Richard P. Usatine., M.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, and professor, family and community medicine at UT Health San Antonio, was recently elected to the board of the International Dermoscopy Society.
Dermoscopy is an important recent development in skin cancer screening and diagnosis. It involves the use of a dermatoscope to look into the skin. It allows the user to see subsurface structures not visible with the naked eye. This is how melanomas and skin cancers can be picked up at the earliest stage when they are curable.
The International Dermoscopy Society, with 13,000 members worldwide, has played a critical role in the advancement of this science.