Dr. Nada Elbuluk is a board-certified dermatologist and assistant professor in the dermatology department at University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. She is honored to be a dermatologist at USC and to be able to serve the diverse population of Los Angeles. She is the founder and director of the USC Skin of Color Center and Pigmentary Disorders Program. She also serves as the director of the Dermatology Diversity and Inclusion program.
Dr. Elbuluk’s clinical and research interests include general medical and cosmetic dermatology,
ethnic skin conditions, and pigmentary disorders, including vitiligo, melasma, and postinflammatory pigmentation. She performs a variety of procedures, including chemical peels, microneedling, lasers, and Botox, and has expertise in safely performing these procedures in all skin types.
Dr. Elbuluk received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University where she also minored in gender studies and African American studies. She completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan where she graduated with a distinction in research. While there, she received a National Institutes of Health award that allowed her to also obtain a Master of Science in clinical research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed her dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Afterward, she was a fellow and clinical instructor in the dermatology department at the University of Pennsylvania. She then spent four years as an assistant professor at New York University’s School of Medicine, where she was the founder and director of the pigmentary disorder clinic and served as the diversity ambassador for the department.
Dr. Elbuluk feels strongly about providing her patients with the highest quality of individualized and compassionate care. She also is passionate about teaching and advancing the field of dermatology through research on pigmentary disorders and ethnic skin conditions. She has received several grants to support her research, which has been published in numerous academic journals. She has lectured both nationally and internationally on her areas of expertise. She also serves as a media expert for the American Academy of Dermatology and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets including The Washington Post, Health, Women’s Health, Essence, Prevention, Allure, Reader’s Digest, HuffPost, Self, and NBC.com.
Dr. Elbuluk is a diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology and holds professional memberships with the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Skin of Color Society.