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Editors & Contributors

VisualDx provides its users instant access to the work of recognized experts in specific fields of medicine and research. Our growing team of more than 100 experts writes, edits, consults, authenticates, and reviews materials to bring authoritative medical information integrated with the world's largest collection of digital medical images. VisualDx relies on its worldwide medical editorial board of practicing physician scholars to keep our clinical content objective, accurate, and current. The editorial board members are recognized for their expertise in specific fields of medicine and scientific research. VisualDx recruits new editorial board members as it continues to build its critical knowledge base of valuable diagnostic and health care treatment information and images.

Senior Editors


Lowell A. Goldsmith, MD, MPH


Dr. Goldsmith is Dean emeritus of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Professor emeritus of dermatology at the University of North Carolina. He chairs the VisualDx editorial board and recruits expert physicians for both authoring and editorial contribution. Dr. Goldsmith is Editor-in-Chief emeritus of both the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and Journal Watch Dermatology, and he is an editor of the definitive dermatology text Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine.

Dr. Goldsmith is one of the Masters of Dermatology in the American Academy of Dermatology and has received multiple honors, such as the Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Presidential Citation from the American Academy of Dermatology and the Stephen Rothman Memorial Service Award from the Society for Investigative Dermatology. He has been President of the Association of Professors of Dermatology, Society for Investigative Dermatology, and the American Dermatology Association. Dr. Goldsmith has headed many professional committees and served on multiple medical advisory boards. He is an honorary member of the British, Japanese, and Polish Societies of Dermatology. He holds a US patent and has written over 160 publications and book chapters.



Art Papier, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Information Officer

Dr. Papier is the co-founder of VisualDx, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Medical Information Officer. A thought leader in clinical informatics, Dr. Papier maintains the overall vision for the VisualDx product, with a keen focus on software integration and impacting costs in healthcare through clinical accuracy. His entrepreneurial drive, years of clinical experience, and passion for delivering true healthcare solutions have propelled VisualDx clinical decision support to the top in quality and innovation.

A dermatologist and medical informatics expert, Dr. Papier has a particular interest in designing clinical decision support systems based on visually rich knowledge areas to reduce diagnostic error at the point of care. In line with this goal, he is focused on transforming medical education to include training in cognitive error and the use of information technology. Dr. Papier also focuses on consumer health, developing tools to educate and empower patients.

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Dr. Papier completed his premed studies at Columbia University, received his MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and completed his graduate medical training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Medical Informatics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.