Meghan Heberton, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Director of Oncodermatology at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Heberton earned her medical degree at the UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School. She completed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology at Washington University-affiliated Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where she served as Chief Dermatology Resident.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology, she worked for three years at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston prior to joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Heberton is the founder of the Oncodermatology Program at UT Southwestern. The clinic is housed in the Cancer Center Outpatient Building and designed to serve patients of the Simmons Cancer Center with skin concerns.

She treats a broad range of diagnoses, including:

  • Skin toxicities from cancer therapies like chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy
  • Post-radiation and surgical skin changes
  • Preventive skin exams in patients with cancer
  • Pre- and post-stem cell transplant care and graft versus host disease
  • General skin concerns

Dr. Heberton is passionate about partnering with patients and works closely with them as well as other members of the cancer treatment team to provide integrated, compassionate, and expert care.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Oncodermatology Society and the Medical Dermatology Society, as well as being an active on committees within those organizations.

Dr. Heberton has collaborated on multiple clinical trials, and she has delivered invited lectures and published numerous academic articles related to her areas of expertise. She also enjoys educating and mentoring residents and medical students.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Heberton enjoys pretending to be a chef and hiking in national parks.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2016-2019), Dermatology
  • Residency - Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital/ St. Louis Children's Hospital Consortium Program (2013-2016), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2009-2013)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Oncodermatology Society
  • Medical Dermatology Society
Honors & Awards
  • Chief Resident 2018-2019, Dermatology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Lewis R. Chase Research Award 2016, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Jason Goldfeder Award for Excellence in the Medicine Clinic 2016, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Internal Medicine Intern of the Year 2014, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Clinical Focus

  • Oncodermatology

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