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

Research Interest

  • Dermal Biology
  • Fibroblasts
  • Genetics
  • Keloids


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Widespread Eruption of Comedones: Answer.
Kailas A, Vandergriff T, Glass DA, Am J Dermatopathol 2019 Jun 41 6 459
Patient-reported outcomes for keloids: a systematic review.
Tan A, Glass DA G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2018 Oct
Novel therapeutic approaches to xeroderma pigmentosum.
Weon JL, Glass DA Br. J. Dermatol. 2018 Sep
Multiple Tumors on the Extremities: Answer.
Ukoha UT, Vandergriff T, Cheng J, Glass DA Am J Dermatopathol 2018 Aug 40 8 624-625


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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