Lucinda Kohn, MD, MHS
University of Colorado Denver
It is a well-known fact that pediatric dermatologists are in short supply. We have many more potential patients than we do open clinical slots. We are also not spread evenly geographically, and there are several pockets of the U.S. that lack access to pediatric dermatology. What if there was a way to expand our reach to the patients who cannot easily access our expertise? What if we could safely partner with pediatricians to deliver high quality care? What kind of impact could we have on a community if we were able to offer its children treatments for their skin disease?
This pilot Project ECHO acne clinic at the Gallup Indian Medical Center will teach pediatricians how to treat acne with a medication called isotretinoin that is typically managed by dermatologists. The goal of this project is to show that with support and education, pediatricians can safely prescribe this medication.
This project was funded by a 2019 Weston Career Development Award.