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Edward W. Cowen, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Dermatology Consultation Service
Dr. Cowen oversees the Dermatology Consultation Service at the NIH Clinical Center. Patients with a variety of rare diseases with cutaneous manifestations are evaluated. In addition, patients who experience adverse reactions to experimental therapeutic agents or manifest unrelated skin conditions while at the NIH are evaluated and treated. Dermatology Branch clinical fellows, fellows from other NIH Institutes, and visiting dermatology residents from around the country receive training on the Dermatology consult service. 'Grand Rounds at the NIH', an ongoing feature published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, highlights interesting cases evaluated by the Dermatology consultation service.
Dr. Cowen's primary research interest involves chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). He is Co-Study Chair of a multi-disciplinary NIH initiative aimed at the study and treatment of cGVHD (NCI #04-C-0281) and Principal Investigator of a Phase II study of imatinib mesylate in children and adults with sclerotic-type cGVHD of the skin (NCI #08-C-0148).
This page was last updated on 10/29/2013.