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
Faculty Mentor, UCI Resident and Fellows Scholars Academy, 2019-2022
UCI School of Medicine Rising Star, 2020
UCI School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award, 2019
UCI School of Medicine Dean’s Scholar Award, 2018-Present
Medical Dermatology Society Mentorship Program Award, 2018
ODS/WSDA Joint Dermatology Meeting Resident CPC Contest 2nd Place, 2017
ACDS Annual Meeting Allergen Bee Contest 2nd Place, 2017
ASDS Resident Liaison, 2016-2017
AADA Legislative Conference Scholarship, 2016
ASDS Annual Meeting Scholarship, 2016
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2013
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2013
Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship, 2011-2013
Senior Thesis Departmental Honors, 2010
Biology Faculty Prize, 2010
Phi Beta Kappa, 2010
Journal Articles – Peer Reviewed:
1. Pimentel MA, Li MM, Noe MH, Latour E, Seminario-Vidal L, Greiling T, Shinkai K, Hamilton A, Alavi A, Means AD, Nelson CA, Patsatsi A, Pugliese D, Rojek NW, Rosenbach M, Smith GP, Swerlick RA, Heffernan MP, Mostaghimi A, Ortega-Loayza AG. Features that define clinical severity of ulcerative pyoderma gangrenosum: a Delphi consensus study of experts and patients on behalf of the US Medical Dermatology Society. Br J Dermatol. 2022 Dec 19. Online ahead of print.
2. Phong CH, Birmingham SW, Lee BA, Rojek NW. A case of eruptive lichen spinulosus after toxic epidermal necrolysis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2022 Dec 1. Online ahead of print.
3. Phong CH, Birmingham SW, Rojek NW. Erythromelalgia successfully treated with low-dose gabapentin in a pediatric patient. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2022 Nov 14;10:2050313X221136768.
4. Sharma AN, Murphy K, Shwe S, Miller M, Mesinkovska NA, Rojek NW, Worwick S. Predicting DRESS syndrome recurrence – the ReDRESS score. JAMA Dermatol. 2022 Oct 19. Online ahead of print.
5. Gilkey TW, Amigo MA, Himed S, Rojek NW, Milani-Nejad N, Korman AM, Trinidad JC, Kaffenberger BH. Oblique earlobe crease as a novel physical examination finding in drug reaction with eosinophilia and systematic symptoms: a retrospective study. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2022 May 26. Online ahead of print.
6. Sabeti S, Ward S, Urso B, Nguyen MO, Doan LT, Rojek NW. A case of ice-pack dermatosis in patient with chronic back pain and review of the literature. Int J Dermatol. 2022 May 4. Online ahead of print.
7. Ward S, Rojek NW. Acne information on Instagram: Quality of content and the role of dermatologists on social media. J Drugs Dermatol. 2022 Mar 1;21(3):333-335.
8. Shwe S, Dobry AS, Sharma AA, Doan LT, Rojek NW. Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis overlap in a pregnant patient. Cutis. 2021 Dec;108(6):E20-E22.
9. Sy MY, Fromm E, Doan L, Rojek NW, Brandt AU. Nicolau syndrome after glatiramer acetate injection in close proximity to administration of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2021 Nov 10;9(1):e1112.
10. Shwe S, Sharma AA, Chahal HS, Doan LT, Rojek NW. Botulinum toxin for the treatment of intractable Raynaud phenomenon. Cutis. 2021 Sep;108(3):E11-E14.
11. Juhasz MLW, Rojek NW, Diamond C, Mandel D, Smith J. Disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus infection as a cause of autosensitization. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Aug 18;16:47-49.
12. Sharma AN, Shwe S, Ravi V, Miller M, Mesinkovska NA, Rojek NW, Worswick S. Characterizing DRESS syndrome recurrence: a systemic review. Arch Dermatol Res. 2021 Sep 10. Online ahead of print.
13. Brody G, Nguyen MO, Rojek NW, Lee BA. A unique case of IgG4-related skin disease and sclerosing cholangitis in a patient with previous hepatitis exposure. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Jul 24;15:52-55
14. Ward SC, Rojek NW. Chronic urticarial plaques in a young woman. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Jun 5;14:65-67.
15. Chu S, Michelle L, Ekelem 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 Red. 2021 Aug;313(6):391-430.
16. Wang A, Bera K, Sharma AN, Nguyen BN, Rojek NW, Bera R. Nationwide needs assessment survey of financial literacy among psychiatry residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 18.
17. Rojek NW, Madigan LM, Seminario-Vidal L, AtwaterAR, 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. Dermatol Online J. 2021 Mar 15; 27(3).
18. Ashbaugh AG, Doong J, Lee B, Rojek NW. Correcting a 30-year-old diagnosis: a report of vesiculobullous Darier disease previously diagnosed as pemphigus vulgaris. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2021 Mar 1;7(4):492-493.
19. Sargent B, Juhasz MLW, Joe VC, Lee BA, Rojek NW. Carbamazepine-induced toxic epidermal necrolysis: the importance of HLA-B*1502 testing at at-risk populations prior to therapy initiation. Int J Dermatol. 2021 Feb. Doi: 10.111/ijd.15461. Online ahead of print.
20. Juhasz MLW, Doan L, Rojek NW. Cocaine-induced pemphigus vulgaris. JAAD Case Rep. 2021 Jan 20;9:45-47.
21. Duffens A, Cox SV, Lee B, Rojek NW. Cutaneous extranodal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma mimicking cellulitis: a unique presentation. JAAD Case Rep. 200 Oct; 6(12):1275-1277.
22. Sharma AN, Dobry AS, Doan L, Rojek NW. Growing scalp mass in an untreated man. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Sep; 6(9): 956-957.
23. 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.
24. Sharma AN, Rojek NW. Assessing the financial literacy of dermatology residents: a nationwide surver. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug; 83(2): 638-640.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. Rojek NW, Korcheva V, Leachman SA. A large skin-colored noduled on the plantar foot: a quiz. Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Nov; 97(10):1265-1266.
29. Frank JA, Rojek NW, Foreman RS. A case of hypertrichosis lanuginose acquista as a sign of malignancy. Eur J Dermtol. 2017 Feb; 27(1):66-67.
30. 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
31. Rojek NW, Norton SA. Diagnosis of neonatal infection with herpes simplex virus. JAMA. 2014 Feb 5; 311(5):527-8.
32. Rojek NW, Norton SA. Violaceous necrotic plaques on the leg of an immunosuppressed patient. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jun 1;150(6):674.

Book Chapters:
1. Rojek NW, Fox L, Shinkai K. part 6: Dermatologic Disorders; In Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2024. Publication in process.
2. Rojek NW, Saeed L. Chapters 57 & 58: Acute Urticaria & Chronic Urticaria; In Decision-making in Dermatology, 1st Edition 2024. Publication in process.

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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