Feb 5th, 2021 

Tangi Lifestyles: My Journey from Internal Medicine to Dermatology

My Journey from Internal Medicine to Dermatology


I was born in the heart of the Chihuahuan Desert in El Paso, Texas, under the charring heat and blistering sun. This setting provided me with a front-row seat to the damaging effects of the sun on skin.

After completing medical school, I chose to pursue Internal Medicine at LSU in New Orleans, Louisiana. I wanted to take time to develop a well-rounded perspective of medicine before choosing my final specialty. I take pride in my keen sense of observation and innate curiosity, so I enjoy the challenge of treating patients with complex medical problems. After graduation, I practiced as a hospitalist at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. During that time, I realized I missed using my hands in a more active role in my practice. When considering the next step in my career, I found myself drawn to the clinical variety and mix of medical and surgical disciplines that only dermatology could provide.

I have a passion for the early detection of skin cancer, treating skin diseases, and surgical and cosmetic dermatology. I enjoy spending time educating my patients on sun protection and skin care regimens. Come visit me at Benson Dermatology or QnA Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, and let me share my passion with you!

Dr. Falon Brown
American Board Certified Dermatologist