The Medical College of Georgia Department of Dermatology has a 50+ year history of
training residents to be among the finest physicians in our state and around the country.
We are also committed to providing the highest quality of care for our body’s largest
organ – the skin.
We offer adult and pediatric medical and surgical/laser services as well as Mohs surgery
and Dermatopathology. The department strives to cover a broad scope of health care
services with unique perspective given to our additional missions of skin biology
and disease research and education. Our board-certified dermatologists represent
regional, national, and international leaders in dermatology and skin biology research,
clinical outcomes research and medical education.
Our commitment to excellence is demonstrated by our vibrant basic science and clinical
research activities. Faculty are involved in basic sciences studies that cover a broad
spectrum of diseases that affect the skin, from searching for better ways to treat
psoriasis to how immunocytes and immunosuppressants affect our aging skin. Our clinical
studies are examining issues like how analyzing the protein in the roots of hair can
help measure protein malnutrition and are helping find new treatments for acne, among
Our physicians are faculty members of the Medical College of Georgia and are extensively
involved in educating medical students, resident physicians and our physician colleagues
in all aspects of dermatology. Clinical services by our departmental physicians are
provided through the Dermatology Clinic at the Augusta University Medical Center.
The skin’s protective barrier covers our body and gives rise to our hair, nails and
sweat glands. In addition nerves in the skin sense touch, hot, cold and pressure.
The skin protects virtually all other organs, plays a key role in cooling us off when
we get hot and retaining heat when we get cold. The skin is the only organ visible
to the entire world. Dermatologists are the specialists who are trained to provide
diagnosis and management of skin, hair and nails to patients of all ages. The medical
practice of dermatology involves the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of skin
problems. Disorders of the skin include not only life threatening skin cancers and
immune disorders, but also include profoundly uncomfortable skin conditions that may
dramatically alter appearances with resultant effects on self-confidence.