Richard Usatine, MD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio.

Dr. Usatine is a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as a fellowship in medical education from UCLA. Dr. Usatine is the co-author of nine books and the lead author of seven books, including Dermatological and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice, The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, and Cutaneous Cryosurgery. He has published more than 120 journal articles and has won numerous teaching awards. Dr. Usatine is the founder and medical director of the University Health System Skin Clinic in San Antonio. He runs the only underserved dermatology family medicine fellowship in the United States and is the national chair of the yearly skin course put on by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Dr. Usatine began teaching dermoscopy to primary care providers in 2009 at the national level in collaboration with a world leader in dermoscopy research, Ashfaq Marghoob, MD. Dr. Usatine co-developed an interactive app for smart phones and tablets called “Dermoscopy: Two Step Algorithm.” He has also developed more than 80 dermatology instructional videos and the Interactive Dermatology Atlas website( His photographs of skin disorders have been used in many books, monographs, journal articles, and educational websites, including use by the American Cancer Society. He is an associate editor of The Journal of Family Practice and the author of “Photo Rounds Friday” on the journal’s website.