Dr. Michela Valeria Rita STARACE MD, PhD


Faculty Presentations

Onychoscopy of pigmented nail lesions

Onychoscopy of pigmented nail lesions The real role of onychoscopy is to distinguish pigmented lesions due to melanin versus non melanin. Thank to onychoscopy it is possible to diagnosis pigmeted lesions due to hematoma, pigmted onychomycosis and pseudomonas colonization. In case of real melanonychia onychoscopy os helpful to have an…

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Trichoscopy in non-cicatricial hair loss

Trichoscopy of non cicatricial hair loss Trichoscopy is a noninvasive technique now fundamental in the diagnostic procedure of hair diseases. Indeed, it allows in nonscarring alopecias to diagnose most diseases. The important thing is to know the technique and its applications well.   Keyword Trichoscopy, alopecia, diffuse hair loss, patchcy…

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Assistant Professor

Dermatologist at the Department of Specialized, Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Dermatology- IRCCS, Policlinico SantOrsola, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy

Treasurer of EHRS (European Hair Research Society)

Secretary of the ENS (European Nail Society)

Board Member of IDS (International Dermoscopy Society)

Founding member of International Nail Society

Section Editor of Hair and Nail of DPC (Dermatology Practical and Conceptual)

Assistant in the degree course in Podology and in the degree course in Single Cycle Degree/Combined bachelor and Master in Medicine and Surgery (Infectious Diseases, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery).

Responsible for the Dermatologic Unit of the submission of all the studies to the local Ethic Committee.

Principal responsible of the organization of the National Alopecia Areata Day in Italy.

Major research activities:

– Hair biology

– Nail biology

– Mycology and parasitology

– Wound care Unit

– Cutaneous Toxicity

Memberships of:

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)

Societ Italiana Dermatologia e Malattie trasmesse sessualmente (SIDEMAST)

European Hair Research Society (EHRS)

European Nail Society (ENS)

Council Nail Disorders (CND)

Associazione Italiana Diagnostica Non Invasiva in Dermatologia (AIDNIND)

International Trichoscopy Society

ENCADO group

BriIsh AssociaIon of Dermatologists (BAD)

European Association Dermato-Oncology (EADO)

Member of Fostering Trainee Commettee of EADV from 2012 to 2016.

Reviewer for:

– Dermatology Practical and Conceptual dal 2017 (Section editor for nail and hair disorders)

– Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, dal 2015

– Journal of Fungi, dal 2015

– Dermatologic Therapy, dal 2015

– Skin Appendages Disorders, dal 2016

– Pediatric Dermatology dal 2017

– American Journal of Clinical Dermatology dal 2018

– Expert Review dal 2017

– Cosmetics dal 2017

– Toxins dal 2018

– Dermatologic Surgery dal 2018

– BMJ Case Report dal 2019

– Dermatology

– British Journal Dermatology

– Dermatology and Therapy

– International Journal of Dermatology

– Journal of Clinical Medicine

– The Journal of Dermatology

– Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

– Skin Research and Technology

– Dermatology

Scientific activity: Dr. Starace is Author of 170 Papers published on International and Italian Journals and 20 books chapter.