Joint Base San Antonio

02/01/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/01/2018 00:48

Getting to know the Wilford Hall Department of Dermatology

By Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez | 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | February 01, 2018

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas --

The 59th Medical Wing Department of Dermatology, located in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is one of the largest and most capable dermatology clinics in the country providing world-class medical and surgical care for diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.

The joint service department is comprised of 23 dermatology resident physicians and seven board-certified dermatologists from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. The program is nationally a leader in Graduate Medical Education with resident physicians that routinely score in above the 95 percentile relative to their military and civilian peers on nationwide board exams.

These dermatologists spend countless hours on their profession to stay up-to-date with the latest practices in the field of dermatology and conduct cutting-edge research with other leading institutions such as the Shriners' Hospital for Burn Care - Boston and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School.

'Our success has come from our continued investment in the dermatology residents, which is led by their program director Lt. Col. Wendi Wohltmann,' remarked Maj. Nathanial Miletta, a staff dermatologist with the 59th MDW. 'Their outstanding training and motivation represents a force-multiplier for military dermatology; allowing us to provide outstanding clinical care, to conduct innovating research, and to positively represent military dermatology on the local and national stages.'

Housed within the dermatology department, there are several subspecialty clinics offering the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available.

The Mohs Clinic is staffed by three fellowship-trained skin cancer specialists that review cancer pathology in real-time, achieving maximum clearance rates and minimizing the amount of skin removed. They also received specialized training in reconstructive surgery of the skin to optimize your aesthetic outcome once the tumor is removed.

The Laser Surgery and Scar Center offers extensive procedural capability with an extensive collection of laser and energy-based devices specializing in the optimal return to form and function of trauma and burn scars, residual limbs, and congenital anomalies of the skin.

The Department of Dermatology isn't limited to patients in the United States. Using state of the art teledermatology software, the dermatologists are able to receive consults from all over the globe and provide top notch dermatology care to some of the most austere environments.

The 59th MDW Department of Dermatology is ready and able to take care any and all conditions of the hair, skin, and nails in a friendly and professional environment. To learn more about the 59th Medical Wing visitwww.59mdw.af.mil.