Dr. Introcaso sees adult and pediatric patients at PCD, and has a special interest in preventive dermatology services and infectious diseases. She completed her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class. Originally from the South Jersey suburbs, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Following medical school, Dr. Introcaso completed medical internship and dermatology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as chief resident. Her training included an additional fellowship year in cutaneous oncology, focusing on skin lymphoma and melanoma.
In addition to her general dermatology practice, Dr. Introcaso has expertise in global health, tropical dermatology, infectious diseases affecting the skin, and dermatologic education. She completed a Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine at the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Peru and received the American Society of Tropical Medicine’s Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health. She completed two years of advanced public health training and outbreak response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focusing on sexually transmitted infections. During this time she served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Beyond her experience in the United States, she has provided dermatology service and education in Africa, Asia, and South America.
Dr. Introcaso has spent considerable time doing research and writing in the field of dermatology, and she has authored and coauthored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles as well as multiple book chapters. Her research interests have focused on infectious disease and the skin and on developing sustainable dermatologic care. She has been an invited lecturer at the American Academy of Dermatology’s Annual Meeting from 2011 to 2017, and she designed and directed the Volunteers Abroad courses presented at the meeting from 2012 to 2014.
From the time she was a student, Dr. Introcaso has been passionate about providing quality dermatologic care and education for underserved communities. As a trainee, she spent time teaching and working as a dermatologist in Botswana, and regularly volunteered at a Philadelphia medical clinic for the homeless. During her time in Atlanta working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she regularly volunteered as a dermatologist at the Veterans’ Affairs Hospital. In 2012, Dr. Introcaso worked as a volunteer dermatologist on the Navajo Nation in Chinle, Arizona as part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Native American Health Program. She then became the director of the program, and in that role she currently oversees dermatology residents volunteering on the Navajo Nation.
Although Dr. Introcaso has been recognized for her academic success, she is most proud of the Leonard Tow Humanism In Medicine Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation that she received upon her medical school graduation. This award represents what is most important to Dr. Introcaso—her relationship with her patients. She strives to use empathy, listening, and caring along with her medical expertise to help her patients achieve optimal health and wellness.
Dr. Introcaso is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and sees adult and pediatric patients at the Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology.
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