Virginia Schekorra, DO, FAAD, FAOCD, Dermatologist

Get to know Dermatologist Dr. Virginia Schekorra, who serves patients in Florida.

As a Florida dermatologist, Dr. Schekorra offers personalized treatment plans for those with a variety of skin, nail & hair disorders. She is experienced in clinical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and pediatric skin conditions. At present, she is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital & Northside Hospital.

Tampa General Hospital is a 957-bed non-profit, tertiary, research and academic medical center located on Davis Island in Tampa, Florida. As the region’s leading safety net hospital, Tampa General is committed to providing area residents with excellent and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services. The mission of TGH: “We heal. We teach.”

Serving the community since 1976, Northside Hospital is a 288-bed hospital, offering a full range of services including comprehensive and interventional stroke care, preventative and corrective cardiac care, full-service orthopedic and spine treatment, an ER 24/7®, and general surgery. Its mission states: “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.”

At the start of her academic career, Dr. Schekorra graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from Northeast Missouri State University in 1980. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the A.T. Still University–Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. As for her training, she performed her residency at Metropolitan General Hospital in 1995.

In practice for over three decades, she is board-certified in dermatology by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD). The AOBD is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the skin.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) and a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (FAOCD), Dr. Schekorra is a member of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery & the American Osteopathic Association. 

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, hair & nails. Dermatology is a specialty with medical, surgical & cosmetic aspects. A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing & treating skin diseases and deals with both internal and external causes as well as some cosmetic concerns involving the skin. Dermatological duties include taking consultations, providing screening tests, and undertaking treatment & surgical procedures for skin, hair & nail disorders.

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