Founders & Organizers

William Damsky MD, PhD

Dr. Damsky is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at Yale School of Medicine. He earned his undergraduate, MD, and PhD degrees from the University of Vermont where he worked with Marcus Bosenberg. He then completed research track dermatology residency at Yale. For his post-doctoral research, he has trained with Richard Flavell in the department of Immunobiology at Yale. He also gained translational and clinical trial experience through his work with Brett King, also at Yale. He is board-certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology. Dr. Damsky is interested in the molecular immunology of cutaneous inflammatory disorders including sarcoidosis and granuloma annulare, which he studies both in the clinic and in the lab.

Jillian Richmond, PhD

Dr. Richmond earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the Johns Hopkins University, and her doctoral degree in Pathology & Immunology from Boston University School of Medicine. She performed a postdoctoral fellowship in chemokine biology at Massachusetts General Hospital before moving to the Harris Lab at UMass to study chemokines in vitiligo, an autoimmune disease characterized by CD8+ T cell-mediated destruction of melanocytes. She has also studied formation of autoreactive resident memory T cells that make vitiligo refractory to treatment. Her laboratory at UMass now focuses on T cell migration and function in other autoimmune skin diseases including cutaneous lupus erythematosus and morphea.

Program Coordinators and Social Media Liason

Annelise Colvin

Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, United States

Program Coordinator

Annelise Colvin is a third-year medical student at Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology from Harvard University. Her research is focused on the genetic basis of skin diseases affecting skin of color, particularly hidradenitis suppurativa, with the ultimate goal of elucidating its pathogenesis and translating this new knowledge into innovative therapeutic tools. She is passionate about reducing health disparities, mentorship and narrative medicine. Outside of medicine, she loves to play volleyball and cuddle with her two kittens, Nacho and Floki.

Ndidi Enwereji, MPH

The Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac Unviersity, Hamden, Connecticut, United States

Program Coordinator

Native to Washington, D.C., Ndidi’s innate ardency for optimizing the human experience became the catalyst for her to pursue a career in medicine. Prior to medical school, she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at Rutgers University. She also served the city of Philadelphia through AmeriCorps and obtained a Master of Public Health degree at Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Population Health. Today, Ndidi attends The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine where she served as the Community Service Chair and was the Vice President of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter at Netter. Ndidi currently holds several leadership roles, including performing as the Regional Research Liaison for Region VII of SNMA, being a class representative for the Inclusion & Diversity Council, acting as the Organizing Founder of the Skin of Color Lecture Series, and serves on the Admissions Committee at Netter.

Racha Ftouni, MD

American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Program Coordinator


Racha earned her medical degree from Beirut Arab University in Beirut, Lebanon. She is currently a rotating intern at several hospitals in Beirut. She serves in many leadership roles including participating in several United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)projects for refugees and vulnerable populations. Her interests include diversity and inclusion in the workplace, global health and oncodermatology.

Muhammad Hyder Junejo, MBBS, MSc, DipFSRH

Homerton University Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Program Coordinator


Monty (he/him) is an early career academic doctor working within dermatology and sexual health in London. He is committed to helping the most marginalized members of society and, during a sabbatical to Pakistan, he piloted the country’s first (LGBTQ+ inclusive) sexual health clinic. Recently, he was awarded a grant to tackle health inequalities faced by UK based South Asians. Monty is a keen researcher with recent lead author publications in the British Journal of Dermatology and Lancet HIV, among others. He is happy to connect on Twitter (@drmontynesss) where you can also talk to him about intersectionality, perfumery, Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life” or syphilis. As an aspiring global health dermatologist, Monty is thrilled to be joining the Global Dermatology Talks team!


Kelly Kimball, BS

Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, Ohio, United States

Social Media Liaison


Kelly earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon where she was heavily involved in biochemistry research. Before starting medical school, she completed an internship focused on medical education and youth empowerment in Trieste, Italy. Kelly is currently a third-year medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). She has a passion for teaching and in April 2021, was granted the College of Medicine Peer Tutor of the Year Award and continues to serve as a tutor for first- and second-year medical students. Today, she continues many leadership roles including serving on the executive board for the student medical journal at NEOMED and as a senior team leader for NEOMED’s student-run free health clinic. Her current interests are dermatology education, autoimmune disease pathology, community outreach, and mentorship.

Monisha Madhumita, MBBS, MD, PGDMLE

Senior Resident, Saveetha Medical College, India

Program Coordinator


Monisha (she/her) is a board-certified dermatologist with an additional degree in medico-legal education working in the areas of trichology, skin health awareness and data-driven dermatological research in India. As an ardent researcher, she has received grants from the Indian Council of Medical Research and Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy for research in neglected tropical diseases. She was a writing scholar (2020-2021) at Harvard Medical School in the “Effective Writing for Health Care” Program. She co-founded a non-profit- “Melan” to help address skin colour bias in health care and colourism in social structures in India. She would love to connect on Twitter ( @DrMonisha_MD) or LinkedIn ( @drmonishamd) to share perspectives on skin health or share dog pictures! She is a lover of films, caffeine and long-distance cycling. She is excited to be a part of GDT!


Alumni

Sophia Ederaine

Sophia was born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in Moreno Valley, CA and attended the University of San Diego, where she played NCAA Division I basketball, while majoring in Psychology with a Chemistry minor. Before starting medical school, she played professional basketball in Germany. Sophia is a medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Here, she was the inaugural president of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Today, she continues many leadership roles including serving on the Admissions committee at Mayo, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion council at Mayo, the SNMA Student Interest group, the ElevateMeD advisory committee, and as the student co-chair of NMA Dermatology Mentorship committee.