Episode 30: The Smartest One in the Rheum: A Conversation with Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc

Release Date: July 07, 2022
In Episode 30 of Derms and Conditions, host James Q. Del Rosso, DO speaks with Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc, a board certified rheumatologist and dermatologist who is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Merola and Dr. Del Rosso first discuss the diagnosis and management of cutaneous lupus with a special focus on drug-induced lupus.

Next, Dr. Del Rosso asks Dr. Merola about dermatomyositis including tips on diagnosis and which laboratory tests are best to order. Finally, Dr. Merola ends the episode with a focus on psoriatic arthritis, including key diagnostic tips to help differentiate it from other arthritic disorders.


James Q. Del Rosso, DO

Abbvie, Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Arcutis, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), BioFrontera, BioPharmX, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Cassiopea, Dermata, Dermavant, Encore, EPI Health, Evommune, Ferndale, Galderma, Incyte, JEM Health, Leo Pharma, La Roche Posay, Lilly (Dermira), MC2, Novan, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, SolGel, Sonoma (IntraDerm), Sun Pharma, Trevi, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo)

Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Arcutis, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), EPI Health, Ferndale, Galderma, Genentech, JEM Health, Leo Pharma, La Roche Posay, Lilly (Dermira), Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, Sun Pharma, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo)

Aclaris, Almirall, Amgen, Anaptys Bio, Arcutis, Athenex, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatology), BioPharmX, Biorasi, Botanix, Brickell, Cara Therapeutics, Cassiopea, Dermavant, EPI Health, Ferndale, Galderma, Incyte, Leo Pharma, Lilly (Dermira), Novan, Pfizer, Ralexar, Regeneron, SolGel, Sun Pharma, UCB, Verrica, Vyne (Foamix; Menlo).

Joseph F. Merola, MD, MMSc

Consultant/Investigator and/or Research funding—Amgen, BMS, Avotres, AbbVie, Dermavant, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Janssen, UCB, Sanofi, Regeneron, Biogen, Pfizer, Leo Pharma.

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