Dermatology

Your skin is your body’s first defense against infection and disease. Vanderbilt Dermatology offers a full range of services to get your skin healthy and keep it healthy. We offer many noninvasive therapies, such as medication and light treatments, for a wide range of conditions. Should surgery be the best course, our experienced surgeons treat malignant and nonmalignant tumors. The department also provides pediatric and cosmetic services.

Dermatology Services during COVID-19 Response

There are multiple ways to access a Vanderbilt dermatologist.

  1. Telehealth: Set up a live telehealth visit by calling 615-322-6485 (VUMC Access Center). Although we cannot perform a total skin exam via a live telehealth visit, we can examine specific worrisome skin lesions and rashes such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and many more. During your telehealth visit, we can guide you on how to take photographs of worrisome skin lesions, which you send to us for closer inspection. Learn more about preparing for your telehealth visit.
  2. In Person: If you have a rapidly growing skin lesion or rapidly worsening rash, please call 615-322-6485 (VUMC Access Center) for an urgent face-to-face visit. We have at least one dermatologist in our clinics at all times to see you in person with special precautions to protect you and our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all skin conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Sharon E. Albers
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4.6

Sharon E. AlbersMD

    Acne, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Allergic Skin Disorders, Dermatology, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Eczema
Alan S. Boyd
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4.3

Alan S. BoydMD

    Dermatology, Dermatopathology, General Adult Dermatology, Melanoma, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Jeffrey D. Byers
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4.8

Jeffrey D. ByersMD

    Adult Dermatitis / Eczema, Allergy / Immunology, Dermatological Surgery, Dermatology, General Adult Dermatology, Melanoma, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Rachel W. Champion
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4.8

Rachel W. ChampionMD

    Adult Dermatitis / Eczema, Adult Urticaria / Angioedema, Allergy / Immunology, Complex Medical Dermatology, Dermatology, General Adult Dermatology, Melanoma
Mary-Margaret Chren

Mary-Margaret ChrenMD

    Acne, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Adult Dermatitis / Eczema, Adult Urticaria / Angioedema, Allergy / Immunology, Dermatology, General Adult Dermatology
Anna S. Clayton
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4.7

Anna S. ClaytonMD

    Acne, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Burn, Dermatological Surgery, Dermatology, Hypertrophic Scar Treatment, Melanoma

Why Choose Dermatology at Vanderbilt

  • Experienced doctors

    The members of our team of doctors and surgeons are recognized as leading experts in their field.  All doctor visits are with American Board of Dermatology certified, residency trained dermatologists; all surgeons are Mohs fellowship trained; and all biopsy specimens are read by fellowship-trained dermatopathologists who are also clinical dermatologists. With extensive specialized training, our doctors are exceptionally well prepared to diagnose, treat and manage the full spectrum of skin conditions.

  • Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to provide you with an informed opinion.

  • Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.

  • Multiple care locations

    We offer medical and support services with easy access locations throughout Middle Tennessee, so you can receive your care closer to you.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Locations (4)

Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300
Nashville, TN 37204
2179 Edward Curd Lane, Suite 201
Franklin, TN 37067
2839 Highway 231 North, Suite 209
Shelbyville, TN 37160

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