Black woman dermatologists tend to be on the cutting edge of medical research in regards to colored skin, which has different needs due to the increased presence of melanin. Representation in dermatology is especially important in a health care system that has deep racial disparities.
If you are looking for a black woman dermatologist to care for your skin, or just need some inspiration as you go through med school, check out these incredible women.
Dr. Meena Singh is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon in Shawnee, Kansas who specializes in hair transplant and ethnic skin. She was recently honored in MD News, a national publication, for addressing disparities in health care. On Instagram, she shares a bit about her work as well as tons of beautiful family moments. You can follow Dr. Singh at: https://www.instagram.com/drmeenasingh/.
Dr. Caroline Robinson (my sister!) is a newly board-certified dermatologist whose work includes ethnic skin, skin cancer, and acne. She practices at Northwestern Medicine in the South Loop area of Chicago, Illinois. Her Instagram page is fun, hip, and informative in its inclusion of skin care tips and issues. You can follow Dr. Robinson at: https://www.instagram.com/crobinsonmd/.
Dr. TIffany Clay is a board-certified dermatologist in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), which is the largest dermatology group in the country. On her Instagram page, she shares information pertaining to skin issues as well as photos from her everyday life in and out of work. You can follow Dr. Clay at: https://www.instagram.com/dermdrclay/.
Next up is Dr. Lian Mack, who is a board-certified dermatologist with her own practice, GlamDerm. She works in New York City with special interests in skin conditions affecting skin of color as well as cosmetic, medical, and surgical skin care. She has also authored many peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Mack posts a lot skin care tips and topics on her Instagram page. You can follow her at: https://www.instagram.com/glamderm/.
5. Laura, MD
Dr. Laura is completing her dermatology residency in Miami, Florida, and her hubby is a physician as well. Her Instagram page touches on her life in residency as well as her family life at home. (She is mama to three little girls.) You can follow Dr. Laura at: https://www.instagram.com/lauralacquer/.
Do you follow any of these women on Instagram?