Leon Kircik, MD, FAAD

Leon Kircik, MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist who graduated with AOA Honors from State University of New York at the Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn after completing his undergraduate work with Phi Beta Kappa at New York University. He completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship under the auspices of Dr. Frederick Mohs at the University of Wisconsin after completing his dermatology residency at State University of New York in Buffalo.


He currently teaches as Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN  Dr. Kircik is also the Medical Director of DermResearch, PLLC , Physicians Skin Care, PLLC  and Skin Sciences, PLLC in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr Kircik is also the president and founder of International Dermatology Education Foundation (IDEF) which is a non- profit organization with the goal of promoting dermatologic disease awareness and education globally.  He has been the principal investigator of numerous clinical trials for psoriasis, acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, skin cancers, and actinic keratosis, just to name a few.


Dr. Kircik is an author of many scientific articles, abstracts and posters. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on all aspects of dermatologic conditions. In addition, he also serves on the advisory boards of several pharmaceutical companies as a consultant. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Practical Dermatology, The Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology, and Case Report in Clinical Pathology. He volunteers for multiple local and national medical society committees.

Vice President


Firas Hougeir, MD,FAAD

Dr. Hougeir’s skills lie in both general dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He is board certified as a Dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Arizona State University and a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his Dermatology training at Mayo Clinic Arizona where he was Chief Resident.


Author of several publications, Dr. Hougeir presented his work worldwide. He is the recipient of honors and awards for various academic distinctions including the American Cancer Society, Margaret Mitchell Cancer Research award, the International Society of Dermatology Young Dermatologist award, The American Academy and French Society of Dermatology award and the Advances in Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology Award.


Dr. Hougeir has done volunteer work in medical clinics both in the U.S. and internationally.


His interests include medical and cosmetic dermatology as well as the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. He is fluent in Spanish and French.



James Q Del Rosso, DO

James Q. Del Rosso, D.O. has been practicing dermatology since 1986, and in the Las Vegas area at the Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Clinics since 1997. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Touro University of College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada and has the distinction of being the first and only dermatology residency program director in the history of the state of Nevada. Prior to coming to Las Vegas, Dr. Del Rosso served as Head of the Section of Dermatology at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, and Visiting Faculty Member in Dermatology at Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus where he twice was honored as Educator of the Year by the dermatology residents. He received his D.O. degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, interned at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, completed a dermatology residency at Atlantic Skin Disease and Skin Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology at OSU. At his practice in Henderson, Nevada, he is proud of the quality of service provided and has an exceptional support staff of nurses and medical assistants who are dedicated to quality patient care.


Dr. Del Rosso is an internationally renowned dermatologist. He is Clinical Editor of the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and was President of the American Acne & Rosacea Society, American Society of Mohs Surgery, and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. He is one of the most highly requested and well respected educators in dermatology, invited to present regularly at dermatology meetings both nationally and internationally. Dr. Del Rosso has many outside interests, especially music, and stays busy at times with four children and six grandchildren.



International Dermatology Education Foundation (IDEF)


IDEF is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to raise awareness and improve dermatologic care all over the world especially in underserved areas through education


Faculty Selection 


IDEF uses a multifaceted approach to identify and secure faculty for all our initiatives, including a review of current literature and discussions with current and previous faculty contributors and educational partners. The goal is to ensure that all potential faculty contributors have an appropriate level of expertise within the therapeutic area and target audience and an understanding of adult-learning principles, and that all potential conflicts of interest are disclosed and resolved.




Schedule for


Our year is looking very exciting, we cant wait to see you all!


Adelaide Hebert, MD, FAAD

Ama Alexis, MD, FAAAAI, FAAP

Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD

Brad Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD

Brett King, MD, PhD, FAAD

Charles Lynde, MD, FRCPC, DABD 

Christopher G. Bunick, MD, PhD, FAAD

James Song, MD, FAAD

Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, FAAD

Mark Lebwohl, MD, FAAD

Christopher Bunick, MD, PhD, FAAD

July 23rd, 2024

IDEF Educational series

    • The Burden of Alopecia Areata: A Patient Journey

Starts  at 7:00PM EDT

Ends  at 8:00PM EDT

July 25th, 2024

IDEF Educational Series

    • Protexidine™: A First – In – Class Technology

Starts at 7:00PM EDT

Ends at 8:00 PM EDT

July 30th, 2024

IDEF Educational Series

  • Mild to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis: Burden of Disease and a Topical Pathway

Starts  at 7:00PM EDT

Ends at 8:00 EDT

August 6th, 2024

IDEF Educational Series

  • Exploring A Neuroimmune Pathway Underlying the Pathophysiology of Prurigo Nodularis and AD

Starts  at 7:00PM EDT

Ends  at 8:00PM EDT

New Content

25 Years



Watch one of our recent webinars 

IDEF Educational Series Targeted Oral Antibiotic Treatment in Dermatology