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50 In 50: Black Dermatologists Across The United States

By Kelsey Marie

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Skin is the largest organ we have, so it’s essential to take care of it to prevent premature aging, rashes, and cancer. Going to the dermatologist at least once a year is recommended to maintain the optimum health of your skin, especially since darker skin tones can suffer from skin ailments presented differently than caucasian skin. 

Surprisingly, there is only about three percent of black dermatologists even though African-Americans are 13.4% of the population in the U.S.

According to Data USA, there are only six percent of black physicians in the medical profession. This makes it extremely hard to find a black doctor and even harder to find a black dermatologist. 

Many dermatologists aren’t properly trained on darker skin tones and so they aren’t able to properly diagnose and treat certain ailments. For example, “where the five-year survival rate for a Black patient diagnosed with melanoma, a common form of skin cancer, is only 65% versus 90% for white patients,” according to Refinery29

You see, finding a black dermatologist isn’t just great for glowing skin, but it’s essential for diagnosing commonly missed skin diseases.

While there isn’t a black dermatologist in every state, here are 50 all across the U.S.

Alabama

Corey L. Hartman MD
Skin Wellness Center of Alabama
1920 Huntington Road
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-259-7028

Alaska

John H. Bocachica, MD, FAAD
Senter Dermatology
636 Barrow Street
Anchorage Alaska, 99501
907-276-1315

Arizona

Toni Stockton, MD, FAAD
Stockton Dermatology
16611 S 40th St #100
Phoenix, AZ 85048
480-610-6366

California

Oma N. Agbai MD
University of California, Davis
3301 C Street, Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95816

Pearl E. Grimes, MD, FAAD
5670 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 650
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-467-4389

Wendy E. Roberts, MD
35-280 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-621-5500

Colorado

Chauncey Caldwell MD
University of Colorado
475 W 12th Ave, Unit 8D
Denver, CO 80204
507-202-5713

Connecticut

Janelle Ricketts, MD
University of Connecticut Health Center Department of Dermatology
21 South Road, Suite 120
Farmington, CT 06032
860-679-3474

Delaware

Candrice Rachelle Heath, MD
Premier Dermatology
537 Stanton-Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713
302-633-7550

Florida

Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD
16100 NE 16TH Ave
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
305-652-8600

Laura Scott, MD
4500 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
305-532-5552

Georgia

Zakiya Rice, MD
1525 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-778-3333

Tiffany L. Clay, MD, FAAD
404-816-7900

Illinois

Jonith Y. Breadon, MD
Aesthetic Dermatology & Laser Surgery
1009 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
312-733-2492

Caroline Robinson, MD
Beaird Dermatology
4885 Hoffman Blvd, Suite 407
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
224-484-0183

Indiana

Sonya F. Campbell Johnson, MD
Dermatology Associates
931 E 86th St Suite 104 
Indianapolis, IN 46240-1807
317-257-1484

Iowa

Nkanyezi N. Ferguson
University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
Dermatology U of IA Hospital & Clin
40025 PFP
200 Dawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-2856

Kansas

Meena Singh, MD
6333 Long Ave, Ste. 360
Shawnee, KS 66216
913-631-6330

Kentucky

Natalie Houston Daniels, MD
Bella Pelle Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center
3594 Springhurst Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40241
502-368-4133

Louisiana

Tara Rheubottom, PA-C
Louisiana Dermatology Associates
10154 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-927-5663

Maryland

Crystal Aguh MD
John Hopkins School of Medicine
5200 Eastern Avenue
John Hopkins Bayview, MFL Center Tower, Suite 2500
Baltimore, MD 21225
410-550-4724

Lisa R. Ginn, MD, FAAD
6900 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-656-5444

Massachusetts

Dr. Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip
Vibrant Dermatology
588 Providence Hwy
Dedham MA 02026
781-206-2900

Michigan

Marsha Henderson, MD
Hamzavi Canton Dermatology
Essex Centre
5958 North Canton Center Rd., Suite 700
Canton, MI 48187
734-455-8180

Tina Pickett, MD
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
26400 W 12 Mile Rd, Ste 150
Southfield, Michigan 48034
248-353-0818

Minnesota

Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D.
Crutchfield Dermatology
1185 Town Centre Drive
Suite 101
Eagan, MN 55123
651-209-3600

Mississippi

Jasmine Hollinger, M.D.
2500 N State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
601-984-5601

Missouri

Jacquelyn Garrett, M.D.
Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology
11125 Dunn Road, Suite 411 
Saint Louis, Missouri  63136
314-355-7111

Nevada

Linda Woodson, M.D.
Linda Woodson Dermatology
2800 N. Tenaya Way, Suite 203
Las Vegas, NV 89128
702-202-2700

New Jersey

Jeanine B. Downey, M.D.
Image Dermatology
51 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-509-6900

New York

Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH
Dermatology at Mount Sinai Doctors Ansonia
2109 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023
212-523-6003

Fran Cook-Bolden, MD
1545 Unionport Road
Bronx, NY, 10462

Nana Duffy, MD, FAAD
Genesee Valley Laser Centre
300 White Spruce Blvd
Rochester, NY 14623
585-424-6770

Rosemarie Ingleton, MD
Ingleton Dermatology
14 East 4th Street, Suite 505
New York, NY 10012
212-673-7100

Lian Mack, MD
GlamDerm
130 E 18th St #1U
New York, NY 10003
212-674-0004

North Carolina

Brooke A. Jackson, MD, FAAD
Skin Wellness Dermatology Associates
245 East NC Hwy. 54 Suite 202
Durham, NC 27713
919-294-9440

Tonya McLeod, MD
5815 Blakeney Park Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-542-2220

Jeffrey Scales, MD
6216 Fayetteville Rd
Durham, NC 27713
919-484-9551

Ohio

Shari Hicks-Graham, MD, FAAD
Downtown Dermatology, LLC
500 East Main Street, Suite 310
Columbus, OH 43215
614-224-4566

Oklahoma

Clarence Wiley, MD
1211 N. Shartel Ave., Suite 407
Oklahoma City, OK, 73103
405-278-7911

Pennsylvania

Louis A. Brown Jr., MD
6326 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
215-745-9794

Vaughan Graves, MD
601 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-238-1622

South Carolina

Angela Hutcheson, MD
920 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC, 29607
864-233-6338

Tennessee

Maren Shaw, MD
6141 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN, 37421
423-899-2700

Texas

Saya Obayan, MD, MPH, FAAD
Skin Joy Dermatology
9015 Mountain Ridge Drive, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759
512-312-7552

Seymour Weaver, MD
9432 Katy Freeway Suite 450
Houston, TX 77055
281 395-7770

Virginia

Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH
860 Omni Blvd Suite 112
Newport News, VA 23606
757-232-8856

Jenell Nelson, MD
7960 Donegan Drive, Suite 217
VA 20109-5699
703-393-6366

Washington, DC

Cheryl Burgess MD, FAAD
2311 M Street NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20037
202-955-5757

Yolanda Holmes, MD
Washington DC Dermatology
1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 675
Washington DC 20036
202-737-6800

Wisconsin

Anna M. Juern, MD
Aurora Health Center
14555 W National Ave
New Berlin, WI 53151
262-827-3636

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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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