Irwin Merton Braverman, MD

Professor Emeritus of Dermatology

Research Interests

Dermatology; Vasculitis

Research Organizations

Dermatology: Medical Dermatology | Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Yale Cancer Center

Research Summary

Studies include ultrastructural morphology, three dimensional organization in the skin, functional studies of blood flow measurements with laser Doppler instruments, and physiological studies of nitric oxide synthase and endothelin activity in normal skin and in a variety of skin diseases in which the microcirculation plays an important role. Dr. Braverman has developed a method for mapping the cutaneous microvasculature in human skin in vivo with a laser Doppler computerized system which in turn can be used to examine functionally and morphologically for nitric oxide synthase and endothelin activity. These techniques are currently being used to study psoriasis and scleroderma, two diseases in which the microvasculature plays a significant role.

Specialized Terms: Connective tissue disorders; Vasculitis; Microcirculation of human skin; Mycosis fungoides; Aging in human skin; Cutaneous microcirculation

Extensive Research Description

Studies include ultrastructural morphology, three dimensional organization in the skin, functional studies of blood flow measurements with laser Doppler instruments, and physiological studies of nitric oxide synthase and endothelin activity in normal skin and in a variety of skin diseases in which the microcirculation plays an important role. Dr. Braverman has developed a method for mapping the cutaneous microvasculature in human skin in vivo with a laser Doppler computerized system which in turn can be used to examine functionally and morphologically for nitric oxide synthase and endothelin activity. These techniques are currently being used to study psoriasis and scleroderma, two diseases in which the microvasculature plays a significant role.

Observational Skills Use of Fine Art to Enhance Visual Diagnostic Skills

Selected Publications

  • Aghassi D, Monoson T, Braverman IM. Quantifying skin sclerosis in scleroderma. J Invest Dermatol 103:568, 1994.
  • Braverman IM, Keh-Yen A. The periadventitial cell of the cutaneous microvasculature known as the veil cell is the dermal dendrocyte. Clin Res 40:496A, l992.
  • Schechner J, Braverman I. Evidence for central modulation of vasomotion in cutaneous arterioles. 17 Clin Res Vol 39, No 2, 1991.
  • Frank AH, Kacinski BM, Schwartz JM, Braverman IM, Heald PW, Hait W, Edelson RL. Sustained complete remission of skin disease is attainable with total skin or local radiotherapy combined with adjuvant photoimmunotherapy or chemotherapy and can be obtained

Edit this profile

Irwin Merton Braverman, MD

Professor Emeritus of Dermatology

Research Interests

Dermatology; Vasculitis

Research Organizations

Dermatology: Medical Dermatology | Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale

Yale Cancer Center

Research Summary

Studies include ultrastructural morphology, three dimensional organization in the skin, functional studies of blood flow measurements with laser Doppler instruments, and physiological studies of nitric oxide synthase and endothelin activity in normal skin and in a variety of skin diseases in which the microcirculation plays an important role. Dr. Braverman has developed a method for mapping the cutaneous microvasculature in human skin in vivo with a laser Doppler computerized system which in turn can be used to examine functionally and morphologically for nitric oxide synthase and endothelin activity. These techniques are currently being used to study psoriasis and scleroderma, two diseases in which the microvasculature plays a significant role.

Specialized Terms: Connective tissue disorders; Vasculitis; Microcirculation of human skin; Mycosis fungoides; Aging in human skin; Cutaneous microcirculation

Extensive Research Description

Studies include ultrastructural morphology, three dimensional organization in the skin, functional studies of blood flow measurements with laser Doppler instruments, and physiological studies of nitric oxide synthase and endothelin activity in normal skin and in a variety of skin diseases in which the microcirculation plays an important role. Dr. Braverman has developed a method for mapping the cutaneous microvasculature in human skin in vivo with a laser Doppler computerized system which in turn can be used to examine functionally and morphologically for nitric oxide synthase and endothelin activity. These techniques are currently being used to study psoriasis and scleroderma, two diseases in which the microvasculature plays a significant role.

Observational Skills Use of Fine Art to Enhance Visual Diagnostic Skills

Selected Publications

  • Aghassi D, Monoson T, Braverman IM. Quantifying skin sclerosis in scleroderma. J Invest Dermatol 103:568, 1994.
  • Braverman IM, Keh-Yen A. The periadventitial cell of the cutaneous microvasculature known as the veil cell is the dermal dendrocyte. Clin Res 40:496A, l992.
  • Schechner J, Braverman I. Evidence for central modulation of vasomotion in cutaneous arterioles. 17 Clin Res Vol 39, No 2, 1991.
  • Frank AH, Kacinski BM, Schwartz JM, Braverman IM, Heald PW, Hait W, Edelson RL. Sustained complete remission of skin disease is attainable with total skin or local radiotherapy combined with adjuvant photoimmunotherapy or chemotherapy and can be obtained

Edit this profile

Contact Info

Irwin Merton Braverman, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Dermatology AssociatesDoctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste 305

New Haven, CT 06519
View on map...
Yale Cutaneous LymphomaSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 11th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
View on map...
Office Location
Hunter Building
15 York Street, Ste Suite 510

New Haven, CT 06510
View on map...
Mailing Address
DermatologyPO Box 208059
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

Curriculum Vitae