Dr. Jasmine Rana is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford, Director of the Nail Disorders Clinic, and member of the supportive oncodermatology group at the Stanford Cancer Center. Her clinical interests include nail side effects from anti-cancer therapy, tumors of the nail unit, longitudinal melanonychia, brittle nails, fungal nail infection, nail psoriasis, nail lichen planus, nail surgery, and cutaneous toxicities associated with anti-cancer treatments and organ transplantation.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Wellesley College and received a Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Education from Harvard Medical School. She completed residency in dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center and served as chief resident in her final year.

Clinical Focus

  • Dermatology
  • Nail disorders
  • Supportive dermato-oncology

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Nail Disorders Clinic, Stanford Dermatology (2023 - Present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Dermatology (2021 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology (2021)
  • Residency: Stanford University Dermatology Residency (2021) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (2018) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2017) MA

All Publications

  • Erythema dyschromicum perstans-like eruptions induced by epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors in patients with lung cancer. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Bang, A. S., Said, J. T., Hirner, J., Rana, J., Pugliese, S., Wang, J. Y., Zaba, L., Zhao, L., Doan, L., Smith, J., Kwong, B. Y. 2024; 32 (6): 354


    Cutaneous adverse reactions to epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors (EGFRi) are some of the most common side effects that patients experience. However, cutaneous adverse reactions that cause dyspigmentation in patients have been rarely reported. Erythema dyschromicum perstans (EDP) is a rare pigmentary condition that causes ashy-grey hyperpigmented macules and patches, with a few cases reported from EGFRi in the literature. The disfiguration caused by this condition may negatively impact patients' quality of life. Our study aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of EDP induced by EGFRi to better recognize and manage the condition.We conducted a multicenter retrospective review at three academic institutions to identify patients with EDP induced by EGFRi from 2017 to 2023 and included sixteen patients in our study.The median age of patients was 66 years old, with 63% female and 37% male (Table 1). The majority of our patients were Asian (88%). All patients had non-small cell lung cancer and most patients received osimertinib. Median time to EDP was 6 months. The most common areas of distribution were the head/neck region, lower extremities, and upper extremities. Various topical ointments were trialed; however, approximately less than half had improvement in their disease and most patients had persistent EDP with no resolution. All patients desired treatment except one with EDP on the tongue, and there was no cancer treatment discontinuation or interruption due to EDP. Table 1 Patient demographics and clinical characteristics of 16 patients with EDP induced by EGFRi Case no Demographics: age, race, and sex Fitzpatrick skin type Cancer type EGFR therapy Concomitant photosensitive drug(s) Time to EDP (months) Clinical features Distribution Symptoms Treatments and clinical course EDP status from most recent follow up 1 47 y/o Asian male III Stage IV NSCLC Erlotinib None Unknown Brown-blue-gray hyperpigmented patches Bilateral shins Left thigh Xerosis Pruritus Triamcinolone 0.1% ointment for 4 months, improvement of blue discoloration Tacrolimus 0.1% BID for 9 months, improvement but no resolution Ongoing 2 62 y/o Asian female IV Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib None 4 Gray-brown hyperpigmented patches Bilateral arms Back Forehead Neck Right shin None Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment for 1 year with minor improvement Ongoing 3 69 y/o Asian female IV Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib None 4 Gray-brown macules and patches Chest Face Forehead Bilateral legs None Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment for 10 months, no improvement Ongoing 4 79 y/o White male II Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib None 15 Mottled grey-blue hyperpigmented patches and plaques with mild scaling Bilateral arms Back Forehead Neck None Photoprotection, no improvement Ongoing 5 69 y/o Asian female III Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib Ibuprofen 4 Blue-grey hyperpigmented macules and patches Abdomen Bilateral arms None Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment for 7 months, no improvement Ongoing 6 65 y/o Asian male III Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib None 20 Hyperpigmented blue gray macules and patches Helix Bilateral shins None Photoprotection, no improvement Ongoing 7 66 y/o Asian female IV Stage IV NSCLC Erlotinib TMP-SMX 6 Ashy grey-brown thin plaques Back Forehead None 2.5% hydrocortisone ointment for 8 months, resolved Resolved 8 82 y/o Asian male III Stage III NSCLC Erlotinib Simvastatin 20 Ash-grey hyperpigmented patches Dorsal feet Forehead Scalp None Photoprotection Ongoing 9 57 y/o Asian female III Stage II NSCLC Erlotinib None 1 Bue-grey discoloration Tongue None No intervention Ongoing 10 51 y/o Asian female III Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib None 9 Blue-grey hyperpigmented macules and patches Bilateral arms Axillae Groin Neck Trunk None 2.5% hydrocortisone ointment, triamcinolone 0.1% ointment, photoprotection with mild improvement Ongoing 11 67 y/o Asian male III Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib None 7 Gray-blue macules and patches with mild background erythema and scaling Bilateral arms Ears Face Bilateral shins None Triamcinolone 0.1% ointment, protection for 6 months with mild improvement Ongoing 12 75 y/o Asian female IV Stage III NSCLC Osimertinib TMP-SMX 3 Gray-blue hyperpigmented patches Bilateral arms Abdomen Back Face Bilateral shins Pruritus Triamcinolone 0.1% and betamethasone 0.01% with relief of pruritus, lesions unchanged Triluma cream 6 months, mild improvement Ongoing 13 42 y/o Asian male IV Stage IV NSCLC Afatinib TMP-SMX 24 Grey-brown hyperpigmented patches Back Face None Hydroquinone 4% cream for 2 years with mild improvement Ongoing 14 74 y/o White female III Stage II NSCLC Osimertinib Atorvastatin 4 Grey-brown hyperpigmented patches Bilateral legs Trunk None Photoprotection Ongoing 15 64 y/o Asian female IV Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib None 3 Gray-brown hyperpigmentation Abdomen Bilateral arms Back Bilateral legs Pruritus Triamcinolone 0.1% cream; No change, minimal concern to patient Ongoing 16 52 y/o Asian female IV Stage IV NSCLC Osimertinib None 42 Gray hyperpigmented patches with digitate shape Abdomen Bilateral flanks None Triamcinolone 0.1% cream Ongoing NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer, TMP-SMX, Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole CONCLUSIONS: We highlight the largest case series describing EDP from EGFR inhibitors, which mostly affected Asian patients with lung malignancy and on EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Clinicians should be able to recognize this condition in their patients and assess how it is affecting their quality of life, and refer to dermatology to help with management.

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  • Nails as Dynamic, Not Static, Entities-Rethinking the Approach to Nail Disorders. JAMA dermatology Rana, J., Vlahovic, T. C. 2024

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jamadermatol.2024.0400

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  • Electronic consultation in supportive oncodermatology: a single center retrospective cohort. Dermatology online journal Betancourt, N. J., Johnson, A. N., Clawson, R. C., Ko, J. M., Rana, J. K. 2024; 30 (1)

    View details for DOI 10.5070/D330163303

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  • Clinical features of drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome to BRAF inhibitors with and without previous immune checkpoint inhibition: a review. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Maloney, N. J., Rana, J., Yang, J. J., Zaba, L. C., Kwong, B. Y. 2021


    PURPOSE: Cutaneous reactions to BRAF inhibitors are common, but severe reactions resembling or consistent with drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS)/drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) are relatively rare. Several reports suggest that cutaneous reactions including DRESS/DIHS to BRAF inhibitors are more frequent and severe in the setting of previous immune checkpoint inhibition (ICI).METHODS: To characterize existing literature on these reports, we queried the PubMed/MEDLINE database for cases of DIHS/DRESS to BRAF inhibitors.RESULTS: We identified 23 cases of DIHS to BRAF inhibitors following checkpoint inhibition and 14 cases without prior checkpoint inhibitor therapy. In both cohorts, DIHS occurred relatively early, with median time to onset from drug exposure of 8-10days. Patients who received prior ICI were less likely to have peripheral eosinophilia (26% vs 71%), atypical lymphocytes (9% vs 50%), renal involvement (61% vs 79%), hepatic involvement (52% vs 86%), and lymphadenopathy (9% vs 43%) compared to patients who did not receive prior ICI. Thrombocytopenia was more common with prior ICI (17% vs 7%). Only patients who received prior ICI experienced hypotension (26%) during the course of their DIHS. All cases of BRAF-induced DIHS generally improved on systemic steroids/supportive care, and no cases of death were identified.CONCLUSION: Dermatologists should consider a diagnosis of DIHS following BRAF inhibitor initiation, particularly in the setting of past checkpoint inhibition, with atypical features including relatively rapid onset and steroid responsiveness, lack of peripheral eosinophilia, lymphocytosis, or lymphadenopathy, and increased risk of thrombocytopenia and hypotension.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s00520-021-06543-9

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  • Histopathologic correlation of skin manifestations of multisystemic inflammatory syndrome in adults (MIS-A) associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. JAAD case reports So, N. A., So, J., Centkowski, S., Rana, J., Aleshin, M., Kwong, B. Y., Rieger, K., Zaba, L. C., Chiou, A. S. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.06.031

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  • Drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome like reaction with angioedema and hypotension associated with BRAF inhibitor use and antecedent immune checkpoint therapy. JAAD case reports Rana, J., Maloney, N. J., Rieger, K. E., Pugliese, S. B., Strelo, J. L., Liu, A., Zaba, L. C., Kwong, B. Y. 2021; 13: 147-151

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.04.033

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  • Pernio-like eruption associated with COVID-19 in skin of color. JAAD case reports Daneshjou, R., Rana, J., Dickman, M., Yost, J. M., Chiou, A., Ko, J. 2020; 6 (9): 892–97

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jdcr.2020.07.009

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  • Clinicopathologic characterization of enfortumab vedotin-associated cutaneous toxicity in patients with urothelial carcinoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Hirotsu, K. E., Rana, J. n., Wang, J. Y., Raghavan, S. S., Rieger, K. E., Srinivas, S. n., Fan, A. C., Kwong, B. Y., Novoa, R. A., Zaba, L. n. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.11.067

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  • Using art to improve visual diagnosis: a review. The clinical teacher Rana, J. n., Pop, S. n., Burgin, S. n. 2020


    Elective visual arts-based courses for trainees in the health professions may, amongst other things, help improve visual diagnostic skills. An emphasis on the careful observation of visual art and medical images and the co-teaching of such courses by both medical faculty members and local art educators seem to be particularly important elements for the successful implementation of such courses.At least 12 studies to date suggest that guided observation of visual art (e.g. paintings and photography) can enhance the quality and/or quantity of visual observations. More research is needed regarding optimal course structure and assessment, but existing evidence supports the development of visual arts-based coursework for health care trainees using strategies such as 'visual thinking skills' and engagement and processing in groups.The arts or 'medical humanities' are increasingly used in the education of health professionals, and growing evidence exists that visual arts-based coursework, in particular, can enhance the observation skills of participants. Notably, the expertise and experience of trainees in specific disciplines are likely to influence specific learning goals and course structure in each context; however, unique arts-based teaching strategies (e.g. 'visual thinking skills') can be used across all settings. There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation … William Osler, 19031.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/tct.13130

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  • A resident-as-teacher program increases dermatology residents' knowledge and confidence in teaching techniques: a pilot study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Burgin, S., Zhong, C. S., Rana, J. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.12.008

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  • Response to Dr. Kaliyadan's comment on "Teaching & Learning Tips 7: small-group discussion". International journal of dermatology Lemoine, E. R., Rana, J., Burgin, S. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1111/ijd.14266

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