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Dermatology Telemedicine Services

UPMC's Teledermatology Program enables world-class physicians to provide patients with the best dermatological care, regardless of location. 

We provide:

  • Remote medical care for complicated dermatology cases
  • Inpatient (routine and STAT) consults for hospitals without dermatology coverage
  • Outpatient consults for primary care as well as specialty offices
  • Consults for consumers from the convenience of their home (
  • Timely transmission of images and clinical information
  • Educational opportunities for residents and fellows

How Teledermatology Works

Using store and forward technology, the medical staff at the patient's location:

  • Gathers the patient’s health history and physical information
  • Takes digital pictures of the site in question
  • Electronically transmits the health information and images to a UPMC dermatologist in Pittsburgh

The dermatologist at UPMC:

  • Reviews the patient’s history and physical information
  • Analyzes and examines the images
  • Provides documented feedback to the provider, either by EHR or telephone

Because the store and forward method of telemedicine uses less costly equipment, it greatly reduces costs to local health care providers.

Teledermatology Locations

The UPMC Teledermatology Program currently provides services on an inpatient basis at UPMC Bedford, UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, UPMC Horizon (Greenville and Shenango campuses), UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Mercy, UPMC Northwest, UPMC Passavant McCandless, and UPMC St. Margaret. Teledermatology services are provided at over 75 UPMC outpatient locations.

Our program also provides teledermatology services at various non-UPMC health systems throughout the U.S.

Teledermatology Educational Opportunities

In addition to offering clinical teleservices, the UPMC Department of Dermatology educates Dermatology residents and teaches Internal Medicine residents at UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC St. Margaret.

We also offer a teledermatology fellowship.

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