Why Research + Clinics?
Modern research uses evidence-based standards that allow dermatologists to better understand what affects the skin, why, and how. Research further shows us how to effectively use products (pharmaceutical and cosmetic), devices (lasers, microscopes and other machines), and how to apply technologies developed in other sciences.
Research in a clinic is vital as it empowers doctors with the ability to consistently give you the latest, best, and most proven effective care.
What this means to Patients:
Just as the best hospital care comes from hospitals with research and teaching programs, the best dermatological care comes from clinics that are also researching and teaching centers.
In such research oriented medical institutions, you receive care from physicians who are eager to continue learning and pushing the science of forward. Dermatologists who do research, read all the best journals, continue to study, write papers, lecture, publish or teach, and who attend the major conferences are more likely to a) be well-informed about the newest and best treatment options, and b) keep their expertise sharp. Patients benefit from this continuously honed expertise plus superior therapy with the most advanced and best-proven drugs, products and procedures.
What this means to Doctors:
Doctors have access to excellent equipment and training, plus the opportunity to interact with some of the brightest minds from all over the world through our international relationships.
Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell, M.D. has had a long, awarded, career in clinical practice, teaching, published research, and speaking at global dermatological symposia. She founded VSRC in the 1970s as an extension and support operation for her clinical practice to enable her to continue her clinical research and teaching.
Dr. Verallo-Rowell is a fellow and board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist of the American Academy of Dermatology, Asian Dermatological Society, Philippine Dermatological Society, and American Society of Dermatopathology. She is also a member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and the American Dermatological Association, an invitation-only organization dating back to 1876.