Dr. Frey Discusses the Characteristics of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

By Rob Dillard - Last Updated: December 8, 2022

In part one of a two-part interview, Urban Health Today spoke Cheri Frey, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, about how hidradenitis suppurativa is characterized, and why it tends to disproportionately impact people of color, specifically Black people.

About Cheri Frey, MD

Dr. Cheri Frey is an assistant professor of dermatology at Howard University in Washington DC, where she also serves as the residency program director, skin of color research fellowship director, and director of cosmetic dermatology. 

Dr. Frey earned her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at the University of Florida. Dr. Frey was the first black female dermatology resident at the University of Florida. In her final year, she served as chief resident and received the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award. 

Dr. Frey has a passion for teaching and mentoring. Her clinical interests are Alopecia, Autoimmune diseases, Cosmetics, Acne and Hyperpigmentation. She is currently the Chair of the dermatology section of the NMA and is active in organizations such as AAD, ASDS, WDS, and SOCS.

 

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