Author Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Robinson); and Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (Dr Callen).
Explaining complex medical problems in lay terms is a unique skill of the new section editor, Misha Rosenbach, MD. A JAMA Network team works with the section editor to develop graphics to explain pathophysiologic mechanisms and the evolution of diseases. Our goal is to place lay-oriented, user-friendly health information in the hands of mobile device users; therefore, the reading level for this section is in the range of eighth to ninth grade. The advice offered on this page supplements information provided by the patient's physician and suggests links to other sources of information. The patient page will appear 4 times a year and will be available to patients and their families.
June K. Robinson, Jeffrey P. Callen. Introducing Misha Rosenbach, MD, Section Editor for JAMA Dermatology Patient Page. JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(3):340. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.2723