Chelsey Straight, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Chelsey Straight MD, FAAD is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained dermatologist and mohs surgeon. 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.

In the media

Man diagnosed with melanoma after stranger on train, a dermatologist, spots skin cancer


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.