Nada Elbuluk is a board-certified dermatologist and clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. She is the founder and director of the USC Skin of Color and Pigmentary Disorders Program as well as director of the Dermatology Diversity and Inclusion Program. Her clinical and research interests include general medical and cosmetic dermatology, ethnic skin disorders, and pigmentary conditions.
She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton, where she also received certificates in gender studies and African American studies. She completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan and graduated with a distinction in research. While there, she received a National Institutes of Health award to obtain a master’s of science in clinical research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed her dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and served as a fellow and clinical instructor at the University of Pennsylvania. She was an assistant professor, and now adjunct faculty, at New York University’s School of Medicine, where she was also the founder and director of the pigmentary disorder clinic and the diversity ambassador.
In addition to teaching and conducting research, she has lectured both nationally and internationally on her areas of expertise. She also serves as a media expert and has been interviewed by numerous outlets including The Washington Post, Essence, Prevention, Allure, the Huffington Post, and NBC.com.