Ginette A. Okoye, MD, FAAD

Scientific Committee Co-chair & Moderator | 19th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium

Ginette Okoye MD, FAAD is Professor and Chair of Dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical and research expertise are in cutaneous disorders that disproportionately affect people with pigmented skin, including scarring alopecia, hidradenitis suppurativa, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and cutaneous sarcoidosis, as well health disparities in dermatology. Dr. Okoye earned her Medical Degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and completed her dermatology training at Yale University, where she also served as Chief Resident. 

Dr. Okoye has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) with a Presidential Citation and a Volunteerism Award, as well as multiple student and resident teaching awards.  She has been the recipient of research grants from the Skin of Color Society and the Dermatology Foundation. She currently sits on the Research Committee of the Skin of Color Society, and serves as an Associate Editor at JID Innovations, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the National Medical Association and the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Skin of color patients comprise the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will be the majority in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Florida.

By 2042, more than 50% of the US population will have skin of color.