Medical Dermatology

Whether you are experiencing mild symptoms or a severe itch that has put your life on hold, there’s hope. MUSC Health offers expertise that is recognized around the world. We get to the source of the problem and set you on a path toward recovery.

Why Choose Us?

We have leading experts in the field and care for thousands of people each year, giving us expertise that is not widely available to help provide you with an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment.

We provide exceptional care for common problems such as psoriasis and eczema, and are commonly consulted for the most serious skin diseases. We often help people get relief even when standard treatments haven’t worked. Highlights of our program include:

  • Highly Skilled Team: Our large team of experts covers the breadth of dermatology, including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, environmental allergies and pediatric dermatology. Our doctors have decades of experience and contribute important research to improve the treatment of skin disease. Our expertise helps you get the care you need for any diagnosis and we employ the latest technology for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Leadership: Our commitment to advancing the field of dermatology includes authoring more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journal articles and leading textbooks in the field. Our doctors are asked to teach at national and international meetings. We have been recognized with honorary professorships at international universities, and have served as reviewers for specialty training in dermatology and doctor of medicine training in Singapore and China.

Expertise in Diagnosing Complex Skin Problems

 A physical exam is often all that’s necessary to diagnose common skin conditions. But complex problems require a closer look in the form of labs tests or a biopsy. At MUSC Health, we specialize in dermatopathology, or diagnosing skin disease at the microscopic level.

Our world-class dermatologists and dermatopathologists help to diagnose skin disorders with a high degree of accuracy. They have written some of the most widely used dermatology and dermatopathology textbooks to help train the next generation of specialists.

Specialized Care for Environmental Allergies

Contact allergies can occur with almost any product that touches the skin, including creams, lotions, cosmetics, fabric softener, fragrances, preservatives, rubber, fabric dyes and metals. Allergies can occur in the workplace as well as with common consumer products.

We are the only program in South Carolina offering comprehensive allergy testing and the full range of environmental and occupational dermatology. We offer testing that is not widely available to help secure an accurate diagnosis. When treatments elsewhere did not succeed, we are the top choice of South Carolina dermatologists who need to refer patients with difficult problems.

Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric skin problems often require specialized care. Our team includes dermatologists who have specialized expertise and certification to meet the unique needs of children. We offer a level of care that is not widely available in South Carolina.

We put your child at ease and help to get to the source of the problem. Our active participation in research and clinical trials gives your child access to new treatments you may not find elsewhere. Find out more about pediatric dermatology.