LiVDerm Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Ginette A. Okoye, MD

Washington, D.C.

Ginette A. Okoye, MD



Dr. Okoye is professor of medicine and chair of the Department of Dermatology at Howard University College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical and research expertise are in cutaneous disorders that disproportionately affect people with skin of color, including scarring alopecia, hidradenitis suppurativa, cutaneous T cell lymphoma and cutaneous sarcoidosis, as well health disparities in dermatology.

Dr. Okoye was recently recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for her work to mobilize her clinic staff and residents to establish COVID-19 testing sites in underserved and vulnerable neighborhoods of northeast Washington, D.C. When the surge of cases in April, 2020 and resulting stay-at-home orders temporarily closed her dermatology practice, Dr. Okoye opened community testing sites that did not require an appointment, insurance or identification, mitigating virus spread and improving care for people with limited resources.

Education and Training

  • Dermatology Residency, Yale University and New Haven Hospital, 2009
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Pennsylvania Hospital and University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2006
  • Medical Degree, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science - Biology, Barry University, 2000

Professional Highlights

  • National Patient Care Hero Award, American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), 2021
  • Presidential Citation Award, AAD, 2017
  • Top Docs, Baltimore Magazine, 2015
  • Award for Academic Achievement and Contributions to Medicine, The Mayor of Point Fortin, Trinidad, 2014
  • The Women's Board Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2011


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