Jonathan Kantor, MD, MSCE, MA


  •  Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology | University of Pennsylvania
  •  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland | United States
  •   Artifical Inteligence | Medical Education | Telemedicine



Dr Jonathan Kantor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine. Jonathan is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology International, the author/ editor of four textbooks published by McGraw-Hill, and the author of over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters. Born in South Africa and educated in six countries on four continents, his scholarship is focused on utilization and access to skin and cancer care. He has a long-standing interest in international education, outreach, telemedicine, and AI, leveraging international expertise for the betterment of global health in dermatology.


  1.  Developing low-cost and high-technology approaches to telemedicine, 3-dimensional imaging, and skin cancer care.  
  2. Developing a feasible, valid, and reliable scale for surgical scar evaluation that is relevant globally (current projects include translation with validity studies into three languages)
  3. Founding editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology International


Skin manifestations of COVID-19: A global perspective.
Kantor J. JAAD Int. 2022 Jun;7:177. doi: 10.1016/j.jdin.2022.04.002. Epub 2022 Apr 12.

Scalable global dermatology education.
Kantor J. JAAD Int. 2022 Feb 15;6:143. doi: 10.1016/j.jdin.2022.01.006. eCollection 2022 Mar.

Sleep Quality Impairment Is Associated With Pandemic Attitudes During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Circuit Breaker Lockdown in England: A Cross-Sectional Study. Kantor J, Kantor BN, Fortgang RG, Pace-Schott EF.
Front Public Health. 2022 Jul 15;10:819231. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.819231. eCollection 2022.

Development and validation of the Oxford Pandemic Attitude Scale-COVID-19 (OPAS-C): an internet-based cross-sectional study in the UK and USA.Kantor BN, Kantor J. BMJ Open. 2021 Jul 14;11(7):e043758. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043758.

Kantor J. An effective, low-cost technique for photograph and video capture, wireless transmission, and quality assurance assessments for dermatopathology, anatomic pathology, and Mohs micrographic surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019;80:269-70.

Kantor J. Reliability and photographic equivalency of the SCAR scale, an outcome measure for postoperative scars. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153:55-60.

Kantor J. Software-based three-dimensional surface imaging and scanning in plastic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Oct 14. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004079.

Kantor J. Fully digital Mohs map for micrographic surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep 22. pii: S0190-9622(17)32449-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.09.044.

Last Updated: 20 December 2023