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Atlas of Black Skin

  • Ali Moiin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Aliya Courtney Hines, Ali Moiin
    Pages 5-73
  3. Abraham Abdulhak, Ali Moiin
    Pages 75-86
  4. Lisa M. Bedford, Ali Moiin
    Pages 87-132
  5. Ali Moiin
    Pages 133-139
  6. Kelsey Lawrence, Ali Moiin
    Pages 141-166
  7. Kelsey Lawrence, Ali Moiin
    Pages 167-185
  8. Mohammad Zarka, Ali Moiin
    Pages 187-198
  9. Thomas Chu, Mohammad Zarka, Ali Moiin
    Pages 199-212
  10. Abraham Abdulhak, Ali Moiin
    Pages 213-231
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book


As both experience and evidence-based findings indicate, specific dermatological conditions can prove harder to diagnose in patients with darker skin tones. Lack of knowledge or experience can compromise effective treatment and management, leading to lasting consequences for the patient. This atlas strives to supplement a lack of real world experience by providing more than 800 hundred high quality photographs and illustrations help guide physicians in treating the nuances of darker skinned patient populations.

Dr. Moiin's own professional experience in treating patients of color on a daily basis and the sheer volume with which he is acquainted with these diseases on darker skin, enable him to provide broader insight and include a myriad of photos to better illustrate diagnoses and treatment plans. Photos range from common to rare diseases to aid in delineating nuances in diseases. Since dermatology is a highly visual field, the focus is more on the images, while the text is comprehensive but concise and often bulleted to allow for practical use. 

Written for residents and practicing dermatologists and all other medical professionals, Atlas of Black Skin is an essential tool for practitioners looking to broaden the scope of their care.


skin of color acne albinism alopecia atopic dermatitis prurigo keloid melasma skin cancer vitiligo

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Moiin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, School of MedicineWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

About the editors

Ali Moiin, MD FAAD.
Clinical professor of Dermatology Wayne State University, School of Medicine 

Dr Moiin has been a practicing dermatologist for last twenty years at WSU and private practice in Detroit serving its  diverse community. Dr. Moiin is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Laser Surgery and Medicine Society. Dr. Moiin is the chairman of medical education for the Michigan Dermatological Society.

Dr. Moiin is an associate professor of dermatology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He also served as chief of dermatology at Harper Hospital. Recently, Dr. Moiin was chosen as the best professor of dermatology at Wayne State University. He maintains affiliations with major medical centers in the Detroit metro area, including Detroit Medical Center, St. John's Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital. He is also a a member of the Board of Medicine of the state of Michigan.

Dr. Moiin received his bachelor's degree in pharmacology and master's degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received further training in pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. After a year of internal medicine training in San Francisco, he completed residency training in dermatology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has received additional training in cosmetic dermatology at Tulane University Medical Center.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of Black Skin
  • Editors Ali Moiin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-31484-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-31487-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-31485-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 236
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 831 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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“The audience is medical students and clinical dermatologists who are interested in expanding their diagnostic skills by recognizing how dermatoses can appear in black skin. … Being adept at diagnosing dermatologic diseases in lighter skin is a prerequisite for being able to fully benefit from the information in this book.” (Patricia Wong, Doody's Book Reviews, May 29, 2020)