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Ginette Okoye

Ginette A. Okoye MD, FAAD

Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC

Dr. Ginette Okoye is Professor and Chair of Dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical and research expertise are in cutaneous disorders that disproportionately affect people with pigmented skin, including scarring alopecia, hidradenitis suppurativa, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and cutaneous sarcoidosis, as well health disparities in dermatology. Dr. Okoye earned her Medical Degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed her dermatology training at Yale University, where she also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Okoye serves as the Medical Lead for Howard University’s COVID19 Community Testing Initiative and is the Medical Director of Howard University’s Employee COVID19 testing clinic. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) with a Presidential Citation and a Volunteerism Award, as well as multiple student and resident teaching awards.  She has been the recipient of research grants from the Skin of Color Society and the Dermatology Foundation. She currently sits on Research Committee of the Skin of Color Society, and serves as an Associate Editor at JID Innovations, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the National Medical Association and the British Journal of Dermatology.

Disclosures

Dr. Okoye reports the following:
  • Pfizer: grant, advisory board
  • UCB: advisory board
  • Unilever: consultant
  • Janssen: consultant