The ABMS Member Boards - Dematology

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American Board of Dermatology
Henry Ford Health System
1 Ford Place
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 874-1088


Dermatologists diagnose and treat all aspects of healthy and diseased skin in adults and children including conditions such as skin cancer, melanomas, moles, dermatitis, acne, hair loss, scars, sexually transmitted diseases and the skin changes associated with aging.

Specialty training required prior to Board Certification: Four years


To become certified in a particular subspecialty, a physician must be Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and complete additional training as specified by the Member Board. 

  • Dermatopathology
    A Dermatopathologist is expert in diagnosing and monitoring diseases of the skin, including infectious, immunologic, degenerative and neoplastic diseases. This entails the examination and interpretation of specially prepared tissue sections, cellular scrapings and smears of skin lesions by means of light microscopy, electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy.

  • Pediatric Dermatology
    A Pediatric Dermatologist treats specific skin disease categories with emphasis on those diseases which predominate in infants, children and adolescents.

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Questions to ask your dermatologist

What are the signs of skin cancer and melanoma?

How often should I be evaluated for skin cancer?

How can I examine my skin to look fo skin cancer?

What can I do to protect my skin from the sun?

What can I do to protect my child from the sun?

What sunscreens do you recommend?

What can I do to improve the appearance of my skin?

How do I know if I'm aging well or not?

Is the cause of my skin condition hormonal, diet or stress related?

Is there anything I can incorporate into my diet to help my skin?

What is the best way to avoid dry skin during the winter?

Is acne related to hormones and/or diet?

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