Lynn McKinley-Grant, MA, MD, FAAD

Moderator | 20th Annual SOCS Scientific Symposium

Lynn McKinley-Grant, MA, MD, FAAD

Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor and former Vice Chair for Diversity and Community Engagement at Duke University School of Medicine. She is board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine, She earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She completed her postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Dermatology at New York University, Fellowship at  National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute Dermatology Branch as a Molecular Biology Fellow in Bethesda, MD.

As a medical student, she was a fellow at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon, Africa. She recognized then the importance of detecting the early signs of systemic disease in black and brown skin. Since 1995 she has been selected as a  top doctor in the Washingtonian Magazine.  Dr. McKinley Grant has published in medical journals and is the Ethnic Dermatology Editor Visual DX, Editorial Board 2011-present, and co-author of  Visual Dx Essential Dermatology in Pigmented Skin.

Dr. McKinley Grant is committed to teaching, and her focus passion and experience in medicine has been making accurate clinical assessments of disease and health in diverse populations. She has had over 25 years of experience treating inpatient and outpatient patients with complex medical diseases, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

Dr. McKinley-Grant develops medical curricula using the arts as pedagogy  to develop the five senses to enhance early clinical diagnosis of disease in all skin types. , empathy, and cultural competency in health care providers. She received the American Academy of Dermatology Awards for Arts and Humanities. She is a member of Colby College Art Museum Board of Directors and co-founder and president of Insight Institute, a non-profit committed to arts education.

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