Dr. Mercedes E Gonzalez: As of 1/16/14 Dr. Gonzalez is no longer practicing Pediatric Dermatology in Miami Beach.
New Pediatric Patients are being seen by Dr. Martin Zaiac Chair of Dermatology at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Dr. Nardo Zaias Founder of Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center and teaching professor of Dermmatology.
Miami Skin and Laser Center pediatric dermatology department:
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, New York, NY August 2011 – July 2012
Pediatric Dermatology Fellow
~ Honors: Dermatology Foundation Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Award 2011 Project: The cutaneous microbiota in atopic dermatitis & the effects of topical corticosteroids & bleach baths.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, New York, NY July 2008 – June 2011
~ Honors: Dean’s Scholar (July 1st 2010 – December 31, 2011), Sulzberger Research Fellow (July
1st 2010 – July 1st, 2011)
~ Award: Physician Scientist’s Training Program, NYU School of Medicine (July 1st 2010 – December 31, 2011) . Support to perform translational projects during the 3rd year of residency.
~ Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award 2010 (Epidermolysis Bullosa, Dr. Dedee Murrell)
~ 3rd place Poster Award, Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting 2009.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MILLER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Miami, FL June 2007 – June 2008
Pediatric Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow
~ Participated in investigator initiated and industry sponsored clinical trials investigating treatments for atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia areata, diaper dermatitis, and epidermolysis bullosa.
MORGAN STANLEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY June 2004 - July 2007
NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL (NJMS), Newark, NJ
Medical Doctor (M.D.), 2004
~ Member: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
~ Honors & Awards: David E. Ross Memorial Award for Compassionate Care (2004), Dr. Franklin Behrle NJMS Emeritus Professor Department of Pediatrics Memorial Scholarship (2003), and the NJMS Class of 1970 Alumni Scholarship (2002)
EMORY UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience/Behavioral Biology & Spanish, 1999
~ Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude; GPA: 3.8/4.0; Dean’s List: 6 out of 8 semesters
LICENSURE & BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Dermatology
(No. 17992) July 28, 2011 STATE OF NEW YORK (#240013)
American Board of Pediatrics Certification (No.89016) October 16, 2007 STATE OF FLORIDA (#ME 99998)
VOLUNTEER & WORK EXPERIENCE
MT. SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY
Attending Physician, Pediatric Dermatology July 2011- present
ADULT & PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, Forrest Hills, NY
General Dermatologist July – Dec 2012
KERIS DERMATOLOGY, Manhattan, NY
General Dermatologist July 2010 – March 2012
ACADEMIC DERMATOLOGY CONSULTANTS OF LONG ISLAND, Bethpage, NY
General Dermatologist July 2010 – July 2011
DEAN’S COMMITTEE ON WOMEN, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Volunteer Mentor July 2010- present
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY October 2010-present
PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY May 2011- present
ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY Nov. 2007- present
CHRIS EVERT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL,Broward General Medical Center, Dec. 2007- Dec 2009
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
• Hospitalist shifts in the newborn nursery and on the pediatric ward.
CAMP HORIZON, Millville, PA
Assistant Medical Director, volunteer medical staff August 2009
Volunteer Camp Counselor August 2006
• Weeklong summer camp sponsored by American Academy of Dermatology for children with chronic, severe skin diseases.
JUMP SHOT, New York, NY 2006 - 2007
Volunteer Facilitator & Co-Director, After School Program
• Instructed 8th graders in healthy lifestyle behaviors and self-esteem through basketball.
STUDENT FAMILY HEALTH CARE CENTER, Newark, NJ 2000 - 2004
• Volunteered 100 hours in the NJMS student-run clinic; provided affordable care for the community.
Goodheart H and Gonzalez ME eds. Photoguide to common skin disorders: diagnosis and
management, 4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, in preparation.
Gonzalez ME, Shelling M, Connelly EA. “Laser applications in children.” In: Lasers in Dermatology
and Medicine. Keyvan Nouri M.D., ed., Springer, 2012.
Gonzalez ME, Pride HB. Lichen simplex chronicus and prurigo nodularis. In Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology. Irvine A, Hoeger P & Yan, A. eds. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2011.
Gonzalez ME, Connelly EA. “Skin Cancer and pregnancy” In: Skin Cancer. Keyvan Nouri M.D., ed.
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007.
PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES
Leger MA, Gonzalez ME, Schaffer JV. Annular Lichenoid Dermatitis of Youth in an American Boy. Accepted for publication in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Gonzalez ME, Soter NA, Cohen DE. Positive Patch- and Photopatch-Test Reactions to Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol in Patients with Both Atopic Dermatitis and Chronic Actinic Dermatitis. Dermatitis 2011;22(2):106-11.
Gonzalez ME, Price HN, Schaffer JV. Digital gangrene in an adolescent girl with antiphospholipid syndrome successfully treated with sildenafil. Archives of Dermatology, Cutting Edge Section,2011;147(2):164-7.
Kircik LH, Gonzalez ME. How and when to use biologics in psoriasis. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2010;9(8 Suppl):s106-17.
Gonzalez ME, Cantatore-Francis J, Orlow SJ. Androgenetic alopecia in the pediatric population: A
retrospective review of 57 patients. British Journal of Dermatology. 2010;163(2):378-85.
Gonzalez ME, Orlow SJ. Congenital Localized Alopecia: A Review. Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society. Fall 2010.
Jabbari A, Gonzalez ME, Franks AG Jr, Sanchez M Laugier Hunziker syndrome. Dermatology Online Journal 2010;16(11):#23.
Tlougan BE, Gonzalez ME, Mandal RV, Kundu RV, Skopicki D. Erythema dyschromicum perstans. Dermatology Online Journal 2010 16(11):#17.
Gonzalez ME, Jabbari A, Tlougan BE, Mandal R, Schaffer JV. Epidermal nevus. Dermatology Online Journal 2010;16(11):#12.
Gonzalez ME, Votava HJ, Lipkin G, Sanchez M. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Dermatology Online
Journal 2009;15(8) #17.
Yancovitz M, Gonzalez ME, Votava HJ, Walters R, Kundu R, Shupack JL. Acqired smooth-muscle
hamartoma. Dermatology Online Journal 2009;15(8) #12.
Gonzalez ME, Tlougan BE, Price HN, Patel R, Kamino H, Schaffer JV. Keratitis-icthyosis-deafness
(KID) syndrome. Dermatology Online Journal 2009;15(8) #11.
Liang C, Gonzalez ME, Patel R, Meehan S, Kamino A, Franks AG. POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy,
organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammaopathy, and skin changes) Dermatology Online Journal 2009;15(8) #9.
Brisman SF, Gonzalez ME, Morel KD. Blueberry Muffin Rash as the Presenting Sign of Aicardi
Goutières Syndrome. Pediatric Dermatology 2009;26(4):432-435.
Gonzalez ME, Burke CJ, Barbouth D, Connelly EA. Macrocephaly-Capillary Malformation
(M-CM) a more suitable name for Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica et Congenita (M-CMTC): Report of
three cases. Pediatric Dermatology 2009;26(3):342-346.
Castañedo-Tardan MP, Gonzalez ME, Connelly EA, Jacob SE. Systematized Contact
Dermatitis and Montelukast in an Atopic Boy. Pediatric Dermatology 2009;26(2):1-5.
Bello-Quintero CE, Gonzalez ME, Alvarez-Connelly EA. Halo nevi in Turner syndrome. Pediatric Dermatology 2010;27(4):368-9.
Unwala R, Gonzalez ME, Connelly EA. Systemic Methotrexate and Prednisone for Chronic, Severe
Alopecia Areata – The University of Miami Experience. Pediatric Dermatology 2008; 25(6):668.
SELECTED PODIUM & POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Gonzalez ME, Connelly EA, Schachner LS. Techniques to allay anxiety during pediatric
laser procedures. Archives of Dermatology 2008; 144(11):1476.
Gonzalez ME, Unwala R, Connelly EA. A red scaly baby. Contempary Pediatrics 2008; June: 35-38.
Gonzalez ME, Blanco FP, Garzon MC. Verrucous papules and plaques in a pediatric patient: cutaneous
papillomas associated with Costello syndrome. Archives of Dermatology 2007;143(9):1201-6.
Gonzalez ME, Garzon MC. “Staphylococcal Scalded Skin” available at
http://wbc.babiespeds.org/articles/show_multiarticle.php?id=93 Web Based Curriculum NYP-CHONY
Huot RL, Gonzalez ME, Ladd CO, Thrivikraman KV, Plotsky PM. Foster Litters Prevent Hypothalamic
Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Sensitization Mediated By Neonatal Maternal Separation.
Psychoneuroendocrinology 2004; 29(2):279-289.
May 2011: Poster
The effect of occlusion on the cutaneous microbiome of the hand. 10th annual Department of Medicine Research Day, New York University.
February 2011: Oral Presentation
Clinical and Histologic Spectrum of Rickettsialpox. Gross & Microscopic Dermatology Symposium; 69th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
September 2010: Lecture (2 hour)
Common Dermatologic conditions in Pediatrics and Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2010 Annual Training for New York State Department of Health Pediatricians/School Health Professionals. September 3rd, 2010, Downtown Manhattan.
July 2010: Poster Presentation
Annular lichenoid dermatitis of youth: Case report and Review of the Literature. Society for Pediatric Dermatology 36th Annual Meeting. Portland, OR July 2010.
May 2010: Lecture
The Skinny on Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Isotretinoin. Tuesday Night Conference, New York
University, Department of Dermatology. New York, NY. May 19th, 2010.
March 2010: Oral Presentation
Unique evolution of a porokeratotic eccrine ostial dermal duct nevus (PEODDN) in a 9-month-old boy. Gross & Microscopic Dermatology Symposium; 68th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting. Miami, FL.
July 2009: Oral Presentation
Digital ganagrene in an adolescent girl successfully treated with sildenafil. In “Cases of the Year” section
of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology 35th Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA.
Poster: Alopecia in Adolescents: A Retrospective Review of 123 patients & focus on
Androgenetic Alopecia. Society for Pediatric Dermatology 35th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
November 2008: Lecture
Contact Immunotherapy in Alopecia Areata. Tuesday Night Conference, New York University. New
York, NY. November 18th, 2008.
July 2008: Poster
Systemic Methotrexate and Prednisone for Chronic, Severe Alopecia Areata – The University of Miami
Experience. Society for Pediatric Dermatology 34th Annual Meeting. Snowbird, Utah, July 10, 2008.
PODIUM & POSTER PRESENTATIONS (continued)
January 2008: Oral Presentation
A 17-year-old girl with a Recurrent Arcuate Rash. In Cases in Search of a Diagnosis
section of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology 20th annual Pre-AAD Meeting. San Antonio, TX
February 2008: Lecture
Therapeutic Hotline: What would you do? Pediatric Dermatology Course at the Masters of Pediatrics
Annual Conference 2008; Miami Beach, FL
November 2007: Poster
Macrocephaly-Capillary Malformation (M-CM) M in three boys. 1st annual World Congress on
Genodermatology; Maastricht, Netherlands.
October 2007: Lecture
Skin cancer: What you should know. Outreach lecture series sponsored by the Sylvester Cancer Center
of the University of Miami. Given to Rachlin, Cohen and Associates, Accounting Firm, South Florida.
February 2007: Lecture
Four year old boy with abdominal pain: not just another green chart: Henoch-Schoenlien
Purpura. Pediatric Grand Rounds; Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY.
October 2006: Poster
In for asthma, out with a new liver: HSV-1 to blame? Poster #662. American Academy of Pediatrics
National Conference and Exhibition, Resident’s Section, 2006.
November 1999: Poster
Prevention of HPA Axis Changes in Response to Neonatal Separation by Providing Dams with Foster Pups
During the Absence of Her Litter. Abstract #583.6; 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
Volume 25, 1999.
Ongoing instructive lectures to medical students, pediatric & dermatology residents, topics include:
Epidermolysis Bullosa and Newborn Vesiculopustular Eruptions
Vitiligo and disorders of hypopigmentation
Vascular malformations and tumors
Common pediatric dermatology conditions