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DR. ARDALAN MINOKADEH, M.D., PH.D.

Medical Licensure

Louisiana Medical License No. MD.207155, (Exp 1/31/2020);
California Medical License A145210 (Exp 1/31/2020)

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology, 2016

Education

Aug 2017-Sep 2018
Fellow, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship, Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA. 9201 W Sunset Blvd, Suite 602, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Focus: Toxins, Fillers, Laser, Cosmetic Dermatology; Peer-Review

July 2013-June 2016
Resident, Tulane Department of Dermatology Chief Resident, Medical Education (July 2015-June 2016) Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA Graduation Date: June 30, 2016

July 2012-June 2013
Intern, Tulane Department of Internal Medicine Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

July 2003-June 2012
M.D./Ph.D., Physician/Scientist Program
Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Two students are chosen to participate in this tuition-free combined MD/PhD program each year.

2005-2010
Visiting Graduate Student, Department of Neuroscience and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA
PhD Thesis Title: "Proteolytic Mechanisms for the Production of the Dynorphin Peptide Neurotransmitter"
Thesis Advisors: Vivian Hook Ph.D. (UCSD), James Zadina Ph.D. (Tulane)

2005-2010
Graduate Student, Neuroscience Program
School of Science & Engineering
Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

1999-2003
Undergraduate Student, Tulane College
Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, cum laude graduate

Clinical Dermatology Work Experience

October 2018-Present
Dermatologist, Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills West Hollywood, CA

April-August 2017
Staff Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente Health System Kaiser Permanente, Downey, CA

Clinical Research Experience

August 2017-2018
Sub-Investigator, "Asymmetrical Facial Volume Loss From Disproportionate Light Exposure: A Clinical Evaluation Study" Protocol FCL VOL-2017

August 2017-2018
Sub-Investigator, Revance Therapeutics, Inc "An Open-Label, Multi-Center Trial to Assess Safety of Single and Repeat Treatments of DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Glabellar Lines" Protocol 1620303

August 2017-2018
Sub-Investigator, Allergan, Inc "A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Juvederm Voluma-XC Injectable Gel for Cheek Augmentation Using Cannula"

Authorship in Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jones, D.H., Carruthers, A., Brody, H.J., Black, J.M., Humphrey, S., Carruthers, J., Wesley, N.O., Minokadeh, A. "Ten-Year and Beyond Follow Up After Treatment with Highly Purified Liquid Injectable Silicone for HIV Associated Facial Lipoatrophy: A Report of 164 Patients." Dermatol Surg 2018 (in press)

Minokadeh, A., Black, J.M., Jones, D.H. "Effacement of Transverse Neck Lines with VYC-15L and Cohesive Polydensified Matrix Hyaluronic Acid" Dermatol Surg 2018. 44:S53-S56

Braz, A.V., Black, J.M., Pirmez, R., Minokadeh, A., Jones, D.H. "Treatment of Malar Mounds With Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: An Anatomical Approach" Dermatol Surg 2018. 44:S56-S60.

Minokadeh, A., Sadeghian, A., Alldredge, V., Boh, E. "A Clinician's Guide to Diagnosing and Managing Psoriatic Arthritis." Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis 2015, 1(2):9-25.

Minokadeh, A., Wulkan, A.J., Beer, K. Waibel, J.S. "Merkel cell carcinoma." Skinmed 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):120-1.

Funkelstein, L., Beinfeld, M., Minokadeh, A., Zadina, J., Hook, V. "Unique biological function of cathepsin L in secretory vesicles for biosynthesis of neuropeptides." Neuropeptides 2010 Dec; 44(6):457-66.

Minokadeh, A., Funkelstein, L., Toneff, T., Hwang, S.R., Beinfeld, M., Reinheckel, T., Peters, C., Zadina, J., Hook, V. "Cathepsin L participates in dynorphin production in brain cortex, illustrated by protease gene knockout and expression." Mol Cell Neurosci. 2010 Jan; 43(1):98-107.

Koochekpour, S., Lee, T.J., Wang, R., Sun, Y., Delorme, N., Hiraiwa, M., Grabowski, G.A., Culig, Z., Minokadeh, A. "Prosaposin is a novel androgen-regulated gene in prostate cancer cell line LNCaP." J Cell Biochem. 2007 Jun 1;101(3):631-41.

Koochekpour, S., Sartor, O., Hiraiwa, M., Lee, T.J., Rayford, W., Remmel, N., Sandhoff, K., Minokadeh, A., Patten, D.Y. "Saposin C stimulates growth and invasion, activates p42/44 and SAPK/JNK signaling pathways of MAPK and upregulates uPA/uPAR expression in prostate cancer and stromal cells." Asian J Androl. 2005 Jun;7(2):147-58.

Koochekpour, S., Sartor, O., Lee, T.J., Zieske, A., Patten, D.Y., Hiraiwa, M., Sandhoff, K., Remmel, N., Minokadeh, A. "Prosaptide TX14A stimulates growth, migration, and invasion and activates the Raf-MEK-ERK-RSK-Elk-1 signaling pathway in prostate cancer cells." Prostate. 2004 Oct 1;61(2):114-23.

Research Abstracts Presented at National Conferences

"First Reported Biopsy from Delayed Onset Nodule Secondary to Smooth Cohesive 20mg/mL Hyaluronic Acid Filler" American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting, 2018, Phoenix, AZ. Minokadeh, A., Sarantopoulos, G. and Jones, D.H.

"Resident-Driven Educational Videos in Patient Counseling." 74th Annual American Academy of Dermatology, 2016, Washington, D.C.. Minokadeh, A., Sadeghian, A. and Murina, A.

"Evaluating the Benefit of an Interactive Dermatology Course for Medical Students" 23rd Annual World Congress of Dermatology, 2015, Vancouver, Canada. Co-Authored with Ananth, A, Brag, K, Ly, D, Minokadeh, A., Ellis, D., Murina, A, and Boh, E.

"Lichen planus associated with administration of the TNF-alpha blocker certolizumab pegol" 2014 Medical Dermatology Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. Minokadeh, A., Watkins, B. and Murina, A.

"Eosinophilia: More than just allergies and worms." Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, 2013. Katz, M.J., Peters, M. and Minokadeh, A.

"Cough Syrup to Ease A Troubled Heart." Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting 2013. Denver, CO. Karlen, N, Katz, M.J, and Minokadeh, A.

"The Best Part of Waking Up": Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting 2013 Denver, CO. Karlen, N., Minokadeh, A., Katz, M.J.

"Cathepsin L Participates in Production of Dynorphin Neuropeptides" Experimental Biology 2009 Conference-American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology April 2009, New Orleans, LA.

"Cathepsin L in Secretory Vesicles Participates in the Biosynthesis of Dynorphin and β-Endorphin Opioid Peptide Neurotransmitters" Society for Neuroscience Meeting, 2008, Washington, D.C.

"Cathepsin L in Secretory Vesicles Participates in the Biosynthesis of Dynorphin Neuropeptides" 23rd National MD/PhD Conference, Keystone, CO

Textbook Chapters

Pavicic, T, Minokadeh, A., Cotofana, S. "The Temple and Forehead" in "Injectable Fillers: Facial Contouring and Shaping: A Full Face Approach". Editors: Derek H. Jones and Arthur Swift (Elsevier, 2019)

Black, J.M, Minokadeh, A., Jones, D.H. "The Midface and Cheeks" in Injectable Fillers: Facial Contouring and Shaping: A Full Face Approach. Editors: Derek H. Jones and Arthur Swift (Elsevier, 2019)

Beddingfield, F.C., Black, J.M., Lizzul, P.E., Minokadeh, A. "Submental Contouring" in Injectable Fillers: Facial Contouring and Shaping: A Full Face Approach. Editors: Derek H. Jones and Arthur Swift (Elsevier, 2019)

Minokadeh, Ardalan and McBurney, Elizabeth Innis. "Fractionated CO2 Laser." in Procedural Tips and Tricks in Dermatology. Editor: Robert T. Brodell (2018).

Boh, Erin, Stumpf, Brittany, Sadeghian, Azeen, Adelzadeh, Lily and Minokadeh, Ardalan, "Photodermatoses." in Clinical Decision Support: Hospital Medicine, 2nd Ed. (In press).

Minokadeh, Ardalan and Minokadeh, Anushirvan. "Be aware that furosemide contains a sulfa moiety" in Avoiding Common ICU Errors (2006).

National Institutes of Health Grant Support

NIH Grant #1F30DA023292-01A2, National Institute of Drug Abuse, 2008-2012
Principal Investigator, "Proteolytic Mechanisms for the Production of the Dynorphin Peptide Neurotransmitter".
Fellowship provided stipend support and funds for research and clinical supplies, books, and travel.

Presentations: Speaking Events

Oct 2018
Faculty Speaker, American Society of Dermatology Surgery 2018, Phoenix, AZ. "Learning How to Be A Good Reviewer" in the session titled "Journal Article Reviewers Workshop.

Oct 2018
Faculty Speaker, American Society of Dermatology Surgery 2018, Phoenix, AZ. "Treating 'Tech Neck' with Hyaluronic Acid Filler" in the session titled "Cosmetic Tweets". Audience: 100 attending members of the ASDS

Sep 2018
Faculty Speaker, American Society of Dermatology Surgery Future Leaders Network Conference 2018, Chicago, IL. "The Peer Review Process" in the session for the Journal Review arm of the ASDS Future Leaders Network

May 2016
Senior Resident Pederkin Presentation on "Dermatology in the House of Medicine: Knowledge, Perception and Collegiality"
Audience: 100 attending members of the Louisiana Dermatologic Society with residents, medical students.

Feb 2014
Featured Resident Presentation on "PCP Prophylaxis in Dermatology"
Louisiana Dermatology Society, April 2014
Audience: 150 attending members of the Louisiana Dermatologic Society with residents, medical students.

June 2009
Thesis and Public Dissertation Defense
Title: "Cathepsin L produced the dynorphin peptide neurotransmitter"
Audience: 20 members, including faculty, graduate students, members of the public

Nov 2008
Selected Speaker, UCSD Department of Pharmacology Research Rounds
Title: "Cathepsin L Participates in Neuropeptide Biosynthesis"
Audience: 50 department members: faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows

Presentations: Case Presentations at Local Conferences

Minokadeh, A., Morgan, A., Boh, E. "Eczematous Dermatitis: Presented for Diagnosis." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, April 2016.

Minokadeh, A., McBurney, E. "Atypical Spitz Nevus" Oral Presentation, Lee T. Nesbitt-Zola Cooper Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2015.

Minokadeh, A., Powell, E., Murina, A. "Cutis Laxa." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, September 2015.

Minokadeh, A., Clark, J. "Hidradenitis Suppurativa with Foot Ulcer." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, March 2015.

Minokadeh, A., Rogers, N. "Marginal Alopecia." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, November 2014.

Minokadeh, A., Halls, J., Mermilliod, J. "Lichenoid Dermatitis." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology conference, September 2014.

Minokadeh, A., Loucks, T., Ploch, L. "Dermal Hypersensitivity." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, September 2014.

Minokadeh, A., Dang, P., Murina, A. "Eosinophilic Pustular Dermatitis." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, April 2014.

Minokadeh, A., Tanner, J., Boh, E. "B cell lymphoma." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, November 2013.

Minokadeh, A., Murina, A. "Lichen planus associated with administration of the TNF-alpha blocker Cimzia." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, September 2013.

Minokadeh, A., Murina, A., Rogers, N. "Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, September 2011.

Minokadeh, A., Dobrescu, A, Boh, E. "Oral lichen planus with Good Syndrome." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, September 2011.

Minokadeh, A., Le, L., Davis, R. "Unclassifiable histiocytosis." Oral Presentation, Louisiana Dermatology Conference, April 2011.

Awards and Honors

Nov 2016
Travel Award Recipient, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery,
Provides funding for travel and attendance to Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Jan 2016
Resident Travel Award Recipient, Dermatology Foundation Annual Meeting, Naples, Florida

October 2015
Resident Travel Award Recipient, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery,
Provides funding for travel to Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL

April 2015
Resident Travel Award Recipient, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery,
Provides funding for registration and travel to Premier Resident Cosmetic Surgery Forum in Dallas, Texas.

April 2009
Graduate Student Travel Award Recipient, American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB) for 'Experimental Biology' Conference, New Orleans, LA

2008-2009
Recipient of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Membership. Nominated by Director of Tulane Neuroscience Program

1999-2003
Distinguished Scholars Scholarship, Tulane University. Provided a waiver of half of tuition.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Resident Member (2013-2016), Member (2016-Present)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), Resident Member (2013-2016), Member (2016-Present)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), Member (2014-Present)
Dermatology Foundation, Resident Member (2013-2017)
American Physician-Scientists Association (2008-present)
American Medical Association (2003-present)
American Medical Student Association (2003-2012)
Society for Neuroscience (2005-2012)
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2008-2012)
C. Thorpe Ray Internal Medicine Society (2003-2012)

Leadership

2018-Present
Mentor, ASDS Future Leaders Network, Journal Review Track

2015-2016
Resident Director for Medical Student Education
Selected as senior resident responsible for mentoring and guidance of medical students rotating in the Dermatology clinics.

2014-2016
Selected as Resident Liaison for Tulane Dermatology program to ASDS

2013-2016
Selected Departmental Representative to the Tulane Resident-Fellow Congress

2003-2005
Co-Director, New Orleans Public Depression Outreach Screening Service Project. Service project organized to screen for depression in at-risk patients in free clinics.

2003-2005
Elected Medical School Class Representative to Tulane University Medical School Curriculum Committee during the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 academic years. Additional nomination for the Interdisciplinary Seminar Sub-Committee, 2004-2005.

2000-2003
Founder and President, Tulane University Neuroscience Association (TUNA), Membership consisted of over 150 undergraduate and graduate student members.

2002-2003
Nominated Student Member to 'Tulane University Leadership Caucus', a selected group of leaders of prominent student organizations on campus.

Honor Societies

Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Fraternity, Tulane University Chapter, Induction May 2009

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