Dermatologist - Concord
2700 Grant Street Suite 309
Concord, CA 94520
925-687-8882

Dr. Raskin is board certified in Dermatology and pursues ongoing medical education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dermatology.

Curtis A. Raskin, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.D.

OCCUPATION:
1998-Present Private Practice, Dermatology
Concord, CA
 
TRAINING:
1995-1998 Residency, Division of Dermatology
Washington University Medical Center
St. Louis, MO
 
1994-1995 Internship, Department of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
 
EDUCATION:
1987-1994 State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
M.D., Ph.D., Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Omega Alpha
 
1983-1987 Franklin and Marshall College
B.A., Majors in Biology and Economics, Departmental Honors in Biology
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
1997-1998 Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
 
1994 The Merck Manual Award to Outstanding Students in Medical Studies
 
1993 Alpha Omega Alpha (Eta Chapter of New York)
 
1993 1st Place (MD/PhD Section), Alpha Omega Alpha Research Symposium
 
1990-1991 State University of New York Competitive Graduate Research Fellowships
 
1990-1991 Outstanding Membership Recruitment, AMA-Medical Student Section
 
1990 Donald M. Kirschenbaum Fellowship (academic and research excellence)
 
1989 Engel Fellowship
 
1988-1989 National Institutes of Health/Alumni Association Research Fellowships
 
1987 National Cancer Institute/Bionetics Research Program Fellowship
 
RELATED ACTIVITIES:
2003 Chief of Dermatology, John Muir Medical Center
 
1999 Volunteer Faculty, UCSF Dermatology Department
 
1989-1991 Committee on Cancer, Medical Society of the State of New York
 
1989-1993 Representative, Medical Society of the State of New York
 
1990-1991 Delegate, Annual AMA - Medical Student Section Conferences, Chicago
 
1990 Delegate, Interim AMA - Medical Student Section Conference, Orlando
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
American Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Society
California Medical Society

STAFF PRIVILEGES:
John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus, CA
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus, CA

PUBLICATIONS:
Raskin CA, Parrott RH. Herpangina. In: Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, 5th edition. Eds, Freedberg, Eisen, Wolff, Austen, Goldsmith, Katz, Fitzpatrick. McGraw-Hill, San Francisco, 1999.

Raskin CA. Psoriasis and Apoptosis: A fundamental analysis of the psoriatic phenotype with clinical and therapeutic correlations. In: Progress in Inflammation Research: Apoptosis and Inflammation. Ed, Winkler JD. Birkhauser Verlag, Basel, Switzerland. 1999.

Raskin CA. Apoptosis and cutaneous biology. [CME article] Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1997;36:885-896.

Raskin CA, Tu JH. Keratin expression in Olmsted syndrome. [Letter] Archives of Dermatology 1997;133:389.

Raskin CA. Small plaque parapsoriasis and mycosis fungoides. [Letter] Archives of Dermatology 1996;132:1388.

Raskin CA, Diaz G, McAllister WT. Generation of T7 RNA polymerase mutants with altered promoter specificities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, U.S.A. 1993;90:3147-3151.

McAllister WT, Raskin CA. The phage RNA polymerases are related to DNA polymerases and reverse transcriptases. Molecular Microbiology 1993;10:1-6.

Diaz G, Raskin CA, McAllister WT. Hierarchy of basepair preference in the binding domain of the T7 promoter. Journal of Molecular Biology 1993;229:805-811.

Raskin CA, Diaz G, Joho K, McAllister WT. Substitution of a single T3 residue in T7 RNA polymerase at position 748 results in a switch in promoter specificity. Journal of Molecular Biology 1992;228:506-515.

Luhrs C, Raskin CA, Durbin R, Wu B, Sadasivan E, McAllister W, Rothenberg S.Transfection of a glycosylated phospatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored folate binding protein complementary DNA provides cells with the ability to survive in low folate medium. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 1992;90:840-847.

Joho K, Gross L, McGraw N, Raskin CA, McAllister WT. Identification of a region of the bacteriophage T3 and T7 RNA polymerases that determines promoter specificity. Journal of Molecular Biology, 1990;215:31-39.