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About Dr. Willis Lyford
Hugh Lyford, M.D., FAAD is a board-certified Dermatologist and faculty physician at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, California. He is an assistant professor of Dermatology at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. Dr Hugh’s main areas of interest include the treatment of acne and rosacea, pediatric dermatology, as well as the use of lasers in procedural and cosmetic dermatology.
All medical dermatology diseases, including acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis, skin discoloration, cellulitis, rashes, HSV, herpes, warts, ulcers, skin lesions, malignant neoplasms of the skin, nail issues, hair loss, skin aging, cold sores, sun damage or actinic keratoses, epidermal cysts, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic keratosis or benign skin tumors, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap, folliculitis, hives or urticaria, atopic dermatitis, tinea or tinea versicolor, fungal infections, surgical procedure follow-up, inflammatory skin diseases, parasitic infections, such as scabies or head lice.
Online Visits Available In
California: Accepting New & Established Patients Virginia: Accepting New & Established Patients
Qualifications and Education
B.S - University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA, 2009
M.D. - Uniformed Services University, Bethesda MD 2015
Naval Flight Surgeon Training - Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute, Pensacola FL 2017
Dermatology Residency - Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego CA 2022
Best Resident-Driven Academic Publications, Association of Military Dermatologists March 2022
3 rd place award: Lyford, Willis H., Angela Crotty, and Nicholas Fred Logemann. "Sun Exposure Prevention Practices within US Naval Aviation." Military Medicine (2021).
Best Staff-Driven Academic Publications, Association of Military Dermatologists March 2022
2 nd place award: Hathaway, Nathanael E., and Willis Hughes Lyford. "Apremilast Uses and Relevance to the Military." Cutis 107.4 (Jan 2021): 216-220.
Gay and Lesbian Dermatologic Association Resident Grant March 2022 $1,500 award granted to resident member who has exhibited academic excellence in order to pursue clinical or research interests in dermatology
Navy Surgeon General’s Award Spring 2015
Awarded to a single graduating USUHS Navy student whose student career was characterized by extraordinary academic achievement, military medical professionalism, commitment to fellow students and creative, sensitive leadership.
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, MD Gamma Chapter April 2014-Present
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