Invited Speaker | 20th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium
Dr. Victoria Barbosa is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Chicago where she also serves as Director of the Hair Loss Program and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Section of Dermatology. She is an expert in the areas of alopecia and in treating skin diseases in people of color. She is a sought-after lecturer at national and international meetings, has published textbook chapters and original research, has co-edited a textbook on dermatology in skin of color, and has co-authored a book on skin care. She began her career at the international cosmetics company L’Oréal where she rose to the level of vice president in research and development. She built and directed the L’Oréal Institute for Ethnic Hair and Skin Research, a one-of-a-kind research facility devoted to understanding the differences in hair and skin of people of different ethnicities. She then went on to open a successful private practice, Millennium Park Dermatology, where her outstanding care earned her the distinction of being named to Chicago Magazine’s list of Top Doctors seven times. Dr. Barbosa is passionate about nurturing others on the path to being a physician. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Pritzker School of Medicine Admissions Committee and is a Lewis Society Career Advisor. She is also a clinical and research mentor to several medical students and residents. Dr. Barbosa is committed to service to the field of dermatology. She is currently the President-Elect of the Skin of Color Society where she has also served as a founding board member and more recently as the co-chair of the scientific committee. She is also the Vice President of the Illinois Dermatological Society, a past president of the Chicago Dermatological Society and on the Education Committee of the National Medical Association. Dr. Barbosa holds a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.D. cum laude from the Yale University School of Medicine where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor Society. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, her residency in dermatology at Yale and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins. She earned a master’s degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.
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Did You Know
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.