A Case Report of Leprosy in Central Florida led by a team from Kansas City University’s Graduate Medical Education Consortium (KCU-GME) has received widespread recognition. Rajiv Nathoo, MD, dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS) in Orlando, Florida, and third-year ADCS Resident Doctor Charlie Dunn, MD, authored the report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National news outlets including NPR, CNN, USA Today and The New York Times, interviewed Nathoo and Dunn about their findings, which suggest that central Florida represents an endemic location for leprosy.
The ADCS Orlando Dermatology Residency Program is one of 13 accredited programs sponsored by KCU-GME to provide post-graduate training. Ten KCU graduates are currently practicing as resident physicians within the program.
“It’s exciting to see the work of our residency programs receiving such visibility. This type of recognition represents the caliber of post-graduate training KCU offers to resident physicians both locally and across the country,” said Ken Heiles, DO, KCU-Joplin campus dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine and associate dean of Graduate Medical Education.
KCU is pleased that our program had the opportunity to serve the community by sharing information about this important health concern.