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Professional Statement

  • Sumayah Jamal M.D.-Ph.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology in The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology is recognized nationwide as being one of the foremost departments of Dermatology in the United States. She is the Head Dermatologist of Keris Dermatology where she and her associates specialize in laser surgery, cosmetic and medical Dermatology.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - New York University
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Internship in General Medicine
  • New York University, Residency in Dermatology
  • New York University (PhD)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Awards and Publications

  • Merck Scholar; The Merck Company Foundation, 1993.
  • Sulzberger Fellow; The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine, 1997.
  • American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator’s Award, 2000
  • American Academy of Dermatology Everett C. Fox M.D. Award, 2000.
  • Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research Young Investigator Award, 2000
  • Nigro, J.M.; Schweinfest, C.W.; Rajkovic, A., Pavlovic, J.; Jamal, S.; Dottin, R.P.; Hart, J.T.; Kamarck, M.E.; Rae, P.M.; Carty, M.D. et al. cDNA cloning and mapping of the human creatine kinase M gene to 19q13. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 40: 115-125, 1987.
  • Maddon, P.; McDougal, J.S.; Clapham, P.R.; Dalgleish, A.G.; Jamal, S.; Weiss, R.A.; Axel, R. HIV Infection does not require endocytosis of its receptor, CD4.Cell 54: 865-874, 1988.
  • Metz, R.; Gorham, J.; Siegfried, Z.; Leonard,D.; Gizang-Ginsberg, E.; Thompson, M.A.; Lawe, D.; Kouzarides,T.; Vosatka, R.; MacGregor, D.; Jamal, S.; Greenberg, M.E.; Ziff, E.B. Gene Regulation by Growth Factors CSH Symposia on Quantitative Biology LIII:727-737, 1988.
  • Jamal, S. & Ziff, E. Transactivation of c-fos and beta-actin genes by Raf as a step in early response to transmembrane signals. Nature 344(6265): 463-466, 1990.
  • McDougal, J.S., Maddon P.J.; Orloff, G.; Clapham, P.R.; Dalgleish, A.G.; Jamal, S.; Weiss, R.A.; Axel, R.A. Role of CD4 in the Penetration of Cells by HIV. Adv. in Experimental Medicine and Biology 300:145-54, discussion 155-8, 1991.
  • Jamal, S.; Ziff, E.B. Raf phosphorylates the Transactivation Domain of p53 in-vitro and Potentiates Its Transactivation Function in-vivo. Oncogene 10: 2095-2101, 1995.
  • Jamal S: Endothelin-1 down-regulates E-cadherin in melanocytic cells by apoptosis- independent activation of caspase-8. J. Amer. Acad. Dermatol. 43:703-704 (2000).
  • Jamal, S., Schneider, R.J. UV-induction of keratinocyte endothelin-1 downregulates E-cadherin in melanocytes and melanoma cells. J. Clin. Invest. 110(4): 443-452 (2002).
  • Mangahas, C., dela Cruz, G., Schneider, R.J., Jamal, S. Endothelin-1 Upregulates MCAM in Melanocytes. J. Invest. Derm. 123(6): 1135-1139 (2004).
  • Alexis, A.F., Jamal, S. Taylor, S.C. Skin Problems in Men of Color, Part I: Pseudofolliculitis Barbae and Acne Keloiidalis Nuchae. Contemporary Dermatology 2(8): 1-6, October, 2004.
  • Alexis, A.F., Jamal, S. Taylor, S.C. Skin Problems in Men of Color, Part II: Keloids and Dissecting Cellulitis. Contemporary Dermatology 2(9): 1-8, November, 2004

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French