Natasha Mesinkovska

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Associate Professor, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Chief Scientific Officer - National Alopecia Areata Foundation - San Francisco, CA
Ph.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2002, Cancer Biology
M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2007
Phone: (949) 824-5515
University of California, Irvine
118 Medical Surge 1, Irvine, CA 92697-2400
Mail Code: 2400
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Alopecia, Dermatitis, Longevity Science
Academic Distinctions
Leadership Positions
2019 Clinical Research Acceleration and Facilitation Team Co-director, University of California Irvine

2017- current Young Physicians Committee,
American Academy of Dermatology

2016 -2019 Web development committee,
North American Hair Research Society

2014- 2020 Gross and Microscopic Section,
American Academy of Dermatology Co-Director 2017 - 2020
Committee 2015, 2016

2013-2016 Scientific Advisory Board,
National Alopecia Areata Foundation

2013-2015 New Staff Member Advisory Council
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 2012-2014 International Affairs Committee
Women’s Dermatological Society.

2010 Committee for Distance learning and Enduring materials, American Academy of Dermatology.

2009 Residency Education Committee
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

REVIWER Position
2019 - current Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 2018 - current Skin Appendage Disorders
2019 - current JAAD Case reports
2019 - current International Journal of Dermatology

2017-present Reviewer: Laser in Surgery and Medicine 2014-present Reviewer, Dermatologic Therapy
2010-present Reviewer, JAMA Dermatology
2013-2014 Reviewer, CME activities, Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education 2007-2009 Grant Reviewer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Harriett G. Jenkins Program
Awards and Honors
2016-2019 *Deans Summer scholarship UCI SOM – mentor for recepients 2016-2017 *HonoraryChair, Orange County
National Psoriasis Foundation, CA
2016 * Faculty Teaching Award
Department of Dermatology, University of California Irvine 2014 * Medical Dermatology Teacher of the Year
City Council of Cleveland, OH 2014 * Teacher of the Year
Dermatology Residency Program, Cleveland Clinic, OH 2014 * First Place Winner:
Young women with melanoma and the effect of recent childbirth. Resident: Alejandra Tellez MD
Annual Research Day DPSI, Cleveland Clinic,OH
2014 * Winner: The use of Melafind technology in atypical melanocytic proliferation. Resident: Ivanka Kovalyshyn DO
Annual Research Day DPSI, Cleveland Clinic, OH 2013 * Excellence in Medical Education award
Cleveland Clinic, Education Institute, Cleveland, OH
2013 * Gold Presentation Winner: Melanoma epigenetics Annual Research Day, Cleveland Clinic, OH
2012 * Resolution of Congratulations for Excellence in Patient Care

2012 The Cleveland City Council, Cleveland, OH
* Resident Presentation Competition, 2nd place Winner
Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference, Maui, HI 2011-2012 *North American Hair Research Society Mentorship Award
Mentor: Dr. Wilma Bergfeld
2011 * American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Mentorship: Laser therapy for scars, Dr. Waibel, Miami, FL 2011 * Resident of Distinction Award
Beiersdorf Inc, Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference, HI 2010 * Dermatology Foundation: Advances in Dermatology
Travel grant, Naples, Florida
2006 * Mayo Clinic International Medicine scholarship Dermatologic and Venereal Diseases Clinic in Skopje, Macedonia
2006 *American Academy for Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
Chrysalis Project Award, AAAAI Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.
2005 *American Dermatology Association Research Fellowship

2003 American Dermatology Association, Millwood, NY.

*Mayo Foundation Full Tuition Scholarship
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

2002 *NIH and American Association for Cancer Research Pathology of Cancer Conference Award, Keystone, CO.

2001 *Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award American Association for Cancer Research, New Orleans, LA.

1. Goren A, Vano-Galvan S, Wambier CG, McCoy J, Gomez-Zubiaur A, Moreno-Arrones OM, Shapiro J, Sinclair R, Gold MH, Kovacevic M, Mesinkovska NA, Goldust M, Washeni K. “A preliminary observation: male pattern hair loss among hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Spain - A potential clue to the role of androgens in COVID-19 severity.” J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]

2. Juhasz M, Chen S, Khosrovi-Eghba Al, Ekelem C, Landaverde Y, Baldi P, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Characterizing the Skin and Gut Microbiome of Alopecia Areata Patients. SKIN The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine, [S.l., v. 4, n. 1, p. 23-30, jan. 2020.

3. Sharma AN, Mesinkovska NA, Paravar T. “Characterizing the adverse dermatologic effects of hydroxychloroquine: a systematic review.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Apr 11. pii: S0190- 9622(20)30564-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.04.024. [Epub ahead of print]

4. Ekelem C, Feil N, Csuka E, Juhasz M, Lin J, Choi F, Asghari A, Heydarlou D, Mesinkovska NA. “Optical Coherence Tomography in the Evaluation of the Scalp and Hair: Common Features and
Clinical Utility.” Lasers Surg Med. 2020 Apr 6. doi: 10.1002/lsm.23243. [Epub ahead of print]

5. Wyrwich KW, Kitchen H, Knight S, Aldhouse NVJ, Macey J, Nunes FP, Dutronc Y, Mesinkovska N, Ko JM, King BA. “Development of the Scalp Hair Assessment Patient-Reported Outcome™ (PRO) Measure for Alopecia Areata.”Br J Dermatol. 2020 Mar 12. doi: 10.1111/bjd.19024.

6. Suh S, Pham C, Smith J, Mesinkovska NA. “The banned sunscreen ingredients and their impact on human health: a systematic review.”Int J Dermatol. 2020 Feb 28. doi: 10.1111/ijd.14824. [Epub ahead of print]

7. Wang JV, Albornoz CA, Goldbach H, Mesinkovska N, Rohrer T, Zachary CB, Saedi N. “Experiences With Medical Spas and Associated Complications: A Survey of Aesthetic Practitioners.”Dermatol Surg. 2020 Feb 11. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002344. [Epub ahead of print]

8. Pham CT, Lee A, Sung CT, Choi F, Juhasz M, Mesinkovska NA. “Adverse Events of Injectable Deoxycholic Acid.”Dermatol Surg. 2020 Jan 17.
9. Wyrwich KW, Kitchen H, Knight S, Aldhouse NVJ, Macey J, Nunes FP, Dutronc Y, Mesinkovska N, Ko JM, King BA. “The Alopecia Areata Investigator Global Assessment scale: a measure for evaluating clinically meaningful success in clinical trials.”Br J Dermatol. 2020 Jan 23. doi: 10.1111/bjd.18883

10. Lee KH, Carley SK, Kraus CN, Mesinkovska NA. Treatment of erosive pustular dermatosis: a systematic review of the literature.”Int J Dermatol. 2020 Jan 6. doi: 10.1111/ijd.14744.

11. Yale K, Juhasz M, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Medication-Induced Repigmentation of Gray Hair: A Systematic Review.” Skin Appendage Disord. 2020 Jan;6(1):1-10.

12. Zachary C, Fackler N, Juhasz M, Pham C, Mesinkovska NA “Catamenial dermatoses associated with autoimmune, inflammatory, and systemic diseases: A systematic review,”.Int J Womens Dermatol. 2019 Oct 25;5(5):361-367. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2019.09.008. eCollection 2019 Dec.

13. Ashbaugh AG, Ekelem C, Landaverde Y, Mesinkovska NA. “Psoriatic Disease in the US Latino Population: A Comprehensive Review.” Am J Clin Dermatol. 2019 Dec

14. Wang JV, Hattier G, Jhawar N, Mesinkovska N, Zachary CB, Saedi N. Variations in pain perception during the menstrual cycle: implications for esthetic procedures. Clin Dermatol. 2019 Nov37(6):689- 691.
15. Ramos PM, Santos LDN, Mesinkovska NA, Goren A, Miot HA.” Can we halt male androgenetic alopecia progression without antiandrogenic drugs?” Dermatol Ther. 2019 Dec

16. Choi F, Lehmer L, Ekelem C, Mesinkovska NA. “Dietary and metabolic factors in the pathogenesis of hidradenitis suppurativa: a systematic review.”Int J Dermatol. 2019 Oct 25

17. Yale K Juhasz M; Atanaskova Mesinkovska N “Treatment of Brachioradial Pruritus: A Systematic Review. “ SKIN The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 190-207, may 2019.

18. Pham CT, Feil N, Juhasz M, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Persistent Erythema Ab Igne Occurring After Low-Level Laser Therapy for Lipolysis.” Dermatol Surg. 2019 Dec.

19. Sharma AN, Foulad DP, Doan L, Lee PK, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Mohs surgery for the treatment of lentigo maligna and lentigo maligna melanoma - a systematic review.” J Dermatolog Treat. 2019 Nov 20:1-7.

20. Zachary C, Fackler N, Juhasz M, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Catamenial Exacerbations of Cutaneous Neoplasms.” Dermatol Surg. 2019 Aug 23.

21. Juhász MLW, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N.”The use of phosphodiesterase inhibitors for the treatment of alopecia.” J Dermatolog Treat. 2019

22. Juhasz M, Leproux A, Durkin A, Tromberg B, Mesinkovska NA. “Use of a Novel, Noninvasive Imaging System to Characterize Metabolic Changes in Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue After Cryolipolysis.” Dermatol Surg. 2019 Sep 23

23. Juhasz M, Mesinkovska NA.” Are Preferred Scalp Locations for Alopecia Areata Patches a Clue to Neuronal Etiology?” Skin Appendage Disord. 2019 Aug;5(5):283-287.

24. Marks DH, Mesinkovska N, Senna MM. “Cause or cure? Review of dupilumab and alopecia areata.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jun 13.

25. Sung CT, Lee A, Choi F, Juhasz M, Mesinkovska NA.” Non-Submental Applications of Injectable Deoxycholic Acid: A Systematic Review.” J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 Jul 1;18(7):675-680

26. Conic RRZ, Damiani G, Frigerio A, Tsai S, Bragazzi NL, Chu TW, Mesinkovska NA, Koyfman SA, Joshi NP, Budd GT, Vidimos A, Gastman BR. “Incidence and Outcomes of Cutaneous Angiosarcoma: a SEER Population Based Study.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jul 13.

27. Juhász, M, Leproux, A, Durking, A, Tromberg, B, Mesinkovska, NA. “The use of a novel, non-invasive imaging system to characterize metabolic changes in subcutaneous adipose tissue after cryolipolysis.” Dermatol Surg, 2019.

28. Pham CT, Juhasz M, Sung C, Mesinkovska NA. “The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine as a Treatment 1 for HPV-related Dysplastic and Neoplastic Conditions: A Literature Review.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 May 11.

29. Reynolds KA, Juhasz MLW, Mesinkovska NA. “The role of oral vitamins and supplements in the management of atopic dermatitis: a systematic review.” Int J Dermatol. 2019 Mar 20.

30. Ekelem C, Yu J, Heydarlou D, Heidari E, Csuka E, Chen Z, Mesinkovska NA. “The effect of melanin on in vivo optical coherence tomography of the skin in a multiethnic cohort.” Lasers Surg Med. 2019 Mar 18.
31. Sung CT, Juhasz ML, Choi FD, Mesinkovska NA. “The Efficacy of Topical Minoxidil for Non- Scarring Alopecia: A Systematic Review” J Drugs Dermatol. 2019 Feb 01; 18(2):155-160.

32. Hu AC, Chapman LW, Mesinkovska NA. “The efficacy and use of finasteride in women: a systematic review.” Int J Dermatol. 2019 Jan 03.

33. Sung, C, Choi, F, Juhász, M, Mesinkovska, NA. “The immunological association between alopecia areata and respiratory diseases: a systematic review.” Skin Appendage Disord, 2018.

34. Choi, F, Sung, C, Juhász, M, Mesinkovska, NA. “Oral collagen supplementation: a systematic review of dermatological applications.” J Drug Dermatol, 2018.

35. Choi, F, Juhász, M, Mesinkovska, NA. “Topical ketoconazole: a systematic review of current dermatological applications and future developments. J Dermatol T, 2018.

36. Conic, RZ, Juhász, M, Rambhia, P, Damiani, G, Mesinkovska, NA, Piliang, M, Bergfeld, W. “Characterizing hair loss in the elderly: an observational study of 163 patients.” J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, 2018.

37. Ekelem, C, Thomas, L, Valdebran, M, Van Hal, M, Lotfizadeh, A, Mlynek, K, Mesinkovska, NA. “Radiofrequency therapy and non-cosmetic cutaneous conditions. “Dermatol Surg, 2018.

38. Juhász, M, Pham, C, Conic, R, Ekelem, C, Lin, J, Mesinkovska, NA. “The role of hair follicle melanogenesis as an immune target in alopecia areata. “ Pigment Cell & Melanoma, 2018.

39. Yu, V, Juhász, M, Mesinkovska, NA. “Improvement in thigh skin laxity after weight loss with subcutaneous radiofrequency microneedling. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol, 2018.

40. Juhász, M, Mesinkovska, NA. “Elucidating the role of the skin and gut microbiome in the development and pathogenesis of alopecia areata.” Int J Womens Dermatol, 4(4):242, 2018.

41. Mobasher, P, Seradj, MH, Raffi, J, Juhász, M, Mesinkovska, NA.” Oral small molecules for the treatment of atopic dermatitis: a systematic review.” J Dermatol Treat, doi:10.1080/09546634.2018.1544412, 2018.

42. Rubio-Gonzalez B, Juhász M, Fortman J, Mesinkovska NA. “Pathogenesis and treatment options for chemotherapy-induced alopecia: a systematic review.” Int J Dermatol. 2018 Dec.

43. Hosking AM, Juhász M, Mesinkovska NA. “Suspected Herpes Zoster-associated Encephalitis during Treatment with Oral Tofacitinib in Alopecia Universalis. Int J Trichology. 2018 Nov-Dec; 10(6):286- 288

44. Ekelem C, Juhasz M, Khera P, Mesinkovska NA. “Utility of Naltrexone Treatment for Chronic Inflammatory Dermatologic Conditions: A Systematic Review.” JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Nov 28.

45. Ko JS, Gastman BR, Conic R, Tellez Diaz Trujillo A, Diaz-Montero CM, Billings SD, Tarhini A, Funchain P, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Decreased T-Cell Programmed Death Receptor-1 Expression in Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma.” Am J Dermatopathol. 2018 Oct 9. [
46. Lin J, Saknite I, Valdebran M, Balu M, Lentsch G, Williams JN, Koenig K, Tromberg BJ, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Feature characterization of scarring and non-scarring types of alopecia by multiphoton microscopy.” Lasers Surg Med. 2018 Sep 24.
47. Juhász M, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Does Complement Have a Role in the Pathogenesis of Alopecia Areata?” Skin Appendage Disord 2018. doi: 10.1159/0004874

48. Brankov N, Conic RZ, Atanaskova-Mesinkovska N, Piliang M, Bergfeld WF. “Comorbid conditions in lichen planopilaris: A retrospective data analysis of 334 patients.” Int J Womens Dermatol. 2018 Jun 7;4(3):180-184.

49. Rambia PH, Conic RZ, Murad A, Atanaskova-Mesinkovska N, Piliang M, Bergfeld W. “Updates in therapeutics for folliculitis decalvans: A systematic review with evidence-based analysis.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Aug 6. pii: S0190-9622(18)32354-5.

50. Conic RRZ, Piliang M, Bergfeld W, Atanaskova-Mesinkovska N. “Association of Lichen Planopilaris With Dyslipidemia.” JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Sep 1;154(9):1088-1089.

51. Conic RRZ, Piliang M, Bergfeld W, Atanaskova-Mesinkovska N. “Vitamin D Status in Scarring and Non-Scarring Alopecia.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Apr 21. pii: S0190-9622(18)30631-5.

52. Hosking A, -M, Juhasz M, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Alopecia: A Comprehensive Review. “ Skin Appendage Disord 2018. doi: 10.1159/000492035

53. Conic RRZ, Miller R, Piliang M, Bergfeld W, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Risk of sun-induced skin cancers in patients with alopecia areata, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis.” J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/jdv.15002.

54. Pham C, Ekelem C, Mesinkovska, NA. “ The Outcome of Hair Transplantation in Primary Scarring Alopecia.” Skin Appendage Disord 2018.

55. Mesinkovska, NA. “Emerging unconventional therapies for alopecia areata.” J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2018 Jan;19(1):S32-S33.

56. Chiang A, Ortenzio F, Juhasz MLW, Yu V, Mesinkovska NA. “Balance of tofacitinib efficacy and disease flare in the treatment of alopecia universalis: A case report and review of the literature.” JAAD Case Rep. 2018 Aug 17;4(7):733-736.

57. Juhász M, Korta D, Mesinkovska NA. “A Review of the Use of Ultrasound for Skin Tightening, Body Contouring, and Cellulite Reduction in Dermatology.” Dermatol Surg. 2018 Jul;44(7):949- 963.

58. Hosking AM, Juhasz M, Mesinkovska NA. “Topical Janus kinase inhibitors: A review of applications in dermatology.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep;79(3):535-544.

59. Korta D, Cristiano A, Bergfeld W, Hordinsky M, Mackay W, Mc Michael A, Norris D, Price V, Shapiro J, Ellison A, Kranz D, Mesinkovska NA. “Alopecia areata is a medical disease.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Apr;78(4):832-83.

60. Kranz D, Ellison A, Mesinkovska NA, Christiano AM, Hordinsky MK, Harris JE. “Building and Crossing the Translational Bridge: 2016 Alopecia Areata Research Summit Highlights.” J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2018 Jan;19(1):S3-S8.

61. Labadie JG, Korta DZ, Barton N, Mesinkovska NA. “Cutaneous Hypersensitivity-Like Reactions Associated With Breast Implants: A Review.” Dermatol Surg. 2018 Mar; 44(3):323-329.

62. Lee SW, Juhász M, Mobasher P, Ekelem C, Mesinkovska NA. “A systematic review of topical finasteride in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in men and women.” J Drugs Dermatol. 2018 Apr 1;17(4):457-463.
63. Thomas, LW, Juhász, M, Chapman, L, van Hal, M, Conic, R, Magovern, A, Mesinkovska, NA.“Non-invasive arm fat reduction.” A J Dermatol and Dermatol Surg, 2017.
64. Yu V, Juhász, M, Chiang, A, Mesinkovska, NA. “Alopecia and associated toxic agents: a systematic review.” Skin Appendage Disorders, 2017.

65. Rubio-Gonzalez, B, Juhász, M, Fortman, J, Mesinkovska, NA. “Pathogenesis and treatment options for chemotherapy-induced alopecia”. Int J Dermatol, 2017.

66. Rambhia P, Conic R, Mesinkovska NA, Piliang M, Bergfeld WF. “ Role of Graft versus Host Disease in the Development of Secondary Skin Cancers in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients: A Meta-analysis" accepted J Am Acad Dermatol, 2017.

67. Lin J, Zikry J, Mesinkovska NA. “Development of frontal fibrosing alopecia with a history of alopecia areata” Int J of Trich 2017; in print

68. Tawfik M, Sabouni N, Pederson H, Mesinkovska NA. “Alopecia Universalis hair regrowth with hormones.” J Cosm Trichol 2017, 3: 125.

69. Conic RZ, Rambhia P, Atanaskova-Mesinkovska N, Piliang M, Bergfeld W. “Lack of an association between alopecia areata and visceral or hematopoietic cancers.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;77(5):981-982.

70. Conic RZ, Ko J, Allam SH, Atanaskova-Mesinkovska N, Kovalyshyn I, Bergfeld W, Gastman BR. “Mixed Versus Pure Variants of Desmoplastic Melanoma: The Cleveland Clinic Experience.” Ann Plast Surg. 2017

71. Lin J, Valdebran M, Bergfeld W, Conic RZ, Piliang M, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Hypopigmentation in frontal fibrosing alopecia.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(6):1184-1186.

72. Conic RZ, Miller R, Piliang M, Bergfeld W, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Comorbidities in patients with alopecia areata.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017;76(4):755-757.

73. Conic RZ, Napekoski K, Schuetz H, Piliang M, Bergfeld W, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “The role of immunosuppression in squamous cell carcinomas arising in seborrheic keratosis.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Jun;76(6):1146-1150.

74. Mookadam M, Mesinkovska N, Bridges AG. “Evaluating the clinical and demographic features of extrafacial granuloma faciale.” Cutis. 2017 Jul;100(1):18-22.

75. Galimberti F, Mesinkovska NA. “Skin findings associated with nutritional deficiencies.” Cleve Clin J Med. 2016 Oct;83(10):731-739.

76. Walker A, Mesinkovska NA, Emanuel PO, Vidimos A, Billings SD. Polymorphous sweat gland carcinoma: a report of two cases. J Cutan Pathol. 2016 Jul; 43(7):594-601.

77. Tellez A, Rueda S, Conic RZ, Powers K, Galdyn I, Mesinkovska NA, Gastman B. Risk factors and outcomes of cutaneous melanoma in women.” J Am Acad Dermatology 2016;74(4):731-8.
78. Sha J, Gastman BR, Morris N, Mesinkovska NA, Baron ED, Cooper KD, McCormick T, Arbesman J, Harter ML. “The Response of microRNAs to Solar UVR in Skin-Resident Melanocytes Differs between Melanoma Patients and Healthy Persons. PLoS One. 2016; 5;11(5):e0154915.

79. Stallings A, Weinstein M, Fiessinger L, Piliang M, A Mesinkovska N, Kyei A and Bergfeld WF. “ILK Index and Regrowth in Alopecia Areata.” J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc 2016;17: 47-49.

80. Miller R, Conic RZ, Bergfeld W and Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “ Prevalence of Comorbid Conditions and Sun-Induced Skin Cancers in Patients with Alopecia Areata.” J Investig Dermatol Symp 2016;Proc 17: 61-62.

81. Velez MJ, Mesinkovska N, Bergfeld WF. “Anetoderma Arising in Reed Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.” J Cutan Pathol. 2015;42(10):765-8.

82. Vij A, Sood A, Piliang M, Mesinkovska NA.The multifaceted nature of vulvar dermatoses. Int J Womens Dermatol. 2015;1(4):170-172.

83. Mesinkovska NA, Buehler D, McClain C, Rubin BP, Goldblum JR, and Billings SD. “Ossifying Fibromyxoid Tumor: a Clinicopathologic Analysis of 26 Subcutaneous Tumors with Emphasis on Differential Diagnosis and Prognostic Factors.” J Cutan Pathol. 2015 ;42(9):622-31.

84. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Tellez A, Dawes D, Piliang M and Bergfeld W. “The use of oral pioglitazone in the treatment of lichen planopilaris.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015;72 (2): 355-6.

85. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Conic R, and Vidimos A. “Squamous cell carcinomas arising in Clagett’s window.” Dermatol Surg. 2015 ;41(1):170-2.

86. Walker A, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Boncher J, Tamburro J, and Bergfeld W “Colocalization of vitiligo and alopecia areata presenting as poliosis.” J Cutan Pathol. 2015;42(2):150-4.

87. Stallings AM, Velez MW, Fiessinger LA, Piliang MP, Mesinkovska NA, Kyei A, Bergfeld WF. ILK Index and Regrowth in Alopecia Areata. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2015 Nov; 17(2):47-9.

88. Chiang K, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Leidner A, Piliang M, Kyei A, Bergfeld WF. “Clinical efficacy of diphenylcyclopropenone in alopecia areata: retrospective data analysis of 50 patients.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;71(3):595-7.

89. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N and Bergfeld W. “CME: Alopecia areata: diagnosis and treatment.” JDPA 2014;8(1):16-22.

90. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Brankov N, Piliang M, Kyei A, Bergfeld WF. “Association of lichen planopilaris with thyroid disease: A retrospective case-control study.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70(5):889-92.

91. Mesinkovska NA, Bergfeld WF. “Universal protocol for alopecia areata clinical studies.” J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2013;16(1):S48.

92. Chiang K, Bhala R, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Piliang M, and Tamburo J. “Periocular granulomas in children.” Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Mar 28.

93. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N and Bergfeld W. “Therapeutic advancement in female pattern hair loss.” Dermatol Clin. 2013;31(1):119-27.
94. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N and Tomecki K. “Novel systemic antibiotics in dermatology.” Dermatol Ther. 2012; 25(1):1-5.

95. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Tellez A, Honari G, Sood A, and Taylor J. “The role of patch testing on surgical outcomes in patients with orthopedic implants.” Arch Derm. 2012;148(6):687-93.
96. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Galiczynski E, Billings SD, and Khera P. “Nonhealing ulcers on the scalp.” Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(12):1443-1448.

97. Sellheyer K, Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Nelson P, and Bergfeld W. “Differential expression of stem cell markers in lichen planopilaris and alopecia areata.” Br J Dermatol. 2011;165(5):1149-51.

98. Atanaskova N, Dawes D, Sood A and Bergfeld W. “Acantholytic pityriasis rubra pilaris associated with application of imiquimod 3.75%.” Case Reports in Derm Med. 2011; 11, ID 412684, doi:10.1155/2011/412684.

99. Atanaskova N and Tomecki KJ. “Innovative treatment of recurrent furunculosis.” Dermatol Clin. 2010; 28(3):479-87.

100. Anand S, Atanaskova N, Hasan T, and Maytin EV. “Enhancement of protoporphyrin IX and suppression of ferrochelatase levels by Vitamin D: Implications for tumor response to photodynamic therapy.” J Invest Dermatol 2010;130: S137.

101. Maytin EV, Anand S, Atanaskova N, Wilson C. “Vitamin D as a potential enhancer of aminolevulinate-based photodynamic therapy for skin cancer.” Intl Soc Optical Engineers 2010;7551,1-9.

102. Matzke TJ, Christenson LJ, Christenson SD, Atanaskova N, Otley CC. “Pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators in dermatologic surgery.” Derm Surgery 2006; 32:1155-62.

103. Reddy KB, Nabha SM, and Atanaskova N. “Role of MAP kinase in tumor progression and invasion." Cancer Met Reviews 2003;22(4):395-403.

104. Atanaskova N, Keshamouni VG, Krueger JS, Reddy KB. “ MAP kinase/estrogen receptor cross-talk enhances estrogen-mediated signaling and tumor growth but does not confer tamoxifen resistance.” Oncogene. 2002;21(25):4000-8.

105. Krueger JS, Keshamouni VG, Atanaskova N, et al. “Temporal and quantitative regulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) modulates cell motility and invasion.” Oncogene 2001;20(31): 4209-18.


1. Nguyen J, Korta D, Mesinkovska NA. Chapter: Hair Supplements. Alopecia Manual, 1stedition 2017.

2. Elkins K, Juhasz M, Zikry J, Mesinkovska NA. Chapter: Hypertrichosis. Moschella and Hurley’s Dermatology, 4th edition, 2017. In print.

3. Tebelessi F, Chapman L, Mesinkovska NA. Chapter: Hirsutism. Moschella and Hurley’s Dermatology, 4th edition, 2017. In print

4. Conic R, Lin J, Mesinkovska NA. Chapter: Alopecia. Moschella and Hurley’s Dermatology, 4th edition, 2017. In print

5. Atanaskova N and Tomecki KJ. “Cutaneous drug eruptions.” Cleveland Clinic Clinical Medicine textbook, 2009, 2nd edition.

1. Mesinkovska N: “Identifying skin infections and Infestations in Travelers” skin- infections-and- infestations-in-travelers/

2. Mesinkovska N. ”Jak inhibitors for alopecia areata” focus/aesthetic-dermatology/single-article- page/video-the-ins- and-outs-of-jak-ihibitors-for- alopecia/cbe3f0dc6068c7960fb35ba771c3240e.html

3. Mesinkovska N. “Traveler’s diseases” insider/travelers-beware- infectious-skin-dermatoses/

4. Mesinkovska N. “Why smoking makes psoriasis worse.” Everyday Health website, 2014. psoriasis- worse.aspx

5. Mesinkovska N. “The link between psoriasis and alcohol.” Everyday Health website, 2014. link.aspx
6. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N. “Hair loss in women.” Medical Association of Macedonia, Vox Medici, September 2014; 2; 18-19.
7. Contributing Author: Mesinkovska N. “Make up rules for women over 40” Prevention magazine 2014 (print and website)
8. Contributing Author: Mesinkovska N. Dermatology and Plastic surgery Institute Outcomes book 2013

9. Atanaskova Mesinkovska N, Bergfeld W and Shapiro J. “Universal protocol for alopecia areata clinical trials.” National Alopecia Areata Foundation, 2012.

10. Atanaskova N. Doctoral Thesis: “The role of estrogen receptor and growth factor signaling cross- talk in tumor progression.” Wayne State University School of Medicine Press, Detroit, MI. 2002.
2010 Dermatology Foundation: Advances in Dermatology
2011 The Skin Cancer Foundation Research Grant Title: Melanoma: UV light induced microRNA changes in melanocytes
2012 Universal protocol for NAAF clinical trials
2018 The role of microbiome in Alopecia Areata
2018 UC microbiome grant in alopecia areata
(2020 - Present) ICTS Pilot Grant Alopecia Areata
(2019-Present) Characterizing skin microbiome change in atopic dermatitis patients after targeted topical treatment using crisaborole ointment. Pfizer Inc.
(2018-Present) Assessing the efficacy of combination therapy with Calcium Hydroxyapatite and ultrasound on skin laxity. Merz Aesthetics, Inc.
Professional Societies
American Academy of Dermatology (2009-Present)
American Hair Research Society (2011-Present)
Women’s Dermatologic Society (2011-Present)
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (2011-Present)
Pacific Dermatology Association (2017-Present)
International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (2014-2015)
American Society of Dermatopathology (2013-2017)
Other Experience
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, OH 2010—2013
Associate Staff
Departments of Dermatology and Dermatopathology, Cleveland Clinic, OH 2013—2015
Dermatopathology Fellow
Cleveland Clinic 2013
Chief Scientific Officer
National Alopecia Areata Foundation, San Francisco, CA 2015—Pres
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