Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, AP

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist, bioengineer, and Ayurvedic practitioner. He practices at his medical and surgical dermatology clinic at Pacific Skin Institute and his integrative research, aesthetics, and wellness clinic at Zen Dermatology. He serves as the Director of Clinical Research at Integrative Skin Science and Research and in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Davis as well as the Co-Director of the Microbiome Research Initiative at the California State University, Sacramento. He merges modern research and science with a personalized approach to each patient.

Dr. Sivamani has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and a textbook on cosmeceuticals. He leads many clinical studies that focus on the impacts of foods, nutrition, botanicals, cosmeceuticals, the microbiome, and the gut-skin axis as well as studies on standard Western medications and devices. He serves as one of the lead editors for LearnSkin.com and a chair for the annual Integrative Dermatology Symposium.

The Role of the Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease

“The skin microbiome is a vital part of the skin's ecosystem and imbalances have been linked to multiple immunological and inflammatory skin conditions. This lecture will explore the role of the skin microbiome in relation to aging and inflammatory skin diseases. The role of bacteria, fungi, and yeast will be discussed.”