Craig Burkhart is a native Toledoan having attended DeVilbiss and Ottawa Hills High Schools. He was the lead in DeViltries, was Tony in West Side Story, business editor of the school newspaper, and won the Ohio State Tennis Championship in 1969. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Pennsylvania where he played intercollegiate tennis and squash as well as having a part-time job in the library. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, followed by four years of residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals. He also has obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of Toledo.
From 1979 to 1982, he was the first head of dermatology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He was first in private practice at a location next to Toledo Hospital at 3939 Monroe Street for 12 years before moving to his present location at 5600 Monroe Street in 1995.
The number of publications Dr. Burkhart has written stands at 784. By sheer number, he is one of the most prolific writers in the world of skin disease. He has also writen over 30 book chapters in addition to mentoring over 200 medical students. At 70-year -old, he remains editor of both Bentham's The Open Dermatology Journal and Hindawi's Dermatology Research and Practice. He owns six US Patents with one coming to fruition, namely Sklice, for head lice. I can't retire, because I am still learning my craft and answering a calling. I am presently working on articles discussing sunscreens available in Europe, Canada and Japan (but not in the United States), diaper dermatitis, connection of diet with eczema and risk of squamous cell carcinoma metastasizing.
At 30 years of age, he was editor of Dermatology and Allergy for the Practicing Physician with a circulation of 58,000. In his 70s now, he is still editor of three dermatology journals, namely The Open Dermatology Journal, Dermatology Research and Practice, and the Ohio Dermatology Association Newsletter. He also remains on over 30 editorial boards. He was the second American dermatologist to be invited to lecture to the India Dermatology Association by live stream television to an audience of over 1000 on the topic of acne, a topic Dr. Burkhart has over 50 scientific publications.
He has garnered eight research grants, has six U.S. patents, is listed in Woodward and White's national publication of the "Best Doctors in America," and listed in Marquis' Who's Who in America and Marquis' Who's Who in the World.
He is past President of the Ohio Dermatology Association and Phi Beta Kappa Society and has served on the board of University of Toledo Alumni and Toledo Academy of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the Ohio State Medical Association, and the American Academy of Dermatology.
He is a Full Clinical professor at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine. Some of his recent publications include:
-Grishauser K, Burkhart CG, Bimodal temporal distribution of herpes explains resistant cases to oral antiviral agents. The Open Dermatology Journal 2019; 13:1-2.
-Godwa A, Burkhart CG. Topical retinoids prevent P. acne biofilm. Dermatology Times 2019;40(3):24-25
-Anzelc MJ, Burkhart CG. Crisaborole:Application pain and prevention. The Open Dermatology Journal 2019;13:55-57.
-Anzelc MJ, Burkhart CG. Pain and pruritus:A study of their similarities and deifferences. International Journal of Dermatology 2020;59:159-164.
-Balasubramaniam D, Burkhart CG. Hydrogen peroxide use for chemical destruction on seborrheic keratoses:a review. The Open Dermatology Journal 2020:14:1-5.
-Burkhart, CG. Infection Control in a dermatology office during coronavirus epidemic:Let's get down to specifics which includes the auto visitation. The Open
Dermatology Journal 2020:15:6-8.
-Burkhart, CB. Ozone disinfectants like SoClean CPAP Sanitizer can be used to sterilize cloth and n95 masks in the protection against Covid-10. The Open Dermatology
Journal 2020; 14:14-15.
-Burkhart, CB. My journey of formulating a patent for topical/spray ivermectin against COVID. The Open Dermatology Journal 2021:15;1-2.
-Stetkevich S, Burkhart CG. Light's progression as an immunomodulation therapy. International Journal of Dermatology. (accepted 2021).
-Anzelc MJ, Burkhart CG. Can artificial intelligence replace human scribes? Cutis 2021:108:310-311.
-Anzelc MJ, Burkhart CG. Dimethyl sulphoxide: A practical adjunct to combat paijn and pruritus. The Dermatology Online Journal 2021;27(11):2-7.
-Shetkevich S, Burkhart CG. The dangers of HPV laser plume and best safety practices. International Journal of Dermatology (accepted 2021).
-Anzelc MJ, Burkhart CG. Preliminary observations regarding soap and slipperiness in bathroom injuries. The Open Dermatology Journal (accepted 2022).
-Marellapudi A, Burkhart CG. Implications of the gut-brain-skin axis affecting the skin and specifically C. acne. International Journal of Dermatology (accepted 2022).
-Gupta M, Shetkevich S, Anzelc MJ, Burkhart CG. Bacteriophages: An alternative to combat bacterial resistance. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (accepted 2022).
Dr. Burkhart's wife, Tiina, has a CPA, JD, MBA, and presently retired. His older daughter has a MBA and is married with four children in Wilmington, NC. His son is a pediatric dermatologist in Cary, North Carolina with two young boys. His youngest daughter owns her own commercial real estate company in New York City called Dane Professional Consulting.