The Department of Dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine strives to improve skin health in all patients; educate patients, students and residents about skin disease; and to improve skin health through research. As the region's leading dermatology department, we provide top-notch training for future practitioners of dermatology and a productive setting for basic and applied research on diseases of the skin.

Our department is thriving under the leadership of Dr. Amy McMichael, who has served as Chair since 2013. Our residency program is led by Dr. William Huang, who has served as program director since 2014. Our ACGME-accredited fellowships include Mohs and Micrographic Surgery under the guidance of Dr. Phillip Williford and dermatopathology under Dr. Omar Sangueza. Wake Forest also offers formal pre-clerkship training in dermatology and a fourth-year elective rotation taught by Dr. Lindsay Strowd.

Why Wake Forest?

Trainees and researchers are drawn to our unique learning environment and abundant research opportunities. Our department offers expertise in original research in all the skin diseases we treat, a compassionate approach to patients, nationally and internationally known faculty and a steadfast commitment to teaching the next generation of dermatologists.

Our areas of focus are broad and include all skin diseases.
We have particular specialty in:

  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Skin cancer
  • Blistering diseases
  • Autoimmune skin disease
  • Acne
  • Hair disorders
  • Skin of color
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (patch-testing)
  • Pigmentary diseases
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Vulvar diseases
  • Dermatopathology
  • Mohs surgery

Programs areas include:

  • General Medical Dermatology Clinic
  • Pediatric Dermatology Program
  • Dermatologic and Cutaneous Surgery Unit (Mohs surgery)
  • Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center
  • Dermatopathology Unit
  • Cosmetic Dermatology Center
  • Hair Disorders Program
  • Clinical Studies Center