1992 Originated "store and forward" text
plus image consultations in which have become the standard of
care in teledermatology for the largest hospital system in the
world, the Veteran's Administration, and the major backbone of
peer-to-peer education in dermatology.
1993 Participated in the interface design of the Dermatology Online
Image Atlas with Andy Bittorf, Thomas Diepgen, Thomas Ray and
1994 Recommended that clinical dermatology email lists should
be used primarily as a method of case discussions.
1994 Created Global Dermatology Grand Rounds, the first web based
interactive dermatology case discussions.
1995 Founded the first online medical society, the Internet Dermatology
Published the first medical textbook on the Internet, the Electronic
Textbook of Dermatology.
1996 Presided over the first meeting of the Internet Dermatology
Society, now in its 5th year.
1997 Produced the first online dermatology meeting with streaming
1999 Published a definitive study showing the equivalence of store
and forward teledermatology to traditional dermatology in the
2000 Created a systematic Dermatology Quality Index for the 5th
Annual meeting of the Internet Dermatology Society.
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