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Lydia R. Essary, MD

Current Position

Cockerell Dermatopathology
Dallas, TX

Founder and Medical Director
Medica Med Spa
Bedford, TX

Former Positions

Associates in Dermatology
Orlando, FL

Cockerell & Associates
Dallas, TX

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Surgical Pathology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Medical School

Cayetano Heredia University Medical School
Lima, Peru

About Lydia R. Essary, MD

Lydia R. Essary, MD, MSc. is founder and medical director of Medica Skin Diagnostics and serves as staff dermatopathologist at Cockerell Dermatopathology.  She is triple board-certified in Dermatopathology, Cytopathology and Anatomic-Clinical Pathology.  Her areas of interest include melanocytic neoplasms, podiatric pathology and inflammatory dermatoses.

Dr. Essary earned her Masters of Science (MSc) in Health Management from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is actively involved in the leadership of American Society of Dermatopathology where she currently serves as Chair of the Finance Committee.  She is an invited speaker at national and international dermatopathology events. She has served as Team Leader inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP) conducting inspections in Central and South America.  Foremost, she continues her commitment to training young physicians in dermatopathology and enjoys teaching to dermatology residents, fellows and medical students. In addition to her professional medical accomplishments, Dr. Essary is also a highly-regarded classically-trained pianist and Argentine tango dancer.


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