ABOUT DR RABOOBEE

Qualifications

 

MBChB (Natal)       1983

FFDerm (SA)           1989

 

Academic status

 

Senior lecturer - University of Kwa Zulu Natal, Medical School, Durban, South Africa: 1989 - 2014

Senior consultant dermatologist - King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa: 1989-2014

Examiner for College of Medicine of South Africa

Private practice since 1990

 

Associations

 

President:  National Vitiligo Society of South Africa

Member:    International working group on Vitiigo

Chairman:  South African Psoriasis Guidelines Committee (2012)

Chairman:  KZN Derm IPA 2010

Secretary:  The South African Society for Dermatologic Surgery (2012-2013)

Chairman:  The KZN Dermatology IPA (Independent Practioners Association) (2010)

Member of Exco:  South African Dermatological Society

Member:  Medical Association of South Africa

Member:  South African Medical and Dental Council

Member:  American Academy of Dermatology

Member: European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Member Board of Trustees Gordon Road Girls' School (2004-2008)

Member: Advisory Board - Fit Pregnancy magazine 

Member: Advisory Board - Novartis.

Member: Advisory Board -Janssen

Member: Advisory Board - Sanofi

Member Advisory Board - Adcock Ingram

Editor: Indian Journal of Dermatology

Editor: Skin Deep

Editor: Skin to Live In

Editor: Skin Peace

Guest Editor: Indian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology.

Medical Advisor: SkinTECH (equipment supplier and distributor)

 

Special interests:

 

Vitiligo

Psoriasis

Eczema

Excimer laser 

Phototherapy

Acne

Basal cell carcinoma

Viral warts immunotherapy

Patch testing

Moles / mole mapping / melanoma

 

Overseas congresses attended:

 

1    World Congress of Dermatology 

      Vienna, Austria,1993

 

2    World Congress of Dermatology 

      New Delhi, India,1994

 

3    Regional Congress of Dermatology 

      Singapore,1994

 

4    53rd Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology 

      New Orleans, USA,1995

 

5    Differin Symposium          

      Nice, France,1995

 

6    European Academy of Dermatology 

      Brussels, Belgium,1995

 

7    12th Regional Congress of Dermatology  

      Pattaya, Thailand, 1996

 

8    Dermatology 2000 

      Vancouver, Canada,1996

 

9    Regional Congress of Dermatology                 

      Mombasa, Kenya,1997

 

10  19th World Congress of Dermatology           

       Sydney, Australia,1997

 

11   56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology  

       Orlando, USA,1998

 

12   World Congress of Dermatology

       Singapore,1998

 

13   Northshore Hospital 

       Aukland, New Zealand,1999

 

14   World Congress of Dermatology

       Cairo, Egypt,1999

 

15   International Society of Dermatology

      Amsterdam, Nederlands,1999

 

16   58th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology  

       San Francisco, USA, 2000

 

17   Differin Symposium

       Cannes, France, 2000

 

18   Ambassador's Programme

       Beijing, China, 2000

 

19   Scar symposium

       Hamburg, Germany, 2001

 

20   Eczema Symposium     

       Valetta, Malta, 2001

 

21   Congress of European Academy of Dermatology

       Munich, Germany, 2001

 

22   Botox Syposium

       Paris, France, 2002

 

23   World Congress of Dermatology 

       Paris, France, 2002

 

24   61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy  of Dermatology

       San Francisco, 2003

 

25   Scar symposium

       Frankfurt, Germany, 2003

 

26   Paediatric Dermatology Congress

       Rome, Italy, 2004

 

27   Sunscreen Symposium

       Marseilles, France, 2004

 

28   EADV

       Florence, Italy, 2004

 

29   63rd Annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology

       New Orleans, USA, 2005

 

30   World Congress of Skin Cancer

       Vienna, Austria, 2005

 

31   Antihistamine summit

       Warsaw, Poland, 2005

 

32   Annual Congress of Dermatology

       Hyderabad, India, 2006  

 

33   International Congress of Dermatologic Surgery

       Istanbul, Turkey, 2006

 

34   European Academy of Dermatology

       Rhodes Island, Greece, 2006

 

35   Annual meeting of Dermatologic Surgery

       Venice, Italy, 2007

 

36   Annual meeting of the Israeli Dermatological Society 

       Tel Aviv, 2007

 

37   World Congress of Dermatology

       Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007

 

38   Skin symposium

       Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008

 

39   International Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology

       Lisbon, Portugal, 2008

 

40   READY program  Biologics in Psoriasis

       Rome, Italy, 2008

 

41    EADV Paris, France 2008

 

42  International Vitiligo meeting 

      Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2008

 

43  IMCAS Symposium

       Agra, India, 2008

 

44  Jeddaderm

      Jedda, Saudi Arabia 2009

 

45  Stockholm

      World Psoriasis Conference June 2009

 

46  Stockholm

      Scholars Club meeting on biologics June 2009

 

47  Berlin

      18th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology (EADV).  October 2009

 

48   Istanbul

       IMID meeting. February 2010

 

49   Perth, Australia

       Solo lecture tour

 

50   Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 

       Jeddahderm.  March 2010

 

51   Vienna, Austria

       Psoriasis meeting.  May 2010

 

52   Guanzou, China

        Vitiligo conference.  Asian Society of Pigmentary Diseases.  June 2010

 

53   Kerala, India

        Pigmentary disease conference.  January 2011

 

54    Seoul, Korea

        World Congress of Dermatology.  May 2011

 

55    National Dermatology Congress - Teheran, Iran, 2012

 

56    American Academy of Dermatology - Miami, Florida, February 2013

 

57    American Academy of Dermatology - Denver, Colarado March 2014

 

58    European Academy of Dermatology (EADV) - Amsterdam, Holland, Oct 2014

 

59     American Academy of Dermatology - San Francisco, March 2015

 

59     World Congress of Dermatology, Vancouver, Canada, June 2015

 

60     Annual congress of the Nigerian Association of Dermatologists - Guest faculty - 15 September 2015

 

61.    Urticaria meeting - Dubai November 2015

62.   International Congress Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser

        Teheran, Iran 15-17 April 2016

63.   Vitiligo Masterclass, Hyderabad, India 9-10 September 2016

64.  15th Pan Arab league of Dermatology Congress & 4th Palestinian International Congress- Ramallah, Palestine 8 November 2016.

65.   Vitiligo International Symposium - Rome, Italy 1-3 December 2016

66.   Vitiligo Masterclass - Rome Italy 4 December 2016

67.    Beirut, Lebanon 23 - 30 Sept 2017

Excimer laser symposium

68.  International Dermatology, Venereology and Aesthetic Conference, Chandigarh, India. December 2018

69.  American Academy of Dermatology Meeting Feb 2018, San Diego, USA

70.  Dermatology and Allied Sciences Conference - New Delhi, India June/July 2018.

71.   European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Paris, France September 2018

72.  Dermatologic Aesthetic Surgery International League - Buenos Aires, Argentina.  October 2018.

73.  Acsicon: Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India Conference, New Delhi April 2019.

74.  Aesthetic and Dermatological Conference Bangkok, Thailand - May 2019 

75.  World Congress of Dermatology - Milan, Italy

76.  Dermx Hong Kong - Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis

77.   Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Madrid Spain October 2019

78.  Psoriasis Masterclass - Toulouse, France October 2019.

 

 

Publications and presentations at international conferences.

 

 

1.  Raboobee N:   Urticaria - Aetiology and treatment.  Diseases of the skin.  November 1993, p25 - p33

 

2.  Raboobee N:  Diagnostic techniques in Eczema.  Primary Care & Diagnosis.  Supplement to the Medical Chronicle.  February 1995, p7 - p8

 

4. Raboobee N:  Onychomycosis.  Supplement to MIMS - March 1997

 

5.  Raboobee N:  The treatment of psoriasis with Calcipotriol.  5 year follow up of 12 patients.  Presented as poster presentation in Sydney Australia 1997.

 

6.  Raboobee N:  The Treatment of Onychomycosis.  Specialist Medicine - April 1997

 

7. The use and Abuse of Topical Steroids.  Sunday Tribune - 26.4.97

 

8. Acne grading guide.  Poster produced by Lederle Laboratories in 1992. Co authored by Dr David Presbury and Dr Robert Weiss

 

9. Tinea pedia et unguium - a community study

Poster presentation, Vancouver, Canada - Dermatology 2000 Congress  Co-authors: Dr Jamila Aboobaker, Dr AK Peer

Abstract No 54 - Fourth Annual International Summit on Cutaneous Antifungal Therapy May 26 - 28, 1996, Vancouver Canada

Oral presentation - Dermatology 2000, Vancouver, Canada

Raboobee N, Aboobaker J, Peer AK:  

Tinea pedis et unguium in the Muslim community of Durban, South

Africa.  Int J Dermatol 1998 Oct;37(10):759-65

 

10.  Raboobee N:  Indications of the new anti-fungal agents in the treatment of Superficial fungal agents.   Glenbar Publications.  State of the Art Dermatology.

July/ August 1996

 

11. Atlas of 26 before and after pictures of patients treated with 13 cis-retinoic acid.  Published by Roche pharmaceuticals.

 

12. Gupta AK, Alexis ME, Raboobee N, Hofstader SLR, Lynde CW, Summerbell RC, De Doncker P: Itraconazole pulse therapy is effective in the treatment of tinea capitis in children - An open multicenter study. British Journal of Dermatology, 1997;137:251-254.

 

13. Gupta AK, Alexis ME, Raboobee N, Lynde C, Hofstader SLR, Summerbell RC, De Doncker P: The use of itraconazole pulse therapy in the treatment of tinea capitis. Australasian Journal of Dermatology 1997; 38 (Suppl 2): 95.

 

14. Gupta AK, Alexis ME, Raboobee N, Lynde C, Hofstader SLR, Summerbell RC, De Doncker P: The use of itraconazole pulse therapy in the treatment of tinea capitis. 19th World Congress of Dermatology, Sydney. Australia, June 15-20, 1997.

 

15. Gupta AK, Nolting S, Adam P, Hofstader SLR, Alexis ME, Solomon R, Raboobee N, Lynde CW, Del Rosso JQ, Aly R, Degreef H, Summerbell RC, De Doncker P. Itraconazole for tinea capitis: experience with continuous and pulse therapy. Fifty-sixth Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 27 - March 4, 1998.

 

16.  Raboobee N:  The development of keloids during the use of oral 13-cis retinoic acid.  Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie.  Hors Serie Juillet 2002.  P0058.  Presented at the World Congress of Dermatology - Paris - 2002

 

17.  Raboobee N:  The treatment of Hydroquinone induced ochronosis with the Luxar CO2 laser.  Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie.  Hors Serie Juillet 2002.  P1240.  Presented at the World Congress of Dermatology - Paris - 2002

 

18.  Raboobee N:  The treatment of Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma with topical Imiquimod.  Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie.  Hors Serie Juillet 2002.  P2135.  Presented at the World Congress of Dermatology - Paris - 2002

 

19.  Raboobee N:  The use of Ultraviolet light in Dermatology.    Dermatology Review Autumn 2002, vol 2, no. 2, p 22-27

 

20.  Raboobee N:  Allergic contact dermatitis to PPD following application of henna tattoo.

 

21.  Raboobee N.  The use of Candida Antigen in the treatment of Viral Warts.  Poster presentation.  World Congress of Skin Cancer.  Vienna, Austria.  May 2005

 

22.  Raboobee N:  The treatment of Actinic Keratoses with Imiquimod.  Poster presentation.  World Congress of Skin Cancer.  Vienna, Austria.  May 2005

 

23.  Raboobee N:  Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of viral warts, basal cell carcinoma and actinic keratoses.  Hyderabad, India.  February 2006.  Oral presentation.

 

24.  Raboobee N:  Viral warts immunotherapy.  Hyderabad, India.  February 2006 Oral presentations

 

25.  Raboobee N:  Imiquimod in 21 superficial basal cell carcinomas.  February 2006.  Hyderabad, India.  2006.  Poster presentation.

 

26.  Raboobee N:  Immunotherapy of viral warts.  Rhodes, Greece.  October 2006

 

27.  Raboobee N:  Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma .  Rhodes, Greece.  October 2006.

 

28.  Suction blister grafting for vitiligo.  Lisbon, Portugal 2008

 

29.  Excimer laser poster.  Paris. France, 2008

 

30.  The use of excimer laser in dermatology.  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2008

 

31.  Excimer laser worshop.  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  March 2009

 

32.  MF Sacoor, N Raboobee.  The treatment of keloids with Bleomycin.  Poster presentation - EADV  Berlin. October 2009

 

33.  The use of imiquimod for actinic keratoses - Sir Charles Gardiner and Royal Perth Hospitals, Perth, Australia.  February 2010

 

34.  What’s New in Vitiligo.  The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.  February 2010

 

35.  Phototherapy - what’s new - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. March 2010

 

36.  Disorders of pigmentation - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. March 2010 

 

37.  New developments in Vitiligo - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. March 2010

 

38.  What’s new in onychomycosis - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. March 2010

 

39.  Treatment of viral warts - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. March 2010

 

40.  Treatment of hyperpigmentary disorders - Kerala, January 2011

 

41.  Classification of vitiligo consensus meeting - Seoul, Korea - May 2011

 

42.  An update on phototherapy - Dermatology Review - 2014

 

43.  Cryotherapy update - Skin Deep

 

44.  Biologics for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria - skin Deep

 

45.  Mechanism of Repigmentation following needling in Vitiligo - 23rd World Congress of Dermatology, Vancouver, Canada - June 2015. Poster no. 3000978

 

46.  Annual congress of the Nigerian Association of Dermatologists - Guest faculty - 15 September 2015 - Workshop on vitiligo surgery

 

47. Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology - Copenhagen, Denmark - October 2015 - Needling in Vitiligo

 

48. Editorial for publication - Skin to Live in - March 2016

49. Non-cultured melanocyte grafting for vitiligo using suction blisters and trypsin. - International Congress Dermatology Cosmetic and Laser - Teheran, Iran 15-17 April 2016

50. Raboobee N, Raboobee M: Suction blisters and trypsin for non-cultured melanocyte grafting in vitiligo. Dermatology Review - August 2016

51. Treatment of keloids with intralesional cryotherapy

Dermatology Review - August 2016

52.  Treatment of viral warts with Tuberculin PPD

Dermatology Review - August 2016

53. The ExSys 308 Excimer Light for vitiligo

Dermatology Review - August 2016

54.  Vitiligo Masterclass, Hyderabad, India:

Excimer light and laser combined with needling for vitiligo.

Participation in Phototherapy Panel.

55.  15th Pan Arab league of Dermatology Congress & 4th Palestinian International Congress- Ramallah, Palestine 8 November 2016.

Excimer laser and light - Indications and comparison between different devices.

 

56.  Non-cultured epidermal cell grafting in vitiligo using suction blisters and trypsin.  Vitiligo International Symposium - Rome , Italy - 2-3 December 2016 

57.  State of Vitiligo practice in South Africa. Vitiligo Masterclass. Hosted by World Vitiligo Foundation. Rome Italy 4 December 2016

58.  Excimer laser training Beirut, Lebanon 29 September 2017. Training of group of Iraqi and Lebanese dermatologists on the use of Excimer 308 Light and laser.

59.  Scar Symposium, Excimer laser and Tuberculin antigen treatment of viral warts - International Dermatology, Venereology and Aesthetic Conference, Chandigarh, India

60.  Member of Faculty in panel discussion on surgical treatments in vitiligo. Presentation on Treatment of viral warts with immunotherapy. DAAS Conference New Delhi, India 29 June - 1 July 2018.

61.  Vitiligo Update: Skin Peace July 2018

62. Excimer and Er:Glass lasers for the treatment of scars: Faculty member. Acsicon: Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India Conference, New Delhi April 2019.

63.  Immunotherapy of viral warts - Aesthetic and Dermatological Conference Bangkok, Thailand - May 2019 

64.  Antigenic treatments of viral warts - World Congress of Dermatology - Milan, Italy

65.  Case presentations;

 

     i)   Acute Generalised Exanthematous Pustulosis                     treated with the biologic medication Infliximab.

     ii)  Resistant psoriasis treated with Secukinumab.

     iii) Vitiligo developing in a patient after receiving                     infliximab.

Forthcoming Congresses 

1.  Psoriasis symposium - Toulouse France Oct 2019

2.  Pigmentarycon - Kolkatha India Nov 2019

3.  Saudiderm Mekkah - Jan 2020

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

1. Management of Psoriasis in Africa and the Middle East: a Review of Current Opinion, Practice and Opportunities for Improvement.

The Journal of international medical research 39(5):1573-1588 · September 2011

2.  Guidelines on the Management of Psoriasis in South Africa

South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde 100(4 Pt 2):257-82 · April 2010

 

3.  Childhood atopic eczema consensus document

Article in South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde 95(6 Pt 2):435-40 · July 2005

4. Once weekly fluconazole is effective in children in the treatment of tinea capitis: A prospective, multicentre study

British Journal of Dermatology 142(5):965-8 · June 2000

5. Intermittent short duration therapy with fluconazole is effective for tinea capitis

British Journal of Dermatology 141(2):304-6 · August 1999

6. Tinea pedis et unguium in the Muslim community of Durban, South Africa

International Journal of Dermatology 37(10):759-65 · October 1998

7. Treatment of tinea capitis with itraconazole capsule pulse therapy

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 39(2 Pt 1):216-9 · September 1998

8. Itraconazole pulse therapy is effective in the treatment of tinea capitis in children: An open multicentre study

British Journal of Dermatology 137(2):251-4 · September 1997

9. Sensitisation from PPD in temporary henna tattoos and subsequent severe allergic contact dermatitis from hair dye.  

Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology, November 2004 Vol 17, No. 4

10.  Management  of Psoriasis in Africa and the Middle East: A Review of Current Opinion, Practice and Opportunities for Improvement

M Abdulghani, A Al Sheik, M Alkhawajah, A Ammoury, F Behrens, H Benchikhi, I Benkaidali, N Doss, A El Gendy, I Mokhtar, D Odendaal, N Raboobee, D Thaçi, R Weiss, D Whitaker

Journal of International Medical Research 39(5), 1573–1588. 

https://doi.org/10.1177/147323001103900501

11.  Revised classification/nomenclature of vitiligo and related issues: the Vitiligo Global Issues Consensus Conference. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2012 May; 25(3): E1–13.

Authhors listed in appendix 1

12.  Repigmentation in vitiligo: position paper of the Vitiligo Global Issues Consensus Conference (VGICC). Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2016 Nov 19.

Radio

June 2018: Radio Lotus - Vitiligo and common skin disorders

June 2018: Radio Hindvani - Vitiligo and other dermatological conditions

December 2018  Cape Talk -Vitiiligo

December 2018  North West Radio - Vitiligo

June 2019: Visionview Sports Radio

June 2019: Radio Lotus

TV

June 2018: SABC 2 Victor Ramatesela's program - 1 hour

July 2018: SABC 2 Health talk - 1 hour

June 2019: SABC 2 Health Talk

Other Interests

Certificate in Graphic Design - UCT - 2018

Photography

Ceramic Painting

Coffee Blog: CoffeeSnob

Instagram: coffeesnob.sa

Hand Painted ceramics by Dr N Raboobee.

Exhibited in Orlando, USA

© 2019 Dr N Raboobee

Please note that consultations and opinions are not offered by email. Appointments for consultations can be made with the secretary - Tel: 031 265 1505. This practice is contracted out of medical aid.