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Professional Summary

Dr. Suchismita (Tia) Paul is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Orange County, California. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a joint MD from Harvard Medical School and MIT, followed by her dermatology residency at the University of Miami, where she was a chief resident. 

Aside from seeing patients daily, Dr. Paul is dedicated to patient advocacy and education on evidence-based medicine in dermatology, especially for skin of color and particularly among South Asians. Dr Paul has published several articles in top medical journals, such as Nature and Science, and has also been featured in media and various beauty and lifestyle publications. She serves on the advisory boards of several innovative companies and works with leading skincare brands.

Education

July 2016 - June 2019

Residency

University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital

Department of Dermatology, Miami, FL

Dermatology Chief Resident

June 2015 - June 2016

Internship

University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital

Department of Internal Medicine, Miami, FL

Preliminary Resident of the Year

Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program, Boston, MA

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

August 2011 - May 2015

Medical School

August 2005 - May 2007

Undergraduate

Cornell University

Bachelor of Arts (Major: Cell and Molecular Biology | Minor: Biomedical Engineering), Ithaca, NY

Magna Cum Laude - Graduated with High Honors

Franklin & Marshall College

Major: Biochemistry, Lancaster, PA

Transferred to Cornell University

Leadership & Media Experience

Advisory Board Member       Lion Pose     IndeWild    Versine 

Featured Media       Elle     Huffington Post     Refinery29     Well+Good     Glamour     PopSugar 

Elected Secretary of Orange County Dermatology Society 2022-2024

Dermatology Chief Resident, University of Miami 2018-2019

Resident Member of the AAD Member Services Council 2018-2020

Research Experience

2017-2019

University of Miami, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

The Importance of the Role of Dermatologists in Hospitals. A Retrospective Chart Review of All Inpatient and Emergency Department Dermatology Consultations.

Mentor: Dr. Anna Nichols

2015-2016

University of Miami, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

In Vitro Analysis of Interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans in wound infections.

Mentor: Dr. Stephen Davis

2014-2015

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Dermatology

A global assessment of existing treatment guidelines for dermatologic conditions associated with HIV/AIDS.

Mentor: Dr. Esther Freeman

2014-2015

The potential role of bone scintigraphy imaging for the diagnosis of calciphylaxis.

Mentor: Dr. Daniela Kroshinsky

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Dermatology

2012-2013

Harvard School of Public Health & Daktari Diagnostics

Worked with a multidisciplinary team towards the development of a cost-effective point-of-care diagnostic test for Tuberculosis. This work was submitted for the HST MD thesis.

Mentor: Dr. Sarah Fortune

2009-2011

Massachusetts General Hospital, Cancer Center

Worked with a multidisciplinary team towards the development of a microfluidic device that captures circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients’ blood to characterize metastatic precursors in the blood.

Mentor: Dr. Daniel Haber

2008-2009

Cornell University, Cerione Lab

Analyzed the NFKB signaling pathway to understand Dbl-mediated transformation in breast cancer.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Cerione

Summer 2007

Harvard Medical School, Pre-Baccalaureate Program

Generated a mammalian expression library, which was used to study their effect on regulation of gene expression in cancer cells.

Mentor: Dr. Jae Jung

Voluntary Service

2016-2019

Dermatologist Volunteer  Health Fairs across South Florida

Conducted skin checks and dermatological visits including raising awareness for common skin conditions

April 2017

Dermatologist Volunteer  Grand Anse, Haiti

Travelled to rural Haiti immediately post disaster to diagnose skin diseases and provide medical intervention for people affected by Hurricane Matthew

April 2015

Elective Trainee  All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Assisted physicians with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with various skin conditions in both outpatient and inpatient setting within the Dermatology department

2009-2010

Transported patients for X-Ray, MRI and CT scans within the Emergency Department

Volunteer  Massachusetts General Hospital ER, Boston, MA

December 2007

Volunteer  Nakuru General Hospital, Nakuru, Kenya

Assisted surgeons in Caesarean sections, shadowed specialists and redesigned the children’s ward

Summer 2006

Volunteer  River Valley Veteran's Hospital, Fredericton, Canada

Assisted nurses with the healthcare of veterans and organized social events such as bowling and movie nights

Publications

Hirt P, Paul S, Phuthongkam W, Schachner L. Morphea with oral mucosa involvement and unilateral nevoid telangiectasia: A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2019

Rosen J, Paul S, Maderal A. A Review of the Evidence and Cost of Therapies for Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus. Lupus. 2019

Paul S, Kamath P, Elgart G. Neutropenic Fever and a Diffuse Hyperpigmented Papular Rash. Am J Dermatopathol. 2019.

Nusbaum, A. and Paul, S. (2019). Novel Treatment Modalities for Hair Loss. In: M. Miteva, ed., Alopecia. Elsevier, pp.259-266.

Paul S, Nichols, A.J, Kirsner R.S. Dermatology: more than an outpatient specialty. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 2018.

Paul S, Carlos R, Vedak P, Nigwekar S, Kroshinsky D. The role of bone scintigraphy for the diagnosis of calciphylaxis. JAMA Dermatology. 2017.

Paul S, Yim E, Zhou X, Wei E, Cho-Vega JH, Milikowski C, Kerdel F. Carcinoma erysipeloides due to primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology. 2017. 

Paul S, Evans R, Maurer T, Muhe L, Freeman E. Treatment of Dermatological Conditions Associated with HIV/AIDS: The scarcity of guidance on a global scale. AIDS research and treatment. 2016.

Paul S, Bach D, LeBoeuf NR, Devlin PM, Lipworth AD. Successful use of brachytherapy for a severe hidradenitis suppurative variant. Dermatologic Therapy. 2016.

Paul S, Ogbechie, OA, Song PI, Sugai DY, Morley KW, Schalock PC, Kroshinsky D. Vesiculobullous and Hemorrhagic Erythema Migrans: Uncommon Variants of a Common Disease. International Journal of Dermatology. 2015.

Paul S, Goyal A, Duncan LM, Smith GP. Granulomatous reaction to liquid injectable silicone for gluteal enhancement. Dermatologic Therapy. 2015; 28 (2): 98-101.

Paul S, Cheng C, Kroshinsky D. Successful treatment of recalcitrant condyloma in an immunocompromised 15-year-old girl with systemic fluorouracil. Pediatric Dermatology. 2015; 32 (4): 148-50.

Freeman EE, Paul S, Shofner JD, Kimball AB. Plant-Induced Dermatitis. Auerbach's Wilderness Medicine. 7th edition. 2015.

Ogbechie OA, Paul S, Schalock PC. A Technique for Identifying Vicryl Suture Hypersensitivity. Dermatitis. 2014. 25(6): 370-1.

Paul S, Schalock PC (2015). Glues. In Johansen JD, Thyssen JP, Lepoittevin JP. A quick guide to contact dermatitis. Springer. 2014. 223-232.

Yu M, Ting DT, Stott SL, Wittner BS, Ozsolak F, Paul S, Ciciliano JC et al. RNA sequencing of pancreatic circulating tumour cells implicates WNT signalling in metastasis. Nature. 2012; 487(7408): 510-513.

Ting DT, Lipson D, Paul S, Brannigan BW et al. Aberrant Overexpression of Satellite Repeats in Pancreatic and Other Epithelial Cancers. Science. 2011; 331(6017): 593-596.

Ozsolak F, Ting DT, Wittner BS, Brannigan BW, Paul S, Bardeesy N et al. Amplification-free digital gene expression profiling from minute cell quantities. Nature Methods. 2010; 7(8): 619-621.

ORAL / POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Paul S, Maderal A, Nichols A. (2017, 2018, 2019) The importance of the role of dermatologists in hospitals. Oral presentation at Grand Rounds Conference at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami, Miami, FL

Paul S, Alonso-Llamazares, J (2018) Imatinib induced lichen planus in a patient with systemic mastocytosis. Oral presentation for Gross and Microscopy at the AAD Annual meeting, San Diego, CA

Paul S, Nolan, K, Maderal A (2017). Successful treatment of Rhinophyma with Electrosurgery. Poster presented at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetics Conference; Miami, FL and oral presentation at the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery in 2018 in Miami, FL

Paul S, Oberlin K, Cho-Vega J, Kirsner R. (2016) Cutaneous Metastases of Thyroid Carcinoma in a Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome Patient. Oral presentation at the Miami Dermatological Society conference. Miami, FL.

Paul S, Nusbaum A, Cho-Vega J, Elgart G. (2016) Cat Scratch Disease. Oral presentation at the Miami Dermatological Society conference. Miami, FL.

Paul S, Wu T, Cho-Vega J, Elgart G. (2016) Disseminated histoplasmosis in an individual with HIV/AIDS. Oral presentation at the Miami Dermatological Society conference. Miami, FL

Valdes J, Paul S, Gil J, Solis M, Higa A, Davis S. (2016). Effect of treatment with Silver Sulfadiazine on interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa against Candida albicans. Poster presented at the Symposium of Advanced Wound Care Meeting; Atlanta, GA.

Paul S, Ogbechie, OA, Song PI, Sugai DY, Morley KW, Schalock PC, Kroshinsky D. (2015). Vesiculobullous and Hemorrhagic Erythema Migrans. Poster presented at the AAD Annual meeting; San Francisco, CA.

Paul S, Carlos R, Vedak P, Nigwekar S, Kroshinsky D. (2015). The role of bone scintigraphy for the diagnosis of calciphylaxis. Poster presented at the AAD Annual meeting; San Francisco, CA and at Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day; Boston, MA.

Paul S, Smith, GP. (2014). Morpheaform Migration of Silicone for Gluteal Enhancement. Poster presented at: American Academy of Dermatology Summer Academy Meeting; Chicago, IL.

Paul S, Fortune S. (2013). Sputum processing for a Point-Of-Care diagnostic system for Tuberculosis. Poster presented at: Soma Weiss Research Day and HST Forum Research day. Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA.

Paul S, Ting DT, Haber D. (2010). Aberrant Overexpression of Satellite Repeats in Pancreatic and Other Epithelial Cancers. Poster presented at: Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center research symposium; Boston, MA.

Paul S, Erickson J, Cerione R. (2009). A role for NF-kB signaling in oncogenic Dbl mediated cellular transformation. Poster presented at: Biological Program Thesis Presentation, Cornell University; Ithaca, NY

Paul S, Jung J. (2007) Generation of a mammalian expression library. Oral presentation at Harvard Medical School Pre-Baccalaureate Program, Marlborough, MA.

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