Originally from the Bahamas, Dr. Glass enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in 1998. He received his PhD from BCM in 2005 from the Department of Human Genetics where he studied the role of Canonical Wnt Signaling in Bone Regulation. He received his MD from BCM in 2006 and compleed his transitional year internship at Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts in 2008. Dr. Glass completed his residency training in Dermatology and a postdoctoral fellowship in the McDermott Center (with Helen Hobbs) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Glass' main research interest is in understanding how keloids (exuberant scarring of the skin) occur and in finding the genes that predispose people to develop keloids. Keloids occur disproportionately more often in skin of color, and the ability to develop keloids can be inherited within families. Dr. Glass is compiling a registry of individuals as well as families affected by keloids in order to collect samples and information to study keloids further. His other research interest is identifying genes that cause rare skin disorders. Dr. Glass practices general dermatology and has an interest in genetic skin disorders.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2006)
Cambridge Hospital (2008), Transitional Year
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011), Dermatology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Genetic Skin Disorders
  • Hidradenitis
  • Keloids
  • Research Interest

    • Dermal Biology
    • Fibroblasts
    • Genetics
    • Keloids


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Patient-provider race and sex concordance and the risk for medication primary nonadherence.
    Adamson AS, Glass DA, Suarez EA J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 2017 Jun 76 6 1193-1195
    Osteoclast-Like Giant Cells in Malignant Melanoma: Unintentional Accident or Strategic Recruitment?
    Li X, Savory S, Vandergriff T, Glass DA Am J Dermatopathol 2017 May
    Multiple Tumors on the Extremities.
    Ukoha UT, Vandergriff T, Cheng J, Glass DA Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Apr
    A Novel Homozygous Missense Mutation in HOXC13 Leads to Autosomal Recessive Pure Hair and Nail Ectodermal Dysplasia.
    Li X, Orseth ML, Smith JM, Brehm MA, Agim NG, Glass DA Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Mar 34 2 172-175
    Systemic lupus erythematosus in a patient with PTEN hamartoma tumour syndrome.
    Lee T, Le EN, Glass DA, Bowen CD, Dominguez AR Br. J. Dermatol. 2014 Apr 170 4 990-2
    Primary milia localized to the vulva.
    Adotama P, Susa J, Glass DA Dermatol. Online J. 2014 20 4 22339

    Honors & Awards

    • Children's Medical Center CCRAC
      Junior Investigator Research Award (2013)
    • Dermatology Foundation
      Career Development Award (2013)
    • UT-Southwestern / Galderma
      Pilot & Feasibility Study Grant (2012)
    • Dermatology Foundation
      Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship Award (2011)
    • Skin of Color Society
      AMBI Research Grant (2011)
    • UT-Southwestern Medical Center
      Physcian Scientist Training Program (2010)
    • BCM Outstanding Student Award
      Graduate School (2006)
    • Graduate Student Rep Speaker
      BCM Commencement (2006)
    • Speaker, Gordon Research Conference
      Bones and Teeth (2005)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Dermatology
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • Dermatology Foundation
    • National Medical Association
    • Skin of Color Society
    • Society for Investigative Dermatology
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Women's Dermatologic Society