Desmond Shipp

Desmond Shipp, MD, MSBS

  • Dermatology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology

4.8 out of 5
  • 263 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 107 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 tattoo 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. 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 mentoring medical 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 allows us to enhance patient care even more.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my wife and kids. I also enjoy playing basketball and watching movies.

  • Director of Diversity in Dermatology at The Ohio State University
  • Member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
  • Co-director of the Resident Quality Improvement program within Dermatology
  • Faculty member and Academic Behavioral Review Committee member in The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Completed a Cosmetic Fellowship at the Geisinger Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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

Post Doctoral Fellow

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

7/1/2012 - 4/1/2013


Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014


Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017


Advance Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, Brooklyn, NY

7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020

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.

263 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 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
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022


  • Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

    Dr. Is always very nice knowledgeable and answers all my questions I have

  • Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

    Dr Shipp was very attentive and focused on me during the appointment. Genuinely caring person.

  • Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

    Thorough in questions and exam

  • Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022


  • Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

    My provider did a successful outpatient surgery.

  • Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

    All providers are always very helpful at every appointment. During all surgeries all questions asked are answered!

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2022

    Professional, efficient & concerned for patients.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Shipp has reported no relationships with companies or entities.