Dr. Bryan Gammon is triple board-certified as a dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and Mohs surgeon. He is skilled and highly experienced in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of general dermatologic diseases. His areas of special focus include skin cancer, Mohs Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery, and complex medical dermatology including melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, connective tissue disease and recalcitrant eczema, psoriasis and acne. His formal educational training includes:
- University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) – BS, Electrical Engineering, graduating with highest honors
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX) – Medical School
- Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) – Internship in Internal Medicine
- Northwestern University, Department of Dermatology (Chicago, Il) – Dermatology Residency (Chief Resident)
- Stanford University, Department of Pathology (Stanford, CA) – Dermatopathology Fellowship
- UCLA Anderson School of Management (Los Angeles, CA) – Masters of Business Administration
Dr. Gammon’s extensive training and experience in both clinical dermatology and dermatopathology gives him a unique ability to diagnose and treat difficult dermatologic diseases. In a manner unavailable to most dermatologists, he can relate the patient’s skin lesion or rash that he sees in clinic with the features of the biopsy he sees under the microscope. In most offices, the dermatologist will see a patient in clinic, take a biopsy to assist in his or her diagnosis and a different doctor (the dermatopathologist) will evaluate the skin sample under the microscope. This lack of clinical correlation makes it much more difficult to render a correct diagnosis.
Dr. Gammon has performed extensive research in the fields of cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma diagnostics, and dermatopathology. Prior to residency, he worked for a year at the National Institutes of Health under the guidance of Dr. Sam Hwang, researching the mechanisms of melanoma metastasis. During his residency at Northwestern University, his work on the diagnosis of melanoma was awarded the Everett C. Fox award as one of the best resident research projects in the nation. During his fellowship at Stanford University, he worked in the Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic with the internationally-renowned Dr. Youn Kim, and continued his research on diagnostic features for difficult skin lymphoma cases. His work has been published in the most prominent and well-respected journals in the fields of dermatology and pathology, and he has been invited to speak nationally and internationally.
Before moving back home to Texas, Dr. Gammon and his wife ran a successful dermatology practice in Santa Barbara, California. Over 8 years, they grew that practice into one of the most well-respected practices in the central coast of California.
His mission has always been to provide quality care to their patients, with easy access to providers, appointment availability when they need it, and most importantly, patient relationships guided by empathy and mutual trust.
During his time away from the clinic and the microscope, Dr. Gammon enjoys playing with his four kids, cooking, learning about wine and finding new vineyards to enjoy.