Candrice R. Heath, MD, is a highly respected triple board-certified dermatologist. She is board certified in dermatology, pediatrics, and pediatric dermatology. She enjoys providing care to entire families, from newborn to 115 years of age. Dr. Heath was motivated to pursue a career in dermatology after witnessing her sister cope with the social hardships that come with having a green birthmark (Nevus of Ota) on one side of her face. Her professional and personal purpose is to help her patients embrace beauty, both inside and out. Her unique approach to dermatology services remains in high demand for both adults and children.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, Dr. Heath earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia. She is the first person in her family to graduate from medical school. She then completed her pediatric internship at SUNY Downstate in New York City and a pediatric residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and she practiced as a general pediatrician in urgent care and pediatric emergency department settings. Before going on to further her medical education in adult and pediatric dermatology, she completed two dermatology clinical research fellowships, one with Dr. Susan C. Taylor in Philadelphia, PA, and the other at Northwestern University with Dr. Amy Paller. Dr. Heath then completed her dermatology residency training at Mt. Sinai-St. Luke’s Roosevelt in New York, NY, followed by a pediatric dermatology fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently, Dr. Heath is an assistant professor of dermatology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she thoroughly enjoys working with her colleagues, residents, medical students, and — most of all — her patients.
Dr. Heath once worked in the Temple Pediatric Emergency Department as a pediatrician and returned as a dermatologist eight years later. Temple University Hospital not only serves the underserved but has world-class physicians delivering patient care. During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Temple University Hospital took care of the highest number of Covid-19 patients in the city. Dr. Heath even spent time on the front lines taking care of Covid-19 patients in the hospital while outpatient services were very limited.
Dr. Heath has been involved in dermatological clinical research, has published several scientific journal articles and textbook chapters, and continues to lecture nationally. Her interests include but are not limited to disorders that present uniquely in skin of color, the patient experience, atopic dermatitis, and hair disorders. She currently serves as associate editor of the medical journal Cutis. She was also recently appointed to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine Status of Women Faculty Committee.
Dr. Heath is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of the National Medical Association, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, and the Association of Professors of Dermatology. Dr. Heath has held leadership positions in the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the Delaware Academy of Dermatology, and the Skin of Color Society. She actively serves on the AAD Diversity Committee, the AAD Skin of Color Resident Education Curriculum Task Force, and the Skin of Color Society board of directors. She has also been a national board member for three nonprofit organizations including the Student National Medical Association. Nationally, she is a well sought-after speaker due to her triple-board certified expertise in dermatology for children and adults, her charismatic delivery, and her commitment to education.