Dr. Nadine Ruth

Dr. Nadine Ruth

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6605 Nancy Ridge Drive San Diego, CA 92121


(858) 900-2766

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About Dr. Nadine Ruth

Dr. Nadine Ruth...

Conditions Treated

All medical dermatology diseases, including acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, skin discoloration, cellulitis, rashes, HSV, herpes, warts, ulcers, skin lesions, malignant neoplasms of the skin, nail issues, hair loss, skin aging, cold sores, sun damage or actinic keratoses, epidermal cysts, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic keratosis or benign skin tumors, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap, folliculitis, hives or urticaria, atopic dermatitis, tinea or tinea versicolor, fungal infections, cosmetic procedure follow-up, surgical procedure follow-up, inflammatory skin diseases, parasitic infections such as scabies or head lice.

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Qualifications and Education

Board Certification 2017 Dermatology, Certified by the American Board of Dermatology Licensure 2018 California – Full, unrestricted medical license, Expiration date – November 30, 2020 2019 Washington – Full, unrestricted medical license, Expiration date – August 16, 2021 2010-2019 Indiana – No longer active as of October 2019 Education 7/2004-12/2008Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC Doctor of Medicine 6/2000-8/2003 University of Washington Seattle, WA B.A. in Spanish Seattle Foundation Scholarship – Full academic scholarship Postgraduate Training 7/2014-6/2017 Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, - CA Dermatology Residency 2/2010-7/2010 Naval Aerospace Medical Institute Pensacola, FL - Naval Flight Surgeon School 1/2009-1/2010 Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, CA - Transitional Year Internship Work Experience 10/2020-PresentGeneral and Cosmetic Dermatologist San Diego, CA Lanoi Medical Group, Poway Dermatology 7/2017-9/2020 Staff Dermatologist San Diego, CA Assistant Department Head General Dermatology Division Officer Naval Medical Center San Diego Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy 9/2017-9/2020 Assistant Professor of Dermatology Bethesda, MD Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) 7/2017-9/2020 Staff Dermatologist, Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, CA Assistant Department Head General Dermatology Division Officer Provides expert dermatology consulting services for worldwide U.S. federal institutions, including the Military Health System, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and other federal agencies. Staffed 23 dermatology residents in the clinic, surgeries as well as cosmetic procedures. Gave numerous lectures to the residents, hosted journal clubs, dermatology Grand Rounds. Organized and lead the 2018 Navy’s San Diego Dermatology Society meeting. Director of CME for Dermatology Grand Rounds and awarded attendees with ACGME approved CME credit hours. Was the dermatology representative for thehospital’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee as well as the only physician on the hospital’s Data Quality Committee. 11/2016-PresentAssistant Professor of Dermatology, USUHS School of Medicine San Diego, CA Clinical Instructor of Dermatology, USUHS School of Medicine Supervise and educate dermatology residents, Transitional Year, Internal Medical and other residents from various specialties, medical students and Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC) students. Provides dermatology care services for U.S. Military Health System patients. 5/2013-6/2014 Naval Flight Surgeon, VMM-166 Squadron San Diego, CA Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Served as Medical Department Head and only flight surgeon of a Marine Corps Osprey (M-22) squadron. Delivered quality medical care to over 550 Marine Corps squadron members. Actively practiced aerospace medicine, primary care, acute care, and preventive medicine. Position included 3 months of deployment workups as well as an eight (8) month deployment on a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) off the shores of the Middle East and Africa. 8/2010-5/2013 Naval Flight Surgeon, Naval Air Facility El Centro El Centro, CA Clinic Department Head Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Served as the Flight Surgeon for the base as well as a general practioner for over 300 Active Duty service members and over 500 family members, as well as over 600 retirees that would come down to the base every winter for 6 months. Assisted in caring for the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angles) when they trained at the Naval Air Facility El Centro for 3 months each year. Actively practiced aerospace medicine, primary care, acute care, and preventive medicine. Wrote a monthly medical article for the base’s newsletter “The Sandpaper”. Traveled monthly to attend the Senior Medical Officer meetings for the Director of Branch Clinics within the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Research Experience 2016-2017 Research with Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Bethesda, MD Participated in research and was an author on the peer-reviewed article “Retrospective Evaluation of Topical Bimatroprost and Iris Pigmentation Change” published in Dermatologic Surgery in December 2017. Peer-Reviewed Publications 1. Katana VG, Green MC, Ruth NH, Barlow TK. Nasal Alloplastic Implant Failure. Consultant. 2018;58(3):119-121. 2. Zaleski-Larsen LA, Ruth NH, Fabi SG. Retrospective Evaluation of Topical Bimatoprost and Iris Pigmentation Change. Dermatologic Surgery. 2017 Dec;43(12);1431-1433. 3. Ruth, NH, Scott III, MJ. Two Cases of Herpes Zoster in Multiple Adjacent Dermatomes. Consutant. 2016;56(12):1133-1134. 4. Ruth, NH. A Collection of Cutaneous Manifestations of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use. Consultant. 2016;56(11):1021-1022. 5. Henley ND, Tokarz VA. Multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis in a 36-year-old female, and discussion of hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma. Int J Dermatol. 2012 Oct;51(10):1213-6. 6. Henley ND. Rapid-onset skin rash. Guttate psoriasis. Am Fam Physician. 2012 Aug 15; 86(4):361-2. Poster Presentations 1. “Three Cases of Annular Atrophic Lichen Planus”. Presentation at California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm) Annual Meeting, Carlsbad, CA in September 2016. 2. Zaleski-Larsen LA, Ruth NH. “Retrospective Evaluation of Topical Bimatroprost (Latisse) Causing Ocular Lipodystrophy or Changes in Iris Pigmentation”. Presentation at American Society of Dermatological Surgery (ASDS), New Orleans, LA in November 2016. Academic Appointments 2010-Present Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine Professional Membership American Academy of Dermatology Honors and Awards College Seattle Foundation Full Academic Scholarship Military Flight Surgery Wings, Fleet Marine Force Insignia, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War – Terrorism Expeditionary Ribbon, Pistol Ribbon – Marksman, Global War on Terrorism

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