Abigail Donnelly, MD, FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Medical Director of Aesthetics
4.8 /5
59 reviews
As a dermatologist I get to combine a deep understanding of immunology, physiology, anatomy and beauty, to diagnose and cure everything from skin cancer to acne to internal diseases, and I have the privilege of helping people achieve and maintain their skin's health and beauty for life.
- Abigail Donnelly, MD, FAAD
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Donnelly is very polite and talks to the patient . She is very knowledgeable about she needs to do, answers all my questions, makes you feel comfortable, not all stressed out.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Donnelly is truly one of a kind. She is prompt, courteous and very kind! I highly recommend visiting her office in Carmel. I see many doctors on a regular basis and I can easily say Dr. Donnelly is my favorite!
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Donnelly removed a malignant basal cell spot from my chest. Very attentive to my care and obviously highly qualified. I could not have been treated better or more professionally. Her outstanding skill level as a dermatologist surgeon certainly was evident.
Google Forefront Dermatology
This was my first visits to a dermatologist I have had. Hopefully one of the last for many years, but that’s not this office’s fault, they’re great so far! For the doctor herself, She was very friendly and detailed in the process. Very good with patient relationship and helpful advice. I recommend her. That said, given the often *really* frustrating nature of insurance and medical charges, I tend to put billing as my number 1 concern with doctors these days. Specifically their transparency for it. What I was most pleased about was that, during the procedure she made a concerted effort to keep explicitly mentioning the costs and nature of the billing at each step. And best of all, at no point did I feel in a “sales situation” and that made me very happy. I was given options, but not pressured to go forward with them. I was very happy that she and her billings staff, whom I called ahead of time, were upfront about pricing. One of the concerning things I found researching dermatology specifically, is how prone it can be to surprises. Given some things fall under “cosmetic” in nature. So I would say, if you’re willing to put in the effort to talk to the staff and doctor here (and your insurance obviously) before committing to anything, I don’t think you should have any surprises.
Google Forefront Dermatology
The staff & doctor were friendly & professional. The facility and care were both top notch.
Vitals Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Donnelly is an amazing physician. Her professionalism, expertise, and caring manner is unparalleled. Dr. Donnelly goes above and beyond what is expected. She consistently gives each patient the necessary time to answer questions and feel comfortable with very sensitive procedures. Her staff also complements her high standards. I have already referred her practice to others .
Google Forefront Dermatology
I wasn't disappointed! Every time I would ask where was the best dermatologist Forefront was recommended. I went in for a full body check and was extremely satisfied with the professionalism displayed by Abigail Donnelly.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Very good experience. Dr. Donnelly was knowledgeable and explained the procedure to me in depth. Debra
Google Forefront Dermatology
wonderful experience- great team, personal attention and caring.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Very informative and knowledgeable about skin care. I would highly recommend.

Undergraduate Degree:
Duke University, NC

Medical School:
Indiana University School of Medicine, IN

Dermatology Residency:
Mayo Clinic, AZ

Board-Certified Dermatologist (American Board of Dermatology)
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology – Fellow, 2014-present
American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
Pacific Dermatologic Association
Women’s Dermatologic Society
International Dermoscopy Society
International Society of Dermatology
American Medical Association
American Women’s Medical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2012 & 2013 Resident Scholar
Pacific Dermatology Association 2012 & 2013 Resident Scholar International Society of Dermatology Young Leadership Program
Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
Janice M. Pascuzzi Scholarship
Indiana University School of Medicine Slemenda Scholar
Poet for the IUSOM “Reflections on Humanities in Medicine”
Psi Iota Xi – National Service Sorority

Donnelly AFW, Hand J, Pittelkow M. Discovery of a novel mutation in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa; Case report and review of the literature. In process.

Donnelly AFW, Patel N, Wasif N. Impact of socioeconomic and demographic status on melanoma in situ treatment: Selected findings from the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results (SEER) database. In process.

Donnelly AFW, Chang-Brewer A, Nguyen X. Kaposi’s Sarcoma in a 34 year-old man. In Process.

Donnelly AFW, Chang YH, Nemeth S. 2012. Incidence and underreporting of needlestick injuries in dermatology trainees and practitioners. Dermatologic Surgery. 2013 Dec; 39(12)1813-21.

Donnelly AFW, Nemeth, S. Letter to Editor Regarding “Electrosurgery and Implantable Electronic Devices: Review and Implications for Office-Based Procedures” Dermatologic Surgery. 2012 Jan; 38(1):148-50.

Donnelly AFW, Tackett, B. 2009. Urticaria Multiforme: A Case Report and Review of Annular Erythematous Lesions of the Pediatric Population. Cutis. 2012 Jun; 89(6):260-3.

Donnelly AFW, Wyss, BK, Zhou, D, Sinn, AL, Pollok, KE, Goebel, WS. Enhanced homing and engraftment of fresh but not ex vivo cultured murine marrow cells in submyeloablated hosts following CD26 inhibition by Diprotin A. Experimental Hematology. 2009 Jul;37(7):814-23.

Singh, P, Yao Y, Weliver AF, Broxmeyer, HE, Hong, SC, Chang, CH. Vaccinia virus infection modulates the hematopoietic cell compartments in the bone marrow. Stem Cells. 2008 Apr; 26(4):1009-16.

Weliver, AF. 2004. The “Other”: Female Genital Mutilation in the Media – Problems and Solutions. Jura Gentium; Centre for Philosophy of International Law and Global Politics. http://www.tsd.unifi.it/jg/en/index.htm