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Dr. Sean McCarthy is a Board-certified dermatologist with over ten years’ experience in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2006.  After completing his internship, he joined the United States Air Force and spent three years as a flight surgeon. During that time, he   was deployed to Afghanistan.

Dr. McCarthy completed his dermatology residency in 2013 at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio.  Since then, Dr. McCarthy has been stationed in California, Japan, and most recently, was the Chief of Dermatology at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.  He continues to serve his country in the North Carolina Air National Guard.

Dr. McCarthy joined the Skin Surgery Center in Greensboro on September 1.

He, his wife, and their three children are very excited to call Greensboro home!

EDUCATION

  • Dermatology Residency San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) (2013)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine North Carolina Baptist Hospital; Winston-Salem, NC (2007)
  • Doctor of Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Winston-Salem, NC (2006)
  • B.A. Peace, War, and Defense University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2002)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chief, Dermatology Clinic, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center; Germany (2018 – Present)
    • Duties include: Provide Dermatology services to empanelled beneficiaries; Dermatology consultation services to
    • European Command, Africa Command, and Special Operations Command
  • Chief, Dermatology Clinic, 374th Medical Group; Yokota Air Base, Japan (2015 – 2018)
    • Duties included: Deputy Chief, Medical Staff; Executive Director Japanese Physician Internship Program; Medical Lead Wing Inspection Team
  • Staff Dermatologist, David Grant Medical Center; Travis Air Force Base, CA (2013 – 2015)
    • Duties included: Director, Dermatology Rotation for Interservice Physician Assistant Program; Staff Faculty of Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Dermatology Resident, San Antonio Military Medical Center; San Antonio, TX (2010 – 2013)
  • Flight Surgeon, Offutt Air Force Base; Omaha, NE (2007 – 2010)
    • Duties included: Chief, Flight Medicine clinic; Deputy Chief of Aerospace Medicine; Deployment to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan
  • Internal Medicine Intern, North Carolina Baptist Hospital; Winston-Salem, NC (2006 – 2007)

MILITARY AWARDS

  • Meritorious Service Medal (2)
  • Air Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
  • NATO Medal

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Physician Assistant Program, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center; Germany (July 2019 – Present)
  • Family Practice Residency, Travis Air Force Base, CA (July 2013 – July 2015)
  • Physician Assistant Program, Travis Air Force Base, CA (July 2013 – July 2015)

ONGOING RESEARCH

  • Pseudofolliculitis Barbae – determining impact of shaving profiles on military advancement.
    • Surveying perceptions of discrimination amongst active duty Air Force males.

PRESENTATIONS

McCarthy, S. “Military Dermatology – a case of Lobomycosis.” Presented at 71st American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Gross and Microscopic, Miami Beach, FL, 2013.

McCarthy, S. “Acquired Reticular Hyperpigmentations and Perifollicular Papules in a Middle Aged Female.” Presented at 70th American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Gross and Microscopic, San Diego, CA 2012.

McCarthy, S. “Comparison of Clarithromycin and Ciprofloxacin Therapy for Bacillus Anthracis Sterne Infection in Mice with or without 60Co Gamma-Photon Irradiation.” Poster presented at American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2005.

PUBLICATIONS

Michener, M., Xia, Y., Larrymore D., McGraw, T., & McCarthy, S. (2019). A comparison of infection rates during skin cancer excisions using non-sterile vs sterile gloves: A prospective randomized pilot study. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 18(5), 1475-1478.

Cartwright, M. S., McCarthy, S. C., & Roach, E. S. (2005). Hemimegalencephaly and tuberous sclerosis complex. Neurology, 64(9), 1634-1634.

Brook, Itzhak, et al. “Comparison of Clarithromycin and Ciprofloxacin Therapy for Bacillus Anthracis Sterne Infection in Mice with or without 60Co Gamma-Photon Irradiation.” Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol. 54, no. 12, 2005, pp. 1157–1162., Poster presented at American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2005. (Acknowledged)

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