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Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2021

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Professional Background

Dr. Mary Alice Sallman Hickson earned her Bachelor of Science in international nutrition at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and her medical degree from McGovern Medical School University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2017. She completed two residencies, one in 2018 in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, and the other in 2021 in Dermatology at McGovern Medical School University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/MD Anderson, where she was chief resident. Dr. Sallman joined Kelsey-Seybold in August 2021.

Professional Associations

Dr. Hickson is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Hickson enjoys hiking, backpacking, photography, and running half-marathons.

Fun Facts

Not everyone knows this about Dr. Hickson, but she was an avid gymnast, diver, and pole vaulter growing up.

Her guilty pleasure is chocolate chip cookies from Tiny’s Milk and Cookies.

My philosophy of care is to provide compassionate, individualized treatment to each and every patient, working together as a team to help reach their goals.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Be Wise Immunize $2,000 grant recipient, 2015
  • Texas Medical Association Chapter of the Year, 2014
  • Distinguished Performance in Neuroscience, 2014
  • Distinguished Performance in Developmental Anatomy, 2013
  • Best New Poems: A Texas Sunset,, September 2012

Publications: Original Articles

  • Pacha, O, Sallman MA, Evans SE. “COVID-19: a case for inhibiting IL-17?” Nat Rev Immunol (2020).
  • Sallman MA, et al. “Cutaneous scalp metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma in hepatitis C” JAAD Case Reports, Volume 6, Issue 5, 468 – 470. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2017.01.024
  • Desrosiers AS, Sallman MA, Klimas NK, Nguyen TT, Jahan-Tigh RR. “An elderly man with a firm bluish papule on the dorsal forearm.” Am J Dermatopathology. Accepted for publication January 19, 2020.
  • Viteri OA, Sallman MA, et al. “Potential of metformin to improve cardiac risk in postpartum women with gestational diabetes.” Front Med (Lausanne). 2017 Oct 30; 4:180. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2017.00180. eCollection 2017.


  • Sallman, MA. Comprehensive Review Questions. In: Toy EC, Patlan J, Warner M. Case Files Internal Medicine, 5th Ed. New York: McGraw Hill publishers, 2016


  • Sallman MA, Bambo, H, Miller, BW. Parity Not Always Protective. Dell Research Day 2018
  • Smith JA, Sallman MA, Berens P, Viteri O, Hutchinson M, Ramin S, Blackwell S, Refuerzo J. Metformin improved lipid profiles in women with gestational diabetes in the first six weeks postpartum. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015 212 (Number 1); S324 #658


  • “The Persistent Papules.” Mary Alice Sallman, MD - Virtual Case Presentation John M. Knox, M.D. Memorial Lecture November 2019
  • “Knot Quite Sure It’s Infection.” Mary Alice Sallman, MD - Virtual Case Presentation Texas Dermatological Society Spring Meeting 2019
  • “Rapamycin as a Novel Treatment for Cutaneous Manifestations of a Mosaic mTOR Variant” Sallman MA, Nguyen QB, Hebert A Texas Dermatology Society Spring Meeting 2019, Podium & Poster Competition
  • “Parity Not Always Protective.” Sallman MA, Bambo H, Miller BW. Dell Medical School Research Day 2018
  • “Cutaneous Consults from the Caribbean” Mary Alice Sallman BS at Tulane University School of Medicine Dermatology Resident Conference September 2016
  • “Skin Screenings on College Campuses could Improve Skin Protection in an at-Risk Population” Erik Petersen, MD, Mary Alice Sallman BS, Andres Garcia BS, Adam Smithee BS, at Texas Dermatology Society Fall Meeting 2016, Podium & Poster Competition
  • “A Case of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis” Mary Alice Sallman, BS at McGovern Medical School Dermatology Resident Conference July 2016
  • “Metformin Improved Lipid Profiles in Women with Gestational Diabetes in the First Six Weeks Postpartum” Judith A Smith, PharmD, BCOP, CPHQ1, Mary Alice Sallman, BS 1; Pamela Berens, MD 1, Oscar Viteri, MD 1; Maria Hutchinson, MS1; Susan M Ramin MD 2; Sean C Blackwell, MD 1; Jerrie S. Refuerzo, MD at 35th Annual Meeting of The Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine 2015
  • “Influence of metformin verses placebo on selected biomarkers as related to postpartum weight loss in women with gestational diabetes (GDM)” Mary Alice Sallman, BS; Anjali Gaikwad, MS, Maria Hutchinson, RN, MS; Jerrie S Refuerzo, MD; Judith At C. Frank Webber, MD Prize Competition for Student Research 2014