Dr. Kathleen Smith, MD

Dr. Kathleen Smith, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Kathleen Smith, MD is a dermatologist in Decatur, GA and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1975 and specializes in dermatology, dermatopathology, and more.Read her story

1428 Scott Blvd

Decatur, GA 30030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CeltiCare Health
  • Cigna
  • 10 More

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Hair Loss
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Dr. Kathleen J. Smith received her medical degree (M.D.) from the Carver College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Dermatology at the world-renowned Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in metropolitan Washington, D.C. She was awarded prestigious fellowships in Immunopathology (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) and Dermatopathology (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology). Dr. Smith brings recognized expertise in cosmetic dermatology, laser therapy and surgery, and dermatopathology to Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta. She is commended for knowledge of clinical dermatology topics including evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and diseases; immunofluorescence; skin rejuvenation; sun protection; facial fillers; and healthy skin care. Expertise into these specialties makes Dr. Smith's insight highly sought after by major medical journals and medical societies: Dr. Smith's scientific works have been published in more than two hundred of the world's most esteemed medical journals and texts. Dr. Smith has presented formal presentations at more than two hundred fifty annual meetings or conferences of these societies. Dr. Smith has trained physicians in the United States and from all over the world. Her commitment to clinical education and training is evidenced by her previous roles as: Professor (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Department of Dermatology/Department of Pathology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine) Clinical Professor (Department of Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA) Co-Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program (The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine). Dr. Kathleen J. Smith is nationally board-certified in dermatopathology, dermatological immunity, and diagnostic and laboratory immunology. She is a member of: The American Academy of Dermatology The American Society of Dermatopathology The Society for Investigative Dermatology The International Society of Dermatopathology The American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons The Atlanta Dermatologic Society The Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgeons She holds licenses in the states of: Georgia Florida South Carolina Alabama Tennessee North Carolina Virginia Maryland Pennsylvania "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta, a national triple board-certified dermatology and dermatopathology practice, is uniquely skilled in helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin. Science-based anti-aging therapies—including state-of-the-art non-surgical technologies, FDA-approved medications, and select skin care treatments and products—assist patients in achieving and maintaining younger-looking, smooth, and radiant skin.

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith, FAAD believes no two patients are alike.  She will treat you as an individual and develop a completely customized approach to your specific skin care needs.  She will diagnose your condition, educate you on your condition and effectively treat your skin care disease or disorder.  You and your family couldn't be in better hands than Dr. Kathleen J. Smith, FAAD and her highly trained staff."


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3  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Immunology
  • Dermatopathology

3  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Diagnostic Laboratory & Dermatological Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

43  Conditions Treated


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15  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Felony conviction (1/12/2018)
    Action Taken: Non-disciplinary Action
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: North Carolina


  • University of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Elyria Mem Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Walter Reed Army Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Armed Forces Inst Path
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Walter Reed Army Inst Of Research
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Smith has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
31 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (17)

Dr. Smith and the staff at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta are truly amazing! I was a nervous wreck before coming there for my daughter. Dr. Smith knew exactly what the problem was the first time seeing her and completed tests to be sure. My Daughter's condition has been so much better to...more
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Skin Discoloration On My Legs Had some spots or skin discoloration on my legs. My concern was why was the discoloration beginning to move up my leg to my thigh. Dr Smith was very thorough in her explanation of cause and treatment. ??
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Nice office,staff,and doctor Staff and doctor are really nice. The doctor answered all my questions! I gv this doctor 5star Didn't wait long
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If this place had 0 Stars that is exactly what I would give them, if this review could save you the time and money from going here, I have done my job. I went in to get a small bump removed from my face, they scraped it with a blade and completely missed it by 1/8 of an inch. I still got invoiced...more
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Dr. Smith is the first of many dermatologists who was sympathetic and gave me assurance that she is willing to help me to the best of her ability.
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