About Dr. Dosal

384P0493-3Dr. Jacquelyn Dosal is a Board-Certified Dermatologist practicing in Miami, FL at the world-renowned Skin Associates of South Florida (formerly Dr. Brandt Dermatology Associates), a leader in skin and aesthetics innovation.  She is also on faculty at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology where she sees patients and teaches dermatology residents.

Dr. Dosal is a native New Yorker, and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.  She graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society at The Ohio State University, where she earned her medical degree.  Dr. Dosal completed her dermatology residency at the  University of Miami, where she served as chief resident.  She was also awarded the Jaime Battan award for exemplary compassionate patient care, and she is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications in dermatology.

Dr. Dosal’s special interest include general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer treatment and prevention, acne, rosacea, lasers, and resident education. In her spare time, she enjoys running, wine tasting, yoga, and spending time with family. Dr. Dosal likes to blog about skin issues, sun protection, skin cancer prevention, health, wellness, and nutrition.

11 thoughts on “About Dr. Dosal

  1. Greetings,
    after reading several comments on the benefit of wearing gloves for protecting against the UV radiation while doing gel manicure, I wonder if the exposure of the nails is not enough to jeopardize preventing exposure altogether.
    Thank you

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  2. I believe Susana’s question pertained to the nail bed, itself & it’s exposure to UV light. Here is what the research shows regarding this specifically. “The direct target of the UV nail lamp apparatus is of course the nail and so it is logical to consider the UV susceptibility of the viable tissue of the nail bed. A UV transmittance study of human fingernails (14) found that the nail plate completely blocked UV-B and attenuated UV-A to between $0.5% and
    $2.5% of incident radiation upon the nail surface. Consequently, the UV exposure risk to the nail bed is comparable to that of skin protected by a durable high SPF topical sunscreen. Given the mobility of the hands and fingers it is impossible to describe a single typical sun exposure geometry for the fingertips adjacent to the nail. However, casual observation of the fingers of an individual in a comfortable upright position suggests that given the natural downward angle and relaxed curved position fingertips might receive considerably less ambient exposure than the dorsum of the hand.” Sayre & Dowdy 2013 study on UV nail lamps.

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  3. How do I ask my dermatologist to check me more thoroughly without sounding like I’d “enjoy” it? seriously, it seems “weird” to ask, as a male to a female doctor. What do I say? I already ask for a full-body exam but I’m not really getting the “full-body” part of it. Sure, I’ll feel a little awkward but I’d rather endure a little embarrassment and be checked out throughly than to have “parts” skipped. I read, um, seriously, that even the anus should be looked at. But how do I ask her to do that?

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    1. I would just say… “I recently read an article that you can develop melanoma even in the buttocks/anus – it really freaked me out! I’m a little embarrassed to ask, but would you mind checking – I can’t see there!” That should also prompt her to check genitals as well since she knows she has your permission to check sensitive areas.

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      1. Thank you. I’ll try. I’d much rather feel awkward/embarassed for a moment or two than miss out on finding melanoma early on. Seriously, I’d gladly put my feet up in stirrups if that’s what it takes. Hmm, not sure I should have used the word “gladly” – haha.

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      2. Kind of related question, again very personal/embarrassing, is what I’m about to describe something a dermatologist should be asked about? (Or a urologist?) When I urinate, it sometimes comes out in two parallel streams. Not always though, so it’s not like there’s an obstruction inside the urethra. The opening itself, on the tip of the penis, it’s kind of shaped like a mouth, almost has tiny lips in fact, and just an edge of the lip must be obstructing the flow sometimes. Is there anything that can be done? (I cringe at the thought of what options might be – ouch!) But still, I’ve wanted to ask a doctor for years and never knew which doctor to ask. I don’t go to a urologist and don’t want to schedule an appointment solely for this. Is this within the realm of what dermatologists do? I see my dermatologist once or twice a year and an appointment is coming up in June, if you say “yes, this is something she can take a look at and advise” then I’ll bring it up. Otherwise, I don’t want to be out of line and ask her about something that is “not her job” so to speak.

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      3. When I urinate, it sometimes comes out in two streams. Not always though, so it’s not like there’s a permanent obstruction inside the urethra. The opening itself, on the tip of the penis, it’s kind of shaped like a mouth, almost has tiny lips in fact, and just an edge of the lip must be obstructing the flow sometimes. Is there anything that can be done? (I cringe at the thought of what options might be – ouch!) But still, I’ve wanted to ask a doctor for years and never knew which doctor to ask. My primary care doctor never examines my genitals, I don’t go to a urologist and don’t want to schedule an appointment solely for this. Is this within the realm of what dermatologists do? I see my dermatologist once or twice a year and an appointment is coming up in June, if you say “yes, this is something she can take a look at and advise” then I’ll bring it up. Otherwise, I don’t want to be out of line and ask her about something that is “not her job” and feel weird for asking!

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