Dr. Althea East-Innis

Dr. Althea East-Innis obtained her MBBS degree from the University of the West Indies. After internship she worked for one year as a Resident at the Dermatology Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies, before proceeding to the United Kingdom to complete the Diploma in Dermatology from the Institute of Dermatology in London. She subsequently studied in Internal Medicine obtaining the MRCP (UK), and then Venereology obtaining the Diploma in Genito-urinary Medicine (Venereology). She returned to Jamaica in 1997 when she was appointed Consultant Dermatologist and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies.

She is an overseas Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her special areas of interest are ‘Hospital In-patient Dermatology’, ‘Advanced Medical Dermatology’ and ‘The Epidemiology of Skin Diseases in the Caribbean’. She has publications in peer-reviewed journals, including original research and editorials. She has held various executive offices including President of the Dermatology Association of Jamaica, and Vice President of the Caribbean Dermatology Association. Her most recent academic pursuit is the MSc in Epidemiology from the University of London.