Lucia Diaz, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Dermatology Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center
University of Texas Medical School at Houston —MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Dermatology
University of California, San Diego — Rady Children's Hospital
Lucia Diaz, M.D., is chief of pediatric dermatology, dermatology residency associate program director and assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at Dell Medical School. She is also co-director of the dermatology-rheumatology combined clinic at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Diaz received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she also completed a pediatric internship. She subsequently completed a dermatology residency at the University of Texas Medical School/MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and a pediatric dermatology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, Medical School/Rady Children’s Hospital.
Diaz’s clinical interests include birthmarks, rheumatologic conditions, severe inflammatory skin diseases, medical education and procedural dermatology. She is a frequent lecturer on these topics and other areas of pediatric and general dermatology. Diaz has numerous publications to her credit, including peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters. She is an active and longstanding member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, the Society of Pediatric Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatology Society and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Diaz enjoys working with children and discovering the long-lasting impact one can make on a child’s mental and physical health through patient education and advocacy, in addition to medical treatments. When she’s not busy taking care of patients or teaching, she spends her time volunteering, traveling and enjoying family and friends.
American Academy of Dermatology
Society of Pediatric Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance
Women’s Dermatology Society
American Society for Laser Surgery & Medicine
Super Doctor Rising Star
2017, 2018, 2019
Dermatology Faculty Teaching Award
American Society of Lasers and Medicine, 2014