Dermatology Center

Healthy Inside and Out

Dermatologic conditions can be debilitating, leaving marks on your skin as well as your psyche. Skin is your body’s largest organ. Keeping it healthy is important. At Grady, we help patients overcome the most complex dermatologic problems and get on with their lives.

Our doctors, nurses, and other team members routinely treat the most challenging dermatologic cases.  But, most importantly, they specialize in you and your needs. We can help you with the best treatment, the support you need, and help you resume your daily routine.

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Why Choose Us

Grady’s Dermatology Center is staffed by some of the nation’s most experienced dermatologists, who routinely treat rare and complex conditions that most other dermatology practices rarely see.

These specialists offer medical, surgical, and pediatric dermatology services.

Our team is passionate about the care they provide. Our dermatologists serve on the faculty of Emory School of Medicine. They use state-of-the-art medicines and medical devices to diagnose and care for adult and pediatric patients. And, because dermatologic conditions are often related to other health problems, Grady offers a unique advantage. We’ve spent more than 125 years building the most comprehensive medical services in Atlanta to deliver the best care possible.

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What We Treat

There are countless dermatologic conditions, and Grady treats them all. The ones we treat most often include:


The most common skin condition in the United States, acne affects teenagers and adults.  The condition can leave scars on the skin.  While over-the-counter remedies can treat mild cases of acne, prescription medications, and dermatologic treatments are advised for serious conditions.

Learn more about acne here.

Autoimmune connective tissue disease

This autoimmune disease, like skin lupus and dermatomyositis often involve facial rashes, scaly rashes on sun-exposed areas of the body, lesions, hair loss, or scarring. The condition can usually be treated with medication.

Learn more about skin lupus here.

Drug eruptions

Adverse drug reactions can result in skin reactions, itching, and changes in nails. Most of these reactions go away when you stop taking the drug responsible. However, medical treatment may be needed.

Learn more about drug eruptions here.

Eczema (including allergic contact dermatitis)

Over 30 million Americans suffer from some type of eczema, which is actually a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. Treatment can reduce symptoms and discomfort.

Learn more about eczema here.

Hair loss or alopecia

There are several types of hair loss. Several are treatable with medicines.

Learn more about hair loss here.

Hidradenitis suppurativa

This is an autoinflammatory disease (not infectious) that usually begins as pimple-like bumps and painful boils on the skin and may progress to cause scars.  This disease commonly affects the underarms, groin, and buttocks. Treatments, including medicines and surgery, can prevent flares and reduce discomfort.

Learn more about hidradenitis suppurativa here.

Infectious diseases of the skin

Infections of the skin can be caused by bacteria, fungus, viruses, or parasites. The most common types include boils, warts, ringworm, impetigo, and scabies.

Learn more about infectious skin diseases here.


These raised scars sometimes occur where the skin has healed after an injury. Keloids tend to be larger than the original wound and are often painful and itchy. While they are not harmful, a dermatologist may be able to minimize them through treatment.

Learn more about keloids here.

Nail disease

Injuries or disease can cause toenails or fingernails to grow in unusual ways, be discolored, or be otherwise distorted. Nail conditions are often associated with other medical conditions.


A common condition, psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem that results in a rash on the skin, nails, and joints. Treatment can reduce symptoms and discomfort.

Learn more about psoriasis here.

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Make an Appointment

Call (404) 616-1000, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. to schedule your appointment.

If you are an existing Grady patient and have a MyChart account, visit MyChart to request your appointment online.

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Locations and Directions

Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

1st Floor

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM

(404) 616-1000 (Main)
(404) 616-1000 (Appointments)

Parking is available

Public Transportation

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Our Services

No matter what your dermatologic condition, Grady offers the right treatment option for you. We offer:

Botulinum toxin (Botox)

Specialists use Botulinum toxin injections to treat conditions like hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating and Raynaud’s disease, a rare blood vessel disorder. We do not offer Botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic purposes.

Infusion therapy

Intravenous infusions are sometimes necessary to treat autoimmune dermatologic conditions and other conditions. We offer infusion therapy in the dermatology center.

Light therapy

We offer UV light therapy for many skin conditions, including psoriasis, vitiligo, itch, and other disorders. It works by slowing down cell growth and inflammation that causes skin problems


In most cases, we can care for patients by prescribing one or more medications to treat their dermatologic conditions.


We offer surgical treatment for some dermatologic conditions like skin cancers, cysts, keloids, and hidradenitis suppurativa. In these cases, a surgeon who specializes in treating the condition performs the procedure at Grady.

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Our Doctors

Every hospital treats patients. At Grady, we strive to treat them better, more efficiently, and more effectively. Our mission to care for all who need us attracts physicians from across the nation. They are drawn here by the knowledge that we test the limits of medicine by innovating existing standards of care, researching cutting-edge drugs and therapies, and exploring novel treatments.

Our zeal for innovation has given Grady a national reputation for medical advancement in areas like cancer, burn, stroke, diabetes, infectious diseases, women’s health, sickle cell, and other conditions cared for by specialists in our centers of excellence. Access to all of these accredited practices is available to every Grady patient, and our collegial environment means that specialists routinely help to care for their colleagues’ patients.

Dr. Laura Delong Aspey

Chief of Service, Dermatology

Dr. Jamie B. MacKelfresh

Dermatology, Dermatopathology

Dr. Mary K. Spraker

Dermatology, Pediatrics

Dr. Howa Yeung