Academic Interests

Dr. Sethi is interested in tropical and traveler’s dermatology - syndromes in business and recreational travelers, immigrant and minority populations, as well as global infectious diseases with dermatologic manifestations. This has led her to field work in Pakistan, St. John's Institute of Dermatology and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London, the Regional Dermatology Training Center in Moshi,Tanzania, and Malawi. She is especially interested in addressing global access to medical care, as well as collaborating with educational institutions in developing countries to improve the availability and quality of medical training and dermatologic therapies.Dr. Sethi serves as the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) volunteer liaison to the RDTC in Tanzania, and is a member of the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council for Global Affairs. She is a member of the Education and Volunteers Abroad Committee of the AAD, Membership Committee of the Medical Dermatology Society (MDS), the International Affairs Committee of the Women’s Dermatological Society (WDS), and the University of Chicago Global Health Initiative. In the spring of 2009 she directed the first Tropical Dermatology Seminar in the country hosted by the University of Chicago.Dr.Sethi holds a particular interest in ethnic skin dermatoses and dermatologic diseases in the immunocompromised oncologic/transplant/ HIV seropositive patient population. In her role as Associate Program Director she has a special interest in dermatology resident education and curriculum development

Clinical Interests

General dermatology,tropical dermatology,cutaneous oncology, infectious diseases, dermatologic diseases in immunocompromised hosts, ethnic skin dermatoses and HIV dermatology.

Representative Publications

  1. Sethi A, Antaya R . Systemic Anti-fungal Therapy for Cutaneous Disorders in Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006;25(7):643-644 ( in press)
  2. Federman DG, Enis DR, Kravetz JD, Sethi A, Kirsner RS (in press).Toxic epidermal necrolysis: report of a fatal case of recurrent disease and literature review. Wounds, Nov. 2005;17:296-303.
  3. Feng J, Sethi A, Reyes-Mugica M, Antaya R. Life-threatening blood loss from scratching provoked by pruritus in the bulky perineal nevocytoma variant of giant congenital melanocytic nevus in a child.J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005;53:S139-42.

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