Olayemi (Yemi) Sokumbi, MD, FAAD

Panelist | Dismantling Racism in Dermatology

Dr. Sokumbi is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine & Pathology in the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. She is board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. She received her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, where she also completed her preliminary year in internal medicine, her residency in dermatology and served as chief resident in her final year. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern medical center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Sokumbi currently serves as Medical Director for the Department of Business Development at Mayo Clinic Florida, Chair for the Florida Mayo Medical School DEI Council, Associate Program Director of the MCF Dermatology residency program, and the Director of Clinical Practice in the Department of Dermatology. Her clinical and research interests include clinical-pathologic correlation of complex inflammatory skin disorders, quality improvement in dermatopathology, hidradenitis suppurativa, cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders, and the development and assessment of deep neural network algorithms for diagnosis and image classification in dermatology and dermatopathology.

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