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Hormonal Evaluation & Treatment of Acne

Dr. Thiboutot reviews the hormonal evaluation of adult women with acne in addition to the therapeutic approaches designed to suppress the effects of hormones on acne.

Diane Thiboutot, MD
Diane Thiboutot, MD, is a Professor of Dermatology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA. In her clinical practice at Hershey Medical Center she specializes in the care of patients with acne and rosacea. Dr. Thiboutot received her medical degree and residency training in Dermatology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and University Hospital. Awards from the Dermatology Foundation and National Institutes of Health fostered her early research career. Dr. Thiboutot currently directs an active research program in both basic and clinical research with the support from the NIH. Her area of research interest is in the regulation of sebum production and the treatment of acne with particular emphasis on the role of nuclear hormone receptors.

Dr. Thiboutot is the Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center at Penn State, Medical Director for Penn State's NIH K30 physician mentorship program and Co-Director for the MD/PhD program. Dr. Thiboutot is a member of the AOA Honor Medical Society. She is listed in The Best Doctors in America, Northeast region, First and Second Editions and the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Thiboutot received her University's Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 1996 for her work on androgen metabolism in the skin in addition to a Faculty Teaching Award from the Medical Student Class of 1996. Dr. Thiboutot serves as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as several dermatology journals. She has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters relating to acne and hormone metabolism in the skin.