Algin B. Garrett, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
4.9 /5
24 reviews
Forefront Dermatology
He was called out by a phone call so did not have time to say goodbye or anything else. It would have been nice to be able to thank him for his work before he left the room without saying anything.
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent, friendly professional service.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Garrett is an exceptional physician and I’m so glad he has returned to VA to practice
Forefront Dermatology
Everything went very well -- Thank you!
Forefront Dermatology
My mom was very pleased with her treatment and after surgery care.
Forefront Dermatology
Excellent staff. Very polite and professional. On time!
Google Forefront Dermatology
It's so nice to have a doctor wth a friendly and warm personality! 10 stars!!!
Forefront Dermatology
Felt a little anxious about procedure, but staff made me feel very comfortable
Forefront Dermatology
The best. I have been seeing Dr. Garrett for 20 years. During that time he has performed 10 mohs procedures. I have never had a problem with any of them. Strongly recommended.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garrett was extremely nice; however, I wish he had taken some time to discuss the procedure in depth beforehand. I was prepared for a small incision with about 5-6 inches; but came out with 2 layers of stitches that included 10 on the outside. I am aware he had to make sure he removed all cancer cells; but it would have been nice to have had a "heads up" especially since the surgery was on the facial/neck area.

Undergraduate Degree:

BS, Bucknell University – Lewisburg, PA

Medical School:

MD, Pennsylvania State University / The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center College of Medicine – Hershey, PA

Dermatology Residency:

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems – Richmond, VA

Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Cleveland, OH

American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
• American Academy of Dermatology
• American College of Mohs Surgery, Fellow
• Association of Professors of Dermatology
• Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons
• American Dermatological Association
• American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
• Society of Investigative Dermatology
• Virginia Dermatologic Society
• Richmond Dermatologic Society
• Richmond Academy of Medicine
• Medical Society of Virginia
• Pennsylvania Medical Society

Garrett AB: Principles of therapy in skin cancer. Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center/Cancer Quarterly, Summer 1984.
Garrett AB: Multiple squamous cell carcinomas arising in lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus. Cutis, 36(4): October 1985.
Reed WW, Patterson JW, Behm FG, Littman B, Garrett AB: Malignant histiocytosis presenting with vasculitis and cutaneous erythrophagocytosis. Cutis, 38:63-66, July 1986.
Dufresne RG, Garrett AB, Ratz JL, Bailin PL: Carbon dioxide laser treatment of actinic cheilitis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 19(5, Pt.1):876-78, November 1988.
Dufresne RG, Garrett AB, Ratz JL, Bailin PL: Carbon dioxide laser treatment of traumatic tattoos. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 20(1):137-8, January 1989.

Garrett AB, Dufresne RG, Ratz JL, Bailin PL: Carbon dioxide laser treatment of pitted acne scarring. Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, 1990; 16:737-740.
Garrett AB, Dufresne RG, Ratz JL, Bailin PL: Basal cell carcinoma originating in the lacrimal canaliculus. Ophthalmic Surgery, 24(3):197-200, March 1993.
Crooke ST, Grillone LR, Garrett AB, et al.: A Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of 14C-Labeled Afovirsen Sodium in Genital Wart Patients. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, June 30, 1994:1-19.
Cohen IK, Crossland MC, Garrett AB, et al.: Topical Application of Epidermal Growth Factor Onto Portia/­Thickness Wounds in Human Volunteers Does Not Enhance Re-epitheliolization. Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, 96:251, 1995.
Kannan GA, Garrett AB: Moist Wound Healing with Occlusive Dressings: A Clinical Review. Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, 21(7):583-90, 1995.
Kannon GA, Kuechle MK, Garrett AB: Superficial Cutaneous Nocardia Asteroids in an lmmunocompetent Pregnant Patient. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 35:1000-1002, 1996.
Aleman CT, Wallace ML, Blaylock WK, Garrett AB: Pseudomonas aeruginosa panniculitis due to traumatic inoculation. Cutis, 63:161-163, March 1999.
Bigby ME, Garrett AB: Common dermato/ogic problems in people of color. Patient Care, 33(20):97-117, December 15, 1999.
Garrett AB, Shieh S: Treatment of Vascular Lesions in Pigmented Skin with the Pulsed Dye Laser. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 4(1):36-39, January 2000.
Bridges MA, Chrzanowski DS, Garrett AB, Godin MS: The Efficacy of Facial Microdermabrasion. Cosmetic Dermatology, 16(2):19-21, February 2003.
Garrett AB, Scott KA: Trichilemmal Carcinoma (TLC): A Case Report of a Rare Skin Cancer Occurring in a Renal Transplant Patient. Transplantation, 76(7):1131, October 15, 2003.
Garrett AB, Azmi FH, Ogburia KS: Trichilemmal Carcinoma-A Rare Cutaneous Malignancy: A Report of Two Cases. Dermatology Surgery, 30(1):113-5, January 2004.
Forman Seth, Ferringer Tamie, Garrett AB: Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Nail Unit. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 56:811-4, 2007.
Forman SB, Garrett AB: Success of Omalizumab as Monotherapy in Adult A topic Dermatitis: A Case Report and a Discussion of the High Affinity lmmunoglobulin E Receptor, FcepsilonRI, Cutis, 80(1):38-40, July 2007.
Forman SB, Higginson Robert, Garrett AB: Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Treated with Mycophenolate Mofetil. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 7(10), October 2008.
Maher, I., Garrett, A., Rausch, C. Use of Thermoplastic Bandaging Material as a Templating Medium for the Design of Interpolation Flaps for Nasal Repair, Dermatologic Surgery, 38:791-792, 2012.
Brinster, NK., Kostopoulos, T.,Garrett, A., Localized Myxedema of Thyroid Disease Occurring in Atypical Locations: A Case Letter, Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Jun;68(6):e189-90, 2013.

Alam M, et. al and Garrett AB: A multistep approach to improving biopsy site identification in dermatology: physician, staff, and patient roles based on a Delphi consensus. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 150(5):550-8, May 2014.
Bryan ZT, Garrett AB, Lavigne K, Trace A, Maher IA., The Wave Flap: A Single-Stage, Modified Nasal Side Wall Rotation Flap for the Repair of Defects Involving the Mid-Alar Grove, Dermatol Surg, Feb; 42(2); 176-82, 2016.