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Our dermatologists provide comprehensive medical and surgical treatments for diseases of skin, hair and nails for people of all ages.

We know that your skin health is important to you. Our goal is to provide the highest quality care to all of our patients ranging in age from infancy to older adults so you can feel comfortable putting your best face forward. Our dermatologists provide diagnosis and treatment for all types of medical problems relating to the skin, hair and mucus membranes. From birthmarks to cancer, we treat skin in all stages of life. 

At University of Missouri Health Care, our team of highly trained, experienced physicians and staff are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of dermatology. Our team works closely together with other specialties such as pediatrics, oncology, rheumatology, ENT/allergy, genetics and more to make sure you receive the most advanced, personalized care.  

General Dermatology

Our dermatology clinic offers a wide range of treatments for patients in mid-Missouri and beyond including:

  • Acne 
  • Actinic keratosis (Precancer)
  • Alopecia (Hair loss)
  • Rash (Allergic/irritant dermatitis; Atopic dermatitis; Erythema multiforme; Erythema nodosum; Granuloma annulare)
  • Benign growths
  • Birthmarks (Hemangiomas; Port wine stain)
  • Bullous pemphigoid (Autoimmune)
  • Cysts and lipomas
  • Drug-related rashes
  • Hidradenitis (Infected sweat glands)
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive production of sweat)
  • Lichen planus and lichen simplex 
  • Lupus erythematosus (Autoimmune)
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Morphea and Scleroderma (Skin hardening)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Onychomycosis (Nail thickening)
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Psoriasis vulgaris
  • Rosacea (Red face)
  • Scabies 
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections (Impetigo; Fungal; Bacterial)
  • Skin ulcers
  • Vasculitis (Inflamed veins)
  • Vitiligo: Skin pigment loss
  • Warts (Verruca; Condyloma)

Skin Cancer and Melanoma

When you have a mole, spot or another area of skin that looks suspicious, you want to know if it’s cause for concern as soon as possible. We partner with our oncologists at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center to diagnose and treat all types of skin cancer. We offer the most advanced skin cancer and melanoma treatment. Because we’re an academic health system, our patients also have access to the latest clinical trials and treatments such as immunotherapy. Learn more

In addition to traditional cancer treatments, MU Health Care offers Mohs micrographic surgery. This procedure is unique to skin cancer and helps preserve surrounding tissue to maintain skin's natural appearance.

Pediatric Dermatology 

If your child has a common or rare skin condition, our team of board-certified doctors and staff are here to help. We make sure to provide the safest, most effective treatments for your child from infancy through age 18. We know children have unique skin care needs and we want to make sure your family receives the best treatments possible in a safe and welcoming environment. Learn more.

Skin conditions we treat:

  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Acne
  • Allergic reactions
  • Birthmarks
  • Moles
  • Hemangiomas
  • Inherited skin diseases
  • Lumps/bumps
  • Skin tumors
  • Blood vessel lesions and growths
  • Psoriasis
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Autoimmune skin disease in collaboration with other specialties such as rheumatology 
  • Skin infections: bacterial, fungal, viral, mites
  • Alopecia/hair loss
  • Nail dystrophy/nail disorders

Rheumatology Conditions

Rheumatologists treat arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles, ligaments, and other autoimmune diseases. Dermatology is the study of skin, nail and hair disease. Autoimmune connective tissue diseases often overlap between rheumatologic disease and dermatologic disease. Sometimes, it might be unclear whether a patient’s symptoms are a manifestation of single disease-related process. That’s when having both a rheumatologist and a dermatologist treat your specific conditions is beneficial.

In our combined dermatology rheumatology clinic, dermatologist Kara Braudis, MD, and rheumatologists Celso Velazquez, MD, and Chokkalingam Siva, MD, provide patients with evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for suspected rheumatologic diseases that also might affect the skin.

Conditions treated include:

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Lupus
  • Vasculitis
  • Scleroderma/Systemic Sclerosis
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Morphea
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Scleromyxedema
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Behcet’s Disease
  • Psoriatic Arthritis

Patients are seen at the Medicine Specialty Clinic, on the first floor of University Physicians Medical Building, 1020 Hitt St. The phone number is 573-882-8788

Patch Testing for Skin Allergies

Patch testing is used to determine possible allergens that cause a reaction on the skin. This kind of allergic reaction usually causes redness and itching. At MU Health Care, our dermatologists work with you and your family to identify what allergens might be causing you discomfort through patch testing. Learn more

Cosmetic Dermatology 

MU Health Care offers the highest-quality cosmetic dermatology services to improve the appearance of your skin and reduce any imperfections. Our cosmetic dermatologists offer the latest techniques and safest procedures that give you the best results. We strive to consistently give our patients quick results with little or no downtime. Learn more.

What we offer:

  • Skin renewal
  • Botulinum toxin
  • Injectable fillers
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser tattoo removal 

Dermatopathology Services for Referring Providers

For referring providers, we offer expert interpretation of both routine and complex skin, hair and nail biopsy specimens. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained dermatopathologists provide timely diagnosis that are returned to your office with a detailed pathological and immunodiagnostic report. Learn more