• Mercedes Florez-White, MD, is a dermatologist with over 40-years’ experience in academics and private practice. In addition to teaching students -she is the course director for dermatology- she also treats patients at the FIU Health Faculty Group Practice and at Student Health Services.

    Dr. Florez-White is an internationally renowned expert and speaker on cosmetic dermatology, acne, rosacea, skin aging, and pigmentation disorders. She is a member of the board and vice-president of the International Society of Dermatology, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the European Academy of Dermatology. She serves as a coordinator for the Iberian-Latin American Group for the Study of Acne and Rosacea.

    Dr. Florez-White is a past president of the Colombian Association of Dermatology and past vice president of the Iberian Latin American College of Dermatology and has authored multiple peer-review publications and books.

research interests

  • Acne:
    - Acne in adolescents
    - Quality of life in patients with acne
    - Diet and acne
    - Acne and sun-exposure
    - Adult acne

    Rosacea with emphasis in patient with dark skin and Latin American ancestry

    Pigmentation including variation of the same skin condition in people with different skin color


    Sun protection in the prevention of skin cancer in FIU students
    - Sun protection in a university with an open campus
    - Importance of shades
    - Mineral sunscreen dispenser
    - Sun protection clothing for FIU Athletes

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Mercedes Florez-White


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