Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD

Plano, TX

Innovative Dermatology; Clinical

Assistant Professor of Dermatology at 

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Dr. Seemal R. 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, and 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 in 2009, and served as Chief Resident for the Department of Dermatology from 2008-2009.

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 more than six elected 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. These include the World Congress of Dermatology, the French Society of Dermatology, and most recently the International Congress of Dermatology. 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 President-elect of the Texas Dermatological Society. In addition, he is a Past President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Dermatological Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors of SkinPAC, the Congressional Policy Committee, and as Chair of the AAD Leadership Development Steering Committee. Most recently, Dr. Desai was elected to the American Academy of Dermatology Board of Directors, and will represent the interests of over 18,000 dermatologists worldwide.

 

He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology and Pigment International, which 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 travelling, trying new restaurants, meeting new people, playing trivia games, exercising and enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Desai takes great pride in providing his patients with the highest level of dermatologic care.

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