Dr. Richard J. Salomon joined The Skin Surgery Center in April of 2016. He serves the Hickory office, also known as Hickory Dermatology, where he has practiced since 1992. Dr. Salomon has been practicing dermatology for more than 30 years.

Dr. Salomon earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology from Albion College in Albion, Mich.

Dr. Salomon completed a rotating internship at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Mich. and a residency in Dermatology at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. Additionally, he completed a Medical Mycology Program and Cutaneous Surgery Program at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Dr. Salomon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Castle Connolly America's Top DoctorsDr. Salomon is recognized as one of Castle Connolly’s Best Doctors.

American Academy of Dermatology Fellow

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1978 Albion College
Albion, Michigan
BA in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology

1982 University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan


1982-1983 Rotating Intern
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

1983-1986 Resident
North Carolina Memorial Hospital

1984 Medical Mycology Program
Duke University Medical Center

1985 Cutaneous Surgery Program
Duke University Medical Center


National Board of Medical Examiners Certificate, July 1983

Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, December 1986


1992 -present
Hickory Dermatology
Hickory, NC

Partners in Professional Association
Catawba Dermatology Associates
Hickory, NC

Partner with T. James Baden, MD
Western Piedmont Dermatology Association
Morganton, NC


Regional Top Doctor – Castle Connolly, 2014

CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification

EMA EMR, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., 2013

Honors recognition in Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Flushing Jr. Women’s Club Scholarship, 1974

Michigan Scholastic Scholarship, 1974

School Representative in Intercollegiate Mathematics Competition, 1974

Kappa Mu Epsilon-Mathematics Honorary, 1977

Beta Beta Beta-Biology Honorary, 1977

Albion College Fellow Award, 1976, 1977, 1978

Who’s Who on American College Campuses, 1978

Member and Officer, Mortar Board Society, 1978

Degree Summa Cum Laude, 1978

Phi Beta Kappa, 1978


1. Clinical Investigation on Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Effect of Treatment on Nerve Conduction Velocities, McLaren Hospital, Flint, Michigan, 1975.

2. Undergraduate presentations on “Mathematical Models of the Menstrual Cycle” and “A Mathematical Model of Glucose Regulation,” Albion College, 1977.

3. Department Honors Papers on “The Relationship of Exercise to Menstrual Dysfunction” and “Psychological Aspects of Psoriasis,” University of Michigan Medical School, 1981.

4. Contributor to an unpublished investigation on “The Relationship of Mast Cells to the Formation of Cutaneous Vascular Malformations,” Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, 1982.

5. Lecture on Infectious Dermatoses, Department of Nursing, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1984.

6. Papulosquamous Diseases, Veterans Administration Hospital, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1985.

7. Pediatric Blistering Diseases, Wake County Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, 1985.


1. Salomon, R.J., Gardepe, S. Woodley DT: Deep Granuloma Annulare in Adults. Int. J. Dermatol. 25: 109-112, 1986.

2. Salomon, R.J., Baden, T. J., Gammon, W. R.:Kyrle’s Disease and Hepatic Insufficiency. Arch. Dermatol. 112: 18-19, 1986.

3. Salomon, R.J.,Briggarnan, R.A., Wernikoff, S.Y., Kayne, A.: Localized Bullous Pemphigoid: A Mimic of Acute Contact Dermatitis. Archives of Dermatology (in Review).


American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
International Society of Dermatology
Catawba County Medical Society
American Academy of Dermatology
Christian Medical and Dental Society

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