Grand Rounds : Archive, 2003-2013

Dr. Anne Burdick

Dr. Burdick is the Associate Dean for TeleHealth and Clinical Outreach and Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College in Ohio, her M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and her Masters of Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health. Prior to joining the UM faculty in 1992, she was Chief of Dermatology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Martinez, California.

Dr. Burdick served as the Jackson Memorial Dermatology Clinic Director from 1993-2007 and has been the Medical Director of the UM/JMH Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) Program for the past 17 years.

As Associate Dean for TeleHealth and Clinical Outreach since 2007, Dr. Burdick leads UM’s telehealth clinical, research and educational services in the U.S. and internationally.

Dr. Burdick has over 16 years of experience in telehealth. She has presented and published extensively on telehealth and teledermatology; recently as the keynote speaker for the Australsian Congress of Dermatology and First Indian Congress of Teledermatology. Dr. Burdick is a charter member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the Founding Chair of the ATA Special Interest Group on Teledermatology and past member of the Board of Directors and its Nominations Committee, former member of its Scientific Program Committee and past Vice-Chair of Standards and Guideline Committee.

Dr. Burdick headed the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Telemedicine Task Force and spearheaded the Academy’s first Position Statement on Telemedicine. She was awarded the 2007 AAD Program in Innovative Continuing Medical Innovation in Dermatology for interactive lectures by UM dermatologists to academic centers, hospitals and remote medical sites in Latin America, Alaska and Hawaii using videoconferencing, a program that now includes 12 actively participating countries.

Dr. Burdick has played a critical role in bridging the ATA and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) since she was chair of the AAD Telemedicine Task Force and chair of the ATA SIG in Teledermatology for several years. Based on that experience, Dr. Burdick was asked to co-chair the ATA Working Group on Practice Standards and Guidelines for Teledermatology from December 2006 through December 2007. Participants included ATA, AAD, National Institutes of Standards and Technology representatives and with the leadership of Dr. Burdick and chair Elizabeth Krupinski, Ph.D., developed the ATA’s “Practice Guidelines for Teledermatology.” This 18 page comprehensive document became the template for all ATA Practice Guidelines. She advocated for the document’s endorsement by the AAD Board of Directors which occurred a year later in 2008. Dr. Burdick has been a member of Editorial Board of the Telemedicine Journal and e-Health since its inception. She co-authored “Economic Analysis of Telehealth Review of the Literature and Research Guidelines for Benefit–Cost Analysis” that was awarded “Best Paper of 2009” by this journal.

Dr. Burdick’s vision is that telehealth will help correct the maldistribution of medical expertise and the inefficiencies of today’s health system, ensuring that quality care is provided where and when needed.