Janellen Smith

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Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Director of OncoDermatology, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Co-Director, Pigmented Lesion Program, Dermatology
School of Medicine
Director, Grand Rounds and Dowling Club Lecture Series, Dermatology
School of Medicine
M.D., University of Iowa, 1982
Phone: (949) 824-5515
Email: jesmith7@hs.uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
118 Medical Surge I
Mail Code: 2400
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Awards and Honors
2022 – Newsweek Magazine, Top Dermatologists in the US
2021 – UC Irvine School of Medicine, Mentor of the Year Nominee
2021 – Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association
2019 – Teacher of the Year Award, UC Irvine Department of Dermatology
2019-Present – Exceptional Women in Medicine
2015-Present – Top Doctors, Orange Coast Magazine
2015-Present – Top Doctors, Southern California
2014-Present – Top Doctors, Orange County, Castle Connolly
2014 – Thomas Cesario Clinician of the Year Nominee, University of California, Irvine
2011 – Hack ‘n Smack Memorial Gold Tournament to Benefit Melanoma, Tarzana, CA - Honoree
2006-Present – Best Doctors in America Award
1. Eroded pigmented anogenital plaque in an elderly woman. JAAD Case Rep 19;34:52-54 Feb 2023.
2. Association of lichen sclerosus and morphea with immune checkpoint therapy: a systematic review. International Journal of Women’s Dermatlogy. 19;9(1):1070 Jan 2023.
3. Belzer A, Nguyen M, Talsania A, Haldas J, Smith J, Leventhal J. The spectrum of dermatologic adverse events (dAE) associated with amivantamab, a novel bispecific inhibitor of EGFR and MET. JAMADerm 2023;159(1): 109-11 Nov 2022.
4. Ward S, Doan L, Smith J. Grouped Cerebriform Papules in a Child. J Pediatrics 13;S0022-3476. June 2022.
5. Fiore Casale MMA, Cristina Nguyen MD MSBS MHA, Allison Dobry MD, Janellen Smith MD, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska MD PhD. Duplumab-associated psoriasis and psoriasiform dermatitis in patients with atopic dermatitis. Australasian J Dermat 63(3):394-397. Aug 2022.
6. Hutchison D, Juhasz M, Smith J, Lee B. The “Flolan-Rash”: an impressively asymptomatic and non-inflammatory eruption following long term epoprostenol therapy. J Drugs Dermatol 21(11) Nov 2022.
7. Sattler S, Kraus C, Smith J. Hyperpigmented plaques and nodules in a young man. JAAD Case Reports. 18(106-108) Dec 2021.
8. Kim DJ, Truong S, Paik A, Kraus C, Harris RM, Barr RJ, Linden K, Smith J. A case of acanthosis nigricans-like mycosis fungoides. JAAD Case Reports. 16;144-48 Sept 2021.
9. Urso B, Laquer V, Hillman J, Zachary C, Smith J. Multifacted Facial Tumor Posing a Therapeutic Challenge. SKIN the Cutaneous Medicine Journal. 5(3) 316-318 May 2021.
10. Juhasz M, Rojek N, Diamond C, Mandel D, Smith J. Disseminated Mycobacterium abscessus infection as a cause of autosensitization. JAAD Case Reports. 16:47-49 Aug 2021.
11. Zachary C, Belzer AG, Fackler N, Shiu J, Smith J, Ghadially R. Facial Psoriasis in a Mask-like Distribution: A Case Report. J Amer Academy Derm Case Reports. 24;7:128-130 Nov 2020.
12. Kraus C, Sattler S, Smith J. Bleeding nodule on the mucosal lip in a health girl. American Family Physician. Submitted.
13. Dobry A, Virgen A, Mar N, Smith J. Cutaneous reactions with enfortumab vedotin: a case series and review of the literature. JAAD Case Rep. 4;14:7-9 June 2021.
14. Kraus C, Smith J. Tense Bullae on the Hands. J of Pediatrics. 223:217-18 Aug 2020.
15. Kraus C, Elsensohn A, Smith J. Chronic Red Vulvar and Perianal Erosions. International J of Women’s Dermatology. 6(5) 436-7 Dec 2020.
16. Duffens A, Kraus C, Elsensohn A, Shiu J, Smith J. Ichthyosiform red-brown plaques on bilateral shins. JAAD Case Rep. 12;6(9):838-840 July 2020.
17. Cox S, Smith J. Deceptively Innocent Façade of Sebaceous Carcinoma in Muir Torre Syndrome: A Report of Two Cases in Mother and Son. Dermatologic Surgery. 1;47(6):828-829. June 2020.
18. Shwe S, Sharma A, Lee B, Smith J. Relapse of Plasmablastic Lymphoma with Cutaneous Involvement in an Immunocompetent Male. Ear Nose Throat J. Sept 2020.
19. Foulad D, Zachary C, Smith J. The Fjord Sign in Crusted Scabies. J Cutaneous Med Surge Online. June 2020.
20. Kraus C, Smith J. Slate grey blue nails. J Cutaneous Med Surge Online. June 2020.
21. Lentsch G, Valdebran M, Saknite I, Smith J, Linden K, Koenig K, Barr R, Harris R, Tromberg B, Ganesan A, Zachary C, Kelly K, Balu M. Non-invasive optical biopsy by multiphoton microscopy identifies the live morphology of common melanocytic nevi. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research. 33(6):869-877. Nov 2022.
22. Pham C, Cox S, Smith J. Brachioradial Pruritus in a Patient with Metastatic Breast Cancer to her Cervical Spine. JAAD Case Reports. 5;6(7):619-621. July 2020.
23. Cox S, Smith J. Muir Torre Syndrome and In Vitro Fertilization: One Family’s Experience. JAAD Case Reports. 11;6(7):587-589. July 2020.
24. Hosking A, Chapman L, Zachary C, Smith J, Lee P. Anogenital Examination Practices Among U.S. Dermatology Residents – Are We Adequately Screening Our Patients? Journal Am Acad Dermatol. 85(3):762-765. Sept 2020.
25. Suh S, Pham C, Smith J, Mesinkovska N. The Banned Sunscreen Ingredients and Their Impact on Human Health: A Systematic Review. Int J Dermatology. 59(9):1033-1042. Sept 2020.
26. Foulad D, Skupsky H, Korb M, Smith J. Crusted Scabies Triggering Autonomic Dysreflexia in a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury. JAAD Case Reports. 19;6(7):640-642. May 2020.
27. Juhasz M, Lacquer V, Smith J. “Peeling paint” dermatosis in a leukemia patient. JAAD Case Rep. 11;6(7):587-589. Mar 2020.
28. Hosking A, Kraus C, Elsensohn A, Shiu J, De Feraudy S, Smith J. Ulcerated Nodules in a Sporotrichoid Distribution. 9;5(10):925-927. Oct 2019.
29. Zachary C, Kraus C, Smith J. Painful violaceous nodules of the popliteal fossa. Sexually Transmitted Disease. 46 (12) 820. Dec 2019.
30. Hedayati B, Kraus C, Kassira S, Smith J. Arcuate pink plaques in a female with Down’s Syndrome. Int J Dermatol. 2020 Apr. 59(4):e127-e128.
31. Shwe S, Sharma A, Elsensohn A, Doan L, Smith J. Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis in a patient with thymic carcinoma. JAAD Case Rep. 2019 Aug 5;5(8):720-722.
32. Kraus C, Smith J. The many faces of penile lichen planus. 2019 Nov. Int J Dermatol. 58 1460-1461.
33. Kraus C, Smith J. Herpes zoster of the external ear. Int J Dermatol. 2019 Seo;8(9):1083-1084.
34. Hosking A, Pouldar D, Elsensohn A, Kassira S, Smith J, De Feraudy S. A Green Brown Patch on the Dorsal Hand. JAAD Case Repors. 2018 Dec 6;5(1):60-62.
35. Hosking A, Chapman L, Smith J. Crohn’s Disease Presenting as Isolated Lower Lip Swelling. SKIN, The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine. 3(3) 226-228. 2019.
36. Lee K, Kraus C, Smith J. What lengths for a Lash. Int J Dermatol. 2018 Dec;57(12):1538-1539.
37. Nguyen J, Chapman L, Smith J. Corkscrew Hair: A Tichoscopic Marker of Tinea. Capitis Dermatology Online Journal. 54(11):14. Nov 2018.
38. Shen E, Xie K, Jwo K, Smith J, Mosaed S. Dupilumab-induced Follicular Conjunctivitis Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018 Oct 18:1-3.
39. Fackler N, Zachary C, Kim DJ, Smith J, Grande-Sarpa H. Not lost to follow-up: A rare case of CHILD syndrome in a boy reappears. JAAD Case Rep. 9;4(10):1010-1013. 2018.
40. Hosking A, Makdisi J, Ortenzio F, DeFeraudy S, Smith J, Linden K. Pediatric Diffuse Cutaneous Bullous Mastocytosis: A Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Nov;35(6):e348-e35.
41. Lentsch G, Balu M, Koenig K, Tromberg B, Zachary C, Smith J. In vivo multiphoton microscopy of scabies. JAAD Case Rep. 2018 Nov;4(10):985-987.
42. Parra C, Elsensohn A, Chapman L, Smith J. An inframmary macerated erosion. Cutis. 2018 September;102(3):E10-E11.
43. Yale K, Elsensohn A, Shiu J, Amber K, Smith J. Eythematous popular rash with sparing of folds. JAAD Case Rep. 25;5(2):135-137. Jan 2019.
44. Chiang BA, Shiu J, Elsensohn A, Chapman L, DeFeraudy S, Smith J. Classic Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Following a Case of Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS). JAAD Case Reports. 4(4) 295-97. May 2018.
45. Elsensohn A, Thomas LW, Shiu J, Smith J. Lower extremity hyperpigmentation in MYH9 disorder. Cutis. Accepted for publication 2018.
46. Doong JC, Chapman LW, Smith J. Linear Streaks of Atrophy and Hypopigmentation Behind the Ear: Photo Challenge. 102(1):E19-E20. Cutis. July 2018.
47. Zikry J, Chapman LW, Korta DZ, Smith J. Genital Melanoma: Are We Adequately Screening our Patients? Dermatology Online Journal. 15;23 (3). Mar 2017.
48. Zikry J, Chapman LW, Korta DZ, Smith J. Scrotal Melanoma: A Systemic Review of Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes. Dermatologic Surgery. June 2017, Volume 43, Issue 6, p 765-770.
49. Chapman LW, Elkins KR, Smith J. Eruptive Reddish-Yellow Coalescing Papules in the Axillae of a Middle-Aged Man. JAMA Dermatology. June 2016; 152(6): 715-716. PMID: 27028357.
50. Boonyaratanakornkit JB, Yue L, Strachan LR, Scalapino KJ, LeBoit PE, Lu Y, Leong SP, Smith JW, Ghadially R. Selection of tumorigenic cells using ALDH. J Invest Dermatol. 2010 Dec;130(12):2799-808.
51. Collier IE, Smith J, Kronberger A, Bauer EA, Wilhelm SM, Eisen AZ, Goldberg GI. The Structure of the Human Skin Fibroblast Collagenase Gene. J Boil Chem 263(22):10711, 1988.

Book Chapters
1. Shiu J, Chen JK, Smith J. Angular Cheilitis. Treatment of Skin Disease, 6th Edition, 2020. Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J, Coulson I, Submitted.
2. Shiu J, Chen JK, Smith J. Geographic Tongue. Treatment of Skin Disease, 6th Edition, 2020. Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J, Coulson I, Submitted.
3. Chen JK, Smith J. Angular Cheilitis. Treatment of Skin Disease, 5th Edition, 2017. Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J, Coulson I.
4. Chen JK, Smith J. Geographic Tongue. Treatment of Skin Disease, 5th Edition, 2017. Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J, Coulson I.
5. Chen JK, Smith J. Angular Cheilitis. Treatment of Skin Disease, 4th Edition, 2013. Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J, Coulson I.
6. Chen JK, Smith J. Geographic Tongue. Treatment of Skin Disease, 4th Edition, 2013. Lebwohl MG, Heymann WR, Berth-Jones J, Coulson I.
7. Boonyaratanakornkit JB, Smith J, Ghadially R. Metastatic Stem Cells and Melanoma. Cancer Metastasis: From Local Proliferation to Distant Sites Through the Lymphovascular System. Ed: Leong S. Humana Press/Springer 2008 in Press.
8. Smith J. Panniculitis. Principles and Practices of Dermatology. 1st and 2nd Editions. Lynch P, Sams M. Churchill Livingstone. 1990, 1996.

Web Based Articles
“What’s the Deal with Natural Sunscreens?” Huffington Post. June 2016.
“Exactly What to Do This Summer to Have Gorgeous Skin Forever.” Huffington Post. June 2017.
“These Are The Best Mineral Sunscreens, According to Dermatologists.” Huffington Post. 2017.
Valdebran M, Smith J. J Emedicine. Noncandidal. “Fungal Infections of the Mouth.” 2018.
“Protein-energy Malnutrition.” Photo credit. DermNet NZ. July 2021.
“Spotlight Story: Almost Every Doctor Recommends Sunscreen. So Why Don’t We Know More About it’s Safety?” Article Reference: Time Magazine. Sept 2021.
“Spot the Tox.” Case OncoDermatology Connection. Dec 2022.
“Hyperpigmented plaques and nodules in a young man.” JDCR Case Challenge. Feb 2022.
Professional Societies
American Dermatologic Association, 2023-Present
Pacific Dermatologic Association, 2012-Present
American Society of Contact Dermatitis, 2012-Present
California Society of Dermatology, 2008-2012
Orange County Dermatology Society, 2006-Present
National Association of VA Dermatologists, 1988-2000
Minnesota Dermatology Society, 1988-1998
Dermatology Foundation, 1986-Present
Society of Investigative Dermatology, 1986-1997
Dermatologic Photographic Society, 1984-1997
American Academy of Dermatology, 1981-Present
American Medical Association, 1982-1984
American Academy of Family Physicians, 1981-1982
American Medical Student Association, 1978-1982
Other Experience
Division of Dermatology, Washington University, School of Medicine 1988—1988
Assistant Professor
Director of Melanoma Program, Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota 1988—1997
Chief of Dermatology
Minneapolis VA Medical Center 1987—1997
Staff Physician
San Francisco VA Medical Center 1997—1999
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor Director
Low Risk Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Clinic, Department of Dermatology, UC San Francisco 1997—1999
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor Director
Low Risk Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Clinic, Department of Dermatology, UC San Francisco 1999—2005
Health Sciences Clinical Professor Director
Low Risk Melanoma Pigmented Lesion Clinic, Department of Dermatology, UC San Francisco 2005—2006
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