Dr. Bailey grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Wheaton College for his undergraduate studies. He returned to Birmingham and completed his MD degree and a PhD in cell biology and skin cancer genetics and an internship in internal medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB).
Dr. Bailey completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of Michigan, where he was Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Bailey completed his fellowship in Procedural Dermatology at Michigan and remained on faculty in the Department of Dermatology before returning to Birmingham in 2010.
Dr. Bailey’s clinical interests include surgical treatment and reconstruction following removal of all types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and rare skin cancers such as Merkel cell carcinoma and DFSP. He specializes in removal of skin cancers of the eyelid, tear duct, and the eye and orbit and is a Staff Surgeon at the Callahan Eye Hospital in Birmingham. He has participated in numerous clinical trials to define better treatments for a variety of skin cancers.
Dr. Bailey has published numerous articles on the genetic basis of the most common skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, as well as the use of light and laser therapies for acne and other skin conditions. He is the first author on the chapter on management of cutaneous melanoma in the foremost textbook of dermatology, Fitpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, with co-authors from the University of Michigan and Harvard University.
Dr. Bailey is Board Certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and has been elected as Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and 5 children. His hobbies include gardening and cooking.
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