Strategies to expand dermatologic care during the COVID-19 crisis


In part three of our conversation, Sepideh Ashrafzadeh details sustainable steps the specialty can take to expand access to care to new and underserved communities during the current pandemic – and in the future.

In a recent paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), authors Sepideh Ashrafzadeh and Vinod E. Nambudiri, M.D., MBA, propose strategies to expand access to high-quality dermatologic care during the pandemic.

In case you missed it: What disparities most affect the specialty? Dr. Nambudiri discusses this important topic with Dermatology Times in this video interview.

Related: Co-author Sepideh Ashrafzadeh highlights how the pandemic presents a unique opportunity to expand care to populations most affected by disparities.

Coming soon: What are some of the challenges of expanding telehealth to underserved communities? Sepideh Ashrafzadeh tackles this question in our upcoming video interview.


Ashrafzadeh S, Nambudiri VE. The COVID-19 crisis: A unique opportunity to expand dermatology to underserved populations. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020;83(1):e83-e84. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.04.154

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