Wake Forest’s Department of Dermatology is the region's leading dermatology department. Our internationally renowned clinicians see patients from western North Carolina, Tennessee, southern Virginia and beyond in our state-of-the-art clinic. We provide the highest caliber clinical care for patients, top-notch training for future practitioners of dermatology and a productive setting for basic and applied research on diseases of the skin. Our residency program is one of the premier training programs in the country. Our clinics are extremely active- in a typical year there will be approximately 36,000 visits in general dermatology and about 6,000 visits in Mohs surgery. Our clinical, basic science and public health researchers are engaged in some of the world's leading and most groundbreaking research initiatives within the specialty of dermatology.
The department has a fantastic leader in Dr. Amy McMichael who has been our chair since 2013. Dr. McMichael received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed her internship with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and residency with University of Michigan School of Medicine. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the subjects of scalp and hair disorders and quality of life issues surrounding disorders of pigmentation. A diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, she has served on several editorial review boards; is a contributing editor for Cosmetic Dermatology; a contributing editor for reviews in The Dermatologist; the immediate-past President of the Skin of Color Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Dermatology.