September 2019 Newsletter

Dr. Mahmoud Channoum Discusses the Microbiome

Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, Director for the Center for Medical Mycology, has conducted extensive research into the microbiome and its effect on our health. In this video, join Dr. Ghannoum as he explains the importance of the microbiome and how to maintain a healthy balance to improve your overall health.

Dr. Neil Korman Discusses Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis Clinical Trials

In this video, Dr. Neil Korman discusses the background of the clinical trials unit, with focus areas of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, T-cell lymphoma, prurigo nodularis, and pemphigus. To contact Dr. Korman regarding referrals and enrollment, send an email to: or

Psoriasis Center for Research Translation Update

Dr. Kevin Cooper, Chairman for the Department of Dermatology is joined by Dr. Tom McCormick, Dr. Mark Cameron, and Jesse Preston for this update into collection and curation of psoriasis patient data for the ongoing Center for Research Translation initiative.

Introducing UH Dermatology's New Residents

Sakeena Fatima

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Sakeena Fatima, MD joins the UH dermatology residency program from Wayne State University School of Medicine, where she also completed her internship. Her research interests include Medical Dermatology and Dermatology Education. In her free time, she enjoys playing Ping Pong, collecting stamps, creating photo albums, cooking South East Asian Cuisine, following Michigan State and Ohio State University Football in addition to watching Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movies.

Rachel Giesey

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Rachel Giesey, DO joins the UH dermatology residency program from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her internship at UH regional hospitals. Her research interests include CTCL, Patient Education, and Osteopathic Principles. Dr. Giesey's hobbies include cooking, baking, playing piano, running, horseback riding, golfing, dogs, and traveling.

Joseph Kamel

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Joseph Kamel, DO attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, and completed his internship at UH regional hospitals. His research interests include Psoriasis, Quality of Life Assessments, and Cost-Effective Therapy. In his free time, Dr. Kamel enjoys building computers, software and websites, repairing electronics, weight training and nutrition, hiking, biking, snowboarding and surfing as well as music, attending concerts, Egyptian and salsa style dancing and singing.

Habib Khan

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Habib Khan, MD joins the UH dermatology residency program from Yale School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship. His research interests include Genodermatoses. Dr. Khan's hobbies include reading novels, weightlifting, road cycling, consumer technology, snowboarding, and building and upgrading personal computers.

Melissa Levoska

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Melissa Levoska, MD joins the UH dermatology residency program from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Melissa completed her internship at Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital and participated in the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program. Her research interests include Cutaneous Oncology, Procedural Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, Laser Surgery and Oncodermatology. In her free time, Dr. Levoska enjoys swimming, playing the flute, exploring the Cleveland restaurant scene, and hanging out with her awesome co-residents.

Sheena Tsai

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Sheena Tsai, MD, MPH joins the UH dermatology residency program from Case Western Reserve University. Sheena completed her internship here at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Her research interests include Racial Disparities, Melanoma and Quality Improvement. In her free time, Dr. Tsai enjoys cooking, baking, watching the Food Network, golfing, and ballet.