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Message from the Chair

Sharon S. Raimer, M.D.Welcome to the UTMB Dermatology website. The Department of Dermatology at UTMB was the first department of Dermatology in the state of Texas.
We, therefore, have a long history of excellence in
patient care, in the training of residents and fellows as well as medical and allied health students and residents, and in the generation of new medical knowledge.

The Department of Dermatology presently has nine faculty members who are actively involved in patient care, offering expertise in general dermatology, which involves treatment of all diseases of the skin, hair, and nails; dermatologic surgery including Mohs surgery for skin cancer; pediatric dermatology; cosmetic dermatology and Dermatopathology. Members of our department have a special interest and expertise in the treatment of skin cancers, moles, acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis which is also known as eczema, collagen vascular diseases such as lupus and dermatomyositis and skin infections. Our department has pioneered the use of light treatments or phototherapy for the treatment of numerous skin diseases such as psoriasis, vitiligo, and T-cell lymphomas. Narrow band UVB, PUVA, and photodynamic therapy (PDT) are presently available.

Multiple cosmetic procedures are offered in our department including Fraxel laser used for improvement in the appearance of aging skin and for treatment of scars, and lasers for the treatment of dilated blood vessels, brown spots and for hair removal. Chemical peels to help skin look younger and healthier are also offered. Additional information on these and other procedures can be found on this website.

Faculty members have expertise in administering numerous injectables including Botox®, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, Perlane, Juvederm and Belotero. Injections to remove unsightly spider veins are also offered. Product lines including Skinceuticals and Elta MD are available for purchase in the department.

Our clinics are located on the main campus at UTMB on the 5th floor of the UHC building, on Stewart Road in Galveston and in League City at Exit 20 off of I-45 (map). Directions and maps can be found on this website.

We also invite you to visit our web pages to find information on our dermatology residency and Dermatopathology fellowship programs and for a description of dermatology elective courses offered to medical students.

Thank you for visiting the UTMB Dermatology website.

Sharon S. Raimer, M.D.
Chair, Department of Dermatology