Dr. Awan earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill. He earned a doctorate of medicine and completed his internship at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His dermatology residency was completed at the University of Connecticut in Farmington, CT where he served as chief resident during his final year. During his time at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Awan trained under world leaders in psoriasis and skin cancer. He lectures regularly to dermatologists and other physicians, serves as a reviewer for leading peer-reviewed journals, and presents at local and national dermatology conferences.
Sam Awan looks forward to working with patients in the McKinney office. “The variety of dermatology makes every day new and exciting,” he says. “A typical day involves skin cancer screenings, aesthetic consultations, surgical procedures and the management of complex rashes that patients have lived with for years. The best part of the job is developing lasting relationships with patients and families from all backgrounds and walks of life.”
His special interests include the detection and prevention of skin cancer, treating acne and psoriasis, and cosmetic dermatology. He takes particular interest in managing skin rashes from emerging cancer therapies.
“In dermatology, we’re able to make very concrete changes in people’s lives,” Dr. Awan says. “It may be as simple as a bit of filler to boost someone’s confidence or as critical as the early detection and removal of the skin cancer. Establishing care with a local dermatologist early on is an essential step for anyone interested in protecting their skin health.”
Dr. Awan is an avid sports fan and spends time playing basketball, biking, and traveling. In his spare time, he enjoys writing short stories and novels.
About Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery
The physicians at Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery have many areas of expertise and keep up to date with the newest procedures and developments in their field. Dr. Bryan Selkin graduated from the renowned Harvard University Dermatology Program as a chief educational resident and won the “outstanding teacher of the year” award. Dr. Gilbert Selkin has extensive training in maxillofacial surgery, facial reconstruction, and the oral cavity, and offers a wide range of surgical and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Mara Dacso and Dr. John “Jay” Wofford are among the few dermatologists in the area who is board-certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology, giving them profound insight into various presentations of skin disease. Dr. Sanober Amin and Dr. Amanda Wolthoff specialize in all aspects of dermatology including medical, surgical, and cosmetic procedures. Together, the interests, experience, backgrounds, and certifications of CD&CLS’ providers allow for outstanding collaboration and care for patients.
About U.S. Dermatology Partners
As one of the largest physician-owned dermatology practices in the country, U.S. Dermatology Partners patients not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatment through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the practice’s strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. To be the best partners to its patients, U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team, therefore, includes recognized national leaders in areas such as clinical research, psoriasis, and Mohs Surgery. To learn more, visit usdermatologypartners.com.
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