Carrie L Kovarik MDAssociate Professor of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Infectious Diseases, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Carrie L. Kovarik, MD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kovarik has a special interest in global and community health, telemedicine, informatics, and HIV-related skin disease. She created the Penn Dermatology Global Health program, through which she works to provide clinical care and education in developing countries and underserved communities in the United States. She has designed and completed several international clinical trials, including two in Botswana related to the evaluation of innovative telemedicine programs for diagnosing diseases in HIV-infected patients. She is now focusing on developing, sustaining, and researching new models of health care that can increase access to care through telemedicine. Dr. Kovarik is currently on the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Board of Directors and is the immediate Past Chair and current Advisor of the AAD Teledermatology Task Force. She also serves on the AAD Telemedicine Reimbursement Workgroup and has consulted on several state bills for instituting high quality telemedicine.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Evaluation of Barriers to Telehealth Programs and Dermatological Care Among American Indians in Rural Communities
- Store-and-Forward Teledermatology May Help Save Consultation Costs for Underserved Populations
- Consultative Teledermatology in Emergency Department and Inpatient Wards
- Impact of Store-and-Forward Teledermatology on Outpatient Dermatologic Care