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 other things.
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.
The clinical service areas of the Dermatology clinic at Augusta University Medical Center include: