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Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta | Decatur, GA

Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta is located inside Family Practice of Atlanta Medical Group building.

Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta, a national triple board-certified dermatology and dermatopathology practice, is uniquely skilled in helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin. Science-based anti-aging therapies—including state-of-the-art non-surgical technologies, FDA-approved medications, and select skin care treatments and products—assist patients in achieving and maintaining younger-looking, smooth, and radiant skin. Dr. Smith’s expertise as an internationally distinguished dermatopathologist serves patients suffering from all skin diseases or conditions.

Dr. Smith’s remarkable career includes more than twenty years as a U.S. Army physician and approximately ten years as a dermatopathologist. Holding numerous positions of trust and responsibility in both public and private medicine, Dr. Smith has achieved a positive reputation as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of human skin disease.

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith received her medical degree (M.D.) from the Carver College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Dermatology at the world-renowned Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in metropolitan Washington, D.C. She was awarded prestigious fellowships in Immunopathology (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) and Dermatopathology (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology).

Dr. Smith brings recognized expertise in cosmetic dermatology, laser therapy and surgery, and dermatopathology to Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta. She is commended for knowledge of clinical dermatology topics including evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and diseases; immunofluorescence; skin rejuvenation; sun protection; facial fillers; and healthy skin care.

Expertise into these specialties makes Dr. Smith’s insight highly sought after by major medical journals and medical societies:

  • Dr. Smith’s scientific works have been published in more than two hundred of the world’s most esteemed medical journals and texts.
  • Dr. Smith has presented formal presentations at more than two hundred fifty annual meetings or conferences of these societies.

Dr. Smith has trained physicians in the United States and from all over the world. Her commitment to clinical education and training is evidenced by her previous roles as:

  • Professor (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Department of Dermatology/Department of Pathology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine)
  • Clinical Professor (Department of Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA)
  • Co-Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program (The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine).

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith is nationally board-certified in dermatopathology, dermatological immunity, and diagnostic and laboratory immunology.

She is a member of:

  • The American Academy of Dermatology
  • The American Society of Dermatopathology
  • The Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • The International Society of Dermatopathology
  • The American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
  • The Atlanta Dermatologic Society
  • The Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgeons

She holds licenses in the states of:

  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • South Carolina
  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania


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