Brook Brouha, MD, PhD

Brook Brouha, MD, PhD, began his extensive medical training after graduating third in his class from Dartmouth College. He spent almost 10 years at the University of Pennsylvania honing his skills before coming west to complete an internship and dermatology residency in San Diego. Currently in private practice, Dr. Brouha attends dermatology grand rounds at UCSD and Balboa where he is an invited speaker. He gives monthly lectures to the Navy and UCSD residents. He volunteers at Rady Children’s hospital and the UCSD free clinic. Dr. Brouha and his office are committed to providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive dermatologic care in a warm and welcoming environment.

Curriculum Vitae

Education
2010-Present Dermatologist, Poway Dermatology, Yuma Dermatology
2010 Board Certified, Dermatopathology
2009-2010 Dermatopathology Fellowship, UT Southwestern, Cockerell & Assoc, Dallas, TX
2009 Board Certified, Dermatology — Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
2006-2009 Dermatology Residency, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
2005-2006 Transitional Intern, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
2005 M.D. Penn, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Ph.D. (Genetics), Penn, Philadelphia, PA
1994 B.A. (Biochemistry), Summa Cum Laude, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Research Experience
2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSD Dept. of Dermatology (spring only), “Role of Vitamin D in Skin Defense,” Laboratory of Richard Gallo MD/PhD
2002-2003 Postdoctoral Fellow, Huntsman Cancer Institute and Dept. of Dermatology, Univ. of Utah, “Apoptotic cleavage of Livin in Melanoma cells,” Laboratory of Douglas Grossman, MD PhD
2000-2002 PhD thesis, Penn, “Active L1s in the Human Genome,” Laboratory of Haig H. Kazazian Jr., MD
1998-2000 PhD rotation, Penn, “Role of Nuclear Ferritin in Corneal Epithelium,” Laboratory of Dwight Stambolian, MD PhD
1997 PhD rotation, Penn (summer only), “Sacrospinal innervation of Rat Bladder,” Laboratory of Richard Miselis, VMD PhD
1992-1996 Predoctoral Fellow, NIH (summers only), “A Rat Model for Tardive Dyskinesia,” Laboratory of Thomas Hyde, MD PhD

Teaching Experience
2003 Abdominal fitness instructor, Jewish Community Center, Salt Lake City, UT
1996-2000 MCAT instructor, private tutor, Philadelphia, PA
1994-1996 MCAT instructor, Kaplan Test Review, Washington, DC
1994-1996 Public School Teacher, 8th grade science, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax VA

Recent Work History
08/10-present Dermatologist, Dermatology Center of La Jolla, Yuma Dermatology, and Poway Dermatology
10/09-06/10 Dermatologist (moonlighting- ½ day per week), Malouf Dermatology-Center for Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology, Fort Worth, TX
5/05-present Transitional internship (Scripps Mercy), Dermatology Residency (UCSD), Dermatopathology Fellowship (UTSW) – no outside jobs

Scholastic Honors
UCSD Dermatology Residency (2006-2009)
2009 Pacific Dermatology Association, “Resident Case Presentation Contest,” Top Score by audience. Portland, OR
2009 American Academy of Dermatology. “Dermpath diagnostics–Dermpath Bowl.” Third place
Annual meeting, San Franscisco, CA
2009 American Academy of Dermatology. “Resident Jeopardy Competition.” Second Place
Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2008 Pacific Dermatology Association. “Clincopatholical Correlation Conference.” First place – Best resident case. Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA
2007 American Society for Dermatopathology. “Duel in Dermatopathology.” First place – Best resident case presentation. Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD

Scripps Mercy Transitional Internship (2005-2006)
2006 Geller award for top research presentation “Developing a mouse model to investigate the role of vitamin D in skin defense”
2006 EKG interpretation contest. Top overall score 32.5/33

University of Pennsylvania (1996-2005)
1996-2005 Pre-doctoral fellow, Penn, NIH NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
2003 Dr. Roy G. Williams Award – meritorious research in basic medical sciences

Dartmouth College (1990-1994)
1994 Summa cum laude – class rank 3/1047
1993 Francis Townsend Scientific Award – top biology student at Dartmouth College
1993 Junior year (Early) Phi Beta Kappa
1990-1994 Rufus Choate Scholar (top 5%)
1990-1994 7 academic citations –music, computer science, biology, education, biophysical chemistry, economics

Departmental and University Activities
2009-2010 UT Southwestern Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds
2006-2009 University of California San Diego Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds
2005-2006 Scripps Mercy Hospital Grand Rounds
2002-2003 Utah Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds
2000-2004 Penn MD PhD Retreat
1999-2004 Penn MD PhD Grand Rounds
1998-2002 Penn Genetics Journal Club

Mentoring Activities
2002 Joshua Schustak, undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania
1999-2000 Jessica Ngo, undergraduate, University of Pennsylvania

Publications (Peer-reviewed)
• Athalye L, Hamman MS, Dill S, Cunningham B, Brouha B. Congenital eosinophilic annular erythema, In preparation. 2010
• Brouha B, Chisholm, C Cockerell C, Desmoplastic Trichilemomma Discovered in the Axilla; A Unique Presentation. In submission 2010
• Ali L, Gladsjo K, Brouha B, Cockerell C. A Patient with rapidly enlarging noduloulcerative lesions (Lues Maligna). In Press, Archives of Dermatology, 2010.
• Ali L, Brouha B, Ricotti C, Lili Li, Bardan A, Cockerell, X-Linked Dominant Conradi Hunnerman Happle Syndrome. In Press, American Journal of Dermatopathology, 2010
• Chisholm C, Brouha B, Lee P, Hnasen D, Cockerell C. Lower Extremity Purpura in a Woman with Psychosis (Scurvy). In Press, Archives of Dermatology, October, 2010.
• Ali L, Brouha B, Bardan A, Hansen D. A cutaneous epithelioid hemangioendothelioma on the chest of a young girl. In press. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 2010
• Chiang, C, Brouha B, Romero L, Erythematous Plaques involving calves, Archives of dermatology, In Press, Archives of Dermatology 2009.
• Schauber J, Dorschner RA, Yamasaki K, Brouha B, Gallo R: Control of the innate epithelial antimicrobial response is cell-type specific and dependent on relevant microenvironmental stimuli. Immunology. 118(4):509-519, 2006.
• Brouha B, Yan H, Liu T, Raj D, Biddle D, Lee R, Grossman D: Proteolytic cleavage of Livin (ML-IAP) in apoptotic melanoma cells potentially mediated by a non-canonical caspase. Journal of Dermatological Science. (43)189-200, 2006.
• Liu T, Biddle D, Hanks A, Brouha B, Yan H, Lee R, Leachman S, Grossman D: Activation of dual apoptotic pathways in human melanocytes and protection by survivin. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 126(10):2247-2256, 2006.
• Lavie L, Maldener E, Brouha B, Meese E, Mayer J: The human L1 promoter: variable transcription initiation sites and a major impact of upstream flanking sequence on promoter activity. Genome Research. 14:2253-2260, 2004.
• Liu T, Brouha B, Grossman D: Rapid induction of mitochondrial events and caspase-independent apoptosis in survivin-targeted melanoma cells. Oncogene. 23:1 39-48, 2004.
• Brouha B, Schustak J, Badge R, Lutz-Prigge S, Farley A, Moran JV, Kazazian HH Jr: Hot L1s account for the bulk of retrotransposition in the human population. PNAS. 100:5280-85, 2003.
• Brouha B, Meischl C, Ostertag E, deBoer M, Zhang Y, Neijens H, Roos D, Kazazian HH Jr: Evidence consistent with human L1 retrotransposition in maternal meiosis I. American Journal of Human Genetics. 71(2): 327-36, 2002.

Abstracts and Posters
• Brouha B, Glass J, Calame A. A rare case of Restrictive Dermopathy. CPC presentation. Pacific Dermatology Association. Annual Meeting. Pasadena, CA 2010.
• Brouha B, Peckham R, Calame A. A rare case of Hunter Syndrome. CPC presentation. Pacific Dermatology Association. Annual Meeting. Pasadena, CA 2010.
• Jackson M, Hamman M, Gladsjo J, Garcia B, O’Grady T, Brouha B. Congenital Eosinophilic Annular Erythema. Abstract #1085 American Society of Dermatopathology. San Francisco, CA 2008.
• Brouha B, Bardan A, O’Grady T. Disseminated, but unilateral, HSV2 infection. Abstract. Pacific Dermatology Association. Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA 2008.
• Brouha B, Lee P, Bardan A, O’Grady T, Hansen D. A rare cause of lower extremity purpura. Abstract #1058 American Society of Dermatopathology. Baltimore, MD 2007.
• Brouha B, Bardan A, O’Grady T, Hansen D. Cutaneous epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the chest wall of a young girl. Abstract #1036 American Society of Dermatopathology. Baltimore, MD 2007.
• Brouha B, Bardan A, O’Grady T. Desmoplastic trichilemomma: a rare presentation in the axilla. Abstract #1081 American Society of Dermatopathology. Baltimore, MD 2007.
• Schauber J, Dorschner R, Coda A, Buchau A, Brouha B, Liu P, Kiken D, Helfrich Y, Kang S, Elalieh, H, Steinmeyer A, Zugel U, Bikle D, Modlin R, Gallo R: Injury enhances TLR2 function and antimicrobial peptide expression through a vitamin D dependent mechanism. Abstract: Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 127(S1): A778, 2007.
• Poster presentation: Society for Investigative Dermatology, Los Angeles, CA, 2007
• Brouha B, Tiku A, Goradia A, Myers J: Infectious Hemoptysis with no Signs of Infection, Clinical Vignette Competition. Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, poster presentation, Chicago, IL 2005.
• Brouha B, Liu T, Hanks A, Yan H, Grossman D: Apoptotic cleavage of livin in melanoma cells. Abstract: Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 122(3): A150, 2004.
• Poster presentation: Society for Investigative Dermatology, Providence, RI, 2004.
• Biddle D, Hanks A, Liu T, Brouha B, Grossman D: 4-tert-butylphenol and UVB stimulate distinct apoptotic pathways in human melanocytes.. Abstract: Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 120(4), 2003.
• Poster presentation: Society for Investigative Dermatology, Miami, FL, 2003.
• Liu, T, Brouha B, Grossman D: Survivin targeting triggers rapid translocation of apoptosis inducing factor in melanoma cells. Abstract: Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 120(4), 2003.
• Poster presentation: Society for Investigative Dermatology, Miami, FL, 2003.
• Brouha B, Badge RM, Schustak J, Moran JM, Kazazian HH Jr.: Active L1 retrotransposons in the human genome. Abstract: American Journal of Human Genetics. 61(4): supplement, 2002.
• Poster presentation: American Society for Human Genetics, Baltimore, MD 2002.
• Brouha B, Badge RM, Ostertag E, Smit AF, Moran JV, Kazazian HH Jr.: Toward a complete understanding of active L1s in the human genome. Abstract: American Journal of Human Genetics. 69(4): supplement, 2001.
• Brouha B, Brooks D, Stambolian D: Role of nuclear ferritin in human corneal epithelial cells, Penn MD PhD student retreat, poster presentation, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2000.