Neil S. Prose, MD


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Professor of Dermatology
Professor of Pediatrics
5324 McFarland Drive, Suite 410
Durham, NC 27707
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  • MD, New York University School of Medicine, 1975
  • Pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital (California), 1975-1976
  • Dermatology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, 1980-1983
  • Pediatrics, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, 1983-1984
Clinical Interests:
Pediatric dermatology; doctor-patient communication; pediatric dermatology in developing countries
Research Interests:
Research interests:
My overall area of interest is pediatric dermatology. In the course of
providing patient care, my aim is to advance scientific knowledge in this
field. This goal is achieved through clinical observation, clinical trials,
and collaboration with laboratories exploring the molecular basis of

I am also interested in providing care for skin disease in developing
countries. In the course of a number of projects in Latin America and
Africa, I have developed protocols and teaching manuals for this purpose.

Finally, I am actively involved in developing new models for teaching
doctor-patient communication to medical students, residents, and practicing
physicians in all fields of medicine. My work on this includes some new
methods for teaching empathic communication in the course of traditional
morbidity and mortality conferences.
Representative Publications:
  • Franco, LM; Goldstein, J; Prose, NS; Selim, MA; Tirado, CA; Coale, MM; McDonald, MT. Incontinentia pigmenti in a boy with XXY mosaicism detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology. 2006;55:136-138.  Abstract
  • Bellet, JS; Prose, NS. Skin complications of Bacillus Calmette-GuĂ©rin immunization. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. 2005;18:97-100.  Abstract
  • Kong, HH; Prose, NS; Ware, RE; Hall, RP. Successful treatment of refractory childhood pemphgus vulgaris with anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (rituximab). Pediatric Dermatology. 2005;22:461-464.  Abstract
  • Ter Poorten, MC; Prose, NS. The return of the common bedbug. Pediatric Dermatology. 2005;22:183-187.  Abstract
  • Fangman, WL; Prose, NS. Precalcaneal congenital fibrolipomatous hamartomas: report of occurrence in half brothers. Pediatric Dermatology. 2004;21:655-656.  Abstract
  • Clegg, HW; Prose, NS; Greenberg, DN. Nail dystrophy in congenital cutaneous candidiasis. Pediatric Dermatology. 2003;20:342-344.  Abstract
  • Prose, NS. Some words that matter. Archives of Dermatology. 2003;139:21-22.  Abstract
  • Haisley-Royster, C; Enjolras, O; Frieden, IJ; Garzon, M; Lee, M; Oranje, A; de Laat, PC; Madern, GC; Gonzalez, F; Frangoul, H; Le Moine, P; Prose, NS; Adams, DM. Kasabach-merritt phenomenon: a retrospective study of treatment with vincristine. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 2002;24:459-462.  Abstract
  • Allee, JE; Saria, EA; Rosenblum, D; Prose, NS; Prieto, VG; Shea, CR. Intrauterine epidermal necrosis. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2001;28:383-386.  Abstract
  • Antaya, RJ; Gardner, ES; Bettencourt, MS; Daines, M; Denise, Y; Uthaisangsook, S; Buckley, RH; Prose, NS. Cutaneous complications of BCG vaccination in infants with immune disorders: two cases and a review of the literature. Pediatric Dermatology. 2001;18:205-209.  Abstract
  • Haisley-Royster, CA; Allingham, RR; Klintworth, GK; Prose, NS. Hereditary benign intraepithelial dyskeratosis: Report of two cases with prominent oral lesions. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology. 2001;45:634-636.  Abstract
  • Mehrabi, D; Thomas, JE; Selim, MA; Prose, NS. Waxy keratoses of childhood in a segmental distribution. Pediatric Dermatology. 2001;18:415-416.  Abstract
  • O'branski, EE; Ware, RE; Prose, NS; Kinney, TR. Skin and nail changes in children with sickle cell anemia receiving hydroxyurea therapy. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology. 2001;44:859-861.  Abstract
  • Prose, NS. A piece of my mind: paying attention. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2000;283:2763.  Abstract
  • Prose, NS; Krafchik, B. Periumbilical contact dermatitis. Pediatric Dermatology. 2000;17:490.  Abstract
  • Wheeler, CE; Carroll, MA; Groben, PA; Briggaman, RA; Prose, NS; Davis, DA. Autosomal dominantly inherited generalized basaloid follicular hamartoma syndrome: report of a new disease in a North Carolina family. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology. 2000;43:189-206.  Abstract
  • Chung, S; Frush, DP; Prose, NS; Shea, CR; Laor, T; Bisset, GS. Subcutaneous granuloma annulare: MR imaging features in six children and literature review. Radiology. 1999;210:845-849.  Abstract
  • Laude, TA; Kenney, JA; Prose, NS; Treadwell, PA; Resnick, SD; Gosain, S; Levy, ML. Skin manifestations in individuals of African or Asian descent. Pediatric Dermatology. 1996;13:158-168.  Abstract
  • Hymes, KB; Cheung, T; Greene, JB; Prose, NS; Marcus, A; Ballard, H; William, DC; Laubenstein, LJ. Kaposi's sarcoma in homosexual men-a report of eight cases. The Lancet. 1981;2:598-600.  Abstract