Seemal Desai, MD
Practical Symposium Faculty
Dr. Seemal Desai is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a Board Certified Dermatologist. He graduated with honors from Emory University. He received his medical training at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with Magna Cum Laude with honors.
Following medical school, Dr. Desai completed his medical internship in Internal Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and served as Chief Resident for the Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Desai has been active on a local, state, and national level with numerous medical organizations. His major accomplishments have been with the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Medical Association and many others, where he has held numerous elected and appointed positions. He is also actively involved in teaching and mentoring medical students and residents, and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has been involved in academic medicine for over ten years.
Dr. Desai is the author of numerous publications and has been invited to present at countless national and international Dermatology events. His clinical expertise includes the treatment of vitiligo, and other disorders of pigmentation, psoriasis, acne, skin disease in skin of color, cosmeceuticals, and aesthetics. Dr. Desai is very active in the local and national dermatologic community and is the Immediate Past President of the Skin of Color Society, and Past President of the Texas Dermatological Society. In addition, he is a Past President of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Dermatological Society. He has also served on the Board of Directors of SkinPAC and currently is on the AADA Congressional Policy Committee and Immediate Past Chair of the AAD Leadership Development Steering Committee. Dr. Desai was the youngest ever dermatologist elected to the American Academy of Dermatology Board of Directors and represents the interests of over 20,000 dermatologists worldwide. He is actively involved in politics and advocacy and represents the entire specialty of dermatology in many ways. In 2017, Dr. Desai was appointed to serve on the US Food & Drug Administration, Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC), and is the only dermatologist on this important federal hearing committee. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology and Pigment International, while also participating on numerous editorial advisory boards. As a world-renowned expert in skin of color and pigmentation, Dr. Desai is frequently called on by media in both the national and international arena.
In his free time, Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and son, as well as traveling, trying new restaurants, meeting new people, playing trivia games, exercising and enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Desai takes great pride in providing his patients with the highest level of dermatologic care. Please contact our office for a personal consultation with Dr. Desai to decide which services may be right for you and your skin.