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Nazila Barahmani, MS, ARNP

Nazila Barahmani worked as a successful dermatologist and venereologist for many years in Istanbul before moving to the United States where she completed a Master’s degree from Florida International University as an Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on treating various skin, hair, and nail conditions. She received a Master’s degree in Public Health at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, TX, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Dermatology & Venereology Residency, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner-Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • Master of Science in Public Health- The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas

Postdoctoral Fellowships/ Certificates

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification
  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
  • The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Dermatology
  • NIH granted Physician Scientist Training Program, The University of Texas

Grant Awards

  • National Alopecia Areata Foundation/National Eczema Association for Science & Education Research Grant Award: Does alopecia areata and atopic dermatitis share HLA alleles and cytokine profiles?
  • National Alopecia Areata Foundation Research Grant Award: MHC association and cytokine profiling of alopecia areata phenotypic subsets.
  • National Alopecia Areata Foundation Research Grant Award: HLA susceptibility in alopecia areata

Honor societies: Sigma Theta Tau –Pi Alpha Chapter, Phi Kapp Phi, Tau Sigma

Selected Publications

  • Barahmani N, Lopez A, Babu D, Hernandez M, Donely SE, Duvic M. Serum T helper 1 cytokine levels are greater in patients with Alopecia Areata regardless of severity or atopy. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 35(4): 409-416; 2010
  • Barahmani N, Schabath MB, Duvic M. History of atopy and autoimmunity increases risk of Alopecia Areata. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 61(4):581-591; 2009
  • Ahmed AM, Barahmani N, Duvic M. Familial Alopecia Areata and chronic thrombocytopenia. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 58 (5 Suppl 1):S75-77; 2008
  • Barahmani N, de Andrade M, Slusser J, Wei Q, Hordinsky M, Price V, Christiano A, Norris D, Reveille J, Duvic M. Human leukocyte antigen class II alleles are associated with risk of Alopecia Areata. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 128:240-243; 2008
  • Baykal C, Buyukbabani N, Boztepe H, Barahmani N, Yazganoglu KD. Multiple cutaneous neuromas and macular amyloidosis associated with medullary thyroid carcinoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 56 (2 Suppl 1):S33-37; 2007
  • Barahmani N, de Andrade M, Slusser J, Zhang Q, Duvic M. Major histocompatibility complex class I chain-related gene A polymorphisms and extended haplotype are associated with familial Alopecia Areata. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 126(1):74-78; 2006
  • Barahmani N, Whaley K, Duvic M. Alopecia Areata following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation from an affected, human leukocyte antigen-matched sibling. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 49(6):1192; 2003
  • Barahmani N, de Andrade M, Slusser J, Zhang Q, Duvic M. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist allele 2 and familial Alopecia Areata. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 118(2):335-337; 2002
  • Breuer-McHam J, Barahmani N, Duvic M. QIAGEN kit is superior in comparative analyses for DNA extraction. QIAGEN News Molecular Diagnostics, Issue 1, 2002

Selected Published Abstracts

  • Nardone B, Barahmani N, Pouryazdanparast P, Martini M, Rademaker A, West DP, Gerami P. BRAF mutation and FISH in the prognosis of cutaneous melanoma. 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. May 2012. Raleigh, North Carolina. JID 2012, 132 Suppl 1:S1
  • Godinez-Puig V, Nardone B, West DP, Shen X, Raisch DW, Holbrook JS, Belknap S, Barahmani N, Edwards BJ. Denosumab is associated with dermatologic toxicity in the FDA-AERS database. 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. May 2012. Raleigh, North Carolina. JID 2012, 132 Suppl 1:S1
  • Barahmani N, Schabath MB, Duvic M; National Aloepcia Areata Registry. History of atopy and autoimmunity and risk of Alopecia Areata: A case-control analysis. 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. May 2009. Montreal, Canada. JID 2009,129:S97
  • Barahmani N, Lopez A, Hernandez M, Zhang Q, Hordinsky M, Price V, Norris D, Christiano A, Duvic M. Self-reported trigger factors preceding onset of Alopecia Areata. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. May 2007. Los Angeles, California. JID 2007,127: S108
  • Barahmani N, Zhang Q, Hordinsky M, Price V, Christiano A, Norris D, Duvic M. Increased incidence of self-reported autoimmunity and atopy in Alopecia Areata. 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. April 2006. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. JID 2006,126:S101
  • Barahmani N, Yang Y, Lopez A, Duvic M. Atopic Alopecia Areata patients have increased serum Th1 cytokine profiles. 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. May 2005. St. Louise, Missouri. JID 2005,124 (4)
  • de Andrade M, Barahmani N, Hunzicker K, Zhang Q, Reveille J, Duvic M. HLA class II associations confirm Alopecia Areata phenotypic subtypes. 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. May 2005. St. Louise, Missouri. JID 2005,124 (4)
  • Barahmani N, de Andrade M, Slusser J, Zhang Q, Duvic M. MICA alleles and extended haplotype suggest phenotypic variation in Alopecia Areata multiplex families. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. April 2004. Providence, Rhode Island. JID 2004,122 (3): A108
  • Breuer-McHam J, Hunzicker K, Barahmani N, Zhang Q, Babu D, Christiano A, Hordinsky M, Norris D, Price V, Duvic M: Epidemiologic and disease associations in participants of the National Alopecia Areata Registry registrants. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. April 2004. Providence, Rhode Island. JID 2004,122 (3): A107
  • Barahmani N, Duvic M, Slusser J, Zhang Q, de Andrade M. Major histocompatibility Complex Related Gene-A (MICA) and HLA class II are associated with Alopecia Areata in multiplex families. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. May 2002. Los Angeles, California. JID 2002,119 (1):324
  • de Andrade M, Barahmani N, McMillen R, Zhang Q, Duvic M. Candidate Genes for Alopecia Areata: Significant Association with HLA-Class II and Exclusion of CGRP, CD8, TNF-α and IL-1RN. 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. April 2001. Washington, D.C. JID 2001, 117(2): 519
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