Dr. McKinley-Grant

Lynn McKinley-Grant, M.D., a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is a Board-certified dermatologist, author, researcher, lecturer practicing dermatology at Duke University, Durham NC. She is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Diversity and Community Engagement in the Department of Dermatology. Dr. McKinley-Grant practiced Dermatology for over 25 years in Washington DC area. She has been listed in Washingtonian Magazine since 1992 as one of the "Top Doctors" in the area, as selected by other physicians. Dr. McKinley-Grant is the senior editor of VisualDx: Essential Dermatology in Pigmented Skin. She has authored many chapters in the textbook Dermatology for Skin of Color, Paul Kelly MD and Susan Taylor MD, 2nd edition to be published in 2015.

As an innovator in medicine, early on in her medical career, Dr. McKinley-Grant worked at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, Africa, she founded the Bellvue Hospital Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) clinic in New York City and she identified the skin protein Fillaggrin while at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and was a Google Glass Explorer. Dr. McKinley-Grant continues to be passionate about new ideas that improve the quality of health care and decrease healthcare costs. In 2013, she co-founded Insight Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes innovation, critical thinking and creative problem solving through art-based initiatives and programs, from medical training to business management.

Dr. McKinley-Grant lectures on a variety of topics, and is a medical correspondent in the media. Her areas of expertise include:

  • External Manifestations of Internal Disease (Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease)
  • Dermatology in Skin of Color.
  • Complicated/Consult Dermatology
  • Mycosis Fungoides /Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Hair Disorders