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With over a decade of experience and knowledge, Dr. Kien Tran is a highly trained dermatologist and dermatopathologist. Having received his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and specialty training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Tran treats all types of skin diseases. He also teaches medical residents and students from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
His practice, Liberty Dermatology, offers general medical and cosmetic dermatologic services along with surgical treatments for skin cancer. This expansive focus means that the physicians care for patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Patients come in with many different concerns, including eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, are one of the most common conditions diagnosed and treated at Liberty Dermatology.
“If a lesion is concerning for skin cancer, we will first perform a biopsy,” explained Dr. Theresa Vo, an associate physician at Liberty Dermatology. “Once we know the type and stage of the cancer, we can then formulate a treatment plan.”
Liberty Dermatology prioritizes excellent patient care. Whether a person is there for an annual skin exam or to have a procedure performed, they will be treated well. “We pride ourselves on the staff being professional and kind. They are nice, polite, and knowledgeable,” Dr. Tran stated. Meticulous and thorough, Dr. Tran and his staff want to ensure they catch anything and everything that can be concerning.
“We strive to bring together the science and humanism of medicine,” said Dr. Vo. “We enjoy connecting with the patients, guiding them through various treatment options, and creating an action plan that aligns with their priorities. We always want the patients to know that they are heard and that the staff is there to help them.”
Services and Procedures
Last year, the practice acquired two phototherapy devices to assist in treating patients. They can be used to treat various conditions including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, pruritus, and vitiligo. The clinic is now also offering PRP, or platelet-rich plasma injections, to improve hair loss or enhance skin rejuvenation along with traditional cosmetic procedures such as Botox. PRP is an alternative treatment for anyone self-conscious about male or female pattern hair loss. General excisions of benign and malignant lesions including inflamed cysts, atypical moles, skin cancer, and removal of skin tags are frequently performed in the office.
Liberty Dermatology’s History
As a child refugee of the Vietnam War, Dr. Tran and his family escaped a Communist country in the 1980s and traveled to the U.S. This experience profoundly impacted Dr. Tran and affirmed his desire to honor that history by naming his clinic Liberty Dermatology. “I decided that whatever I would do, it would have the name liberty in it,” Dr. Tran proudly stated. “I am so thankful for that freedom.”
7105 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 100
Rowlett, Texas 75088