The Department of Defense boasts over 100 active duty dermatologists serving around the world in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health Service.
Military Dermatologists have the honor of taking care of our active-duty and retired military members, as well as their families. They provide all medical dermatologic services including surgery, clinical dermatology, micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, dermatopathology, and laser and energy-based medicine.
While there are numerous locations where dermatologists in the military are stationed, there are three main programs where dermatologists are trained within the military. For more information about these programs click here (link to training programs).
Finally, the reach of military dermatology does not stop when a physician leaves the service. The values, traditions, experiences and commitment to excellence are etched into each service member for a lifetime. Thousands of military physicians, and hundreds of military dermatologists continue to practice after their tours of duty or after retirement in the armed services. This cadre of physicians represents a bedrock of talent and professionalism that help to serve the patients beyond their years of active-duty service.