Ginette A. Okoye, MD, FAAD, is professor and chair of dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical and research expertise are in cutaneous disorders that disproportionately affect people with pigmented skin, including hidradenitis suppurativa, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and cutaneous sarcoidosis. Dr. Okoye earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her dermatology training at Yale University, where she also served as chief resident.
Dr. Okoye has been recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) with a presidential citation and a volunteerism award, as well as multiple student and resident teaching awards. She has been the recipient of research grants from the Skin of Color Society and the Dermatology Foundation. She currently serves on research committee of the Skin of Color Society, the editorial board of the Journal of the National Medical Association and is the immediate past chair of the dermatology section of the National Medical Association.