Valencia Thomas, M.D., attended Harvard College and earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences. She then pursued a medical degree at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. After completing an internship in Reproductive Medicine at the University of California San Diego, she returned to Boston to pursue a research fellowship in Dermatology Clinical Trials at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her residency training Harvard Medical School where she served as the Chief Resident of Education in her final year. After her specialty training, she completed a fellowship in Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery at the Oregon Health Science University and joined the faculty of Yale Medical School. Desiring a more in-depth knowledge of dermatopathology, she relocated to her home state of Texas and completed a fellowship in dermatopathology. She now serves on the faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as an Assistant Professor and is the Chief of Dermatology at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital.

Dr. Thomas is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, an Associate in the American College of Mohs Surgery, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology. She is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and the Harris County Medical Association.

Board Certifications



Undergraduate School
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Medical School
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
The University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Clinical Trials Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Dermatopathology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, Dermatopathology, Laser and Surgical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology