Philippe Abimelec M.D

Credentials and Works

Table of Contents1 Background and diplomas2 GMC registration3 Residency Training & Fellowships4 Bibliography and conferences5 Professional Societies memberships Background and diplomas Dr. Philippe Abimelec was born and raised in Paris, France where he currently practices the specialty of dermatology, he has worked as a consultant in nail disease and surgery at St. Louis hospital in […]

Author : Dr Philippe Abimelec
Last scientific update : June 2018

Background and diplomas

Dr. Philippe Abimelec was born and raised in Paris, France where he currently practices the specialty of dermatology, he has worked as a consultant in nail disease and surgery at St. Louis hospital in Paris for over 15 years. He received his M.D. degree at René Descartes university from whence he graduated in 1984. Upon completion of his dermatology residency at St. Louis hospital, he took up a fellowship under Dr. Bernard Ackerman at New York University Medical Center. Over the past several years, Dr. Abimelec has been involved in teaching courses at Lariboisière, St. Louis and Pitié-Salpétrière teaching hospitals in Paris. In addition, he has lectured in Europe and North America at universities and medical conventions including at the American Academy of Dermatology and at the European Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Abimelec’s academic work relating to nail diseases has been presented at professional meetings and published in peer-reviewed  medical journals. Active in a variety of professional societies, Dr. Abimelec is a fellow of the Société Française de Dermatologie, the American Academy of Dermatology, the British Association of Dermatologists, the Canadian Dermatology Association, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American society for laser medicine and surgery, the European Hair Research Society, the European Nail Society.

GMC registration

General Medical Council Registration
Philippe Abimelech M.D is a fully registered medical practioner under the GMC reference number 6129151.

Residency Training & Fellowships

Residency Training
Saint-Louis Hospital (Lariboisière Saint-Louis University) 1985-89.


New York University School of Medicine – Dermatology Department of I. M. Freedberg M. D, A. B. Ackerman M. D, Director, 530, First Avenue, New-York, NY 10016.

General Dermatologic Surgery
• UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Chairman, R. Reisner M. D, Dermatologic Surgery Unit, R. Bennet. M. D, Director – Chs 2. 121, Los Angeles, Ca 90024.
• University Ludwig Maximilian München, Dermatology Department, O. Braun-Falco M. D, Chairman, Dermatologic Surgery Unit, B. Konz. M. D, Director, Frauenlobstrasse 9, D 800, München, Germany.
• Gary Monheit M. D, Medical Tower 1717, 11 South Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama.
• Hospital Das Clinicas, Dermatology Department, Sampaio M. D Chairman, Dermatologic Surgery Unit, B. Golcman, Brasil.

Hair Transplant Surgery
• Munir Curi M. D, Sao-Paulo, Brasil.
• Rolf. E. A. Nordström M. D, Annankatu 11b, 00120, Helsinki, Finland.
• Thomas H Alt M. D, Alt Cosmetic Surgery Center, 4920 Lincoln Drive Minneapolis Mn 55436.

• Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dept of dermatology, P. Bailin M. D, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44195.
•  Hôpital de La Croix Rouge, Centre Chirurgical des Peupliers, C. Frances M.D.
• CHU de Lille, Centre Laser Pluridisciplinaire, G. Rotteleur M. D, Centre Hospitalier de Lille, Bergoend MD, Chairman, Avenue Oscard Lambert, 59037, Lille Cedex.

Bibliography and conferences

– American Academy of Dermatology (San Antonio), 2008.
American Academy of Dermatology (Washington), 2007.
– American Academy of Dermatology (New-Orléans), 2005.
– European nail society (Barcelona), 2003.
– American Academy of Dermatology (San-Francisco), 2000.
– American Academy of Dermatology (New-Orleans), 1999.
– American Academy of Dermatology (Orlando), 1998.
– European Academy of Dermatology (Dublin), 1995.
– International Summit on Antifungal Therapy (New-York), 1995.
– Onycholology symposium (Bruxelles), 1995.
– 1st International Onychology Symposium (Paris), 1994.

• Onychologie: diagnostic, traitement, chirurgie , french edition, Scher and Daniel. Elsevier 2007

• Journal of the American Academy of Dermatolology
• Nouvelles dermatologiques
European Journal of Dermatology

Committee Appointment
• International society for Hair Restoration Surgery (Website Committee)

Dermatology books
– Nails: Therapy, Diagnosis, Surgery (3nd ed.), Elsevier, 2005.
– Tumors of the hand, Taylor & Francis, 2004.
– L’ongle, Elsevier (Paris), 2000.
– Cosmétologie unguéale. Encyclopédie Médico-Chirurgicale, Elsevier (Paris), 2000.
– Pathologie de l’appareil unguéal. Encyclopédie Médico-Chirurgicale, Elsevier (Paris), 1998.
– Diseases of hair and nails, Appleton & Lange (New-York), 1998.
– Traitements locaux en dermatologie. Dermatologie pratique, Doin (Paris), 1999.

Publications in peer review journal
Lazar A., Abimelec P., Dumontier C – Full thickness skin graft for nail unit reconstruction. J Hand Surg [Br]. 2005 May; 30(2):194-8.
Dumontier C., Nakache S., Abimelec P – Treatment of post-traumatic nail bed deformities with split-thickness nail bed grafts. Chir Main. 2002 Dec; 21(6):337-42.
Dumontier C., Abimelec P – Nail unit enchondromas and osteochondromas: a surgical approach. Dermatol surg. 2001 mar; 27(3):274-9.
Abimelec P – Cosmetology and brittle nails. Rev Prat. 2000 Dec 15;50(20):2262-6. Review.
Van Holder C., Dumontier C., Abimelec P – Onychomatricoma. J Hand Surg [Br]. 1999 Feb; 24(1):120-1.
Rybojad M., Abimelec P., Feuilhade M., Morel P., Bourrat E – Familial chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis associated with autoimmune polyendocrinopathy. Treatment with fluconazole: 3 cases. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 1999 Jan; 126(1):54-6. French.
Abimelec P., Cambiaghi S., Thioly D., Moulonguet I., Dumontier C – Subungual giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath. Cutis. 1996 Oct; 58(4):273-5.
Mouaci-Midoun N., Cambiaghi S., Abimelec P – Pachyonychia congenita tarda. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996 Aug; 35(2 Pt 2):334-5.
Drape J.L., Idy-Peretti I., Goettmann S., Salon A., Abimelec P., Guerin-Surville H., Bittoun J. – MR imaging of digital mucoid cysts. Radiology. 1996 Aug; 200(2):531-6.
Abimelec P., Rybojad M., Cambiaghi S., Moraillon I., Cavelier-Balloy B., Marx C., Morel P – Late painful subungual hyperkeratosis in incontinentia pigmenti. Pediatr Dermatol. 1995 Dec; 12(4):340-2.

Professional Societies memberships

American Academy of Dermatology
– French Society of Dermatology
– Canadian Dermatology Association
– American society for dermatologic surgery
– International society for hair restoration surgery
– American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery,
– European nail society
– Council for nail disorders