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#29/31 Days of Giving- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

When I first put out a query to get some ideas for organizations to include in this giving practice, many people requested that I include St Jude Children’s Hospital. Well known for its celebrity endorsements, particularly of its later founder, Danny Thomas, and his daughter, Marlo, St Jude has an excellent reputation for using donations..Read More »


#28/31 Days of Giving – Partners in Health- Musings of an NYC dermatologist

Shortly after graduating college, I participated in a six-month internship in India to learn about NGO (non-government grassroots development organizations)with a group called the Overseas Development Network. As part of our orientation we were assigned to read Ivan Illich’s speech “To Hell With Good Intentions” http://www.southwestern.edu/live/files/1158 in which he challenges that the Peace Corps, and..Read More »








#17/31 Days of Giving- Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation

Treatment of hair disorders is one of the foundational parts of dermatology. Hair loss, or alopecia, can be an emotionally devastating diagnosis. Some types are reversible–these are called non-scarring. Other types are cicatricial, or scarring, and cannot be reversed as the hair follicle has been replaced by scar. Sometimes when patients come in early, something..Read More »