Meet Rana Mays, M.D., FAAD
Rana M. Mays M.D, FAAD, is Dual-Board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic Dermatology.
Dr. Mays graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville school of Medicine. She proceeded to complete an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Louisville Hospital. During her Internal Medicine training, she initiated a study on the effects of melanoma oncogene transcription at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Dr. Mays practiced as an Internal Medicine specialist in Louisville before moving to Houston to pursue her passion for Dermatology as a clinical research fellow under the direction of world renown Stephen K. Tyring, MD PhD.
During her clinical research fellowship, Dr. Mays served as investigator in 30+ national and international clinical trials involved in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, atopic dermatitis, zosters, herpes simplex, acne, rosacea, and injectables. She also served as the main investigator on several collaborative studies with NASA scientists on re-activation of zoster.
Dr. Mays went on to attend the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine for her Dermatology residency with extensive training in medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology. She completed her Dermatology residency serving as chief resident her last year and scoring in the 98th national percentile on her Dermatology Boards.
Dr. Mays joined Houston Skin Associates and Center for Clinical Studies where she practiced for 3 years and served as principal investigator in pivotal clinical trials including a cosmetic investigator initiated study with Kybella. Dr. Mays’ interest in hair disorders and cosmetics helped pioneer her introduction of PRP hair restoration and facial rejuvenation at her practice. After caring for thousands of patients in the Houston area, Dr. Mays and her family decided to re-locate to their true home of Louisville to be closer to family and friends.
Dr. May’s interests include medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology with special interest in acne, psoriasis, skin cancer, difficult rashes, and hair disorders. Dr. Mays is fully certified in PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy for hair loss and restoration and has served as regional clinical instructor in PRP and cosmetic injectables for her peers. Dr. Mays brings her unique full-face “preventative and corrective” rejuvenation approach to cosmetic dermatology and has extensive experience in all injectable and non- injectable procedures including laser resurfacing, vascular laser, neuro-modulators, injectable fillers, sculptra, radiofrequency technology, scar revision, keloid revision, mole removal surgery and other minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Mays has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in medical and cosmetic Dermatology and lectures nationally in the field. Dr. Mays believes in the “whole” patient approach when it comes to skin health and is a big advocate of prevention, patient education and early restorative and corrective approach. She strives in providing the utmost advanced and
Dr. Mays was awarded America’s Top Dermatologist every year from 2016- present, and recently recognized as “Top Doctor” by Louisville Magazine, selected by a poll of thousands of local board-certified physician colleagues. Dr. Mays is fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, Skin cancer Foundation, and American Society of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Physicians. Dr. Mays is ecstatic to join her hometown and serve her local community. She believes in providing expert Dermatologic care quickly to all patients and has improved access and wait time for thousands of Louisville patients. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, yoga and painting.
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