James Q. Del Rosso DO, FAOCD, FAAD


James Q. Del Rosso, DO is originally from Brooklyn, New York, born in 1954. After attending pharmacy school at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York, and completing a hospital pharmacy residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Del Rosso completed his rotating internship in Columbus, Ohio, his dermatology residency training at Atlantic Skin Disease Association in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and his fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is board certified in both Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and the American Osteopathic Association. He is a Fellow of Distinction of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society of Mohs Surgery. In 2016, Dr. Del Rosso received an honorary award for lifetime achievement from the AAD for his continued contribution to dermatology education.

Dr. Del Rosso has been in private practice of dermatology and cutaneous surgery since 1986, and is at Lakes Dermatology in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also Research Director of Del Rosso Dermatology Research in Las Vegas, and has over twenty years of experience in dermatology clinical research.

In addition to clinical practice and research, Dr. Del Rosso remains heavily involved in dermatology education over several years, through both invited presentations both nationally and internationally, and as author of several peer-reviewed publications. He has spoken and written on several areas, including acne, rosacea, actinic keratosis/skin cancer, epidermal barrier function, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, cutaneous infections (bacterial, fungal, viral), and dermatologic therapeutics. He is Clinical Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, annual guest editor of the acne and rosacea issue for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and frequent author of the Drug Therapy Topics section for Cutis. He served as Editor for 5 years for Yearbook of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, has been an invited Editor of three issues of Dermatologic Clinics, and is Co-Editor of the textbook, Acne Vulgaris. His important contributions include leading multiple articles for the American Acne and Rosacea Society on rosacea, acne in adult females, and antibiotic resistance in dermatology. Dr. Del Rosso has previously served as president of the AARS and is chair of the AARS Education Committee.

An important contribution to dermatology made by Dr. Del Rosso is founder in 2005, and continuing director of the Scientific Panel on Antibiotic Use, which currently works under the AARS. Since 2005, SPAUD has held three meetings and has contributed several publications to peer-reviewed and indexed medical literature on considerations related to antibiotic use in dermatology, and the optimal and responsible incorporation of antibiotic therapy when it is needed. He is also a regular Co-Director of several major national dermatology meetings, has participated in educational and publication activities with The Rosacea International Study Group and the Council for Nail Disorders, and in guidelines initiatives for psoriasis, acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, and skin barrier repair.