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Dr. Lydia Essary

Meet DR. Lydia Essary

Dr. Lydia Essary is a board-certified dermatopathologist who practices general dermatology, dermatopathology and Mohs surgery. She specializes in general dermatology as well as skin cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. With a strong dermatopathology background, she is able to provide diagnostic and consultative pathology services.

Education & Training

Dr. Essary completed her residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She completed her fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Essary then went on to train in Mohs Surgery during her time at the Associates in Dermatology, Orlando.  Dr. Essary also earned a Masters of Science in Health Management, University of Texas in Dallas.  Dr. Essary is a physician and surgeon ( M.D.) graduate from the Cayetano Heredia University School of Medicine in Lima, Peru, and speaks fluent Spanish. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  

OrganizationS & Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • American Society of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Dermatological Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • International Society of Dermatopathology

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Dr. Essary enjoys training young physicians in dermatopathology and sharing her wealth of knowledge with dermatology residents, fellows and medical students. She is also actively involved in the leadership of the American Society of Dermatopathology, where she serves in several committees. She is often invited to speak at the national and international medical events. When she's not working in dermatology, she likes to spend time with her family and the fine arts. Dr. Essary is also a highly regarded classically-trained pianist and Argentine Tango Instructor.

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