Dr. Kathleen Ellison is a board-certified dermatologist practicing at U.S. Dermatology Partners Fairfax, specializing in adult and pediatric dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She has presented at national and regional dermatology conferences and published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Ellison received her undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Her medical education brought her back home to Tennessee, and she earned her M.D. at Quillen College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Dermatology at Georgetown, where she served as the Chief Resident for global health. During residency, she had the opportunity to train at Children’s National Medical Center, the National Institutes of Health, and Washington Hospital Center. She also provided dermatologic care in Botswana as part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s global health program.
Dr. Ellison enjoys diagnosing and treating a wide variety of conditions especially acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis/eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. The most rewarding part of her job is meeting and building relationships with her patients and helping them feel more comfortable in their own skin.
She enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, spending time with her family and her dog, and traveling in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Ellison has visited 34 countries and five continents so far! She enjoys taking cooking classes while traveling and trying to replicate recipes when she gets home.
Dr. Ellison now lives in downtown Washington, D.C., and enjoys reading, traveling, and trying new restaurants. She looks forward to offering high-quality dermatology services in Fairfax to patients of all ages.