Chelsey Straight, MD, FAAD, FACMS

DOUBLE Board-Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship-Trained/BOARD-CERTIFIED Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Chelsey Straight MD, FAAD, FACMS is a double board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained, board-certified mohs surgeon. She is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, a position awarded only to highly-trained and experienced mohs surgeons. She has performed thousands of mohs surgery cases, providing expert, compassionate, and experienced care.

She attended Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She went on to complete her Doctor of Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. As a third-year medical student, Dr. Straight was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Straight continued her medical training at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where she completed her internal medicine internship, dermatology residency, and micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology fellowship. She received a professionalism award during her second year of residency and served as a chief resident in her final year.

In 2020, Dr. Straight relocated to Austin, Texas, with her husband to be close to family while raising their children. While in Texas, she has cared for patients in Austin, Bastrop, and San Marcos.

Dr. Straight has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences. She is a physician speaker for Castle Biosciences, which aligns with her passion for providing cutting-edge, personalized, medicine for her patients.

Dr. Straight is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and the American College of Mohs Surgeons (ACMS).

In her free time, Dr. Straight enjoys spending time with her twin girls, husband, and Labrador retriever. She likes to stay active by running, hiking, and doing yoga. She loves to read and watch Survivor with her husband. She looks forward to connecting with new and current patients at Pure Dermatology.

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Dr. Straight has performed skin cancer surgery on me three times in the last few years.  I highly recommend her to anyone needing skin cancer surgery.  She is thorough, highly skilled, and also very kind and caring.  I totally trust her and anything she recommends.  She also happens to be married to Dr. Chu, an outstanding dermatologist.  He was recommended by my family doctor.
Dr. Straight's office is new and bright. The staff, very warm and welcoming. While I was there as a new patient and just a routine body check, Dr. Straight was very kind and answered my questions thoroughly and professionally. She noted a few things to keep an eye on but eased any worry. I'm happy to call this practice my new dermatologic home.
Friendliest staff ever!!! The best greeting from Kelly, she was so welcoming. Christina, Dr. Straight’s medical assistant was so kind and efficient. Dr. Straight is so genuine, poised and listens intently!! Thank you Pure Dermatology!
Dr. Straight did my MOHS surgery on my face and you can barely see the scar. Now I see her for my yearly checkups. She is very thorough and patient, taking the time to allow you to ask questions, and explain your options. If you are in need of a Dermatologist, she is the one to see.
Great bedside manner. Dr. Straight even answered unrelated questions for my daughter as well.
Dr. Straight was excellent felt so comfortable and very professional. Highly recommend
Great experience with Dr Straight!  Staff is friendly and Dahlia was so very gentle. I’m glad to have found this little gem!
I had a horrible problem with my skin and one day in the morning I only looked for a dermatologist, I loved that they receive a walk in, everyone was very friendly, the treatment that Dr. Straight gave me was very loving, kind and professional, I am grateful for everything the support provided.
I was nervous to go in but they put me at ease immediately. Dr. Chelsey Straight is so nice and knowledgeable. She took the time to explain everything before she did it. I was very happy with whole experience.
Another excellent experience.  The procedure was quick and painless.  Dr. Straight and staff are a pleasure to deal with.
I had a great experience with the doctors at Pure Dermatology. They discovered an area that needed surgery, and performed the surgery with patience and skill. Dr. Straight explained everything she was doing during the Mohs surgery and it went well. I highly recommend Pure Dermatology to others.