Lynn Mckinley-Grant, MD, FAAD, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is a Board-certified dermatologist, author, researcher, and lecturer practicing dermatology at Howard University, Washington, DC, where she is an Associate Professor, and Director of Curriculum Innovation and Development, Department of Dermatology, Howard University College of Medicine. She is currently serving as the President of the Skin of Color Society (2019-2021).
Dr. McKinley-Grant practiced Dermatology for over 25 years in the Washington DC area. She has been listed in Washingtonian Magazine since 1992 as one of the “Top Doctors” in the area, as selected by other physicians. Dr. McKinley-Grant is the senior editor of VisualDx: Essential Dermatology in Pigmented Skin. She has authored many chapters in the textbook Dermatology for Skin of Color, Paul Kelly MD and Susan C. Taylor MD, (2nd edition, 2015).
As an innovator in medicine, early on in her medical career, Dr. McKinley-Grant worked at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, Africa. She founded the Bellevue Hospital Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) clinic in New York City and identified the skin protein Fillaggrin while at the National Institute of Health (NIH). She was also a Google Glass Explorer. Dr. McKinley-Grant continues to be passionate about new ideas that improve the quality of health care and decrease healthcare costs. In 2013, she co-founded Insight Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes innovation, critical thinking and creative problem solving through art-based initiatives and programs, from medical training to business management.
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