Tucson board-certified Dermatologists provide medical,
surgical & cosmetic dermatology care to Adult & Pediatric patients.
DMC Houghton Town Center
10042 E Old Vail Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
DMC Dermatology Swan & Camp Lowell
4715 E Camp Lowell Dr
Tucson, AZ 85712
63675 E SaddleBrooke Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85739
Houghton & Drexel
10350 Drexel Rd Ste 204
Tucson, AZ 85747
13395 N Marana Main St
Marana, AZ 85653
300 S Ocotillo Ave
Benson, AZ 85602
120 W Calle De Las Tiendas
Green Valley, AZ 85614
MD, PhD, FAAD
Indy Chabra, MD, PhD, is a Board-certified Dermatologist, a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and Board-certified in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS; Mohs Surgery). He is a founding member of DMC Dermatology & Mohs whose mission is to provide the best Dermatology patient care possible – with excellence in access, quality, and integrity.
Prior to moving to Tucson, Dr. Chabra practiced Dermatology for 9-years in Sioux City, Iowa, where he served patients in suburban and rural communities of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Dr. Chabra is committed to caring for both pediatric and adult patients for all their medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology needs. He is passionate about providing easier and faster access to dermatologic care in both outpatient and inpatient settings, in coordination with the primary care team and specialists. Teaching, clinical research and teledermatology are some of Dr. Chabra’s other interests.
Dr. Chabra graduated from Stanford University with a BS in Chemistry and Biological Sciences, and an AB in Economics. He obtained his MD and PhD degrees from Stony Brook University. His PhD is in Microbiology and Genetics, and his research work focused on developing novel viral vectors for gene therapy. Dr. Chabra completed his Dermatology residency at UPMC, Pittsburgh, where he also received extensive training in Pediatric Dermatology at both outpatient clinics, and at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Chabra grew up on Long Island. He enjoys playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.
Bachelor of Science – Chemistry & Biological Sciences, Stanford University, CaliforniaBachelor of Arts – Economics, Stanford University, CaliforniaMedical Degree – Stony Brook University School of Medicine, New YorkPh.D. – Molecular Microbiology and Genetics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, New YorkTransitional Residency – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PennsylvaniaDermatology Residency – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PennsylvaniaLicensed in Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas.
AFFILIATIONSDiplomate, American Board of DermatologyFellow, American Academy of DermatologyFellow, American Society for Mohs SurgeryFellow, American Society for Dermatologic SurgeryMember, South Dakota State Medical AssociationMember, Yankton District Medical SocietyMember, Pima County Medical Society
Hornbeck PV, Chabra I, Kornhauser JM, Skrzypek E, Zhang B. PhosphoSite: A bioinformatics resource dedicated to physiological protein phosphorylation. Proteomics. 2004 Jun;4(6):1551-61.
Chabra I, Catinchi-Jaime S, Ho J, Jukic D. UPMC Dermatopathology “Case of the Month” Presentation – Perforating Gout. Apr 2010.
Chabra I, Akilov O, Grandinetti L, Geskin L. Folliculotropic mycosis fungoides mimicking facial cellulitis in a 31-year-old male. First World Congress of Cutaneous Lymphomas, Northwestern University, Chicago. Sep 2010.
Chabra I, Ho J, Zhang A. Atypical fibroxanthoma in a 45-year-old multiple organ transplant recipient. American Academy of Dermatology Meeting. Gross and Microscopic Symposium. Feb 2011.
Chabra I, Obagi S. Severe site reaction after injecting a hyaluronic acid-based soft tissue filler. Cosmet Dermatology. 2011;24:14-21.
Chabra I, Edinger J, Ho J, Gehris R. UPMC Dermatopathology “Case of the Month” Presentation – Lymphangioma circumscriptum. Dec 2010.
Chabra I, Edinger J, Ho J, Patton, T. UPMC Dermatopathology “Case of the Month” Presentation – Tumid lupus. Jul 2011.
Chabra I, Ho J, Singh R, Patton T. Bullous presentation of Wells’ syndrome: case report and literature review. American Academy of Dermatology Meeting. Poster Presentation. Mar 2012.
Shackelton J, Chabra I, Liu J, Swoger, J, Grandinetti, L. Nutritional dermatoses in gastric bypass patients. J Am Acad Dermatol.2012 Apr:66(4):AB132
Kim D, Chabra I, Chabra P, Jones E. Sunscreen use while driving. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Jun;68(6):952-6
Chabra I, Singh R. Gouty tophi on the ear: clinical features, differential diagnosis and histopathology. Cutis.2013 Oct;92(4):190-2.
Chabra I, Obagi S. Evaluation and management of multiple miliary osteoma cutis: case series of eight patients and literature review. Dermatol Surg. 2014 Jan;40(1):66-8.Gaster EE,
Chabra I, Burrish GF. Smartphones Enable Teledermatology in South Dakota: An Overview and Primer for Primary Care Providers. S D Med. 2015 Oct;68(10):449-53, 455.
Berger AC, Davidson RS, Poitras JK, Chabra I, Hope R, Brackeen A, Johnson CE, Maetzold DJ, Middlebrook B, Oelschlager KM, Cook RW, Monzon FA, Miller AR. Clinical impact of a 31-gene expression profile test for cutaneous melanoma in 156 prospectively and consecutively tested patients. Curr Med Res Opin. 2016 Sep;32(9):1599-604.
It Doesn't Pay to Bask in the Sun. Sioux City Journal 2013.
SculpSure Offers Noninvasive Option For Fat Reduction. Sioux City Journal 2016.
Get your Vitamin D from Food or Sunlight. Sioux City Journal 2016.
Tanning brings risk, but there are approaches to take. Sioux City Journal 2019.
FDA Approved Kybella Targets Chin Fat. Sioux City Journal January 2018.
Preventing and Handling Frostbite. KTIV February 2021.
Unknown Dangers of Dumpster Diving. KMEG January 2021.
New Laser Treatment gives patients with psoriasis or vitiligo another option. Sioux City Journal.
MD, PhD FAAD
Patrick Safo, MD, PhD, is a Board-certified Dermatologist, a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Board-certified in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS; Mohs Surgery). Dr. Safo is committed to providing care for both pediatric and adult patients including their medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic needs. He is passionate about providing easier and faster access to dermatologic care in both outpatient and inpatient settings, in coordination with the primary care team and specialists. Dr. Safo graduated from Stony Brook University with a BS in Chemistry and Pharmacology. He obtained his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School. His PhD is in Neurosciences, and his research work focused on memory formation. His translational residency training was done at Johns Hopkins Bayview center in Maryland. Dr. Safo completed his Dermatology residency at UPMC, Pittsburgh training at several outpatient clinics as well as UPMC Children’s Hospital, UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbytarian hospitals. He practiced dermatology in central Wisconsin for the past 9 years. In his leisure time, Dr. Safo enjoys spending time with family, playing soccer, squash and traveling.
Bachelor of Science Chemistry & Pharmacology– Stony Brook University
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PennsylvaniaDermatology Residency – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania Licensed in Arizona, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and Texas.
AFFILIATIONSDiplomate, American Board of DermatologyFellow, American Academy of DermatologyFellow, American Society for Mohs SurgeryFellow, American Society for Dermatologic SurgeryMember,
Linagliptin-associated bullous pemphigoid treated with rituximab. Mani H, Safo P, Onitilo AA.BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Sep 30;12(9):e229902.
Safety of storing and reusing hyaluronic acid fillers. A retrospective chart review. Safo PK, Whalgren C, Obagi S. Cosmetic Dermatology. 2011 Jan;24(1): 22-26
Timing dependence of the induction of cerebellar LTD. Safo P, Regehr WG. Neuropharmacology. 2008 Jan;54(1):213-8. Epub 2007 Jun 26.
Safo PK, Cravatt BF, Regehr WG. Cerebellum. 2006;5(2):134-45.
Review. Endocannabinoids control the induction of cerebellar LTD. Safo PK, Regehr WG. Neuron. 2005 Nov 23;48(4):647-59.
Endocannabinoids inhibit transmission at granule cell to Purkinje cell synapses by modulating three types of presynaptic calcium channels. Brown SP, Safo PK, Regehr WG. J Neurosci. 2004 Jun 16;24(24):5623-31
Mechanism of alpha-subunit selectivity of benzodiazepine pharmacology at gammaaminobutyric acid type A receptors. Wingrove PB, Safo P, Wheat L, Thompson SA, Wafford KA, Whiting PJ. Eur J Pharmacol. 2002 Feb 15;437(1-2):31-9.
Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 induces gene expression primarily through Rasindependent signal transduction pathways. Choi DY, Toledo-Aral JJ, Lin HY, Ischenko I, Medina L, Safo P, Mandel G, Levinson SR, Halegoua S, Hayman MJ. J Biol Chem. 2001 Feb 16;276(7):5116-22. Epub 2000 Nov 17
Distinction among neuronal subtypes of voltage-activated sodium channels by muconotoxin PIIIA. Safo P, Rosenbaum T, Shcherbatko A, Choi DY, Han E, Toledo-Aral JJ, Olivera BM, Brehm P, Mandel G. J. Neurosci. 2000 Jan 1;20(1):76-80.
Yearly lecture series for medical students at MCW Medical School at Wausau: introduction to skin and inflammatory disorders. August 2017 -2020
Don’t Forget to moisturize after washing your hands WAOW 10/21/2020
Connective tissue disease
Discoloring of the skin / uneven skin tone
Eczema / atopic dermatitis
Hair / scalp disorders
Lupus of the skin
Moles and non-cancerous growths
Rare skin conditions
Rashes / hives
Scars / keloids
Sexually transmitted diseases
Acne scar treatments
Chemical peels & microdermabrasion
Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra)
Laser hair removal
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Neuromodulator injections (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin)
Non-invasive fat removal (Kybella)
Skin cancer surgery
Skin surgery (general)
Skin tag treatment
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Skin cancer management
Skin of color