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Jesalyn A. Tate, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Professional Background

Dr. Jesalyn Tate is an assistant professor at the Kansas University Medical Center Dermatology Clinic and leads the Mohs Micrographic Surgery Program. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Florida. Dr. Tate has performed more than 1,000 Mohs procedures. Mohs surgery is a highly sought-after, specialized dermatologic technique to treat skin cancer. During the procedure, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. Dr. Tate is also trained in reconstruction and After all tumor is removed, reconstruction is then performed.

Education and Training
  • BS, Biology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • MD, Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Florida – Department of Dermatology, Gainesville, Florida
  • Clinical Fellowship, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern – Department of Dermatology, Dallas, Texas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Dermatology Certification, American Board of Dermatology
  • Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery, American Board of Dermatology
  • State of Kansas Board of Healing Arts, University of Kansas Health System
  • State of Missouri Board of Healing Arts, KUMC



Echavarria M, Schoch J, Tate J, Motaparthi K, De Benedetto A, Reith J, Howell D. Eruptive Agminated Nevi in a Successfully Treated Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Patient. Pediatric Dermatology. Accepted for publication June 2021.

Burke N, Tate J, Vincek V, Motaparthi K. Slowly Growing Plantar Mass in a 40-year-old Immigrant. JAAD Case Reports. 2020; 6(7):625-627.

Merritt JA, Konda S. Commentary on 3D printing: a new dimension of reconstruction. Dermatologic Surgery. Accepted January 2020.
Williamson SJ, Merritt JA, De Benedetto A. Atopic Dermatitis in the Elderly: A review of clinical and pathophysiology hallmarks. British Journal of Dermatology. Mar 2019. 2020 Jan;182(1):47-54.

Gillihan R, Merritt JA, Beers P. Hypopyon Pustules of Sneddon-Wilkinson disease. International Journal of Dermatology. 2019; 58(5):605-606.

Towery LE, Merritt JA, Konda S, Motaparthi K. Treatment of squamous cell carcinoma in situ of the lower extremity: A study of patient-reported outcomes. Journal of Italian Dermatology and Venereology. 2019; 154(2):114-119.

  • Echavarria, Maria, Schoch, Jennifer, Tate, Jesalyn, Motaparthi, Kiran, De Benedetto, Anna, Reith, John, Howell, Diane. 2021. Eruptive agminated nevi in a successfully treated Langerhans cell histiocytosis patient. PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY
  • Shah, K., M, Tate, J., A, Nijhawan, R., I. 2021. Repair of a Defect Involving the Nasal Dorsum and Right Nasal Sidewall.. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]