Matthew Vesely, MD, is a dermatologist who treats psoriasis, eczema, and other autoimmune skin disorders. Dr. Vesely also sees patients with chronic skin diseases, including discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).
“Seeing patients who have been suffering from inflammatory skin diseases for years finally get relief with the help of a targeted therapy is very rewarding,” he says.
Dr. Vesely says he enjoys working with patients and their families to find the best approach to treat a skin disorder. “I always explain that even if the first set of therapies are ineffective, we won't stop until we find the most effective treatment plan,” he says.
Dr. Vesely says he chose his specialty after learning that a large number of skin diseases caused by an overactive immune system lack FDA-approved treatments. In his research, Dr. Vesely investigates emerging new therapies that could potentially help his patients.
“Being able to research the same diseases I treat is extremely gratifying and motivating,” Dr. Vesely says.