Tenant Spotlight: Surgical Dermatology Group
Provider: Christopher B. Harmon M.D.
Dr. Harmon has been performing Mohs surgery and practicing Aesthetic Dermatology in Alabama since 1997. After graduating from Mississippi College in 1986, he attended the Tulane University School of Medicine. He performed a transitional internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 1990.
He then began his dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Following his residency, he served as a board certified dermatologist in the United States Air Force at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi from 1994 to 1997. His research interests include: wound healing, skin cancer, cutaneous laser surgery, and dermabrasion. Dr. Harmon has written numerous textbook chapters and scientific papers on Mohs surgery and reconstructive techniques as well as dermabrasive and laser skin resurfacing. In 1995, he received the Young Investigator Award as presented by the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology for his work with the ultrastructural and immunohistochemical changes following dermabrasion of facial scars. In 1998, he also received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery for his efforts as national coordinator of the S.C.O.R.E.S. (Skin Care OutReach Empowers Survivors) Program, which offers free cosmetic surgery to victims of domestic violence.
Dr. Harmon is a Mohs Fellowship Trained Dermatologist with over 500 additional hours of specialized training with difficult skin cancer cases and advanced repairs. He met the following requirements in completing his ACMS fellowship:
- Participated in a minimum of 500 Mohs surgery cases
- Learned to accurately interpret slides of tissue samples removed during Mohs surgery
- Performed a vast array of reconstructions, ranging from the simplest to the most complex, multi-step repairs
Dr. Harmon served on the Board of Directors of The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery from 2003-2006. In 2007, he was recognized for excellence in volunteerism through his medical mission work and church planting activities in Third World Countries. He currently serves on the board of e3 Partners Ministries based out of Dallas, Texas. His lifetime academic achievement is reflected in his election to the Noah Worcester Society and the American Dermatologic Association. He is also a Past-President of the Alabama Dermatologic Society.
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