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Margaret Wat, MD, PhD, FAAD

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Dr. Margaret Wat completed her Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biology at Duke University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2005. She went on to complete a dual MD/PhD program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed her PhD in molecular and human genetics in 2012, and she completed her medical degree in 2014. She completed an Internal Medicine internship at Baylor College of Medicine prior to completing her residency in Dermatology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University in 2019. She went on to complete a fellowship in dermatopathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2021.

A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Wat treats patients of all ages for a broad range of dermatological conditions, including acne, rosacea, skin cancer screening and prevention, dry skin care, psoriasis, and eczema. In addition, she can identify and biopsy possible skin cancers and formulate treatment plans. Her clinical interests include general dermatology, acne, pre-cancerous growths, skin cancers such as non-melanoma skin cancers and melanoma, acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Awards & Publications

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Sallie Rosen Kaplan Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women Scientists, 2018 – 2019
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Resident Scholarship, 2017, 2019
  • Ohio Dermatological Association oral presentation at annual meeting, 2016
  • Advanced Resident Training & Education (ARTE) scholarship, Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference, 2015
  • Editor’s Choice article, Journal of Medical Genetics, 2011
  • American Society of Human Genetics, Predoctoral Trainee Travel Grant, 2010
  • NIH/NHLBI for F30 Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) and NIGMS/NHLBI MSTP Supplement Award, 2009 – 2014
  • BP America Biomedical Scholar, Graduate School, Baylor College of Medicine, 2007
  • Hudson Scholar, Baylor College of Medicine, 2005 – 2014
  • Merck Index Award, Duke University, 2005
  • USA Today’s National College All-Star Academic First Team, 2005
  • Summa Cum Laude, Duke University, 2005
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2003 – 2005
  • A.B. Duke Memorial Scholarship, 2001 – 2005
  • Lucent Academic Award, 2001 – 2005
  • National Merit Scholar, 2001


  • Hedberg M, Wat M, and Seykora J. Chapter 30: Tumors of the Epidermal Appendages. In: Elder D, et al., editors. Lever's Dermatopathology: Histopathology of the Skin. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2023.
  • Wat M, Mollanazar N, Ellebrecht C, Forrestel A, Elenitsas R, Chu E. Lichen Planus Pemphigoides like Reaction to PD-1 Checkpoint Blockade. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2022;9(11):978-987.
  • Wat M, Bilal J, Chacon M, Klotz S, Campion J. Critical Care Case of the Month: Bullous Skin Lesions in the ICU. Southwest Journal of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep. Published online April 1, 2022.
  • Xu Z, Wat M, Pillai V, Margolskee E, Rubin AI, Khurana MC. An erythematous indurated plaque on the neck of a 12-year-old girl. Pediatr Dermatol. 2022; 39:449-451.
  • Grinnell M, Keyes E, Vazquez T, Concha J, Diaz D, Wat M, Elenitsas R, Werth VP. Dermatomyositis associated with hyponatremia and anasarca. JAAD Case Rep. 2021; 16:86-89.
  • Grinnell M, Keyes E, Wat M, Elenitsas R, Diaz D, Vazquez T, Werth VP. Erythromelalgia associated with dermatomyositis: A case series. JAAD Case Rep. 2021; 16:37-40.
  • Wat J, Wat M, Honda K. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting as palpable purpura with sinusitis, hemoptysis, and lung cavitation. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2020; 47(5):421-424.
  • Wat J, Wat M, Honda K. Vesiculobullous eruption in neutropenic patient with Crohn's disease. JAAD Case Reports. 2020; 6(3):178-180.
  • Wat M, Nedorost S, Honda K. Clear vesicular eruption in the intensive care unit. JAAD Case Reports. 2019; 5(9):754–756.
  • Wat M, Olicker A, Meyerson H, Nedorost S, Paller AP, et al. Topical hypochlorite and skin acidification improves erythroderma of Omenn syndrome. Pediatrics. 2018;141(S5): S408-S411.
  • Ferris G, Wat M, and Nedorost S. Multifactorial Dermatitis with Probable Systemic Contact Dermatitis to Carmine. Dermatitis. 2017; 28:293-294.
  • Wat JJ, Wat MJ. Sox7 in vascular development: review, insights and potential mechanisms. Intl J Devel Biol. 2014; 58:1-8.
  • Wat M, Sun GS, Rodriguez-Waitkus PM, Hsu S. Granuloma annulare mimicking multicentric reticulohistiocytosis. Dermatology Online Journal. 2013; 19:20400.
  • Wat MJ, Beck TF, Hernández-García A, Yu Z, Veenma D, Garcia M, Holder AM, Wat JJ, Chen Y, Mohila CA, Lally KP, Dickinson M, Tibboel D, de Klein A, Lee B, Scott DA. Mouse model reveals the role of SOX7 in the development of congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with recurrent deletions of 8p23.1. Hum Mol Genet. 2012; 21:4115-25.
  • Wat MJ, Veenma D, Hogue J, Holder AM, Yu Z, Wat J, Hanchard N, Shchelochkov OA, Fernandes CJ, Johnson A, Lally KP, Slavotinek A, Danhaive O, Schaible T, Cheung SW, Rauen KA, Tonk VS, Tibboel D, de Klein A, Scott DA. Genomic Alterations that Contribute to the Development of Isolated and Non-Isolated Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Journal of Medical Genetics. 2011; 48:299-307.
  • Wat MJ, Enciso V, Rychlik W, Resnick T, Bader P, Roeder ER, Freedenberg D, Brown CW, Stankiewicz P, Cheung SW, Scott DA. Recurrent microdeletions of 15q25.2 are associated with increased risk of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, cognitive deficits, and possibly Diamond-Blackfan anemia. Journal of Medical Genetics. 2010; 47:777-81.
  • Wat MJ, Shchelochkov OA, Holder AM, Breman AM, Dagli A, Bacino C, Scaglia F, Zori RT, Cheung SW, Scott DA, Kang SH. Chromosome 8p23.1 deletions as a cause of complex congenital heart defects and diaphragmatic hernia. Am J Med Genet A. 2009; 149A:1661-77.
  • Wat M. 2001. Sherwood Rowland: Controversial Chemist. In: Lederman L, Scheppler J, editors. Portraits of Great American Scientists. New York: Prometheus Books, p.133-150.

Hobbies & Interests

When not in clinic, Dr. Wat enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, taking walks, jogging, and participating in a church prayer group.

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine, 2014


  • Internship: Baylor College of Medicine, 2015; Residency: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, 2019; Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2021

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology - Dermatology
  • American Board of Dermatology - Dermatopathology
Dr. Wat is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Harris County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, and the American Society of Dermatopathology.


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