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Cannabinoids in Dermatology

Douglas DiRuggiero


Faculty: Douglas DiRuggiero, DMSc, MHS, PA-C

  • Graduated with Honors from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program
  • Holds a Masters Degree in Health Sciences
  • Awardee, Georgia Humanitarian PA of the Year
  • Awardee, 2018 Presidential Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award.


The cannabis therapeutic landscape is changing rapidly with new articles appearing in dermatology journals nearly every month. Douglas DiRuggiero explores the historical and more recent data on the role and impact of cannabinoids in dermatology, with an emphasis on inflammatory skin disorders. Having a basic understanding of the pathophysiology of cannabinoids, their potential impact on various dermatological disorders and the controversies surrounding this topic will be examined and discussed.

Posted December 7, 2020