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.

5 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


  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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