Caring with compassion, advancing patient care through education, innovation, and research. As the first integrated department between the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and the McGovern Medical School, the Department of Dermatology is ranked as one of the top eight dermatology Clinical Centers of Excellence in the United States.

Patient Services

The clinical activities in the Department of Dermatology are comprehensive and diverse. Common as well as rare and challenging cutaneous conditions are seen in a diverse patient population.

Outpatient services occur mainly in the Departmental clinic at the Houston Medical Center (HMC) building and at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Read about Conditions Treated, Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dermatopathology Laboratory, and Resources.


The Department of Dermatology offers Residency and Fellowship programs.

The residency program provides excellence in Dermatology training and is primarily based at the McGovern Medical School.

M.D. or D.O. applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Pathology or Dermatology prior to beginning the Dermatopathology Fellowship.


Faculty Endowment Dinner spotlights donors, faculty

When Ronald P. Rapini, M.D., walked across the stage on September 29 at the annual UTHealth Faculty Endowment Dinner, he carried a man’s legacy on his shoulders.