Dermatology

UAB Dermatology provides comprehensive dermatological care to patients of all ages for the diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair and nails, skin cancer, and skin cosmetics. Skin conditions treated by our faculty physicians include skin cancers, acne, bacterial and fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis, pediatric dermatology, pigmented lesions, cutaneous allergies, blistering diseases, and photosensitivity disorders.

Treatments available include Mohs micrographic surgery for the removal of skin cancers, excision of cutaneous melanomas, laser hair removal, and laser treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions and tattoos. Patch testing is performed for contact allergies. We offer a full range of ultraviolet light sources for dermatologic treatment.

Our cosmetic dermatology services include laser treatment of wrinkles and acne scars, photorejuvenation, tumescent liposculpture, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, ambulatory phlebectomy, and Botox and other dermal fillers. UAB Dermatology also conducts numerous clinical trials that in some cases produce treatments that aren’t yet available at other health care facilities.

For scheduling information, referrals, or consultations please call (205) 996-SKIN (7546).

Why UAB

UAB Medicine Dermatology is one of the top such programs in the nation for the management of complicated skin disorders. In fact, it is one of only six Skin Diseases Research Centers in the United States as designated and funded by the National Institutes of Health. This interdisciplinary center of excellence in investigative dermatology and cutaneous biology is a rare resource in the Southeast. As part of the UAB Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, we manage thousands of skin cancer cases each year, treating melanoma, high-risk basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and other rare skin tumors.

UAB Medicine provides the most advanced services and facilities for the care of skin cancer. Our dermatopathologists offer specialized care in both dermatology and pathology, diagnosing a variety of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. We offer Mohs Micrographic Surgery, which minimizes unsightly treatment damage by targeting only the abnormal tissue of a skin lesion. In addition, our dermatological research program is one of the nation’s largest and most reputable, and it allows many patients to participate in clinical trials and receive treatments not available at most other medical centers.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center located in a four-state area that includes Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. The center is home to an outstanding faculty of more than 350 physicians and researchers, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized for their oncology expertise.

From bench to bedside, the UAB Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is at the forefront of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and researchers have pioneered advances in chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and nutrition. With its multidisciplinary teams and state-of-the-art technology, the center provides ongoing care to more than 20,000 cancer patients each year.

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Clinical Trials

UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials for Dermatology. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.

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