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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. 


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dermatologist looking closely at patient's skin
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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.



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

  • General Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Dermatopathology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Patch Testing for Contact Allergies
  • Immunodermatology (including blistering skin diseases)
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Melanoma and Pigmented Lesions
  • Hair Loss evaluation and treatment
  • Hyperhidrosis evaluation and treatment
  • Consultative Diagnostic Evaluations

Dermatology News

Dr. Loretta Davis in her office on Augusta University's Health Sciences Campus.

Medical College of Georgia expert offers tips to prevent summer skin damage

We all know it's important to wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn, but there’s more to being safe than spray and run.

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New skin lesion clinic could eliminate need for biopsies

A new tool being offered by the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health is helping dermatologists identify potential skin cancers without the need to biopsy the lesion.

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Graduation Week 2022: Soon-to-be dermatologist excited to connect with patients, set an example for future doctors

“I think the support that I have here has been amazing,” Shantelle Griffith said. “I always felt that between the faculty, my classmates and then my village at home, I always felt supported and I always felt that I could succeed."

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Georgia Cancer Center receives $576,000 USDA grant to increase access to care for patients with skin cancer

Thanks to a new grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Cancer Center will make sure more Georgians have the opportunity to be diagnosed earlier and receive treatment sooner for skin cancer.