Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD
Dr. Vandana Madkan is a board-certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She not only enjoys practicing the full breadth of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, but also feels passionately about educating physicians and patients alike on the important aspects of medical to cosmetic skin health. She lectures nationally on the identification and treatment of skin disease and works actively with patient groups such as the National Psoriasis Foundation and National Alopecia Areata Foundation to promote new therapies for patients. Dr Madkan has also traveled to Cuba to study different health care systems and observe the implementation of psoralens and other plants in medicinal therapies.
Dr. Madkan trained at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center where she served as chief resident in her final year. She then joined a locally well respected and academically inclined private practice in Houston where she was sub-investigator for the clinical trials that brought Humira to market for psoriasis in 2008 and was also principal investigator for the clinical trials that brought Otezla to market for psoriasis in 2015. She left Texas and returned to California, where she lived as a young child, to oversee the psoriasis clinic at UCLA where she was honored by the residency program as Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She left UCLA as Assistant Professor of Dermatology in 2013 to begin her own practice with locations in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills to increasingly focus on patient care and expand on her previous clinical trial experience by opening a clinical trials center attached to an international consortium of trial physicians called Probity Medical Group. In 2021 she moved back to Houston, Texas to continue her work in private practice and to be closer to family.
Dr Madkan has an extensive list of published studies and articles in esteemed journals such as The Archives of Dermatology and The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as chapters in Dermatology textbooks on the subjects of psoriasis, herpes, skin cancer, and cosmetic enhancements. She continues to expand her knowledge of treatments to provides her patients the latest and greatest in medical care.
Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Madkan received her undergraduate education at Emory University after which she completed her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. The remainder of her medical training took her through an internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Centers, a clinical research fellowship in virology, psoriasis and sexually transmitted diseases at the Center for Clinical Studies in Houston, and a residency in Dermatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and visiting with her close-knit family. She is great fan of historical nonfiction and as a literature major in undergrad, loves any books about people in medicine.