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Leigh Ann Carter Beard, MD



Dr. Beard (formerly Scalf)  is both a Dermatologist and a Dermatopathologist, which means that she reads the biopsies of her own patients.  This clinical-pathologic connection adds another level to the care her patients receive.  She enjoys seeing patients of all ages, but has a special place in her heart for elderly and geriatric patients.  

She studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine acquiring the Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2000. While at the University of Louisville she completed an additional year of research in Contact Dermatitis which resulted in multiple publications in the field.

Dr. Beard completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Louisville. She completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Dermatology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She received the "Most Outstanding Resident Award," and the "Resident Teaching Award."  After graduation from residency, she also completed a fellowship in the sub-specialty of dermatopathology.

Dr. Beard then completed an Advanced Clinical Dermatology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota with studies and research in Skin Allergies and Contact Dermatitis.

Dr. Beard is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and is board-certified in dermatopathology by the American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology.

Light therapy is an important part of her practice.  She offers full body narrow band UVB treatments for a variety of skin conditions including:  psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and itching.  In addition, she offers Excimer laser therapy for localized or hard to treat areas.



Board Certified in Dermatology

Board Certified in Dermatopathology

Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology



Advanced Clinical Dermatology Fellowship in Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing: 

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN


Dermatopathology Fellowship: 

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL


Dermatology Residency: 

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL


Internship:  University of Louisville

Medical School:  University of Louisville


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