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Gideon Piers Smith, M.D.

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Available: 11/10/14, Expires: 09/15/22

Autoimmune diseases, such as scleroderma, dermatomyositis and lupus often have prominent cutaneous findings. However, in part due to the rarity of these diseases, and the fact that most such patients are primarily managed by rheumatologists and not dermatologists, research on the correlation of these cutaneous findings to disease activity and prognosis is limited. In addition, evaluation of the different therapeutic modalities we use for these diseases is largely targeted at changes in organs other than the skin. At MGH we have started a combined clinic between rheumatology and dermatology where such patients are jointly managed. This, combined with the data on patient outcomes stored in medical records, and that shared anonymously between institutions offers an opportunity to look at such questions. Student opportunities exist on many different levels, from writing simple case reports for publication of interesting or challenging cases for students interested in entering the field of dermatology or rheumatology to more extended projects writing an IRB and looking at patient outcomes in medical records to evaluate patient response to different medications. The exact project would depend on the students focus of interest and their time committment, but all projects offered through me relate to the general area of autoimmune connective tissue diseases in the skin.

Available: 12/09/13, Expires: 12/31/20

Autoimmune diseases, such as scleroderma, dermatomyositis and lupus often have prominent cutaneous findings. However, in part due to the rarity of these diseases, and the fact that most such patients are primarily managed by rheumatologists and not dermatologists, research on the correlation of these cutaneous findings to disease activity and prognosis is limited. In addition, evaluation of the different therapeutic modalities we use for these diseases is largely targeted at changes in organs other than the skin.

At MGH we have started a combined clinic between rheumatology and dermatology where such patients are jointly managed. This, combined with the data on patient outcomes stored in medical records, and that shared anonymously between institutions offers an opportunity to look at such questions.

Student opportunities exist on many different levels, from writing simple case reports for publication of interesting or challenging cases for students interested in entering the field of dermatology or rheumatology to more extended projects writing an IRB and looking at patient outcomes in medical records to evaluate patient response to different medications.

The exact project would depend on the students focus of interest and their time committment, but all projects offered through me relate to the general area of autoimmune connective tissue diseases in the skin.

Clinical Trials[login at prompt]
Available: 05/09/17, Expires: 05/09/20

The Clinical Unit for Research Trials in Skin (CURTIS) offers summer internships and a 1-2 year Clinical Training Program in Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research. Under the direction of Maria Alora-Palli, MD, and Gideon P. Smith, MD, PhD, fellows will be introduced to the fundamental principles of conducting Clinical Trials for novel therapeutics in Dermatology including understanding how to design, implement and analyze trials under the principles of Good Clinical Practice and ethical standards. They will also have an opportunity to participate in dermatology clinic and design and conduct studies of their own, in addition to participating in ongoing and new projects based in the Unit. Trainees will be expected to present their work at regional and national meetings and publish their findings when appropriate.


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  1. Baker MC, Smith GP, Miloslavsky EM. Dermatomyositis Associated With a Skull Base Chondrosarcoma. J Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Jun; 25(4):50-53. PMID: 29664820.
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  2. Argobi Y, Smith GP. Tracking changes in nailfold capillaries during dermatomyositis treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jul; 81(1):275-276. PMID: 30776398.
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  3. Azzawi S, Hoang MP, Smith GP. New onset erythematous nodules in an elderly woman. Dermatol Online J. 2018 Aug 15; 24(8). PMID: 30677847.
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  4. Smith GP, Argobi Y. Pruritus in Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases. Dermatol Clin. 2018 Jul; 36(3):267-275. PMID: 29929598.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Cao S, Smith GP. Bringing big data from social media reviews to quality improvement. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Nov; 79(5):951-952. PMID: 29698711.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Cao SZ, Smith GP. Evaluating the Utility of Facebook Reviews as a Hospital Quality Improvement Tool. Am J Med Qual. 2018 07; 33(4):450. PMID: 29258324.
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  7. Smith GP. High-risk category for early annual ophthalmology screening of patients receiving hydroxychloroquine. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 12; 77(6):e171. PMID: 29132868.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Chen ML, Chlopik A, Hoang MP, Smith GP. Complete resolution of erythema elevatum diutinum using oral sulfasalazine. Dermatol Online J. 2017 Oct 15; 23(10). PMID: 29469798.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Williams RF, Nazarian RM, Smith GP. Telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans associated with a sicca complex. Dermatol Online J. 2017 Oct 15; 23(10). PMID: 29469787.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Rana J, Moy AP, Piris A, Smith GP. Lupus and scleroderma overlap features in a 28-year-old man with anti-PL-12 anti-synthetase syndrome. Dermatol Online J. 2017 Sep 15; 23(9). PMID: 29469721.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Di Xia F, Ly A, Smith GP. Mycophenolate mofetil as a successful therapy for idiopathic granulomatous mastitis. Dermatol Online J. 2017 Jul 15; 23(7). PMID: 29469699.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Xia FD, Hoang MP, Smith GP. Anetoderma before development of antiphospholipid antibodies: delayed development and monitoring of antiphospholipid antibodies in an SLE patient presenting with anetoderma. Dermatol Online J. 2017 Mar 15; 23(3). PMID: 28329518.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Kuye IO, Smith GP. The Use of Rituximab in the Management of Refractory Dermatomyositis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Feb 01; 16(2):162-166. PMID: 28300859.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Williams RF, Hoang MP, Kroshinsky D, Smith GP. Infliximab-induced follicular mucinosis of the face. Int J Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 56(2):215-217. PMID: 27336710.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Garza-Mayers AC, McClurkin M, Smith GP. Review of treatment for discoid lupus erythematosus. Dermatol Ther. 2016 Jul; 29(4):274-83. PMID: 27073142.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Kuye IO, Adisa M, Nazarian RM, Arvikar SL, Smith GP. Granulomatous skin involvement in a patient with an unusual NOD2 mutation. Australas J Dermatol. 2017 May; 58(2):142-144. PMID: 26768519.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Shuster M, Tse JY, Smith GP. Breast carcinoma arising in ectopic breast tissue presenting as an enlarging axillary nodule. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2015 Jul-Aug; 81(4):422-4. PMID: 26087096.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Smith GP. The readability of patient education materials designed for patients with psoriasis: what have we learned in 20 years? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Apr; 72(4):737-8. PMID: 25773418.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Williams RF, Smith GP. Using "big data" to optimize public health outreach: answering the call to action. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Apr; 151(4):367-8. PMID: 25390275.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  20. Ratushny V, Smith GP. Geographical and Temporal Correlations in the Incidence of Lyme Disease, RMSF, Ehrlichiosis, and Coccidioidomycosis with Search Data. J Invest Dermatol. 2015 Jul; 135(7):1903-1905. PMID: 25756797.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  21. Price A, Ramachandran S, Smith GP, Stevenson ML, Pomeranz MK, Cohen DE. Oral allergy syndrome (pollen-food allergy syndrome). Dermatitis. 2015 Mar-Apr; 26(2):78-88. PMID: 25757079.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  22. Paul S, Goyal A, Duncan LM, Smith GP. Granulomatous reaction to liquid injectable silicone for gluteal enhancement: review of management options and success of doxycycline. Dermatol Ther. 2015 Mar-Apr; 28(2):98-101. PMID: 25649644.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Gold HL, Wang I, Meehan S, Sanchez M, Smith GP. Gluteal silicone injections leading to extensive filler migration with induration and arthralgia. Dermatol Online J. 2014 Dec 13; 21(2). PMID: 25756488.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Smith GP. Intradermal sodium thiosulfate for exophytic calcinosis cutis of connective tissue disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Sep; 69(3):e146-7. PMID: 23957995.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Strazzula L, Nigwekar SU, Steele D, Tsiaras W, Sise M, Bis S, Smith GP, Kroshinsky D. Intralesional sodium thiosulfate for the treatment of calciphylaxis. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Aug; 149(8):946-9. PMID: 23760631.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Smith GP. Animal models of cutaneous and hepatic fibrosis. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2012; 105:371-409. PMID: 22137437.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  27. Smith GP, Chan ES. Molecular pathogenesis of skin fibrosis: insight from animal models. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2010 Feb; 12(1):26-33. PMID: 20425530.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  28. Zaba LC, Smith GP, Sanchez M, Prystowsky SD. Dendritic cells in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Jan; 42(1):32-9. PMID: 19372243.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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