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 ten 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, and for brown spots. 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, Dermatopathology Fellowship and Mohs Fellowship programs and for a description of dermatology elective
courses offered to medical students.
Thank you for visiting,
Michael G. Wilkerson, MD
Chair, Department of Dermatology