Dr. Richard Usatine is a Professor of Dermatology, Cutaneous Surgery and Family Medicine at University of Texas Health, San Antonio. He is the lead author of 8 books including “Dermatological and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice”, “The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Family Medicine” and “Cutaneous Cryosurgery”. He has published over 130 journal articles. Dr. Usatine began teaching dermoscopy in 2009 with the mentorship of Dr. Ash Marghoob. In 2014, he co-developed a free interactive app for smart phones and tablets called “Dermoscopy: Two Step Algorithm”. It remains the top downloaded app for dermoscopy and was updated to contain the “TADA” method too. In 2018, he was elected to the board of the International Dermoscopy Society. Dr. Usatine has also developed over 80 dermatology instructional videos and the Interactive Dermatology Atlas website. His photography of skin disorders has been used in many books, monographs, journal articles and educational websites (including the American Cancer Society). He has taught dermoscopy for the American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Dermatological Society and for general practitioners in Australia and Canada. Dr. Usatine has been teaching yearly in the American Dermoscopy Meeting since 2014. He teaches regularly on Dermoscopy of Skin of Color and is the lead author of the Dermoscopedia chapter on this area.
Dr. Usatine has been the chair of the yearly Skin Course put on by the American Academy of Family Physicians since 2006. He also founded the University Health System Skin Clinic in 2006. He is the program director of the only Underserved Dermatology Family Medicine Fellowship Program in the US.