Award-winning dermatologist, Dr. Shereen Timani is one of the
rare dermatologists in Sandy Springs and Metro Atlanta with a thorough insight
into all dermatological disciplines. She brings her expertise in hair loss in
women and hair loss in people of skin of color to the forefront. One of the few
dermatologists in the area who does consultations for inpatients and whose
expertise is sought after for complicated skin conditions, Dr. Timani is one of
the only dermatopathologists practicing locally. With more than 18 years of
experience, she has a solid track record of successfully treating even the most
challenging cases. A board-certified respected Mohs surgeon, she is known for her technical
skills in removing complex skin cancer. An outstanding skincare specialist and
beloved kids’ skin
doctor, Dr. Timani is highly respected in her field.
Shereen Timani, M.D. is voted as best dermatologist of North Atlanta for many consecutive years. She is triple board-certified physician specializing in Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Mohs Surgery.
Board certified and active diplomat of :
• American Board of Dermatology
• American Board of Dermatopathology
• American Board of Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
Past expertise at a glance:
A triple board-certified physician specializing in both
Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Mohs Surgery, Dr. Shereen Timani mastered medical
dermatology, surgery, and cosmetics, and then specialized in dermatopathology.
She attended medical school and completed a dermatology residency at The American University of Beirut. Relocating to Cincinnati for a second residency
in dermatology, she pursued a fellowship in dermatopathology. Her first
residency program emphasized genetic conditions, Mohs surgery, and cosmetics.
Her second residency program focused on skin conditions related to internal
diseases (especially autoimmune diseases), Mohs surgery, and pediatric
dermatology. She was trained at a world-renowned pediatric dermatology center
Hospital of Cincinnati and practiced as a physician at Veterans Center of
Cincinnati for a year. She previously served as the Chair of Dermatology
Division at Emory Johns Creek Hospital on the Board of Trustees of Ohio
Dermatology Association. Having presented at numerous professional conferences
in the United States and overseas, she has also published many articles in
journals and contributed to research.
An active member of the American Board of Dermatology and
Pathology and maintains several active memberships:
• American Academy of Dermatology
• American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
• American Society for Mohs Surgery
• American Society for Dermatopathology
• American Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology
• American Medical Association
• Medical Association of Atlanta
Is my Dermatologist Board Certified?
Click here to see if your doctor is certified by the ABD (American Board of Dermatologists)
What is a Dermatologist?
Dermatologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge and training to care for patients of any age with diseases and conditions of the skin. Dermatologists treat conditions that range from life-threatening skin cancers and drug reactions; to life-disrupting conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne; as well as skin changes associated with aging.
There are more than 3,000 diseases of the skin. Most doctors who are not dermatologists have only one or two months of dermatology education and clinical experience during medical school and residency.
In contrast, board-certified dermatologists have years of specialized training in diseases of the skin, hair and nails and mucous membranes. To become a dermatologist, you must complete four years of college, plus four years of medical school; then you must complete a year of internship, three years in specialized dermatology training (residency), then pass certifying examinations verifying one’s knowledge of the field, and actively participate in continuing certification activities.
In their three years of residency training, dermatology residents learn how to recognize and diagnose skin diseases in adults and children, how to biopsy and interpret the microscopic presentation of skin disease, how to surgically and medically treat skin diseases (such as skin cancer and rashes) as well as normal skin aging (including Botox, fillers, and age spots).
Some dermatologists focus their practice on specific areas. Physicians who have completed their three years of general dermatology training may continue for an additional year to specialize in pediatric dermatology, in an area focused on skin cancers -- micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, or in dermatopathology.
Some of the 3,000 skin conditions and diseases that Dermatologists diagnose and treat:
- Skin cancers
- Rashes and hives
- Itchy, flaky skin, including eczema and psoriasis
- Open sores and blisters of the skin and mouth
- Skin findings associated with internal diseases
- Acne and rosacea
- Warts and molluscum
- Skin infections caused by bacteria, fungus, yeast, and other organisms
- Cysts and other abnormal bumps and bulges on the skin
- Hair loss
- Abnormal nails
- Discolorations of the skin
- Skin changes associated with aging
- Inherited skin conditions
What does it mean to be Board Certified?
Certification by the American Board of Dermatology affirms that a dermatologist has met high standards – set by their peers -- of knowledge, experience, and lifelong learning that are essential for providing all patients with excellent care for skin, hair, and nails.
Being “certified” is not the same as being “licensed.” Medical licensure sets the minimum competence requirements to diagnose and treat patients and is not specialty specific. All physicians in the United States must be licensed to practice medicine by licensing boards in each state they see patients.
Certification is specific to specialties and subspecialties and attests to an individual’s advanced knowledge, training, and skills in a particular area of medicine. While a license is required to practice medicine, board certification is a voluntary process.
ABD Certified Dermatologists have:
Completed three or more years of an accredited residency program in dermatology.
Passed exams demonstrating their dermatology knowledge and their ability to apply that knowledge to treat patients.
Made a commitment to stay current on the latest dermatology advances by participating in continuing certification activities and assessments throughout their careers. *
Once they have earned ABD board certification, dermatologists continue a program of life-long learning through the ABD that includes keeping up to date on breakthroughs in dermatology, learning about best practices in their field, and taking periodic assessments to assure their patients, their colleagues, and themselves that they continue to meet high standards of knowledge and expertise.
The American Board of Dermatology is one of 24 specialty medical boards that comprise the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Certification by these boards assures patients and health care organizations that the specialists they choose are skilled and knowledgeable, maintain their specialty expertise, and meet standards established by their peers.