Through the Dermatology Consultation Service at the NIH Clinical Center, patients with a variety of rare diseases with cutaneous manifestations are evaluated. In addition, patients who experience adverse reactions to experimental therapeutic agents or manifest unrelated skin conditions while at the NIH are assessed and treated. We provide training to Dermatology Branch clinical fellows, fellows from other NIH Institutes, and visiting dermatology residents from around the country. 'Grand Rounds at the NIH', an ongoing feature published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, selects and highlights interesting cases that we have evaluated.
Dr. Cowen's primary research interest involves chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) and autoinflammatory diseases. He is Co-Study Chair of a multi-disciplinary NIH initiative aimed at the study and treatment of cGVHD (04-C-0281) and Principal Investigator of a therapeutic study of topical ruxolitinib for cutaneous cGVHD (18-AR-0035).
Ongoing Clinical Trials
Former Lab Members
- Rachel Rosenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
- Dominique Pichard, M.D., M.H.Sc.
- Suzanne Ward, M.D. (Dermatology)
- Rena Zuo, M.D. (Dermatology)
- Kathryn Martires, M.D. (Dermatology)
- Asha Patel, M.D. (Dermatology)