Kent Aftergut, MD is board certified in Dermatology by the American Academy of Dermatology and a native Texan. He is currently a Clinical Instructor of
Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Department of Dermatology, teaching the residents at Parkland Hospital on Friday afternoons. He also currently serves as the vice president of Dallas Dermatologic Society and will become president of this organization starting in 2009.
Dr. Aftergut graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where graduated with honors and membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, an honorary medical society. Dr. Aftergut then completed an internship in internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, prior to completing his residency in Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Aftergut's professional interests include infectious disease, psoriasis, skin cancer detection and treatment, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Aftergut was part of a team of local dermatologists that discovered the first nine reported cases of a rare infection called leishmaniasis acquired in North Texas.