Patricia Richey, MD

Patricia-Richey-MDPatricia Richey, MD is double fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Richey is a DC native and is very excited to return to her home. After graduating from Georgetown University magna cum laude, she continued at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she had been accepted as part of the competitive “Early Assurance Program.” She completed her dermatology residency (serving as chief resident) and Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology fellowship at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (a top dermatology program). She then was selected for and completed a prestigious clinical and research fellowship in laser and cosmetic dermatologic surgery with Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Mathew Avram at The Wellman Center for Photomedicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard. Dr. Richey is one of the only surgeons in the DC region who has completed fellowships in both Mohs surgery and laser/cosmetics.

An additional passion within healthcare includes legislative advocacy. She previously worked for several years on Capitol Hill (with then Senator John Kerry) and has served on the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Congressional Policy Committee and the AAD SkinPAC Advisory Board. She currently serves on the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Public Policy Committee. She is also interested in graduate medical education and has served on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Mohs Milestones Committee.

Dr. Richey is a nationally recognized singer-songwriter and spends much of her free time recording in Nashville and Los Angeles. She has been featured on Spotify and has amassed millions of views on YouTube.

She currently splits her time between DC and Boston. She practices Mohs and cosmetics at the Dermatologic Surgery Center of Washington and conducts clinical research at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, focusing on state-of-the-art laser devices and minimally invasive medical and cosmetic treatments. She has been invited to present at national professional meetings, published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored chapters in dermatologic textbooks. She is currently on faculty at Harvard Medical School and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Dermatology.

“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.”

Stephen Hoopengardner


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