Building Your Brand as a Woman in Dermatology

January 24, 2023

SDPA and BMS assembled a panel of smart, accomplished women in dermatology to exchange ideas and experiences on a range of topics related to building careers, managing patients, work-life balance and so much more! The four panelists are similar in many ways, yet different in others. Each has an interesting story about her journey to success, why she made certain choices and what she learned along the way. All panelists share a deep commitment to dermatology and providing patients with superior healthcare.

The four gathered in November 2022 at the SDPA 20th Annual Fall Dermatology Conference in Miami to record this interview in the studio. Co-moderators Allyson McMillan-Youngblood, Vice President and US Brand Head, BMS, and SDPA Board President Lauren Miller, MPAS, PA-C, relied on their impressive experience and knowledge about healthcare and the bio-pharma industry to lead the discussion. Learn more about the panelists below:

  • Lauren Miller, MPAS, PA-C, works at Dermatology Specialists in Gadsden, Alabama. She rose through the ranks of SDPA leadership having previously served as the board’s president-elect, secretary/treasurer and director at large. She is a founding board member of the Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals who served on the board as CME chair from 2017 to 2021. Miller is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
  • Allyson McMillan-Youngblood has worked in the Bio-Pharma industry and Healthcare/OTC space for over 25 years. She is currently at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) where she has had several roles of increasing responsibility across, Medical Devices, Oncology, Cardiovascular-Metabolics and Immunology. As the Vice President and US Brand Head, she is responsible for leading BMS back into dermatology and building out this new disease area for the entire US organization.
  • Rachel Printy, MPAS, PA-C, works at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, in Stapleton, Colorado. She recently co-authored a piece with Mark G. Lebwohl, MD, on IL-17i and guttate psoriasis and COVID-19 dermatology manifestations. Her clinical interests are acne, psoriasis, eczema, and total body skin cancer exams.
  • Jameka McElroy-Brooklyn, MPAS, PA-C, works at Pinnacle Dermatology, Woodbridge, Virginia. Serving as Vice Chair of SDPA’s CME Committee, McElroy-Brooklyn was instrumental in planning the Fall Conference. She currently serves as the Senior Delegate, House of Delegates, the NCCPA PA Ambassador and as a member of the admissions committee for a PA program.

Sponsored by BMS