Tejesh Patel, MD, FAAD, has been named chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine's Kaplan-Amonette Department of Dermatology.
Patel, who previously served as interim chair, will oversee the clinical practice of the department, which is run by University Clinical Health.
The clinic offers services, including medical and surgical care of diseases affecting the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes in adults and children.
Certified by the American Board of Dermatology with a subspecialty in dermatopathology, Dr. Patel completed an internal medicine internship and a dermatology residency with the UTHSC College of Medicine, and fellowships with the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A native of London, England, Dr. Patel was drawn to practice dermatology because of the variety it offered, including the opportunity to treat patients across all age groups and conditions, while serving as a clinician, surgeon, and pathologist. This he says, is very unique to dermatology.