Elena Allbritton, MD
Dr. Elena Allbritton is a board certified dermatologist devoted to providing excellent comprehensive dermatologic care for adults and children. She has a special interest and training in the diagnosis of pigmented lesions, dermoscopy, and melanoma detection. Dr. Allbriitton treats numerous inflammatory skin conditions such as acne and rosacea and delivers natural results to patients seeking cosmetic enhancement and skin rejuvenation. She has been in private practice since 2007.
A native Washingtonian, Dr. Allbritton holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Wesleyan University. She worked under Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health for several years prior to completing her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine. Because of her stellar academic record, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After her internship in internal medicine, Dr. Allbritton completed a two-year melanoma research fellowship and her residency in dermatology at the Washington Hospital Center.
She has been published in several journals and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and member of the American Society for Dermatological Surgery and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Allbritton lives in Georgetown with her husband Robert, publisher of Politico, and three children. Her interests include gardening and floral design, fine arts, women empowerment and travel. Dr. Allbritton’s approach to patients is holistic and includes examining the role that diet, mindfulness and exercise play in one’s overall health.
“My melanoma was treated at the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Gary Peck was the director of the Melanoma Center there. When Dr. Peck retired from the hospital he joined the practice of Dr. Maral Skelsey in Chevy Chase, MD. Since then, I have continued my follow-up visits with Dr. Peck at Dr. Skelsey’s office, even though it is at a great distance from my home. I do this because Dr. Peck is expert in diagnosing melanomas and takes his time examining me and answering all the questions that I and my wife have. He is a very caring professional who is truly concerned about his patients.”