James Allred, MD
Practical Symposium Faculty
James Allred, MD, MS, FAAD, is a dermatologist at Access Dermatology Clinic in Franklin and Glasgow, Kentucky, and Gallatin, Tennessee.
Originally born and raised in the western United States, Dr. Allred has called southern Kentucky his home since 2015. During that time, Dr. Allred has lectured at national conferences, published academic articles, and founded multiple technology startups dedicated to improving patient care. He also was a founding member of the education committee for Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, a nonprofit dedicated to improving patient care through novel technologies and techniques.
Before then, Dr. Allred completed his dermatology residency in Austin, Texas, where served as chief dermatology resident, patented multiple medical devices, and was a recipient of teaching awards and speaking awards, including from the Texas Dermatological Society. He completed his medical school training at the University of Utah, where he served as student body president during his fourth year, co-founded the Bench-to-Bedside research program, and was among the first students to be chosen to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society for medical scholastic excellence.
As an undergraduate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with dual degrees in history with honors and summa cum laude in anthropology, where was chosen as the graduation speaker, having received the outstanding undergraduate award and outstanding senior thesis award in 2003.
Dr. Allred is married with five beautiful children and has two large dogs. He gets the greatest enjoyment in life from them, especially when introducing them to his first love of the outdoors. One annual highlight for him is where he is able to take his family every year to the Colorado Rockies, where he leads the first and only continuing medical education hike that teaches dermatologists from around the country about how the environment (i.e. plants, sunlight, insect bites, etc) can negatively affect the skin.
In 2021, Dr. Allred decided to establish Access Dermatology Clinic as the method to synthesize what he has learned as a clinician and an innovator to creatively and compassionately serve the people of southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee.