Meet Dr. Pooja Reddy 

Headshot of Pooja Reddy, MD, FAAD

We are pleased to introduce dermatologist Dr. Pooja Reddy, a valued Dermatology Associates of Rochester team member. Originally hailing from East Texas, Dr. Reddy has recently established herself in Rochester, NY, alongside her husband. 

Dr. Reddy’s academic journey includes graduating magna cum laude from Rice University, where she majored in sociology and minored in biochemistry. Her pursuit of medical education led her to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she not only achieved Junior Alpha Omega Alpha recognition— an honor bestowed upon the top seven students in her class—but also graduated with the highest honors. 

She then embarked on an intern year in Denver, Colorado (a time that revealed her preference for indoor pursuits!) before undertaking her dermatology residency at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. 

In her professional practice, Dr. Reddy is dedicated to offering comprehensive care, excelling in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. 

Beyond her medical endeavors, Dr. Reddy finds joy in the company of her family and friends. She indulges in true crime podcasts that pique her interest and immerses herself in a diverse range of literary genres during her leisure time. 

Education & Training

Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dermatology Residency
Baltimore, Maryland

HealthONE Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center

Transitional Year Internship
Denver, Colorado 

Baylor College of Medicine

Diploma: 2019, Doctor of Medicine with Highest Honor 
Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Honors in Foundational Science
Houston, Texas 

Rice University

Diploma: 2015, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Minor in Biochemistry and Cell Biology Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa 
Houston, Texas 

Research & Educational Activities

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Reddy P, Nguyen QG, Shimizu I. Island Pedicle Flap – Its Place in History. JAMA Dermatology. 2018; 154(6): 683. PMID: 29898225.  

Reddy P, DeBord L, Kapadia P, Gupta R, Dao H. Antibiotics for Acne Vulgaris: Using Instagram to Seek Insight into the Patient Perspective. Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2021; 32(2): 188- 192. PMID: 31190574.  

Connors TM, Reddy PS, Weiss E, Kohn J, Liu M, Dao H. Patient Comfort and Expectations for Total Body Skin Exams: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2019; 81(2): 615-617. PMID: 30528505.  

Quinones C, Shah M, Cruz AT, Graf J, Mondragon JA, Camp EA, Reddy P, Sampayo EM. Determinants of Pediatric EMS Utilization in Children with High-Acuity Conditions. PreHospital Emergency Care. 2018; 22(6); 676-690. PMID: 29565717.  

Alex SE, Wong C, Shah A. Reddy P, DeBord L, Dao H. Social Media as a Surveillance Tool for Monitoring of Isotretinoin Adverse Effects. 2020; 12(9): e10327. PMID: 33052288.  

Podium Presentations  

Weiss E, McClatchey T, Kohn J, Reddy P, Xu A, Liu M, Dao H. Patient expectations and preferences for Total Body Skin Exams (TBSE). Podium Presentation. American Academy of Dermatology Meeting. February 16-20, 2018. San Diego, California.  

Web Articles

Reddy P, Rizk C. A Brown Macule on the Arm and Face. Clinical Advisor (2017). Reddy P, Rizk C. A rash on the upper extremities. Clinical Advisor (2017).