Jacobo Hincapie Echeverri, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
2004 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
PO Box 100107, GAinesville, FL 32610
During spring 2017, Dr. Hincapie, geriatrician at UF Health Senior Care, was asked for the second year in a row to present at the XXVI and XXVII International Meeting of Dermatological and Esthetic Therapies for the University of Buenos Aires, College of Medicine.
The conference was geared towards dermatologists, residents and fellows in Latin America want to learn about different specializations surrounding dermatology. Dr. Hincapie was able to bring a unique perspective to the group, focusing more on how aging affects the skin. He explained how aging skin is actually a reflection of complex internal processes, then followed by external causes.
By the year 2044, it is estimated that the elderly population will surpass the younger generations, so making sure all aspects of medicine take into account the importance of the care of the aging population is imperative.
“During these years as geriatrician it has been so exciting for me to be able to make changes in paradigms, achieving that a wide range of medical specialties (neurosurgery, burn / trauma / vascular surgery, ER, oncology, internal medicine, dermatology) now see the value of the geriatric concepts and most important, improving the outcomes and quality of care for our patients here at home as well as abroad,” Dr. Hincapie said.
Inducted in the UF Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (http://humanism.med.ufl.edu/) - 2017