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Aaron K. Joseph, MD, FAAD


Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Aaron K. Joseph established Skin and Laser Surgery Associates (now U.S. Dermatology Partners of Houston) in the Houston suburb of Pasadena in 1998. His practice focuses on Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Joseph was first named a Texas Super Doctor over 10 years ago by Texas Monthly Magazine and was just named a member of the Super Doctors Hall of Fame.

Dr. Joseph has treated more than 20,000 skin cancers, and he continues to study new treatment methods to benefit his patients and their referring physicians. He participates in rigorous continuing medical education each year as required by the State of Texas Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Dermatology. As one of several processes for maintaining high standards of care and communication, Skin and Laser Surgery Associates conducts satisfaction surveys with all patients. Committed to excellence, Dr. Joseph reviews each completed survey and responds to any specific needs or concerns personally.

Dr. Joseph also trains dermatology residents and medical students at Skin and Laser Surgery Associates through his role as a clinical faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, and University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Dr. Joseph is a 1993 honor graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His post graduate training includes a three-year residency in Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as Chief Dermatology Resident. Dr. Joseph then completed a one-year fellowship with Dr. Glenn D. Goldstein at the Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri (now the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center), where he specialized in skin cancer and laser surgery. He earned his board certification in Dermatology in 1997 and re-certified through 2027.

Dr. Joseph maintains active memberships in several honor societies and medical societies at the local, state, and national level including, but not limited to, American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS); American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS); American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); American Medical Association (AMA); Harris County Medical Society; Houston Dermatological Society (HDS); Texas Medical Association. Dr. Joseph has been a member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for more than 17 years.

Dr. Joseph is an ongoing supporter of many educational charitable and community programs and initiatives. He contributes regularly to his alma maters Trinity University and Baylor College of Medicine. He is also a supporter of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, Camp For All and Houston Public Media.

Dr. Joseph and his family are long-time residents of Manvel, near the Pearland suburb of Houston.  A member of the Pearland Cycling Club, he competes in charity cycling events. He serves as a volunteer coach for the “Bike Around the Bay” training program benefitting the Galveston Bay Foundation. Dr. Joseph is a long-standing volunteer for several local youth soccer programs and triathlons. He and Skin and Laser Surgery Associates are sponsors of the Dawson High School Girls Soccer Booster Club and the Silverlake Triathlon.

Specialties and Affiliations

Texas Super Doctor

Texas Monthly Super Doctor, 2015

American College of Mohs Surgery

  • Tromovitch Award Committee, 2011 – 2013
  • Government Advocacy Task Force, 2009
  • Slide Review Committee, 2009 – 2010
  • Task Force on Fellowship Training Program Guidelines, 2001

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

  • Alternate Delegate to AMA RUC (policy committee), 2011 – 2014

American Academy of Dermatology

  • Resource Based Relative Value Scale Committee,  2015 – 2017

American Medical Association

Harris County Medical Society

Houston Dermatological Society

  • President, 2013
  • Vice President, 2012

Texas Medical Association

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

University of Texas at Houston Medical School

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, 2002 – present

Baylor College of Medicine

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, 2007 – present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1992

University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, 2014 – present
  • Award for Excellent Dermatology Faculty Teaching, 2009

MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Consultant Physician, 1999 – 2003

The Skin Cancer Foundation

  • Henry W. Menn Memorial Award, 1997 – 1998

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Chodkiewicz H and Joseph AK.  Magnification for the Dermatologic Surgeon. Cutis. In Press, 2015.
  • Pinnella Z, Robbins K, Joseph AK. Surgical Instruments. In Ratner D, Avram M, Avram M., eds. Procedural Dermatology. 2015.
  • Petty KN, Knee CR, Joseph AK. Sunscreen Use Among Recreational Cyclists:  How Intentions Predict Reported Behavior. J Health Psychol, 2013;18:439-447.
  • Joseph AK, Mark T, Mueller C. The Period Prevalence and Costs of Treating Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Patients over Age 65 Covered by Medicare.  Dermatol Surg. 27(11):955-959, 2001.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

  • Genomic determinants of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma progression.  Collaboration with Tsai KY at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Changes in the intensity of dermatologic surgery 2000-2015 and the effect on relative work values.

Clinic Locations

U.S. Dermatology Partners of Houston - Pasadena
U.S. Dermatology Partners of Houston - Pasadena

5125 Preston Road
Suite 150
Pasadena, TX 77505

(281) 991-0737

“I consider myself both a patient’s doctor and a doctor’s doctor. My job is to inform my patients and to ensure that they are well cared for — from their first appointment with me and my staff until they return to their referring doctor. I am committed to educating my patients about every step in the process of diagnosis and healing. I work closely with patients and their family members to explain the nature of their skin cancer, the severity of their condition, surgery and treatment options, wound care after surgery, and long-term prevention.”

-Dr. Aaron K. Joseph

What Our Patients Say*

“I chose Dr. Joseph because of the care, compassion and skills I witnessed when he treated my dad. I have had Mohs surgery done by him twice in the last two years, once on my face and once on my scalp. I had excellent care and outcome each time. I appreciate his care and compassion as well as his skills. I highly recommend him to all family and friends who have need of his services.” – Carol B.

*Results may vary by individual

Services Offered By Dr. Joseph