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Chad Prather, MD

The only fellowship-trained Baton Rouge dermatologist, Dr. Chad Prather specializes in skin cancer treatment and aesthetic dermatology. Dr. Prather received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and served as Chief Resident in the LSU Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Prather pursued advanced fellowship training in Mohs surgery in Birmingham, Alabama at one of the most respected skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology practices in the country. Since founding Dermasurgery Center in his hometown of Baton Rouge, he has performed over 15,000 procedures. Dr. Prather sees patients at Sanova Dermatology – Baton Rouge and Sanova Dermatology – Lafayette.

Dr. Prather is the author of numerous scientific papers and textbook chapters on topics including: skin cancer, botulinum toxinsfacial fillers, Kybellachemical peelslaser therapies and dermabrasion.

Education and Training

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Graduated in 1998
    Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Magna Cum Laude
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana – Graduated in 2003 
    Doctor of Medicine
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    Internal Medicine training
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Chief Resident
  • Dermatology Associates, Birmingham, Alabama
    Mohs Micrographic Surgery training; Procedural Dermatology training

    Professional Affiliations

    • Board-certification by the American Board of Dermatology
    • Clinical Assistant Professor and Former Surgical Director in the LSU Department of Dermatology
    • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
    • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Member and Past Board Member
    • Louisiana State Medical Society Board of Governors, Member and Past Board Member
    • Louisiana Dermatology Society, Past President
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