Richard P. Usatine, MD, has devoted his career to teaching health care providers at all levels and providing compassionate health care to underserved and vulnerable populations. He is a Professor of Family Medicine and Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at University of Texas Health, San Antonio. He received his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his family medicine residency at UCLA. He is a principal author of 10 books and the lead author of 8 books including Dermatological and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice, Cutaneous Cryosurgery and all three editions of the Color Atlas of Family Medicine. He has published over 120 journal articles and has won numerous teaching and humanitarian awards. In 2000, Dr. Usatine was the national recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Dr. Usatine 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 United States. He is also involved in teaching family medicine, internal medicine and dermatology residents at the University of Texas Health, San Antonio. He is the Founding Director of a program that includes 6 student-run free clinics and two medical student electives associated with these clinics. Dr. Usatine has been an active member of his university’s global health program and has been the faculty leader for one global health trip yearly since 2009. His work in dermatology and global health has helped to inform those sections of this book.
Dr. Usatine has been the national chair of the yearly Skin Course put on by the American Academy of Family Physicians since 2006. He began teaching dermoscopy to primary care providers in 2009 and now teaches dermoscopy to international audiences. He co-developed a free interactive app for smart phones and tablets called “Dermoscopy: Two Step Algorithm.” He is the first family physician to be 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 clinical photography has been used in many books, monographs, journal articles and educational websites (including VisualDx and the American Cancer Society). He is the associate editor of the Journal of Family Practice and the author of Photo Rounds Friday on the journal website. Dr. Usatine is the family medicine editor for VisualDx.
Mindy Ann Smith, MD, MS, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University and an Honorary Associate in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health where she provides mentorship for faculty members. She is an Associate Medical Editor for AAFP FP Essentials and Deputy Editor for Essential Evidence Plus. Her work has resulted in 57 papers published in peer-review journals, hundreds of published book chapters and 12 books. She reviews study documents for the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of Citizens for a Clean Columbia, is an executive committee member for the Kootenay Library Federation, and chairs the Patient Advisory Committee for the Kootenay-Boundary Collaborative Services Committee, which works to transform the local delivery of primary care in that region of British Columbia, Canada. She is shown here with her partner Ted and daughter Jenny at her BC home.
E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, DABPM, FAAFP
E.J. Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, DABPM, FAAFP is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. He is also Chairman of the Palmetto Health USC Medical Group Department of Family Medicine. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Mayeaux worked for 23+ years at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine–Clinical Informatics.
Dr. E.J. Mayeaux has been an active member of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) and the International Federation for Colposcopy and Pathology of the Cervix (IFCPC) since 1996. He was President of ASCCP in 2014. He has served on the executive board of the IFCPC since 2014. He is the lead editor of Modern Colposcopy, 3rd edition, the flagship publication on colposcopy from the ASCCP.
Dr. Mayeaux is a well-respected educator who regularly is invited to teach worldwide. He has published and edited 9 books including the Color Atlas of Family Medicine and the Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures, both of which are available in multiple languages. Dr. Mayeaux’s clinical expertise includes women’s health topics such as cervical disease, HPV disease, HPV vaccination, skin diseases and patient literacy as it relates to clinical medicine. He has dedicated the majority of his professional life to the study and practice of women's health.
Heidi Chumley, MD, MBA is Executive Dean at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), an international medical school with campuses on island Sint Maarten and in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining AUC, she worked for eight years at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, serving as Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Vice Chancellor for Education Resources and Interprofessional Education.
Dr. Chumley earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she also completed her residency in family medicine and a fellowship in academic leadership. She earned an executive MBA, with emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean, at University of Miami. From 1999 to 2013, she practiced full-scope family medicine in Academic Health Centers in Texas and Kansas.
Dr. Chumley’s career has focused on changing medical education by increasing access for those from educationally disadvantaged settings, and creating curriculum and culture conducive to promoting social accountability and community engagement. She led the development of the first national clerkship curriculum for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), for which she and her team won an STFM Presidential Award. She has authored numerous articles in medical education, served as an editor on five textbooks, and currently sits on the Annals of Family Medicine Board of Directors. In her current role, she is most proud of the high percentage of AUC graduates who choose family medicine and work in underserved areas.