• Dermatologist Karen Wiss Recognized as Patient Care Hero

    One year ago - By Surgical Aesthetics Magazine

    The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her role in treating a patient born with an extremely rare skin disease caused by a genetic mutation. The condition, known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa , is commonly called “the butterfly disease,” because it causes skin to be extremely fragile and blister easily after minor rubbing or scratching. It affects fewer than one in 1 million people.
    To support pediatric patients with isolating conditions like RDEB, Dr. Wiss, a dermatologist at UMass...
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