Cherie M. Ditre, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Director, Skin Enhancement Center and Cosmetic Dermatology , Penn Medicine at Radnor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Dermatology

Contact information
Penn Medicine at Radnor
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Office: 610-902-2400
BA (Chemistry)
University of Pennsylvania, 1979.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 1983.
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Description of Research Expertise

I completed first study that was approved by IRB No. 809287 for the first cosmetic dermatology study at Radnor entitled: Comparison of 30% Salicylic Acid Peel versus Pneumatic Broadband Light in the Treatment of Mild to Moderately Severe Facial Acne Vulgaris ( paper in progress); now starting second acne study 2 started April 30, 2010 approved by IRB No. 811425: Comparison of Pneumatic Broadband Light plus Adapalene 0.3% gel versus Adapalene 0.3% gel Monotherapy in the Treatment of Mild to Moderately Severe Facial Acne vulgaris.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cosmetic Dermatology- established the Skin Enhancement Center formally at Radnor - I instituted lasers on a full time basis here at Radnor to include hair removal for both Caucasian and non-Caucasion skin types, port wine stain and other vascular malformations,acne scarring, resurfacing lasers active and deep fx, Intense Pulse LIght for pigmentary and vascular disorders, Photodynamic Therapy equipment for acne and actinic keratosis treatment; Isolaz Pneumatic Broad Band Light for active acne treatment;started botox treatment for both cosmetic reasons and hyperhidrosis; sclerotherapy for leg veins; Chemical peels from Superficial to Medium depth; Microdermabrasion ; Fillers and contouring agents.

I established an approved cosmeceutical dispensing unit at Penn.

I established cosmetic dermatology teaching/preceptorship of rotating residents and foreign dermatologist as well as our own dermatology residents

I established a clinical photographic system to follow patient progress and map paitient goals.

I drafted the SEC cosmetic dermatology web site.

Patient care has been enhanced by the newer progam products, procedures and treatments. The Center offers the cosmetic dermatologic patient a full service spectrum of care.

Description of Other Expertise

I have had 2 clinical research fellows that I have directly supervised: Dr Rattapon Thuongtang, MD from June 2009 to June 30, 2010 and Dr Chinmanat Tangjaturonrusamee, MD from June 30, 2009 to July 30, 2010.

I have had many medical students, residents and fellows rotate through my section in a fellowship or preceptorship capacity.

I have begun an integrated rotation for ENT and Ophthalmologic residents and fellows here at Radnor in Cosmetic Dermatology.

I have establised for our residents and students a lecture and workshop model so that they have a chance to treat their patients with my direct supervision.

I started a society for Cosmetic Dermatology since there really was none in the early 2000. The society is the American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery founded in 2001. Its mission is to educate our fellow dermatologists in the field of cosmetic dermatology and promote research. Several awards have been given since its inception. The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery is now interested in combining with ASCDAS this year. It was founded as a non-profit organization.

Selected Publications

Ditre CM: Treatment of Actinic keratosis and Photodamaged Skin with 5% 5-Fluorouracil and Glycolic Acid Peels”. Cosmetic Dermatol 17(3), Nov 2004.

Ditre CM: Glycolic Acid Peels. Dermatologic Therapy. Roenigk, Jr. Henry H. (eds.). Blakewell Science, Inc. 13: 165-172, 2000.

Ditre CM: Glycolic acid Peels. Skin & Aging April 1998.

Ditre CM: Skin Changes in Menopause. Spain Jan 1997.

Ditre CM: Glycolic Acid Peels. Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery. Dzubow, Leonard M (eds.). Lippincott-Raven Press, Page: 43-52, 1998.

Bernstein EF, Underhill CB, Lakkakorpi J, Ditre CM, Uitto J, Yu RJ, Van Scott EJ : Citric acid increases viable epidermal thickness and glycosaminoglycan content of sun-damaged skin. Dermatolog Surg 23(8): 689-694, Aug 1997.

Ditre CM, Griffin TD, Murphy GF, Sueki H, Telegan B, Johnson WC, Yu RJ, Van Scott EJ : Effects of alpha-hydroxy acids on photoaged skin: A pilot clinical, histologic and ultrastructural study. J Am Acad Dermatol 34(2 Pt 1): 187-195, Feb 1996.

Griffin TD, Murphy GF, Sueki H, Telegan B, Johnson WC, Ditre CM, Yu RJ, Van Scott EJ : Increased factor XIIIa transglutaminase expression in dermal dendrocytes after treatment with alpha-hydroxy acids: Potential physiologic significance. J Amer Acad Dermatol 34(2 Pt 1): 196-203, Feb 1996.

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