Meet Dr. Abigail Cline: Dermatologist at Tono

Dr. Cline is a psoriasis and teledermatology expert that stands out for her 100+ research publications
June 21st, 2023 · 2 mins
Meet Dr. Abigail Cline: Dermatologist at Tono

What excites you about telederm?

I love the accessibility and convenience telederm provides both for patients and providers. It allows for time-efficient visits without the hassle of missing work. I get more face-to-face time with my patients, even if it is just over video..

What is your academic and professional background?

I graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with an Honors in Latin. I then received my PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. After receiving my PhD, I attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. I completed a research fellow at Wake Forest Baptist Health under Dr. Steve Feldman. I moved up to New York for my dermatology residency at New York Medical College where I also served as Chief Resident.

Are you a member of any medical associations or societies?

I am a member of the American Academy of Dermatology

What excites you about working with Tono?

I am excited about working for Tono because of its cutting-edge design for telemedicine. It makes providing care easier both for physicians and for patients. Tono really takes into account the struggles of most office-based visits, and offers an easy-to-use platform to allow patients to better access direct care.

What made you decide to go into dermatology?

I love skin! I draw together clinical and pathological insights to understand visual manifestations of cellular pathways. With each follow-up, I see the impact a dermatologist can have in a patient’s life. Diverse and ever-changing, dermatology combines both my biochemical past and my medical passion.

What is your favorite part of working in dermatology as a specialty?

The doctor–patient relationship. It is collaborative and ongoing. Dermatologists teach about disease and treatment options as they follow patients for years. All the while, dermatologists see their impact on their patients’ skin and lives.

What is an exciting development in medicine that you can share?

I am so excited that we are finally getting more treatment options for Hidradenitis Suppurativa. For too long, the amount of research and drug investigation was lacking in this area. Too many woman, especially women of color, suffer from this condition that impacts all aspects of life. With new treatment options, I look forward to working with my patients to provide better control of this devastating disease.

What advice do you have for people looking to take better care of their skin?

Sunscreen sunscreen sunscreen! I recommend finding products you like to use and that are convenient. The best medication is one that you will use!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to bake and workout. I am a runner who is getting ready for a half marathon coming up!