Publications

Education:

  • Dermatology Residency, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN - July 2013 –June 2016
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN - June 2012 – June 2013
  • Medical Doctor, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH - June 2008 – May 2012
  • Bachelors of Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH Combined Natural Sciences; Two Minors (Biology, Chemistry) June 2005- May 2008

Honors:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Inducted into Zeta Chapter - Fall 2011

Publications:

  • Ward, RE, Veerula VL, Ezra N, Travers JB, Mousdicas N. “Multilevel Symmetric Neuropathic Pruritus (MSNP) Presenting as Recalcitrant Generalized Pruritus.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, October 2016, (774-81), 1097-6787.
  • Veerula VL, Ezra N, Aouthmany M, Graham TA, Wolverton SE, Somani AK. “Multiple keratoacanthoma occurring in surgical margins and de novo treated with intralesional methotrexate.” Cutis, December 2016, (E12-E15), 2326-6929.
  • Arshanapalli A, Shah M, Veerula VL, Somani AK. “The role of type I interferons and other cytokines in dermatomyositis.” Cytokine, June 2015, (319-25), 1096-0023.
  • Veerula VL, Lloyd J, Brodell RT. “A scaling rash preferentially involving a recent tattoo.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, June 191-192.
  • Mindbodygreen article: DIY: Rejuvenate Your Skin With This Green Tea Mask! Published on January 29, 2014. 

Presentations:

  • Indiana University Dermatology Grand Rounds, Indianapolis, IN
  • “Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Dermatology” - March 2014.
  • “Anti-inflammatory Properties of Turmeric” - December 2015.
  • “Quality Improvement: Resident Call Experience” - November 2013.
  •  “Quality Improvement: Recognize and Overcoming Barriers for Follow-Up Hospitalization” - November 2014.
  • Indiana Academy of Dermatology, Indianapolis, IN
  • “Stewart-Treves Syndrome” - October 2013
  • “Lupus Miliaris Disseminatus Faciei” - May 2014
  • “Multifocal Venolymphatic Malformation” - October 2014
  • "Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis-associated cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis" - October 2015.
  • "Adult-Onset Still's Disease" - October 2015
  • “Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman Disease” May 2016
  • 2014 Federation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST) Conference, Indianapolis, IN
  • “X-Linked Ichthyosis” - June 2014.
  • 2014 National Family Conference Program, Federation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST), Indianapolis, IN
  • “Stressed Out: Natural Approaches for Wellness, Balance, & Healthy Living” - June 21, 2014.
  • Geriatric Rotation, Indianapolis, IN - “Yoga and the Elderly” – April 2014

Scholarships & Awards:

  • 2015 Quality and Education Awards, Indianapolis, IN
  • Recognize and Overcoming Barriers for Follow-Up Hospitalization - November 2014
  • 2015 Dermatology Foundation Clinical Symposia, Naples, FL
  • Grant Recipient – February 2015
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Ithaca, IL
  • Essentials of Cosmetic Dermatology Scholarship – October 2014
  • 11th Annual Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical (ODAC) Conference
  • Advanced Resident Training and Education (ARTE) in Dermatology Scholarship – January 2014
  • Summer Research Assistant, Ann Arbor MI- American Federation on Aging Research (AFAR) Grant Recipient – 2009
  • Evaluating the Process of Self-Management Education for Older Congestive Heart Failure Patients with Multiple Comorbidities: A Qualitative Inquiry

Professional Experience, Conferences, Volunteer Work:

  • Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine Conference - October 2016
  • Pre-Conference Course
  • Healing the Healer: Cultivating Resiliency in Health Care with Daniel Friedland, MD 
  • Melanoma Monday – Indianapolis, IN – May 2014 and May 2015
  • Provided skin evaluations to the community under the direction of a supervising faculty member.
  • Outrun the Sun Against Melanoma – Indianapolis, IN - 2014
  • STEM Conference – Curiosity, Confidence, Challenge, Indianapolis, IN - 2014
  • Conference to empower and inspire middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Participated in leading a Dermatology Suturing Workshop
  • Research Scientist, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH – 2011
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM) – An Inter-Professional Approach.
  • Research project focusing on the clinical application of MTM, involving both medical and pharmacy students.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2011-2012 Service Project, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH – 2010-2012
  • Peer Instructor for Comprehensive Review Course
  • Mentored second year medical students in the translation of basic science to clinical science, using small, question-based group sessions, which focused on modules by organ systems.
  • Peer Mentor, Office of Career Development and Advising, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH – 2010-2012
  • Advised first year students about classes and starting medical school.
  • Formed support groups, discussing stress management techniques.
  • Leadership Certificate Program, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH – 2008-2009
  • Attended a series of four workshops to foster important leadership skills.
  • Workshop #1: Successful Event Planning
  • Workshop #2: Strategies for Successful Leadership
  • Workshop #3: Inclusive Leadership
  • Workshop #4: Group Dynamics