Dwana R. Shabazz, MD-MPH is a board-certified Dermatologist with a Master of Public Health in Community Health. Upon completing residency in 2006, she joined Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia. While there, she further developed her clinical, teamwork, and leadership skills. This led to her stepping out on faith and opening Renascance Dermatology, P.C in 2013.

While developing her business, she continued to not only practice clinically, but also educate and serve her colleagues and the community. In the Summer 2013, she was a speaker for the Dermatology Section of the National Medical Association (NMA)- topic Maintenance of Certification. Also, in 2013, she served as a community consultant for Galderma by educating consumers about a new product line.

From 2014-2016, Dr. Shabazz was a contributor to Fairfax Woman Magazine. She was a mentee to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) Editorial Mentorship Program in 2016. The NBC Health and Fitness Expo is an annual event in Washington, D.C. In 2017, through the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Spot Me Program, she volunteered as a skin cancer screener. Dr. Shabazz participated in Howard University’s Dermatology Visiting Lecturer Series in 2020. She spoke to residents about career choices after residency.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Xavier University of Louisiana. She completed both her Medical degree and Master of Public Health degree at George Washington University. Her dermatology residency was completed at King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and son. The family particularly enjoys participating in and watching sports and travelling. Her desire is to be able to bridge her dermatologic skills with her enthusiasm for sports.


Actinic Keratoses

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are precancerous lesions that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. AKs are one of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists treat. They develop because of an... Continue Reading