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Seemal R. Desai, MD


Seemal R. Desai, MD

Dr. Seemal Desai is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a Board Certified Dermatologist. He graduated with honors from Emory University. He received his medical training at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree with Magna Cum Laude with honors. Following medical school, Dr. Desai completed his medical internship in Internal Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and served as Chief Resident for the Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Desai has been active on a local, state, and national level with numerous medical organizations. His major accomplishments have been with the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Medical Association, where he has held numerous elected and appointed positions. He is also actively involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and residents. He serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Desai is the author of numerous publications and has been invited to present at numerous international Dermatology events. His clinical interests include the treatment of vitiligo, and other disorders of pigmentation, psoriasis, acne, skin cancers, inflammatory skin rashes and phototherapy. Dr. Desai is very active in the local and national dermatologic community and is the current President of the Skin of Color Society, and the Immediate Past President of the Texas Dermatological Society. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition, he is a Past President of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Dermatological Society. He also serves on the AAD/A Congressional Policy Committee, and as Chair of the AAD Leadership Development Steering Committee. Dr. Desai was also appointed to serve on the US Food & Drug Administration, Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC), and is the only dermatologist on this important hearing committee. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology and Pigment International, while also serving on numerous editorial advisory boards.

In his free time, Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and son, as well as traveling, trying new restaurants, meeting new people, playing trivia games, exercising and enjoying the outdoors.