Senior Fellow

Jules Lipoff, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine

Jules Lipoff, MD is a board-certified dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. At Penn, his research focuses on access to care, teledermatology, social media, and health equity. He also teaches dermatology residents, medical students, primary care residents, and family medicine residents. Dr. Lipoff speaks nationally and internationally about telemedicine, and publishes extensively in the lay press and academic journals on a variety of topics. At Penn, his work has been supported by the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. At the American Academy of Dermatology, he is the outgoing Chair of the teledermatology task force, a member of the augmented intelligence task force, and a member of the emerging practice models committee. He currently is a member of the AAD’s ad hoc task force on COVID-19.

Dr. Lipoff also cares deeply about volunteerism and advocating for the underserved. He is Co-program Director for the Penn-Guatemala dermatology resident exchange and outreach program. In 2014, he founded a Penn dermatology clinic for HIV/AIDS and immunosuppressed patients, which has expanded to improve access for all transgender and non-binary patients (and now called Penn Derm PRIDE clinic – PRoviding Integrated Dermatology for Everyone). He volunteers at local free clinics monthly (Philadelphia STD Clinic, Puentes de Salud), performs physical exams in support of asylum seekers (in conjunction with Physicians for Human Rights and the Philadelphia Human Rights Clinic), and serves as a Senior Specialist Consultant for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).

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