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Introducing the Multicultural
Dermatology Center

This center specializes in treating skin and hair conditions
that mainly affect people of color.

We all have skin – it represents the body’s largest organ. It protects us from external factors like bacteria, helps to regulate our body temperature and much more.

Skin conditions can affect any of us at any stage in life. But certain skin conditions can affect people with darker skin types disproportionately, including:

  • Keloids
  • Skin Discoloration / Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Hair loss / Alopecia
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Vitiligo
  • Melanoma of the hands, feet, and nail unit

MetroHealth’s new Multicultural Dermatology Center opened earlier this year. The team specializes in treating skin and hair conditions that affect people of color. They understand the psychological impact of these conditions and will tailor treatment approaches to your skin type.

“For much of the history of dermatology, there’s been a wide gap between people with skin of color versus those with lighter skin tones in terms of research attention and access to care,” says David Crowe, MD, Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Director of the new center. “We want to bring some of these conditions to the forefront. Our patient population needs it, and our providers are ready to provide it.”

Treatment options

The Multicultural Dermatology Center team takes a holistic approach to treatment that may include:

  • Vitamin supplementation
  • Prescription medications
  • Assessment for underlying health conditions that can influence the hair and skin

Contact us

Learn more about the MetroHealth Multicultural Dermatology Center. To schedule an appointment, call 216-778-3376 (DERM).


David R. Crowe, MD

Department Chair of Dermatology