Algin B. Garrett, MD, FAAD, FACMS
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
4.9 /5
88 reviews
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone from front desk to the assistant to Dr. Garrett were all so personable and nice. Dr. Garrett explained everything clear and precise. Great đź‘Ś experience every time !
Forefront Dermatology
The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Pleasant visit. Thank you all for making me and my wife comfortably. The staff kept my wife informed as to my progress during the surgery. Thanks again
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone in this five I interacted with was extremely professional and nice. Awesome experience.
Forefront Dermatology
Forefront Dermatology
Was surprised to see the arc bruising under the stitches on my chin. Would have appreciated knowing that might happen. And expected the stitches to be horizontal - they were vertical. Again, I would like to be told that during the procedure. Just to be prepared when I removed the bandage. Minor things, but they made an impression on me. The nurses were very kind & helpful. Dr. Garrett was pleasant, very professional.
Survey Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garrett was very professional, kind, and friendly. Thank you very much.
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garrett was very professional, kind, and friendly. Thank you very much.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garrett is extremely competent and professional. He is committed to providing the highest quality care (with the best outcome) for his patients. After only one week following my Mohs surgery, I am pleased with my facial appearance and am confident that my thin scar will become virtually invisible very soon. I highly recommend Dr. Garrett to anyone who needs to have Mohs surgery.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Garrett was kind and professional as well as the rest of the staff.
Forefront Dermatology
Thankful for the merciful kindness with my first mohs surgery. At ease and confident that I could not be under better care. Great music too!

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.