Thelda Kestenbaum, M.D.

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• Associate professor of medicine


College of William and Mary: Bachelor of Science
University of Virginia Medical School: Doctor of Medicine


University of Virginia: Medicine Internship
University of Tennessee: Dermatology Residency

Areas of Interest

Psychodermatology • Dermatoses of Pregnancy • Hair Diseases • Nail Diseases

Research Activities

OCD: Prevalence of obsessive compulsive disorder in dermatology population
Hair loss: Alopecia and iron deficiency


• Written and co-authored articles on a variety of dermatology topics
• Published book chapters on hair diseases, nail diseases and OCD in dermatology
• Directed forums and spoken at the annual AAD meeting on dermatoses of pregnancy
• Directed and continues to direct forums on psychodermatology at the annual AAD meeting
• Spoke on OCD in dermatology at the AAD, APMNA (American Psychocutaneous Medicine of North America) and in Spain (at the EDDaP meeting)


• American Board of Dermatology
• American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Pathology: Dermatopathology


• Regents Scholarship
• 1998 Student Voice Award for Teaching

National organizations

• American Academy of Dermatology
• Kansas City Dermatology Society
• Kansas Dermatological Society
• Missouri Dermatological Society
• Served on the Advisory Council, American Academy of Dermatology
• Served on the Committee on History of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology
• Psychocutaneous Task Force, American Academy of Dermatology

Last modified: Jun 05, 2012

Thelda Kestenbaum, M.D.


Thelda Kestenbaum, M.D.