Who We Are

Dr. Cappel, Dr. Harmon and Dr. King of Surgical Dermatology Group

At Surgical Dermatology Group, we are devoted to delivering leading-edge care to our patients.

We have a heart for service, a passion for our communities and a never-ending commitment to excellence in all that we do. We offer comprehensive dermatology services, including medical dermatology, skin cancer surgery and cosmetic services. Our talented team of providers serve patients in locations throughout Alabama, delivering high-quality treatment to improve patients’ health and overall quality of life.

Dr. Chris Harmon smiles by the SmoothRock fountain

Our Story

Surgical Dermatology Group was founded in 2009 by Dr. Chris Harmon. The practice was built on a foundation of highly skilled dermatologists and surgeons who share a passion for service to our community. We offer care in many rural areas of Alabama that would otherwise lack access to dermatologic or skin cancer care. Our desire to help those in need extends to medical mission work around the world.

We believe in serving our patients with hospitality and generosity. We exhibit compassion, kindness and empathy for our patients throughout their diagnosis, treatment and healing. If you find yourself or a loved one in need of dermatologic care, we are here to support you.

Dr. Chris Harmon works near a microscope to study tissue from a Mohs surgery

Mohs Fellowship

The Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship Program offers an intense, broad-based training experience in dermatologic surgery. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Harmon, the Mohs fellowship year includes training in Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery and cosmetic surgery. Most surgery takes place at an outpatient dermatologic surgical center. However, training also includes outpatient plastic surgery, study of tissue samples and work in rural locations.

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SmoothRock Center

SmoothRock is a multidimensional facility serving a community of people through complementary brands and collaborative entities — all working together to heal the body, transform the mind and restore the soul.

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Mission Work

Outside of the office, many SDG team members are proud to participate in mission work every year. Our specialists share their expertise by serving on medical missions across the globe, from underserved areas in Alabama to similar areas in Peru and beyond. Our mission work also includes a working farm and event space on Alabama's Lake Martin that creates activities to cultivate spiritual growth and renewal.

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Join Surgical Dermatology Group and start a career focused on compassionately caring for dermatology patients throughout Alabama. Our mission is to serve our patients and each other with humility and a commitment to excellence. We strive to maintain character built on honesty, trust and integrity. We are a close-knit team. We support and challenge one another to be our best and do our best. We work in a fast-paced environment where we maintain accuracy and efficiency, requiring great collaboration.

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