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John D. Kayal, M.D.

Local Marietta Dermatologist, Dr. Kayal is a native of northern New Jersey. He completed his internship at Yale University and then completed his dermatology residency at Emory University. After residency, he pursued a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery, the state of the art treatment for head and neck skin cancer. Dr. Kayal is one of only a few Mohs surgeons in the Atlanta area.

Dr. Kayal opened his own Marietta Dermatologists office in 2003 – Kayal Dermatology & Med Spa. Outside of work some of his hobbies include running, basketball, golf, camping, chess, bicycling, and softball. Dr. Kayal and currently resides in Marietta, and looks forward to serving the Cobb County community with the finest medical dermatology for many years to come.

Dr. Kayal is board certified in Dermatology and is a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology as well as the American College of Mohs Surgery. In his practice, Dr. Kayal is committed to providing the highest standard of care to patients with any concern of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Kayal is welcoming all new patients and is participating on most insurance plans.


  • University of Scranton – Scranton, PA
  • UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Piscataway, NJ
  • Medical School – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Yale University, Internship
  • Emory University, Residency in Dermatology
  • University of Alabama, Fellowship

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Cobb County Medical Society
  • Atlanta Dermatological Association
  • International Hyperhidrosis Society
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Dermatology Foundation

Award and Publications

  • Preceptor-Emory P.A. Program


  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Scranton
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
  • Van Houten Scholarship, New Jersey Bell Scholarship
  • Robert Wood Johnson Alumni Scholarship

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Recertified, American Board of Dermatology, Inc. Expires, December 31, 2031
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology, M.E. # 000-00-06-9313
  • Diplomat, United States Medical Licensing Examiners, ID # 4-002-840-9
  • Erbium SilkLaser Applications, Course Director: David Goldberg, MD 2/23/98
  • EpiTouch™ Laser Hair Removal, Course Director: Mark Nestor, MD 3/14/98
  • NIH Office of Human Subjects Research Computer Course, Serial # 987037768


  • Cobb Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Cobb Class 2005
  • Coordinator, Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
  • Grady Memorial Hospital Dermatology Service, 1999-present
  • SCORES program 2002-present


  • American Medical Association, 1990 – present
  • Atlanta Dermatology Association, 1996 – present
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member 1996 – present
  • National Psoriasis Foundation, 2000 – present
  • American College of Mohs Surgery, Fellow 2002 – present
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Member 2002 – present
  • Cobb County Medical Society, 2003 – present
  • Leadership Cobb Alumni Association 2004-2005

Research Grants and Contracts

  • Principal investigator in an Open-Label, Multicenter, Open Registry of Patients with Psoriasis who are Candidates for Biologics. PSOLAR Trial: Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc. 2009 – present
  • Principal investigator in an Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase IV Trial of Epiceram Emulsion in Mild to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis. EPIC Trial: Promius Pharma. 2009 – present
  • Principal investigator in an Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase IV Trial of Oracea in the treatment of Rosacea.ORCA Trial: Galderma Laboratories, LP 2009 – present
  • Principal investigator in a 10-Year Post-Marketing, Registry of HUMIRA in Patients with Chronic Plaque Psoriasis. ESPRIT Trial: Abbott 2009 – present
  • Principal investigator in an Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase IV Trial of Clobex SPray 0.05% in Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis. COBRA Trial: Galaderma Laboratories, LP 2006 – present
  • Principal investigator in an Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase IV Trial of Raptiva in Moderate to Severe Psoriasis. RESPONSE Trial: Genentec, Inc.2005-present
  • Principal investigator in an Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase IV Trial of Differin Gel 0.1% in Moderate Acne. MORE Trial: Galderma Laboratories, LP 2005 – present
  • Principal investigator in a Phase IV, Single – Center Study on the Use of Dermalogen® in Patients with Acne Scarring. Collagensis, Inc. – IRB approved 4/19/00
  • Co and sub-investigator in Phase I-IV Clinical Trials: actively involved in the design, recruitment and execution of a variety of dermatologic clinical trials; Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology Clinical Pharmacology Unit under Mark R. Ling, M.D., Ph.D. July 1996 – June 1998


  • Book Chapters
    • Techniques in Dermatologic Surgery – Nouri, K, Hhouri, S. Chemical peeling.Mosby 2003;Ch.28;233-244.
  • Articles
    • Kayal, JD, Washington C. Malignant glomus tumor. Case Report and Review of the Literature Dermatol Surg 2001;27:837-840
    • Kayal, JD, McCall CO Sporotrichoid cutaneous Mycobacterium avium complex infection J Am Acad Dermatol 2002; 47(5):249-250
    • Mengesha, YM, Kayal, JK, Swerlick, RA Keratoelastoidalis marginalis: Case report and review of the literature J Cutan Med Surg 2002; 6(1):23-25
    • Kayal, JD, Ling MR Phenytoin induced verrucous eruption Cutis 1998;61:101-2
    • Kayal, JD, McKay ML Cutaneous manifestations of AIDS Contemp Int Med 1997:9(7):31-2
    • McKay ML, Kayal JD Blistering diseases Contemp Int Med 1997;9(4):62-3
    • Kayal, JD Immunotherapy and atopic dermatitis The Advocate – National Eczema Association for Science and Education 1997;9(2)1-2

Presentations at Meetings

  • Abstract, “Single-Center Evaluation on the Use of Human Tissue Matrix for Facial Contour Deformities and Scars in Skin Type Fitzpatrick IV-VI”, accepted, AS DS-ACMMSC, Annual Meeting, November, 2000
  • Case Presentation, “Keratoelastoidosis Marginalis, A Unique Variant of Solar Elastosis,” American Academy of Dermatology, Annual Meeting, March, 1999


  • Emory University Department of Dermatology, Grand Rounds, “Soft Tissue Augmentation,” May, 2001
  • Emory North Lake Regional Medical Center, Invited Grand Rounds/CME Presentation, “Dermatologic Malignancies”, July, 2000
  • Emory University Department of Dermatology, Grand Rounds, “Sweet’s Syndrome,” February, 1999
  • Emory University Physician Assistant Program, Ambulatory Lecture Series, Atlanta, GA “Skin Tumors,” 1998 – present
  • Emory University Department of Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine Series, Atlanta, GA. “Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases,” 1996-1998


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Our Patient Reviews

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 183 reviews

Jennifer M.

First time ever at a dermatology office! So I was a little nervous... But they have a very friendly staff and it was nice meeting PA Joel! Felt comfortable and he was informative & made me feel like I wasn’t the only person dealing with my issue. I can’t wait to see some results and get some relief!!

Eve L.

Love this place! Everyone is so caring, and very helpful in each way possible. Highly recommend this place for skin care and even skin cancer!

Detlef K.

I’ve been going here awhile. I’ve got a few pesky issues, some due to my not allowing areas to completely heal, sins that prolongs my already glacier like speed healing! I really appreciate Dr. Kayal and Joel who combine to take of me and my family.

Michael V.

Was greeted upon my arrival, very nice waiting room, was taken back immediately. Very professional, caring and friendly staff. They want to help you. The PA Joel was very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to help me. I was given a prescription to address the problem. Will be back with other issues, keep up the good work.

Lisa W.

PA Brown is very attentive to my son's needs. I have not had any difficulty getting appointments when needed. I think this practice provides excellent service. I definitely recommend Kayal Dermatology for all of your skin needs.

Kevin S.

The nurse was great made me completely comfortable before biopsy’s and Dr Kayak was great explaining what’s going on, recommend very highly

Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists

141 Lacy Street, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: (770) 426-7177

Fax: (770) 426-7745


Mon-Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm