Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD


Mosaic Dermatology - Santa Monica

1821 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500
Santa Monica, California, United States

Specialty: Dermatology

Mosaic Dermatology - Beverly Hills

150 N. Robertson Boulevard, Suite 304
Beverly Hills, California, United States

Specialty: Dermatology

Dr. Vandana Madkan, Dermatologist

Research Interests: Acne, Actinic Keratoses, Atopic Dermatitis, Alopecia, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Dermatitis, Melanoma, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rosacea, Urticaria, Vitiligo

Dr. Vandana Madkan is currently the owner and staff dermatologist at Mosaic Dermatology in both Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, California where she focuses on medical dermatology and clinical trials.  She previously worked at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine.  While there, she oversaw UCLA’s psoriasis clinic and earned a teaching award celebrating her contribution to resident teaching.  Prior to her work at UCLA she was a Staff Dermatologist and a Principal Investigator for Clinical Studies at the Dermatological Association of Texas and Center for Clinical Studies in Houston.

Dr. Madkan is well published in professional dermatology literature including numerous articles in journals such as: The Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) and is also the author of several textbook chapters.

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Madkan received her undergraduate education at Emory University after which she completed her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia.  The remainder of her medical training took her through an internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Centers, a clinical research fellowship in virology, psoriasis and sexually transmitted diseases at the Center for Clinical Studies in Houston, and a residency in Dermatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center where she served as chief resident in her final year.


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Shive M, Dreyer SD, Bhatt M, Madkan VK, Pinter-Brown L. Localized urticaria during rituximab infusion for the treatment of cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia. Clinical Skin Cancer 2017 Aug 14 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.clsc.2017.08.001

Sachsman SM, Madkan V, Yamauchi PS. Absence of koebnerization following ablative and nonablative laser therapy in patients with plaque psoriasis. Dermatol Surg 2016 Apr; 42(4): 521-5. PMID: 26981721 / doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000663

Roman M, Madkan VK, Chiu MW. Profile of secukinumab in the treatment of psoriasis: current perspectives. Ther Clin Risk Manag 2015 Dec 2; 11: 1767-77. PMID: 26664127 / doi: 10.2147/TCRM.S79053

Mays R, Gordon R, Wilson JM, LaPolla WJ, Sra KK, Madkan V, Tyring SK. Persistent erythematous plaque after minor trauma in an immunocompromised woman. Dermatol Online J 2012 Apr 15; 18(4): 2. PMID: 22559017

Hicks LD, Cook-Norris RH, Mendoza N, Madkan V, Arora A, Tyring SK. Family history as a risk factor for herpes zoster: a case-control study. Arch Dermatol 2008 May; 144(5): 603-8. PMID: 18490586 / doi: 10.1001/archderm.144.5.603

Kunishige JH, Hymes SR, Madkan V, Wyatt AJ, Uptmore D, Lazar AJ, Giralt S, Rady P, Tyring S. Epidermodysplasia verruciformis in the setting of graft-versus-host disease. J Am Acad Dermatol 2007 Nov; 57(5 Suppl):S78-80. PMID: 17938030 / doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2006.04.035

Ahmed AM, Brantley JS, Madkan V, Mendoza N, Tyring SK. Managing herpes zoster in immunocompromised patients. Herpes 2007 Sep; 14(2): 32-6. PMID: 17939900

Madkan VK, Abraham T, Lesher JL Jr. Cactus spine granuloma. Cutis 2007 Mar; 79(3): 208-10. PMID: 17674586

Madkan VK, Cook-Norris RH, Steadman MC, Arora A, Mendoza N, Tyring SK. The oncogenic potential of human papillomaviruses: a review on the role of host genetics and environmental cofactors. Br J Dermatol 2007 Aug; 157(2): 228-41. Epub 2007 Jun 6. PMID: 17553059 / doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2007.07961.x

Madkan VK, Arora A, Babb-Tarbox M, Aboutlabeti S, Tyring S. Open-label study of valacyclovir 1.5 g twice daily for the treatment of uncomplicated herpes zoster in immunocompetent patients 18 years of age or older. J Cutan Med Surg 2007 May-Jun; 11(3): 89-98. PMID: 17511925

Ahmed AM, Madkan V, Tyring SK. Human papillomaviruses and genital disease. Dermatol Clin 2006 Apr; 24(2): 157-65, vi. PMID: 16677964 / doi: 10.1016/j.det.2006.01.009

Lupi O, Madkan V, Tyring SK. Tropical dermatology: bacterial tropical diseases. J Am Acad Dermatol 2006 Apr; 54(4): 559-78; quiz 578-80. PMID: 16546577 / doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2005.03.066

Madkan VK, Giancola AA, Sra KK, Tyring SK. Sex differences in the transmission, prevention, and disease manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases. Arch Dermatol 2006 Mar; 142(3): 365-70. PMID: 16549716 / doi: 10.1001/archderm.142.3.365

Chang YC, Madkan V, Cook-Norris R, Sra K, Tyring S. Current and potential uses of imiquimod. South Med J 2005 Sep; 98(9): 914-20. PMID: 16217984 / doi: 10.1097/01.smj.0000176712.01491.98

Madkan VK, Koo JYM. Demyelination and neurological sequelae in etanercept and infliximab therapies: A review of the literature. Psoriasis Forum 2005 Feb; 11: 6-8.

Madkan VK, Bandow GD, Koo JY. Resolution of pruritus secondary to polycythemia vera in a patient treated with narrow-band ultraviolet B phototherapy. J Dermatolog Treat 2005 Feb; 16(1): 56-7. PMID: 15897170 / doi: 10.1080/09546630410024529

Sheehan DJ, Madkan V, Strickling WA, Peterson CM. Atrophic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: a case report and reappraisal of the literature. Cutis 2004 Oct; 74(4): 237-42.

Zeichnew JA, Behnam SM, Smith DR, Madkan VK, Koo J. Etanercept: Questions and Answers. Psoriasis Forum 2004 Aug; 10(2): 4-6.

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