2023 Best Dermatologists for Skin-of-Color: Dr. Cheri Frey, M.D.
Years in Practice: 7 years
Undergrad School: Iowa State University
Graduate School: Pennsylvania State University
What changes do you hope to see in dermatology & skincare in the next 5-10 years?
- We need more black dermatologists. Dermatology is one of the least diverse specialties out there. Sometimes people are asking me, do you have a recommendation for a black dermatologist in a particular area? And there's not one in that entire area.
- We need more black dermatologists because some patients are just more comfortable seeing a dermatologist with similar skin and hair. I want them to be able to choose a doctor that they feel comfortable seeing.
- Dermatology needs to be more diverse as far as our learning material, our textbooks.
What drew you to want to teach dermatology?
Teaching is something that I've always enjoyed doing and I knew that I wanted that to be a part of my career. It makes me happy to teach, I feel fulfilled.
Which skin issues do you see most often among your patients who have skin-of-color?
Acne, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and hair loss.
- Frey is a devout Christian and licensed minister.
- Enjoys spending time with her husband (he’s an orthodontist), attending sporting events, and traveling.
- Website: https://www.drcherifrey.com/
- Instagram: @theskindoc