The skin is a complicated, living organ system which is important because of function and appearance. The skin is the protective barrier that 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 when we get hot and retaining heat when we get cold. Furthermore, no other organ is as visible to the world as your skin. Our appearance is important in how we view ourselves.
Dermatologists are the specialists who are specifically trained to provide diagnoses and management of skin, hair, and nails in 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.
We are a Department of the Emory University School of Medicine, a globally recognized health institution that is renowned for innovative research and groundbreaking medical discoveries. The Emory Department of Dermatology strives to cover a broad scope of health care services for the skin and skin-related diseases. We provide these services with a unique perspective given 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.
Each of our physicians is a faculty member of Emory University, and each is extensively involved in educating medical students, resident physicians, allied health professionals, and our physician colleagues in all aspects of Dermatology. Clinical services by our departmental physicians are provided through the Dermatology Section of The Emory Clinic, Inc., a component of Emory Healthcare.
The clinical service areas of the Dermatology Section of The Emory Clinic, Inc., include:
- General Dermatology
- Pediatric Dermatology
- Immunodermatology (including blistering skin diseases)
- Dermatologic Surgery
- Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Center
- Hair loss evaluation and treatment
- Hyperhidrosis evaluation and treatment
- Contact Dermatitis evaluation and treatment
- Consultative Diagnostic Examinations
- Clinical Trials