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Dr. Lydia Essary

Meet DR. Lydia Essary

Dr. Lydia Essary is a board-certified dermatopathologist who practices Mohs surgery. She specializes in general dermatology, as well as skin cancer detection, 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.   It should also be noted that 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.  

OrganizationS & Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • American Society of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • 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 as Chair of the Finance Committee. 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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