Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Blistering Diseases - An Overview and an Update

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 08, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer 3rd Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein
Repeated @ 12:15 PM: Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Speaker & Info

Kim B. Yancey, MD
Professor & Chairman, Dermatology
UT Southwestern

Dr. Kim Yancey is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at UTSW. He graduated from the University of Georgia (Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian) and subsequently earned his Medical Degree (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). He performed his internship (Internal Medicine) and residency (Dermatology) training at MCG and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Yancey is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and holds special subspecialty competence in Dermatologic Immunology and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. Dr. Yancey is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Dermatological Association, and numerous other professional organizations.

He is a former Director and Vice President of the American Board of Dermatology, a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, the current President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, a current member of the Executive Committee of the Dermatology Foundation, and a current member of several Editorial Boards.

Dr. Yancey received the AAD's Marion Sulzberger Award in 2007. He has published numerous research manuscripts and monographs, served on an array of grant review panels, and presented numerous invited lectures in the US and abroad. Dr. Yancey held research support from the National Institutes of Health for over twenty-five years.

Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the pathophysiology of autoimmune and inherited blistering diseases
  2. Diagnose and distinguish various blistering diseases
  3. Recognize the potential morbidity and/or mortality that patients with blistering diseases confront
  4. Appreciate broad principles of management of patients with blistering diseases

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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