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Jennell Nelson-Outerbridge, MD

Dr. Jennell Nelson-OuterbridgeThe Skin Examiner and Refiner

Jennell Nelson-Outerbridge, MD is a medical dermatologist and skin surgeonnserving pediatric and adult patients in the Northern Virginia area for the past fourteen years. She is the founder of Nelson Dermatology, a practice notable for its emphasis on skin care for all skin types. Serving the entire community is an important focus, and her practice is bilingual in English and Spanish.

A native of the metropolitan Washington, DC area, she is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Nelson-Outerbridge completed her internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Internal Medicine and completed her residency in dermatology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Dr. Nelson-Outerbridge is a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is published in numerous academic dermatologic journals, and has special interests in scarring, ethnic skin disorders and rare skin manifestations of diseases. As a patient focused physician she does continue to see inpatient dermatology consultations.

A nationally recognized dermatologist and advocate for equal access to healthcare; Dr. Nelson-Outerbridge currently serves as the Chairperson of the Dermatology Section of the National Medical Association, the nation’s oldest and largest association of Black physicians. In this prestigious role; she represents a national network of dermatologists and their patients regarding health policy issues, and mentors future dermatologists. Dr. Nelson-Outerbridge has been a unwavering health advocate since medical school and she also works with Physicians for America to ensure healthcare access for all.

Dr. Nelson-Outerbridge is the CEO/Owner of Nelson Dermatology; she realizes that a patient’s choice of a dermatologist is driven by both the doctor’s competency and personality. She and her staff offer extensive experience, superior expertise and a comprehensive educational background to the patients that they serve. However, they also offer an understanding and supportive environment for their patients and families. It is Nelson Dermatology’s mission to offer personalized medical care, skin cancer prevention techniques and to comfort our patients and their families. Visit them at

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