LiVDerm Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Michelle B. Tarbox, MD

Lubbock, Texas

Michelle B. Tarbox, MD



Dr. Michelle B. Tarbox is an assistant professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where she serves on the Educational Policy Committee and the Faculty Research Committee. She volunteers regularly at the Impact Health Free Clinic to care for those without medical insurance and works with the Women’s Dermatological Society to offer free cancer screenings. Dr. Tarbox is an active clinical researcher and currently has grants in place to study acne scarring treatments and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Tarbox has contributed significantly to the scientific literature through original research, case reports, review articles, book chapters, and an honors thesis.

Education and Training

  • Dermatopathology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2010
  • Dermatology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2009
  • Internship, Cleveland Clinic, 2006
  • Medical Degree, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University, 2001

Professional Highlights

  • Pinnacle Professional in the field of Medicine, Continental Who's Who, 2016
  • Academic Dermatology Leadership Program, American Academy of Dermatology in 2016
  • Leadership Class, Texas Medical Association, 2015
  • Early Career Women Professional Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2015
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Vitals, 2014
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member: American Academy of Dermatology; American Society of Dermatopathologists; Women's Dermatologic Society; Texas Medical Association; and American Medical Association


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