Tamia Harris-Tryon, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Thomas L. Shields, M.D. Professorship in Dermatology
  • Dermatology - General


Tamia Harris-Tryon, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Harris-Tryon earned her combined medical and doctoral degree in cellular and molecular medicine at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a residency in dermatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014. 

Dr. Harris-Tryon is a member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the National Medical Association, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

She completed her postdoctoral training at UT Southwestern in the lab of Lora Hooper, Ph.D. Dr. Harris-Tryon’s research focuses on the organisms that reside on the surface of the skin – collectively termed the “microbiota” – and how they impact the skin’s immune system. Her work is supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, UT Southwestern, and the Dermatology Foundation.  

In 2019, she earned the American Academy of Dermatology’s Young Investigator Award.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011-2014), Dermatology
  • Internship - University of Maryland Medical Center (2010-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Johns Hopkins University (2003-2010), Cellular & Molecular Biology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • National Medical Association (2016), Member
  • UT Southwestern-Gotcha Covered Mentorship Program (2016), Mentor
  • Society of Investigative Dermatology (2013), Member
  • Women's Dermatological Society (2013), Member
  • American Academy of Dermatology (2011), Member
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund-Post doctoral enrichment grant recipient, Microbiota-immune system interactions in the skin
  • Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award
  • Judy Warson Award for Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology
  • Fellowship for Women in Dermatologic Research- American Fellow, Sponsored by Lilly & Co. and the Women's Dermatologic Society
Books & Publications
  • Innate Immunity
  • Host-microbial interactions

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