Nathan Rojek

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Assistant Professor, Dermatology
School of Medicine

Associate Residency Program Director, Dermatology
School of Medicine

Director, Inpatient Dermatology, Dermatology
School of Medicine

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2014

Phone: (949) 824-5515

University of California, Irvine
Department of Dermatology
118 Medical Surge I
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Infectious diseases, Inpatient dermatology, Medical education, Psoriasis
Academic Distinctions
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2010
Biology Faculty Prize, 2010
Senior Thesis Departmental Honors, 2010
Magna Cum Laude, Allegheny College, 2010
Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship, 2011-2013
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2013
Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2014
ASDS Annual Meeting Scholarship, 2016
AADA Legislative Conference Scholarship, 2016
ASDS Resident Liaison, 2016-2017
ACDS Annual Meeting Allergen Bee Contest 2nd Place, 2017
ODS/WSDA Joint Dermatologic Meeting Resident CPC Contest 2nd Place, 2017
Chief Dermatology Resident, Oregon Health & Science University, 2017-2018
Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Program Award, 2018
UC Irvine Dean's Scholar, 2018-Present
UCI School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, 2019
Faculty Mentor, UCI Resident and Fellows Scholars Academy, 2019-Present
UCI School of Medicine Rising Star, 2019
Journal Articles – Peer Reviewed:
1. Rojek NW and Norton SA. Violaceous necrotic plaques on the leg of an immunosuppressed patient. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jun 1;150(6):674.
2. Rojek NW and Norton SA. Diagnosis of neonatal infection with herpes simplex virus. JAMA. 2014 Feb 5; 311(5):527-8.
3. Damavandy A, Rojek NW, Dugan EM, Walker DH, Norton SA. Fever and rash after a safari. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Jan; 72(1):e5-e6.
4. Frank JA, Rojek, NW, Foreman RS. A case of hypertrichosis lanuginosa acquisita as a sign of malignancy. Eur J Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 27(1):66-67.
5. Rojek NW, Korcheva V, Leachman SA. A large skin-colored nodule on the plantar foot: a quiz. Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Nov; 97(10):1265-1266.
6. Rojek NW, Shinkai K, Fett N. Dermatology faculty and residents’ perspectives on the dermatology residency application process: a nationwide survey. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Jul; 79(1):157-159.
7. Shwe S, Kraus CN, Linden KG, Rojek NW. Erythema multiforme in a child with Kawasaki disease. JAAD Case Rep. 2019 Apr; 5(4):386-388.
8. Shwe, S, Sharma A, Chahal H, Doan L, Rojek NW. Botulinum toxin injections as a treatment for intractable Raynaud’s disease. Cutis. Accepted Feb 2020.
9. Shwe, S, Sharma A, Dobry A, Doan L, Rojek NW. Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis overlap in a pregnant patient. Cutis. Accepted April 2020.
10. Trinidad J, Kroshinsky D, Kaffenberger B, Rojek NW. Telemedicine for inpatient dermatology consultations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul;83(1):e69-e71.
11. Sharma AN and Rojek NW. Assessing the financial literacy of dermatology residents: a nationwide survey. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug; 83(2): 638-640.
12. Michelle L, Foulad DP, Rojek NW. Improvement in malodor with topical metronidazole gel in Darier disease. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Aug; 6(10): 1027-1028.
13. Sharma AN, Dobry AS, Doan L, Rojek NW. Growing scalp mass in an untreated man. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 6(9): 956-957.
14. Duffens A, Cox SV, Lee B, Rojek NW. Cutaneous extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma mimicking cellulitis: a unique presentation. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Oct; 6(12):1275-1277.
15. Chu, S, Michelle L, Ekelem C, Sung CT, Rojek NW, Mesinkovska NA. Oral isotretinoin for the treatment of dermatologic conditions other than acne: a systematic review and discussion of future directions. Arch Dermatol Res. 2020 Nov. doi: 10.1007/s00403-020-02152-4. Online ahead of print.
16. Juhasz MLW, Doan L, Rojek NW. Cocaine-induced pemphigus vulgaris. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Jan 20;9:45-47.
17. Sargent B, Juhasz MLW, Joe VC, Lee BA, Rojek NW. Carbamazepine-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: the importance of HLA-B*1502 testing in at-risk populations prior to therapy initiation. Int J Dermatol. 2021 Feb. Doi: 10.1111/ijd.15461. Online ahead of print.
18. Rojek NW, Madigan LM, Seminario-Vidal L, Atwater AR, Fett NM, Milani-Nejad N, Kaffenberger BH. A novel virtual faculty exchange program enhances dermatology resident education in the COVID-19 era: a survey study. Dermatology Online Journal. Accepted 2021 Feb.

Other Published Writings:
Rojek NW. It’s time to rethink the current dermatology residency application process. 2018 Sep. Retrieved from:
Professional Societies
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Member, Association of Professors of Dermatology
Member, Medical Dermatology Society
Member, Society for Dermatology Hospitalists
Member, Pacific Dermatologic Association
Other Experience
Chief Resident
Oregon Health & Science University, Dermatology 2015—2018

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