Zelma C Chiesa Fuxench, MD

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Dermatology

Contact information
Department of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
7th Floor, South Tower
Office #726
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-5557
Fax: 215-615-3127
University of Puerto Rico (Biology) Magna cum Laude, 2004.
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Magna cum Laude, 2008.
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

General Medical Dermatology
Atopic Dermatitis

Description of Research Expertise

Atopic Dermatitis, comorbidities in Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Epidemiology

Selected Publications

Song WB, Garshick MS, Barbieri JS, Shin DB, Báez S, Papadopoulos M, Neopaney A, Fitzsimmons R, Kalb RE, Mease PJ, Craig ET, Koplin J, Takeshita J, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Armstrong AW, Mehta NN, Beidas RS, Ogdie AR, Gelfand JM: A Care Coordination Model to Prevent Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Psoriatic Disease: A Multicenter Pilot Study. J Invest Dermato Page: S0022-202X(23)03196-2, 2024.

Chiesa Fuxench ZC: The burden of AD across pediatric populations: "it's not just an itch that rashes" Br J Dermatol Dec 2023.

Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Mitra N, Del Pozo D, Hoffstad O, Shin DB, Margolis DJ.: Risk of atopic dermatitis and the atopic march paradigm in children of mothers with atopic illnesses: A birth cohort study from the United Kingdom. J Am Acad Dermatol Nov 2023.

Chiesa Fuxench Z, Mitra N, Del Pozo D, Hoffstad O, Shin DB, Langan SM, Petersen I, Bhate K, Margolis DJ.: In utero or early in life exposure to antibiotics and the risk of childhood atopic dermatitis, a population-based cohort study. Br J Dermatol Oct 2023.

Michelen-Gómez EA, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Cancel-Artau KJ, Guerrero A, Ibrahim O, Santaliz-Ruiz LE 4th, Colon-Fontanez F.: Treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp with diclofenac sodium gel: a case series. JAAD Case Rep 42: 113-116, Sep 2023.

Fuxench ZCC, Wan J, Wang S, Syed MN, Shin DB, Abuabara K, Gelfand JM: Atopic Dermatitis and risk for headache disorders and migraines: a population-based cohort study in children and adults from the United Kingdom. Br J Dermatol Page: ljad325. September 2023.

Margolis DJ, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Hoffstad OJ, Grice EA, Mitra N: Pregnant Females with Atopic Dermatitis Are More Likely to be Colonized with Group B Streptococci. J Invest Dermatol. Page: S0022-202X(23)02491-0. August 2023.

Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Wan J, Wang S, Syed MN, Shin DB, Abuabara K, Gelfand JM.: Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis. JAMA Dermatol. Page: e232875. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2023.2875. August 2023.

Wan J*,Chiesa Fuxench ZC*, Wang S, Syed M, Shin D, Abuabara K, Lemeshow AR, Gelfand J, *JW and ZCF are co-first authors: Incidence of cardiovascular disease and venous thromboembolism in patients with atopic dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract S2213-2198(23): 00905-4, August 2023.

Trepanowski N, Chen R, Kim DY, Fuxench ZCC, Huang L, Mattei J, Ahmad A, Hartman RI: Sun protective behaviors and exposure habits in diverse Hispanic nationalities: Data from the National Health Interview Survey 2005 to 2015. J Am Acad Dermatol 88(5): 1206-1209, May 2023.

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