QualDerm Partners Announces the Opening of a New South Carolina Dermatology Practice

Brian Leach, MD, Joins The Skin Surgery Center of Charleston

BRENTWOOD, TN (February 6, 2018)

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced the recent opening of The Skin Surgery Center of Charleston. The company also announced Brian Leach, MD, has joined The Skin Surgery Center of Charleston.

The Charleston-based practice provides state-of-the-art skin cancer care to patients throughout the region. The practice is an affiliate of The Skin Surgery Center, which also has locations in North Carolina and Virginia. In 2014, The Skin Surgery Center affiliated with QualDerm.

“I’m excited to join with The Skin Surgery Center and QualDerm to expand South Carolinians’ access to high-quality dermatological care,” says Dr. Leach. “The leadership teams at both organizations have outstanding reputations and are known for keeping quality as the core focus of everything they do.”

Dr. Leach is a Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon whose 24-year career includes both civilian and military medical experience. He previously served as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Dermatology/Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston. Dr. Leach has authored more than a dozen scientific publications and presented extensively at conferences worldwide.

After earning his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Leach completed an internship at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis, Washington. He also completed a residency in Dermatology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, and a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Leach is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Additionally, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Inactive Ready Reserve. Dr. Leach previously served over 12 years of active duty in the military and 1 year in the Active Reserves.

“Together with QualDerm, The Skin Surgery Center has been able to enhance our service offerings and expand patient access to care throughout the region,” says John Albertini, MD, The Skin Surgery Center. “Dr. Leach’s experience and dedication to providing patient-centric care perfectly align with our mission. We are eager to work with him to expand care in South Carolina.”

The Skin Surgery Center of Charleston is QualDerm’s first affiliated practice location in South Carolina. The company will provide the management support, guidance, and capital to expand the practice’s services and geographical reach. QualDerm currently has 17 affiliated practice locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Ohio, with plans to expand into other regions this year.

The Skin Surgery Center of Charleston is now accepting patient appointments.


About The Skin Surgery Center

The Skin Surgery Center provides patients with exceptional skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, as well as general dermatology and cosmetic skin care. Founded in 2001, The Skin Surgery Center has a staff of Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, board-certified dermatologists and dermatopathologists, and other clinicians. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Based in Winston-Salem, The Skin Surgery Center has a total of 14 locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The Skin Surgery Center is a QualDerm-affiliated practice. For more information, visit www.skinsurgerycenter.net.


About QualDerm Partners

QualDerm Partners helps top-tier dermatologists position their practices for sustainable growth and profitability. The company creates market-leading practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development. QualDerm provides the management support, capital, and guidance for growth. Under QualDerm’s True PartnershipSM model, physicians are partners, not employees, and retain their own practice brand. This doctor-driven model is designed to maintain physicians’ clinical autonomy and ensure the highest-quality patient care. QualDerm offers physicians tailored partnership structures to meet their needs, as well as the option to sell their practices. For more information, visit www.QualDerm.com.


Andy Mitzen
QualDerm Partners

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