Dermatology | Skin Care | MedStar Health

Expert skin care for patients of all ages

The extraordinary level of knowledge from our expertly trained physicians and board certified dermatologists. We combine compassionate, personalized care, at the core of our practice. We want to ensure that you receive the most advanced dermatologic care in a compassionate and comfortable environment.


A leader in dermatology care

Our dermatologists see patients for all types of skin conditions including moles and rashes to diagnosing skin cancer. We offer state-of-the-art skin cancer surgery on site at many locations, including: Dermatology at Chevy Chase, and Lafayette Centre.

Our experienced, board-certified dermatologists can treat the most complex diseases with a comprehensive, team-based approach.

Mohs micrographic surgery

Mohs surgery is a specialized procedure in which your surgeon removes cancerous skin in thin layers, examining the tissue microscopically for remaining traces of cancer as you wait. This innovative procedure provides patients with the highest cure rate possible, while minimizing the removal of healthy skin.


Acne - Acne is a common skin condition characterized by pustules, inflamed bumps and nodules that happens commonly on the face, chest, and back. It can occur at any age. When over-the-counter remedies aren’t working well enough, our dermatologists can evaluate and discuss the benefits of prescription acne treatments with you.

Cosmetic concerns - Our dermatology team can help in the treatment of cosmetic concerns, such as, dark spots (hyperpigmentation) or light spots (hypopigmentation), skin tag removal, and cosmetic treatment of certain other growths. Select dermatologists are available for laser treatment, neurotoxin, or filler (please specify these services when you are booking your visit).

Eczema - There are a number of causes of eczema (itchy skin that can be thick, scaly, or blistered) including genetic atopic dermatitis, allergies to compounds that come into contact with the skin, or reduced oil production that happens gradually with age. Our expert dermatologists can help assess and treat your eczema with a variety of options including topical steroids, in-office phototherapy (available at our Chevy Chase location), or systemic medications for severe cases.

Hair loss - Hair loss is common and there are several conditions that contribute to hair loss including alopecia areata (an autoimmune hair loss condition), pattern alopecia (common in adult men and women and can begin at any age), traction alopecia (thinned hair resulting from past tight hairstyling), central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (scarring hair loss most noticeable on the top of the head), as well as others. Our dermatologists can help you consider options to help your scalp and hair.

Hidradenitis suppurativa - Characterized by boils in the underarms, groin, and fold areas of the body, hidradenitis is a relatively common condition that has a significant impact on quality of life. There are a variety of management options including topical treatment, procedural approaches, laser treatment with our surgical colleagues, oral medications, and injectable biologic therapies.

Melanoma - Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. At MedStar Health, we use a multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of melanoma including our surgical, oncology, and radiation oncology colleagues when needed.

Moles - All of our dermatologists are skilled in checking moles for signs of irregularity. Book a routine skin check/mole check at any of our dermatology practices to have your skin screened.

Nail diseases - Fungal infections of the nails are common. Other causes of nail changes exist as well. When you book your appointment with our specialists, please mention that you are coming in for nail concerns.

Psoriasis - Psoriasis is a common inflammatory condition with a genetic element that presents as redness/rash and scaling that affects the scalp, elbows, knees, and occasionally the entire skin surface. Many treatments exist for psoriasis ranging from topical steroids to injectable systemic medications called biologic therapies. Our dermatology team can help you understand the risks and benefits of the range of treatment options for your psoriasis.

Rashes - From psoriasis to atopic dermatitis to contact dermatitis to fungal infections, there are many reasons you might break out in a rash. When rashes are severe or do not go away quickly on their own, our dermatology experts can assess and treat your skin condition.

Rosacea - If you are experiencing bothersome redness and/or inflamed bumps on your face, you may have the skin condition known as rosacea. Topical, oral, and laser treatments can potentially help. See one of our dermatologists for an evaluation.

Skin cancer - There are several types of skin cancer that exist. The three most common are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. We offer diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers at MedStar Dermatology. If you have an unexplained bump, a sore that won’t heal, an irregular brown or pink growth, a changing spot, or a lesion you are concerned about for other reasons, please book an appointment with one of our experts.

Skin infections - From warts to fungal infections to bacterial conditions, skin infections can be treated by our team of dermatologists.


COVID-19 related skin conditions

Some patients who were infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) are seeing a wide range of abnormal skin conditions. While it is too early to tell whether these skin problems are caused by the virus or are the result of the body's immune response to the infection.

The good news is that the majority of the conditions are not serious and will resolve as the infection clears. Some, on the other hand, may need testing and monitoring.

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MedStar Health: Dermatology at Chevy Chase

5530 Wisconsin Ave
The Chevy Chase Bldg.
Ste. 730
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

MedStar Health: Dermatology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St. NW
Suite 1A50A
Washington, D.C., 20010

MedStar Health: Dermatology at Lafayette Centre

1133 21st St. NW
Building 2
5th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20036

MedStar Health: Dermatology in Washington D.C.

106 Irving St. NW
Physician's Office Bldg. South
Ste. 410
Washington, D.C., 20010