Meet Dr. Kim Yancey
Chair of the Department of Dermatology

Holder of the:
Mary Kay Inc. Distinguished Chair in Dermatology

Like many UT Southwestern Medical Center department chairs, Kim Yancey, M.D.,’s path as a physician scientist began far away from Dallas, culminating here after years of advanced medical training, excellence in biomedical investigation and teaching, and the care of thousands of patients. As Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Yancey now combines his diverse strengths with a new role: architect for growth.

I want our patients to know they will be seen by a caring, compassionate physician who will give them direct responses to their concerns, and who is embedded in a care network that will be able to support them.”

Before coming to Dallas, Dr. Yancey was Chair of the Dermatology Department at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a smaller department and medical center, but with activities similar to UTSW.

“The opportunity here – not just in the Department of Dermatology, but in the greater institution itself – was quite unique, with its significant resources, robust community, and a trajectory toward growth and development in both clinical and basic sciences,” says Dr. Yancey. “This opportunity gave me a chance to use more tools to develop a department that was excellent within the specialty, but also unique in the way it touched others on this campus.”

For Dr. Yancey, coming to UT Southwestern was an opportunity to take a strong department to an even higher level.

“This department has been strong for several reasons, including its core academic strength as demonstrated by publications, grants, and scholarly activities; its solid cohort of clinicians who provide excellent care to patients; and its very creative residency training program with a track record of creating leaders in dermatology. We’ve been able to build on these traditional elements to further strengthen the department,” Dr. Yancey says.

Dr. Yancey believes that one of the novel aspects of UTSW’s Dermatology Department is having physicians with expertise in selected areas.

“They use that expertise in the clinic, then carry those observations and experiences back to their laboratory, where they pursue research that impacts patient care. Accordingly, the Department is recognized as a resource to the greater community,” he says.

Clinical Interests

  • General dermatology
  • Autoimmune blistering diseases – pemphigus, pemphigoid, other
  • Skin cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Skin checks
  • Skin diseases in transplant patients