Whitney High

MD

Dr. High, a native of Colorado, is the Vice-Director of the laboratory, and he is board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. He also has certification in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. After practicing as a chemical engineer in industry, Dr. High returned to medical school to receive his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in 2000. Dr. High completed his dermatology residency training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2004, serving as Chief Resident, and his dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver in 2005. He has also studied tropical medicine in Central and South America.

Dr. High is appointed to the Departments of Dermatology & Pathology at the University of Colorado, and the Department of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines. He serves as the only dermatologist on faculty at the Denver STD/HIV Training Center, a clinic sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. High also has a degree in law from the University of Denver.  Dr. High has authored 2 textbooks, 12 chapters and more than 40 medical papers. He currently serves as one of the youngest editors of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and he is an editor/editorial board member of other medical journals.

Dr. High’s current research interests include: Pigmented lesions- Medicolegal issues- Infectious disease/sexually transmitted disease- Pharmacological and toxicological dermatology/
dermatopathology- Advanced biochemical testing applied to dermatology/dermatopathology.

Nov. 1-30 2021 Conference

Medicolegal Issues in Dermatology/Dermatopathology

Objective:

  1. Understand the basic principles of medical malpractice, including issues of duty, standard of care,
    breach of duty, cause in fact proximate cause and damages, and how these requisite elements
    must be present in any case.

 

  1. Appreciate the situations in which medical malpractice risk is heightened in Dermatology and
    Dermatopathology, including when prescribing medications, when performing/failing to perform
    a biopsy or other intervention and with regard to follow-up

 

Utilize fundamentally sound documentation, instruction, liberal and expert consultation and
appropriate follow-up to minimize medicolegal risk and maximize favorable patient outcomes
and better patient care/patient experiences

Needs:

  1. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  2. Advances in medical knowledge
  3. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes affecting patient care

Core Competencies: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Nov. 1-30 2021 Conference

Pigmented Lesions: Moles, Melanoma and Diagnostic/Prognostic Tests

Objective:

  1. Understanding the basic principles of classifying pigmented lesions, including cytologic atypia
    and architectural disorder: the accuracy/precision/reproducibility of “grading” atypical nevi; and
    the immunohistochemical staining of nevi/melanoma

 

  1. Understanding the various options for genetic testing, including comparative genomic
    hybridization (CGH), fluorescent in situ hybridization studies (FISH), and gene expression
    profiling (GEP) as it pertains to DIAGNOSTIC testing for melanoma
  2. Understand the options for genetic testing, such as gene expression profiling (GEP), and how it
    pertains to the PROGNOSTIC testing of known melanoma and how that might impact upon
    therapy and follow-up

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  3. Development of new technology
  4. Advances in medical knowledge
  5. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes affecting patient care

Core Competencies: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Nov. 1-30 2021 Conference

Bedbugs, Ticks, Spiders and other Creepy Crawlers

Disclosures: No relevant Disclosures

One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history of bed bugs and humans and also the recent events that have led to a dramatic resurgence in the number of infestations worldwide
  2. Recognize the common geosocial situations associated with bed bug bites, the appearance of bed bug bites and the appropriate treatment and steps for eradication of bed bug infestations
  3. Appreciate the social tendency’s that may impact upon bed bug infestations, such as social isolation reduced travel and increased time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Needs Assessments:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  3. Development of new technology
  4. Advances in medical knowledge
  5. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes affecting patient care

Core Competencies: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Nov. 1-30 2021 Conference

Pearls from the Dermatopathologist

Lecture objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of biopsy size and clinical information and its impact upon the diagnosis
  2. Recognize situation in which immunohistochemical stains may be utilized to improve the diagnosis
  3. Appreciate the use of genetic studies to the assessment of pigmented lesions – lymphoproliferative disorders

 

Needs Assessments:

  1. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  2. Development of new technology
  3. Advances in medical knowledge
  4. Legislative, regulatory or organizational changes affecting patient care

Core Competencies: 2,3,4,5,6,7