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Seemal R. Desai, MD, FAAD

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, 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.

Please contact our office for a personal consultation with Dr. Desai to decide which services may be right for you and your skin.

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Dornechia George Carter, MD, FAAD

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dornechia George Carter, MD, is proud to call the Dallas-Fort Worth area home. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Carter completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University, earning a dual degree in Human Development, and Human Biology, Health, and Society. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas as a Diversity Scholar. Following internship at The Methodist Hospital, she completed her training at Baylor as the first African-American resident in the department of Dermatology.

Dr. Carter has publications in multiple medical journals, and she has presented at meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Texas Dermatological Society. She is an active member of the C. V. Roman Medical Society, the local chapter of the National Medical Association. As someone who enjoys public outreach, volunteerism, and speaking, she engages in a number of activities to promote skin health. Among these include being featured on National Public Radio and the Trinity Broadcasting Network covering sun protection and skin cancer. She also volunteers her time as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., participating in various DFW area health fairs, and serving as a mentor to medical students. She has been a consultant for local and national publications, such as The Dallas Morning News, Woman’s Day magazine, and WebMD magazine, discussing skin care recommendations.

Her scope of practice encompasses medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, with a special interest in psoriasis, skin of color, and skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. She has a passion for her profession, tailoring treatment plans for each patient’s individual needs and educating patients about their skin.

Please contact our office for a personal consultation with Dr. Carter to decide which services may be right for you and your skin.

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Heidi Cook, MPAS, PA-C

Heidi Cook is a nationally licensed and certified Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology. She obtained her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2005. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

She specializes in treating many skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Heidi is active in the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and has earned Diplomate status, the highest honor within the Society. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Outside of work, Heidi enjoys reading, traveling, crossword puzzles, and most of all, spending time with her husband and three children.

Heidi is committed to providing the highest level of patient focused care for you and your family.

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Monica Mann - Medical Aesthetician

Monica brings her passion and knowledge of the industry to Innovative Dermatology. Her goal is not just to provide her clients with precision in practice, but also to share her vision and help educate her clientele. She brings extensive experience in chemical peels, photo-facials IPL, laser skin rejuvenation, micro-needling, acne therapy along with strong knowledge in cosmetic dermatology. Monica is licensed with the State Board of Texas and has a Laser License to treat patients.