Katherine Omueti Ayoade, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in general dermatology, hair loss disorders, and skin cancer.

Born in Nigeria into a culturally diverse home (Nigerian father, American mother), Dr. Ayoade came to the U.S. to complete her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. After graduation, she worked for Procter & Gamble at its Health Care Research Center before enrolling in the dual-degree program offered by the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign College of Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in 2007 from the Department of Biochemistry (training with Richard Tapping, Ph.D.) and her M.D. in 2010.

Following her years in Illinois, Dr. Ayoade came to UT Southwestern, where she completed a residency in dermatology and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology (working with David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D., and Steven Kliewer, Ph.D.). Her research interests include all types of hair loss and alopecias, with a particular interest in cicatricial alopecias.

Board certified in dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Ayoade is currently seeing and accepting new patients in her clinic.

Among her many honors, she received the 2013 Award for Humanism and Professionalism by the resident physicians of the UTSW Department of Dermatology.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (2002-2010)
  • Internship - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (2010-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2011-2014), Dermatology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology (2016)
  • Dermatology Foundation (2015)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (2014), Fellow, FAAD.
  • Women's Dermatologic Society (2011)
  • Skin of Color Society (2012)
Honors & Awards
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Edmund J. James Scholar 1998-2000
  • Dermatology Foundation, Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship Recipient 2014-2015
  • The John A. Kenney, Jr., M.D. Resident’s Research Symposium Award - 3rd Place 2014
  • 2013 Award for Humanism and Professionalism (shared honor). 2013, Honored by the Resident Physicians of the Department of Dermatology, UTSW.
  • Golden Key National Honors Society 1999
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon National Honorary Chemical Society 1998
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Presidential Award Scholar 1996-2000
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant Trainee 2002-2004
  • Pre-doctoral Fellow NIAID F31 National Research Service Award 2006-2008
  • Keystone Symposia Travel Award Scholarship 2006
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Biochemistry Trust of Urbana Award 2008, For the Best Doctoral Thesis of 2008
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society 2009
  • Physician Scientist Training Program Fellowship Trainee 2013-2015
Books & Publications
  • Inflammation
  • Hair Loss/Alopecias
  • Cicatricial Alopecias

Clinical Focus

  • Hair Loss Disorders
  • Skin Cancer

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