Melissa Mauskar, M.D.

I am passionate about improving the quality of life for women. Long-standing inflammatory vulvovaginal conditions, such as lichen sclerosus and lichen planus, are often diagnosed at late stages, once scarring has obliterated normal vulvar architecture. I listen closely to my patients. We work as a team to optimize their treatment plan, enabling them to move forward with their lives.

Biography

Melissa Mauskar, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Mauskar is the founder and Director of the Gynecologic Dermatology Clinic at UT Southwestern, a tertiary referral center for gynecologists, dermatologists, and primary care physicians serving Texas and the surrounding states. She treats vulvovaginal conditions such as lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus, and pelvic floor disorders.

She has a passion for educational initiatives for dermatology and gynecology residents to improve the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of vulvar dermatoses. Additionally, she serves as part of the Parkland Health & Hospital System’s vulvology clinical faculty, working alongside her gynecology colleagues to provide multispecialty collaboration for patients with complex vulvovaginal conditions.

As a member of the Dermatology Inpatient Consultation team, she also specializes in treating severe cutaneous eruptions, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Dr. Mauskar earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her residency in dermatology at Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Mauskar has research interests in both lichen sclerosus and Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis. Her research is supported by the Dermatology Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Mauskar also lectures worldwide on vulvar dermatoses and is a member of the Executive Council of the North American Chapter of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.

As an advocate for women’s health initiatives, she aims to improve the quality of life for women and their interpersonal relationships and empower patients to speak more freely about their conditions.

Personal Note

When not seeing patients, Dr. Mauskar enjoys traveling, running, reading, and culinary adventures with her husband, children, and their two dogs. 

Education & Training
  • Residency - Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center (2011-2014), Dermatology
  • Internship - Washington Hospital Center (2010-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2006-2010)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (2015)
  • Medical Dermatology Society (2015)
  • Society of Dermatology Hospitalists (2013)
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology (2013)
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology (2013)
  • American Board of Dermatology (2014)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (2014)
Honors & Awards
  • Dermatology Teacher of the Year 2014-2015, Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 2010, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Medical Dean's Award 2010, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society 2010, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Research
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Inpatient Dermatology

Clinical Focus

  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Inpatient Dermatology

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