First Year Resident
What are your career interests?
Hidradenitis suppurativa, skin of color, general dermatology, dermatopathology, teledermatology, nutrition, and health equity.
Why did you choose Duke for residency training?
My initial exposure to Duke Dermatology was when I chose to complete my research fellowship here with a focus on hidradenitis suppurativa and health disparities. As soon as I arrived, I realized what a special place Duke Dermatology is. The collegiality, mentorship, academic excellence, dedication to outreach, and increasing access to care for underserved community members are just a few of the wonderful qualities of this department. I am thrilled to stay and complete my residency training alongside a fantastic group of residents!
Education and Training
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Integrative Biology & Music, 2011
Graduate: University of California, Davis, Master of Advanced Study in Maternal and Child Nutrition, 2013
Medical School: University of California, Davis School of Medicine, MD, 2021
Internship: Surgery, University of California, Davis, 2021-2022
Fellowship: Duke Dermatology Skin of Color Clinical Research Fellowship (Mentor: Dr. Tarannum Jaleel), Duke University, 2022 - 2023
Residency: Dermatology, Duke University, 2023-2026
Awards and Honors
- Winner, Resident Oral Presentation, North Carolina Dermatology Association Annual Meeting
- Annual Scholarship University of California, Davis School of Medicine
- Professional Fee Grant, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
- San Francisco Dermatological Society, Fall Meeting, (Winner- 3rd place)
- Research Award- University of California, Davis, Department of Dermatology
- Leadership Award- University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association
Publications & Presentations
Park L, Foolad N, Sivamani RK. Knowledge and behavior of sun protection in outdoor rock climbers. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2021; 00:1-3.
Foolad N, Agbai O, Eisen D, Tartar D. Characteristics of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa seen at a tertiary care facility from 2009-2019: A retrospective chart review study. Dermatol Online J. 2021;27(1)
Foolad N, Vaughn AR, Rybak I, et al. Prospective randomized controlled pilot study on the effects of almond consumption on skin lipids and wrinkles. Phytother Res. 2019;33(12):3212-3217.
Vaughn AR, Foolad N, Maarouf M, Tran KA, Shi VY. Micronutrients in Atopic Dermatitis: A Systematic Review. J Altern Complement Med. 2019;25(6):567-577.
Dhaliwal S, Rybak I, Ellis SR, Notay M, Trivedi M, Burney W, Vaughn AR, Nguyen M, Reiter P, Bosanac S, Yan H, Foolad N, Sivamani RK. Prospective, randomized, double-blind assessment of topical bakuchiol and retinol for facial photoaging. Br J Dermatol. 2019;180(2):289-296.
Shi VY, Foolad N, Ornelas J, et al. The Comparative Effects of Various Moisturizers on Epidermal Barrier Function Recovery After Bathing in Atopic Dermatitis. SKIN The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine. 2018; [S.I.] v.2, n.4 p. 219-223.
Agrawal K, Hassoun LA, Foolad N, et al. Effects of atopic dermatitis and gender on sebum lipid mediator and fatty acid profiles. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2018;134:7-16.
Notay M, Foolad N, Vaughn AR, Sivamani RK. Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics for the Treatment and Prevention of Adult Dermatological Diseases. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017;18(6):721-732.
Petukhova TA, Hassoun LA, Foolad N, Barath M, Sivamani RK. Effect of Expedited Microneedle-Assisted Photodynamic Therapy for Field Treatment of Actinic Keratoses: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(7):637-643.
Foolad N, Ornelas JN, Clark AK, et al. International inter-rater agreement in scoring acne severity utilizing cloud-based image sharing of mobile phone photographs. Int J Dermatol. 2017;56(9):920-925.
Foolad N, Saric S, Burney W and Sivamani RK. The Role of Nutrition in Dermatology. Austin J Dermatology. 2017;4(1): 1072.
Agrawal K, Hassoun LA, Foolad N, Pedersen TL, Sivamani RK, Newman JW. Sweat lipid mediator profiling: a noninvasive approach for cutaneous research. J Lipid Res. 2017;58(1):188-195.
Petukhova TA, Foolad N, Prakash N, et al. Objective volumetric grading of postacne scarring. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;75(1):229-31.
Shi VY, Foolad N, Ornelas JN, et al. Comparing the effect of bleach and water baths on skin barrier function in atopic dermatitis: a split-body randomized controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 2016;175(1):212-4.
Ornelas J, Foolad N, Shi V, Burney W, Sivamani RK. Effect of Microneedle Pretreatment on Topical Anesthesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(4):476-7.
Foolad N, Prakash N, Shi VY, et al. The use of facial modeling and analysis to objectively quantify facial redness. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2016;15(1):43-8.
Ornelas J, Rosamilia L, Larsen L, Foolad N, Wang Q, Li CS, Sivamani RK. Objective assessment of isotretinoin-associated cheilitis: Isotretinoin Cheilitis Grading Scale. J Dermatolog Treat. 2016;27(2):153-5.
Foolad N, Shi VY, Prakash N, Kamangar F, Sivamani RK. The association of the sebum excretion rate with melasma, erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, and rhytides. Dermatol Online J. 2015;21(6)
Ali IA, Foolad N and Sivamani RK. Considering the Gut-Skin Axis for Dermatological Diseases. Austin J Dermatology. 2014;1(5): 1024.
Foolad N, Armstrong AW. Prebiotics and probiotics: the prevention and reduction in severity of atopic dermatitis in children. Benef Microbes. 2014;5(2):151-60.
Foolad N, Brezinski EA, Chase EP, Armstrong AW. Effect of nutrient supplementation on atopic dermatitis in children: a systematic review of probiotics, prebiotics, formula, and fatty acids. JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(3):350-5.
Foolad N, Kwock J, McKinley-Grant L, Jaleel T. â€œGastroenterology.â€ Dermatology for Skin of Color, 3rd Edition.
Foolad N, Vaughn A. â€œCutaneous Manifestations of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.â€ Diet and Dermatology. CRC Press. 1st Edition.
Saric S, Foolad N. â€œDiets and Skin Diseases.â€ Diet and Dermatology. CRC Press. 1st Edition.
Foolad N, Ma C, Sivamani R. â€œOily Skin, Seborrhea, and Seborrheic Dermatitis: The Use of Cosmeceuticals.â€ Cosmeceuticals and Active Cosmetics, 3rd Edition.
Foolad N, Liu W, Kwock J, Jaleel T. Higher hemoglobin A1C is associated with greater disease severity in hidradenitis suppurativa. International Societies for Investigative Dermatology, Jul 2023; Kiawah Island, SC.
Foolad N, Jaleel T. Hidradenitis Suppurativa Workgroup Subcommittee: Best Practices for In-Person and Telederm Visits for HS Patients. International Dermatology Outcome Measures, Jun 2023; Washington, DC.
Foolad, N. A Year in a Nutshell: Duke Skin of Color Clinical and Research Fellowship. Duke Dermatology Grand Rounds, Jun 2023; Durham, NC.
Foolad N, Liu W, Kwock J, Jaleel T. Higher hemoglobin A1C is associated with greater disease severity in hidradenitis suppurativa. International Societies for Investigative Dermatology, May 2023; Tokyo, Japan.
Foolad N, Agbai O, Eisen D, Tartar D. Characteristics of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa seen at a tertiary care facility from 2009-2019: A retrospective chart review study. University of California, Davis Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Aug 2020; Sacramento, CA.
Foolad, N, Notay, M, Open, C, Silverstein, M, Tartar, D, Fung, M, Awasthi, S. A 2-day-old male infant with multiple scattered skin macules and nodules. San Francisco Dermatological Society, Sept 2020; San Francisco, CA.
Foolad N, Liu W, Kwock J, Jaleel T. Higher hemoglobin A1C is associated with greater disease severity in hidradenitis suppurativa. International Societies for Investigative Dermatology, May 2023. Tokyo, Japan.
Kwock J, Foolad N, Liu W, Jaleel T. Pain correlates poorly with disease severity in Black patients with severe hidradenitis suppurativa despite correlating strongly with disease severity in non-Black patients with severe hidradenitis suppurativa. International Societies for Investigative Dermatology, May 2023. Tokyo, Japan.
Foolad N, Kwock J, Jaleel T. Sugary beverage consumption in hidradenitis suppurativa patients at a single-center academic institution. Skin of Color Society Scientific Symposium, March 2023. New Orleans, LA.
Negar Foolad, Jennifer Jacobs, Chandler Rundle, Angelica M. Selim, Amber Fresco. Chronic iatrogenic abdominal wall hernia in the setting of undiagnosed cutis laxa. North Carolina Dermatology Association, January 2023. Charleston, SC.
Jennifer Jacobs, Negar Foolad, Chandler Rundle, Matilda Nicholas. Cutaneous endometriosis: the evolving diagnosis of a young, female patient. North Carolina Dermatology Association, January 2023. Charleston, SC.
Negar Foolad, Jeffrey Kwock, Tarannum Jaleel. Hidradenitis suppurativa patient severity scale: a pilot study assessing convergent validity. Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances, October 2022. Miami, FL.
Negar Foolad, Manisha Notay, Caroline Opene, Danielle Tartar, Marc Silverstein, Maxwell Fung, Smita Awasthi. A 2-day-old male infant with multiple scattered skin macules & nodules. San Francisco Dermatological Society. September 2020.
Negar Foolad, Carmina Pinto, Nisha Marwaha, Hannah Yan, Marc Halpern, Raja K. Sivamani. Correlation of Dermatological and Photographic Facial Evaluation with Ayurvedic Dosha Assessment. National Ayurvedic Medical Association, April 2017. Chicago, IL.
Karan Agrawal, Lauren A. Hassoun, Negar Foolad, Raja K. Sivamani, John W. Newman. Sebum Lipid and Lipid Mediator Profiling: A non-invasive approach for cutaneous research. Biotechnology NIH T32 Retreat. April 2017.
Negar Foolad, Waqas Burney, Tracy Shafizadeh, Steve Watkins, Raja K Sivamani. The influence of retinoids on the sebocytes and sebum lipidome and lipid mediators. UC Davis Dermatology Research Symposium, June 2016. Sacramento, CA.
Manisha Notay, Irina Rybak, Negar Foolad, Raja K Sivamani. Local resistance patterns of Staphylococcus Aureus over a 10-year period. UC Davis Dermatology Research Symposium, June 2016. Sacramento, CA.
Monico G, Caldas Costa DSA, Foolad N, Delgadillo R, Sivamani RK. Assessment of how individuals choose their sunscreen based on medical education level. AAD March 2016. Washington DC.
Hassoun LA, Petukhova T, Foolad N, Sivamani RK. The Use of Microneedles to Expedite Treatment Time in Photodynamic Therapy. AAD. March 2016. Washington DC.
Karan Agrawal, Lauren Hassoun, Negar Foolad, Raja K. Sivamani, John W. Newman. Inflammatory Mediator profiling in Sweat: A potential noninvasive diagnostic for atopic dermatitis. ESDR. September 2015. Rotterdam Netherlands.
Neha Prakash MD, Negar Foolad MAS, Waqas Burney, Raja K. Sivamani MD MS CAT. Topical Centella Asiatica and the Cosmetic Appearance of Stretch Marks. March 2015. AMWC Monaco.
Vivian Y Shi, Negar Foolad, Nicole Takeda, Lauren Hassoun, Ritika Johal, Suzana Saric, Lawrence Eichenfield, Raja K. Sivamani. The Effect of Dilute Bleach Bath and Moisturizers on Skin Barrier Function in Atopic Dermatitis. AAD. March 2015. San Francisco, CA.
Neha Prakash, Negar Foolad, Tatyana Petukhova, Vivian Y. Shi, Victoria Sharon, Shefali Sharma, Raja K. Sivamani. Reproducibility and accuracy of a proposed post-acne scarring quantitative global scarring grading system. AAD. March 2015. San Francisco, CA.
Shi VY, Foolad N, Kamangar F, Prakash N, Sivamani RK. Correlation of Presence of Glabella Rhytides with Facial Sebum Excretion Rate. Cosmetic Bootcamp. June 2014. Aspen, CO.
Prakash N, Foolad N, Kamangar F, Shi VY, Sivamani RK. Association of sebum levels with the presence of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea and melasma. Cosmetic Bootcamp. June 2014. Aspen, CO.
Wang AS, Wu J, Foolad N, Armstrong AW. Developing a novel personalized interactive health care education system (MyPACE) for acne patients. Society of Investigative Dermatology. May 2012. Raleigh, NC.