Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is widely seen as one of the most respected dermatology practices in the area, providing outstanding skin care from head to toe and top-notch patient care. A large part of the reason for this reputation is our team of exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate skin care providers. To help you get to know them better, we’re highlighting one provider each month in our blog and newsletter. This July, our provider of the month is Dr. D. Scott Karempelis, or Dr. K as he’s known throughout the office.
Dr. K’s Extensive Background in Training and Education
Dr. K is an extremely well-trained and experienced physician and surgeon. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin before earning his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He then completed an internship at LaCrosse Luther Hospital/Gunderson Clinic and a residency at the University of Minnesota Hospital. Dr. K officially became a board-certified dermatologist in 1985. In the years since his knowledge has only grown as he has continued to stay on top of the latest advancements in dermatology.
An Esteemed Leader at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta
In 1986, Dr. K moved to Georgia from Wisconsin to team up with the founder of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, Dr. Edmond Griffin. As the first partner in the practice, he has been instrumental in growing Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to be the authority in skin, hair, and nail health that it is today.
One of Dr. K’s top specialties is laser therapy. In fact, he directed the launch and growth of our Laser Institute of Georgia, the first laser center of its kind to open in the area. He has grown this specialty center to be one of the largest in the Southeast with over 20 cutting-edge lasers. With lasers designed to treat skin cancer and other serious conditions along with cosmetic issues like wrinkles and unwanted tattoos, the Laser Institute of Georgia is a resource for Atlantans and Georgians.
Another important specialty in Dr. K’s career is Mohs skin cancer removal surgery. Not only has he been performing this highly precise and unique surgery for decades, but he has been teaching other physicians to perform it since the 1980s. As richly knowledgeable as Dr. K is in his top specialties, his skill is so broad that it would be difficult to find a skin condition he doesn’t diagnose and treat expertly.
As much as Dr. K thrives on providing his patients with the most cutting-edge, customized care for their needs, he has plenty of fun outside of work too. You’re likely to find him water skiing or snow skiing depending on the season, and every fall he’s cheering on the UGA football team. He loves spending time with his wife and their family, including three sons and six grandkids.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. D. Scott Karempelis
If you’re interested in the care and expertise that Dr. K brings to the table, now is the time to book your appointment for your skin cancer screening, skin health exam, or cosmetic treatment. Contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta today to schedule your appointment.