2023 Best Dermatologists for Skin-of-Color: Dr. Tiffany Clay, M.D.
Years in Practice: 8
Undergrad School: Dillard University
Graduate School: Meharry Medical College
Why did you become a dermatologist?
Throughout my life, I experienced minor skin conditions, and that introduced me to the field of dermatology. My interest sparked from there.
Which skin issues do you see most often among your patients who have skin-of-color?
I see acne, eczema, psoriasis, cyst, skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, melasma (a form of hyperpigmentation), warts, nail fungus, and hair loss. In my patients with skin of color, the most common thing is hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the skin.
What impact do you see that skin can have on self-esteem?
Skin appearance definitely impacts a person’s self-esteem. It affects how a person feels about themselves, and how someone else portrays that person. I experienced this myself as a child. As a result, I tell patients that I understand and that my goal is to work with them to get them better, because I don't feel like anyone should have to deal with lowered self-esteem.
What have been your biggest accomplishments and why?
Completing undergrad and medical school and then getting my dream job as a dermatologist.
- Is a foodie.
- Enjoys cooking and trying new cuisines.
- Passionate about fitness.
- Enjoys travel and spending time with her husband and family.
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