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Raja Sivamani MD, MS, AP - The Role of the Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease (1 General CE Credit)

2022 Thaena Microbiome Symposium - The Rise of Postbiotics: The Roles they Play in in immunology and women's health.


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



  1. Describe the skin microbiome
  2. Discuss how the skin microbiome differs with acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema 
  3. List medications and environmental factors that contribute to the skin microbiome health 
  4. List therapies that impact the skin microbiome and skin health.



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 and a chair for the annual Integrative Dermatology Symposium.



1 General CE Credit - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

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