa Bay Area.   We are the only practice in Tampa to have two staff members board certified in pediatrics and board certified in dermatology.  The group of pediatric dermatologists is less than 1,000 in the world and Academic Alliance in Dermatology hosts two of them.  Dr. Vasiloudes and Dr. Nyanda are serving clients from Tampa for all rare and common diseases affecting pediatric cases including eczema, rashes, acne, warts, molluscum and psoriasis.

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Morgan Rudd
Eliminate Death from Melanoma

In the last 10 years, after studying over 2,000 cases of newly diagnosed melanomas, I am happy to report that we have significantly reduced the rate of metastatic melanomas, and the number of deaths from melanoma can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Therefore, my mission is to disseminate my knowledge acquired in the last decades in diagnosing thin melanomas.

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Morgan Rudd