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Lynn McKinley-Grant

Lynn McKinley-Grant MA, MD, FAAD

Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC; Adjunct Professor, Department of Dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant, MA, MD, FAAD, is 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 earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She completed her postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine at Boston City, Hospital, and Dermatology at New York University, and Fellowship at  National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute Dermatology Branch as a Molecular Biology Fellow. She is a Fellow for Life at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon.

 Dr. McKinley Grant has published in medical journals and authored many chapters in dermatology textbooks.  She is one of the editors with Visual DX, an assistant editor in Cutis Dermatology Journal, and co-author of the textbook Visual Dx: Essential Dermatology in Pigmented Skin.  She is the Immediate Past-President of the Skin of Color Society, a dermatology professional organization committed to research, education, and mentoring in skin color.

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. The arts build empathy, cultural competency, and humility in health care providers.  She received the American Academy of Dermatology Awards for Arts and Humanities in 2017. She is a member of Colby College Art Museum Board of Directors and co-founder of Insight Institute, a non-profit committed to arts education.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Treatment of Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra