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Karen Wiss MD

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentDermatology
AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
281 Lincoln Street
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-334-5979
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentDermatology

    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPediatrics


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    University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX, United StatesBAMicrobiology
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United StatesMD

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    Interests: Pediatric dermatology, epidermolysis bullosa, genodermatoses, midline developmental defects, childhood exanthems, medical education, pediatric laser

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    1. Abreu Molnar B, Levin L, Yun D, Morel K, Wiss K, Wieser J, Ward C, Trice H, Garcia-Romero MT, Stephenson A, Provost A, Price HN, Perman MJ, Moxon M, Moeves B, McCuaig CC, McCarthy C, Lucky AW, Levy ML, Lee M, Lara-Corrales I, Henner N, Halliburton N, Griffith E, Gorell E, Glick S, Eichenfield L, Collins C, Bruckner AL, Boulrice B, Bayliss S, Badger K, Paller AS. Inpatient management of epidermolysis bullosa: Consensus-based hands-on instructions for neonates and postneonates. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2024 Apr 09. PMID: 38604489.
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    2. Holt A, Servattalab S, Yim K, Kirkorian AY, O'Donnell P, Wiss K. Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn with fluctuant nodules mimicking infection. JAAD Case Rep. 2024 Jun; 48:30-32. PMID: 38766391.
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    3. Neale H, Plumptre I, Belazarian L, Wiss K, Hawryluk EB. Cost and access considerations for magnetic resonance imaging screening of infants with congenital melanocytic nevi: Authors' response to correspondence. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2024 Jul; 91(1):e13. PMID: 38499179.
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    4. Neale H, Plumptre I, Belazarian L, Wiss K, Hawryluk EB. Guidance on screening magnetic resonance imaging decisions for congenital melanocytic nevi. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2024 Mar; 90(3):e107-e108. PMID: 37972653.
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    5. Li C, Pagani K, Eberhart Z, Plumptre I, Wiss K. The environmental impact of printed journals in dermatology. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2023 Nov 11. PMID: 37956825.
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    6. Orlowski GM, Amano SU, Flanagan KE, Rieger KE, Marinkovich MP, Wiss K. Treatment With Ataluren for Wound Healing and Health Complications in a Patient With Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa. JAMA Dermatol. 2023 10 01; 159(10):1145-1147. PMID: 37585209.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Neale H, Plumptre I, Belazarian L, Wiss K, Hawryluk EB. Seeking better resolution to magnetic resonance imaging recommendations for infants with congenital melanocytic nevi. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2023 10; 89(4):e155-e156. PMID: 37301289.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. McCann K, Wiss K, Covington J, Laffert V, Gosselin KB. A Case of Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Associated Colitis. JPGN Rep. 2023 May; 4(2):e313. PMID: 37200727.
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    9. Pagani K, Plumptre I, Amin S, Lal K, Wiss K, Belazarian L. Low rates of neurological abnormalities in patients with pigmentary mosaicism: A retrospective cohort study from a tertiary dermatology center. Pediatr Dermatol. 2023 May-Jun; 40(3):446-451. PMID: 36813567.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Garza-Mayers AC, Paquette GM, Harris JE, Wiss K. Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy in pediatric vitiligo: A retrospective study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2023 07; 89(1):135-136. PMID: 36796727.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Rangu S, Collins J, Garc?a-Romero MT, Augsburger BD, Bruckner AL, Diaz LZ, Eichenfield LF, Faig W, Gorell ES, Lefferdink R, Lucky AW, Morel KD, Paller AS, Park H, Pastrana-Arellano E, Peoples K, Wiss K, Perman MJ, Castelo-Soccio L. Assessing pain catastrophizing and functional disability in pediatric epidermolysis bullosa patients. Pediatr Dermatol. 2023 May-Jun; 40(3):422-427. PMID: 36579717.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Barry KK, Plumptre I, Bazewicz CG, Green BP, Treat JR, Hughes M, Morel KD, Wiss K, Liang MG. Paraneoplastic pemphigus associated with Castleman disease: A multicenter case series. Pediatr Dermatol. 2023 Jan; 40(1):90-95. PMID: 36128651.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    13. Garza-Mayers AC, Su KA, Wiss K. Improved erythema and decreased blister formation in dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa following treatment with pulsed dye laser. Pediatr Dermatol. 2022 Nov; 39(6):1005-1006. PMID: 36063122.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Neale H, Plumptre I, Belazarian L, Wiss K, Hawryluk EB. Central nervous system magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities and neurologic outcomes in pediatric patients with congenital nevi: A 10-year multi-institutional retrospective study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 11; 87(5):1060-1068. PMID: 35716834.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Leonard N, Droms R, Lal K, Wiss K, Aidlen JT, Silvestri D, Belazarian L. Utility of routine patch testing prior to surgical repair of pectus excavatum: A multidisciplinary experience via retrospective review at a single tertiary care center. Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Nov; 38(6):1510-1514. PMID: 34647642.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Phillips GS, Huang A, Augsburger BD, Kaplan L, Peoples K, Bruckner AL, Khuu P, Tang JY, Lara-Corrales I, Pope E, Wiss K, Levin LE, Morel KD, Hook KP, Paller AS, Eichenfield LF, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Castelo-Soccio L, Levy ML, Price HN, Schachner LA, Browning JC, Jahnke M, Shwayder T, Bayliss S, Lucky AW, Glick SA. A retrospective analysis of diagnostic testing in a large North American cohort of patients with epidermolysis bullosa. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 05; 86(5):1063-1071. PMID: 34634382.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Flanagan KE, Lal K, Blankenship K, Gorji N, Rork J, Wiss K. Nail disease in neonatal abstinence syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Jul; 38(4):787-793. PMID: 34047407.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Levin LE, Shayegan LH, Lucky AW, Hook KP, Bruckner AL, Feinstein JA, Whittier S, Lauren CT, Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Wiss K, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Levy ML, Diaz L, Glick SA, Paller AS, Price HN, Browning JC, Morel KD. Characterization of wound microbes in epidermolysis bullosa: Results from the epidermolysis bullosa clinical characterization and outcomes database. Pediatr Dermatol. 2021 Jan; 38(1):119-124. PMID: 33247481.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Leonard N, Droms R, Lal K, Amano S, Wiss K. Pink, waxy papule on the penile shaft. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Nov; 37(6):1151-1152. PMID: 33283933.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Leonard N, Lal K, Belazarian L, Hermos C, Wiss K. Skin rash, strawberry tongue, and conjunctivitis in a teenage male. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Nov; 37(6):e91-e92. PMID: 33283930.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. McCormack L, Trivedi A, Lal K, Amano S, Elaba ZRP, McIntyre J, Wiss K. Proliferating pilomatricoma in a 9-year-old girl. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Nov; 37(6):1187-1188. PMID: 32985708.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Behbahani S, Baltz JO, Droms R, Deng AC, Amano SU, Levin NA, O'Brien MC, Wiss K. Sarcoid-like reaction in a patient recovering from coronavirus disease 19 pneumonia. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 6(9):915-917. PMID: 32837988.
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    23. Murrell DF, Lucky AW, Salas-Alanis JC, Woodley DT, Palisson F, Natsuga K, Nikolic M, Ramirez-Quizon M, Paller AS, Lara-Corrales I, Barzegar MA, Sprecher E, Has C, Laimer M, Bruckner AL, Bilgic A, Nanda A, Purvis D, Hovnanian A, Murat-Su?ic S, Bauer J, Kern JS, Bodemer C, Martin LK, Mellerio J, Kowaleski C, Robertson SJ, Bruckner-Tuderman L, Pope E, Marinkovich MP, Tang JY, Su J, Uitto J, Eichenfield LF, Teng J, Aan Koh MJ, Lee SE, Khuu P, Rishel HI, Sommerlund M, Wiss K, Hsu CK, Chiu TW, Martinez AE. Multidisciplinary care of epidermolysis bullosa during the COVID-19 pandemic-Consensus: Recommendations by an international panel of experts. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Oct; 83(4):1222-1224. PMID: 32682031.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    24. Baltz JO, Franciosi EB, Wiss K. Petroleum jelly baths: A tip for easy emollient application. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Sep; 37(5):964-965. PMID: 32602231.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Rork JF, McCormack L, Lal K, Wiss K, Belazarian L. Dermatologic conditions in Down syndrome: A single-center retrospective chart review. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Sep; 37(5):811-816. PMID: 32519435.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Shayegan LH, Levin LE, Galligan ER, Lucky AW, Bruckner AL, Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Wiss K, McCuaig CC, Garzon MC, Eichenfield LF, Hook KP, Browning JC, Schachner LA, Perman MJ, Castelo-Soccio L, Levy ML, Glick SA, Morel KD. Skin cleansing and topical product use in patients with epidermolysis bullosa: Results from a multicenter database. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Mar; 37(2):326-332. PMID: 31944391.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Tanaka AC, Robbins CC, Wiss K, Chen VM. Frequent corneal abrasions precede scarring and vision loss in epidermolysis bullosa: An international patient survey. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Sep; 83(3):917-919. PMID: 31927080.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Evan-Browning E, Rork J, O'Donnell P, Elaba Z, Deng A, Wiss K. Verruciform xanthoma in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness syndrome: Report of two cases and a review of the literature. Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Jan; 37(1):176-179. PMID: 31710113.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Bensimon J, Wiss K, Banker S. Impact of Camp Discovery volunteerism on provider burnout and empathy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug; 83(2):636-638. PMID: 31678337.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Feinstein JA, Jambal P, Peoples K, Lucky AW, Khuu P, Tang JY, Lara-Corrales I, Pope E, Wiss K, Hook KP, Levin LE, Morel KD, Paller AS, McCuaig CC, Powell J, Eichenfield LF, Price H, Levy ML, Schachner LA, Browning JC, Bayliss S, Jahnke M, Shwayder T, Glick SA, Bruckner AL. Assessment of the Timing of Milestone Clinical Events in Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa From North America. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 02 01; 155(2):196-203. PMID: 30586139.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Petkiewicz S, Baltz J, Cornejo K, Deng A, Wiss K. Widespread presentation and spontaneous regression of porokeratotic eccrine ostial and dermal duct nevus. JAAD Case Rep. 2018 Nov; 4(10):972-975. PMID: 30406170.
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    32. Rork JF, Prindaville B, Costa RD, Wiss K. Response to "Doing the math: A simple approach to topical timolol dosing for infantile hemangiomas". Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 09; 35(5):700. PMID: 30211462.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Winkler A, Prindaville B, Wiss K. Curvilinear, erythematous plantar patch in a toddler. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar; 35(2):251-252. PMID: 29575079.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    34. Dalla Costa R, Prindaville B, Wiss K. Doing the math: A simple approach to topical timolol dosing for infantile hemangiomas. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar; 35(2):276-277. PMID: 29315812.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Prindaville B, Belazarian L, Levin NA, Wiss K. Pityrosporum folliculitis: A retrospective review of 110 cases. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 03; 78(3):511-514. PMID: 29138059.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    36. Li AW, Prindaville B, Bateman ST, Gibson TE, Wiss K. Inpatient management of children with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa: A review. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Nov; 34(6):647-655. PMID: 28944966.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Kane J, Berrebi K, McLean R, Petkiewicz S, Hay B, Martin M, Wiss K. Noonan syndrome with loose anagen hair associated with trichorrhexis nodosa and trichoptilosis. Clin Case Rep. 2017 07; 5(7):1152-1154. PMID: 28680615.
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    38. Droms RJ, Rork JF, McLean R, Martin M, Belazarian L, Wiss K. Menkes Disease Mimicking Child Abuse. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 May; 34(3):e132-e134. PMID: 28318055.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. St John J, Summe H, Csikesz C, Wiss K, Hay B, Belazarian L. Multiple Caf? au Lait Spots in a Group of Fair-Skinned Children without Signs or Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Sep; 33(5):526-9. PMID: 27469520.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Tocci EM, Robinson A, Belazarian L, Foley E, Wiss K, Silvestri DL. Excipients in Oral Antihistamines Can Perpetuate Allergic Contact Dermatitis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 32(6):e242-4. PMID: 26381657.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Cheraghi N, Delano S, Csikesz C, Dundamadappa S, Wiss K. Sinus pericranii with a hair collar sign. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 May-Jun; 31(3):397-8. PMID: 24602143.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Klunk C, Domingues E, Wiss K. An update on diaper dermatitis. Clin Dermatol. 2014 Jul-Aug; 32(4):477-87. PMID: 25017459.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Snadecki H, Criscione V, Jaquith A, Hay B, Deng A, Wiss K. Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa associated with amniotic band syndrome. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr; 31(2):212-6. PMID: 24383893.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Crombie J, Greenlaw S, Fenner J, Lyle S, Wiss K. Loose anagen hair syndrome in two patients with epidermolysis bullosa simplex, Dowling-Meara type. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Sep; 67(3):e120-1. PMID: 22890742.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Summe HS, Greenlaw SM, Deng A, Magro C, Wiss K. Generalized spinous follicular lichen nitidus with perifollicular granulomas. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 May-Jun; 30(3):e20-1. PMID: 22775120.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Domingues E, Chaney KC, Scharf MJ, Wiss K. Imiquimod reactivation of lichen planus. Cutis. 2012 Jun; 89(6):276-7, 283. PMID: 22838091.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Fenner JA, Scharf MJ, Wiss K. White gel pen easily marks a port-wine stain margin during pulsed dye laser therapy. Dermatol Surg. 2011 Dec; 37(12):1786. PMID: 22093173.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Gray C, Greenlaw SM, Alavian C, Wiss K. Epidermolysis bullosa simplex with mottled pigmentation: a novel KRT14 mutation. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Aug; 10(8):926-7. PMID: 21818518.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Greenlaw SM, Chaney KS, Belazarian L, Wiss K. Congenital dacryocystocele. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Dec; 61(6):1088-90. PMID: 19925940.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Fong G, Capaldi L, Sweeney SM, Wiss K, Mahalingam M. Congenital Darier disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Aug; 59(2 Suppl 1):S50-1. PMID: 18625387.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Fenner JA, Wiss K, Levin NA. Oral cephalexin for acne vulgaris: clinical experience with 93 patients. Pediatr Dermatol. 2008 Mar-Apr; 25(2):179-83. PMID: 18429774.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Bordeaux JS, O'Brien M, Mahalingam M, Wiss K. Clinicopathologic challenge. Disseminated fusariosis. Int J Dermatol. 2008 Jan; 47(1):13-4. PMID: 18173593.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    53. Alberta L, Sweeney SM, Wiss K. Diaper dye dermatitis. Pediatrics. 2005 Sep; 116(3):e450-2. PMID: 16140691.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Farvolden D, Sweeney SM, Wiss K. Lumps and bumps in neonates and infants. Dermatol Ther. 2005 Mar-Apr; 18(2):104-16. PMID: 15953140.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Ayers K, Sweeney SM, Wiss K. Pityrosporum folliculitis: diagnosis and management in 6 female adolescents with acne vulgaris. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Jan; 159(1):64-7. PMID: 15630060.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    56. Sweeney SM, Wiss K, Mallory SB. Inflammatory tinea pedis/manuum masquerading as bacterial cellulitis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 Nov; 156(11):1149-52. PMID: 12413346.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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