Desmond Shipp

Desmond Shipp, MD, MS

  • Dermatology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 329 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 104 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a dermatologist, I’m passionate about providing the highest level of care possible. Whether I see you for something as common as acne, as critical as skin cancer, or as personalized as a cosmetic procedure, your treatment and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to me. I have a motto: “Smelling good, looking good, feeling good.” Dermatology allows me to help patients achieve all three!

I specialize in cosmetic dermatology. Patients feel better when they like how they look. I love that I have the privilege of helping people achieve that confidence. I also enjoy my field because the wide variety of treatments makes every day exciting. I regularly treat skin and scalp disorders, rashes, and warts, and provide procedures like botox, fillers, blepharoplasty, liposuction, tattoo removal, laser hair removal, phototherapy, and vein, laser, scar, and birthmark treatments.

Providing general dermatology and cosmetic treatments for patients with skin-of-color is another one of my specialties. Being skin-of-color myself, I understand that treatments can be more complex and challenging. It’s a goal of mine to expand access and quality treatment for skin-of-color patients.

My research has focused on cosmetic advancements in Botox, liposuction, laser therapy, and collagen induction therapy. Currently, I was awarded a Patient Care of Innovation (PCI) grant for Laser Tattoo Removal: Radiotherapy Patients & Former Inmates. I’m also researching why cystic fibrosis patients experience acne. In addition, I’m conducting research to identify the barriers skin-of-color patients may face in receiving quality cosmetic treatments.

My responsibilities include being the Director of Cosmetic Dermatology for the Department of Dermatology and mentoring students who are interested in dermatology. I love that The Ohio State University, as such a large academic institution, gives providers and students the opportunity to treat a diverse patient population. We also have access to the very latest medical advancements, which allow us to enhance patient care even more.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my wife and kids. Working out as well as playing basketball and watching movies.
  • Director of Cosmetic Dermatology for the Department of Dermatology
  • Co-Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Dermatology at The Ohio State University
  • Member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council
  • Co-director of the Resident Quality Improvement program within the Dermatology
  • Faculty member and Academic Behavioral Review Committee member in The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Faculty Advancement, Mentoring and Engagement (FAME) Mentorship Committee
  • Co-director for the Dermatology Prison Clinic
  • Completed a Cosmetic Fellowship at the Advanced Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Brooklyn, New York
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors and Top Black Doctors lists

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Laser Therapy
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment
  • Cosmetics
  • Hair Removal
  • Plasma Skin Regeneration
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
  • Cryotherapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Keloid
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Lipectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Skin Care
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Alopecia
  • Warts
  • Cicatrix
  • Sclerotherapy

Locations Where I Practice


in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road
3rd Floor, Suite 3A
Westerville, OH 43081

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH
8/1/2009 - 6/1/2012


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
7/1/2012 - 4/1/2013


Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014


Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

Academic Information

My Department

My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

329 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 02, 2023

    Dr. Shipp has a very positive attitude, listens well, shows concern and explains things well. He cares about my wellness.

  • Reviewed on Sep 24, 2023

    All my questions were answered

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023


  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023


  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

    Thorough, informative, caring.

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

    Dr. Shipp is always very happy & energetic. He's a great person.

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2023


  • Reviewed on Sep 01, 2023

    Dr. Shipp is very knowledgeable and presents information in a digestible way. Dr. Shipp/ OSU did not have my medical records and he had me complete two release of information forms to retrieve them right away, and called me the next day to discuss. His approach is comprehensive and I am grateful he prioritized getting my records sent to OSU. I have been a patient of OSU dermatology for over a year, and my records/ medical history had not been looked at or needed beforehand. Dr. Shipp removed three suspicious moles during this appointment, and even addressed my concerns/ questions about tretinion and a skin rash. He also gave me suggestions for prevention of veins protruding/ bubbling which I appreciated.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Shipp has reported no relationships with companies or entities.