Skin Care Guide

About the Author

The AuthorMario E. Lacouture, MD, is a
board-certified dermatologist with a special interest in dermatologic conditions that result from cancer treatments. His clinical focus is the recognition and management of the side effects and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails that may arise in cancer patients and survivors as a consequence of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or transplantation. His research focuses on exploring new skin treatments that do not interfere with the effectiveness of anticancer medications. Dr. Lacouture received his MD degree from Javeriana University in Colombia. He completed residencies at Cleveland Clinic and The University of Chicago and a fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Prior to his current position as an Associate Member at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, he was an attending physician at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, where he founded the SERIES clinic to care for people living with cancer. He lives in New York City.