Beta blockers for rosacea; regulation of apps frequently used by residents

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dermatology News:

  1. Review finds evidence for beta-blockers for some rosacea symptoms (
    2019 review:
  2. Conservative parameters key to maximizing cosmetic laser results in skin of color (
  3. J&J’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine advances to phase 3 testing (

* * *

Dermatology residents are utilizing apps for up-to-date and accurate information. Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, talks to Orit Markowitz, MD, and medical student Cynthia Chan about the regulation of mobile medical apps, with an emphasis on the three apps most frequently used by residents. “I do think that while we have to be hesitant in incorporating these technologies, I also think that the silver lining is that it’s going to help us also come up with better ways to standardize our education,” Dr. Markowitz reflects. Dr. Markowitz and Ms. Chan also discuss how residents and clinicians can be more diligent about the apps they’re using to get health information.


Downloadable PDF:

* * *

Hosts: Nick Andrews, Vincent A. DeLeo, MD (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)

Guests: Orit Markowitz, MD (department of dermatology, Mount Sinai Health System, New York; department of dermatology, State University of New York, Brooklyn; and the department of dermatology, New York Harbor Healthcare System); Cynthia X. Chan, BS (Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H.)

Disclosures: Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder. Dr. Markowitz and Ms. Chan report no conflict of interest.

Show notes: Allegra Sparta, Melissa Sears

* * *

You can find more of our podcasts at

Email the show:

Interact with us on Twitter: @MDedgeDerm

Podcast Participants

Vincent A. DeLeo, MD
Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, is from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. He also is the editor in chief of Cutis and the author of more than 200 publications. He is a leading expert on contact dermatitis, sunscreens, and photosensitivity. Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder.