About Our Doctors
Dr. Paul T. Martinelli
Dr. Paul T. Martinelli is a board-certified dermatologist by the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
He graduated from Yale University with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and he received his medical degree with honors from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The following year he served a general medicine internship and was voted Best Resident of his intern class by the faculty. Dr. Martinelli completed his dermatology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was awarded the Wilhelm Paul Johnson, M.D. Memorial Award for academic excellence. In addition, he completed a formal 2-year fellowship accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery at the Dermatologic Surgery Center of Houston under the guidance of Dr. Bruce Nelson, participating in approximately 2,000 surgical cases.
Dr. Martinelli is currently a clinical assistant professor in dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and is also on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Plano, the VA Medical Center in Dallas, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB. Prior to starting the Texas Skin Surgery Center, he spent three years in a successful private Mohs surgical practice in Arlington, Texas.
Dr. Martinelli specializes in the treatment of skin cancers and has authored over 25 medical articles and textbook chapters. As an expert in skin cancer surgery and aesthetic reconstruction, he receives thousands of referrals each year from dermatologists, surgeons, and family practitioners from across the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond. As an active member of the community, Dr. Martinelli supports many local charities and is a proud member of the Children's Trust, a charitable organization dedicated to providing leadership and philanthropic support to Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Martinelli is also a proud member of the Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, a non-profit organization committed to providing funding for education and research for the next generation of dermatologists.
Dr. Martinelli lives in Dallas with his wife and two young sons.
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Dr. James D. Russell
Dr. James D. Russell is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of both the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
He graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Science Pre-Professional studies. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he finished fourth in his class, and was awarded his degree with honors for academic excellence. After a one year internship at the University of Colorado, Dr. Russell completed his dermatology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), serving as Chief Resident in his final year. He was selected to continue his Mohs training at VCU, where he completed a formal fellowship that is approved by the American College of Mohs Surgery and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Russell is a passionate provider and an expert in the treatment of skin cancer. As a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, he specializes in skin cancer surgery and reconstruction with an emphasis on maximizing aesthetic outcomes. In addition to publishing several articles and textbook chapters, he has served as a reviewer for the journal Dermatologic Surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Russell has shown a lifelong commitment to community service and giving to those in need. He lives in Dallas, where he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife and son.
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