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Blake Troiani, MD

Business Address:

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates, S.C.
1124 Essington Road
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Phone: (815) 744-8554
Fax: 815-744-3969

20646 Abbey Woods Court North, Suite 104
Frankfort, Illinois 60423
Phone: (815) 744-8554

Education:

2007-2011 Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
Doctor of Medicine
2003-2007 University of Georgia
Athens, GA
B.S., Biology and Psychology, Summa Cum Laude

Professional Training:

2014 - Present Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Chief Resident in Dermatology
2012-2014 Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Resident in Dermatology
2011-2012

Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL
Intern in Internal Medicine

Certification:

The American Board of Dermatology

Research Experience:

 

2014-Present Rush University Medical Center - Department of Dermatology
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Tharp, MD, Chairman of Department of Dermatology
Efficacy of dapsone in the treatment of antihistamine-unresponsive urticaria
2005-2007 University of Georgia - Department of Infectious Disease, College of Veterinary Medicine
Principal Investigator: Russell Karls, PhD, Associate Research Scientist
Investigated the engineering of an inactivated strain of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, the implicated bacterial agent in Johne's disease, the bovine analog to Crohn's disease, with potential utility as a vaccine strain.

Awards:

2010 Honors in Dermatology, Medical College of Georgia, College of Medicine
Honors in Dermatopathology, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
Honors in Dermatology, Rush University, College of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Medical College of Georgia, College of Medicine
2007 Medicine Faculty Scholarship, Medical College of Georgia, College of Medicine
Summa Cum Laude, University of Georgia
First Honor Graduate, University of Georgia

Relevant Experience

2014 - Present Co-Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Responsible for creating and coordinating all resident clinic work and lecture schedules, creating and delivering comprehensive didactic lecture, managing daily clinic activities, delegating resident responsibilities, orienting and overseeing rotating medical students, and acting as liaison between the residents and faculty.
2012 - Present Monthly Dermatopathology Slide Review with Dr. Dirk Elston, 2013-2014 President of AAD
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Organize monthly slide and kodachrome review with Dermatology residents from Rush University, Cook County, and University of Illinois - Chicago via teleconference with Dr. Dirk Elston.
2014 M2 Course Small Group Discussion Leader
Rush University Medical Center - Chicago, IL
Lead discussion on pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of urticaria for 2nd year medical students during a basic introductory course to Dermatology.
2007-2009 Instructor, Kaplan MCAT Preparation
Athens and Augusta, GA
Taught all three sections of the MCAT to undergraduates, class size 15-30
Private one-on-one tutoring
"Excellent" overall benchmark ranking

Professional Societies

2012-Present American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
2012-Present American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
2012-Present Dermatology Foundation

Certification

2014 Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
2014 Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
2012 USMLE Step 3
2012 In-Training Physician License, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations
2011 Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association
2010 USMLE Step 2 CK, CS
2009 USMLE Step 1

Courses

2014 AAD 72nd Annual Meeting, Self-Assessment of Dermatopathology Course
2013 Dermatopathology Slide Review Course led by Dr. David Barron - Rush University Medical Center
2013 ASDS Visiting Lectureship Course on Chemical Peels led by Dr. Harold Brody - Rush University Medical Center
2013 Dermatopathology Slide Review Course led by Dr. David Barron - Rush University Medical Center
2013 Dermatopathology Slide Review Course led by Dr. Mary Jo Kerns - Dermpath Labs of Central States
2013 Photodynamic Therapy In-Service led by Dr. Sheetal Mehta - Rush University Medical Center
2013 AAD 71st Annual Meeting, Self-Assessment of Dermatopathology Course
2013 Genodermatoses Part 3 - Northwestern University Medical Center
2013 Cosmetic Injectables In-Service led by Dr. Mary Massa - Rush University Medical Center
2012 Hands-On Surgical Symposium Course 2012 - Loyola University Medical Center

Publications: Peer Reviewd

Welsch MJ, Troiani BM, Hale L, DelTondo J, Helm KF, Clarke LE. Basal cell carcinoma characteristics as predictors of depth of invasion. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2012 July;67(1):47-53.

Troiani BM, Welsch MJ, Heilig SJ, Helm KF, Clarke LE. A firm nodule on the arm. Cutaneous myoepithelioma. Archives of Dermatology. 2011;147(4):499-504.

Current Research

Troiani BM, Katsnelson J, Tharp MD. The efficacy of dapsone in the treatment of antihistamine-unresponsive chronic idiopathic urticarial. In Progress, 2014.

Presentations

Troiani BM and Rhodes AR. Clinically atypical childhood melanoma. Chicago Dermatologic Society, Chicago, IL, May 2014.

Troiani BM and Rhodes AR. Lichen aureus in a child. Chicago Dermatologic Society, Chicago, IL, May 2014.

Troiani BM. Immunosuppressants used in dermatology: mechanism and adverse effects. Rush University Medical Center - Ground Rounds, Chicago, IL, March 2014.

Troiani BM and Rhodes A. Spitzoid melanoma in a child. Midwest Pediatric Dermatology Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2013.

Troiani BM and Mehta S. A case of ocular BCC managed with vismodegib. Chicago Dermatologic Society, Chicago, IL, May 2013.

Troiani BM. Topical treatments in acne and psoriasis: phototherapy applications. Rush University Medical Center - Grand Rounds, Chicago, IL, January 2013.

Troiani BM, Karls R and Quinn F. Genetic systems for the elimination of polyphosphate synthesis in Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis. University of Georgia Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium, Athens, GA, April 2007.

Poster Presentations

Troiani BM and Rhodes AR. Clinically atypical childhood melanoma. Chicago Dermatologic Society, Chicago, IL, May 2014.

Troiani BM and Rhodes AR. Lichen aureus in a child. Chicago Dermatologic Society, Chicago, IL, May 2014.

Troiani BM and Mehta S. A case of ocular BCC managed with vismodegib. Chicago Dermatologic Society, Chicago, IL, May 2013.

Welsch MJ, Troiani BM. Hale L, DelTondo J, Helm KF, Clarke LE. Basal cell carcinoma characteristics as predictors of depth of invasion. American Society of Dermatopathology meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 2010.

Troiani BM. Welsch MJ, Heilig SJ, Helm KF, Clarke LE. A firm nodule on the arm. Cutaneous myoepithelioma. American Society of Dermatopathology meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 2010.

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1Joliet Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
1124 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 744-8554
Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
2Lombard Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
2500 S Highland Avenue #320
Lombard, IL 60148
(815) 744-8554
Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
3Bourbonnais Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
595 William R Latham Senior Dr
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (815) 744-8554

Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
4Frankfort Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
20646 Abbey Woods Court North #104
Frankfort, IL 60423 (815) 744-8554

Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
5Ottawa Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
123 West Michigan Street
Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 744-8554

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed

6Valparaiso Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
3501 Enterprise Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 242-8415

Monday, Thursday, Friday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed