Katherine R. Garrity, MD

(304 Ratings | 98 Reviews)


Meet the

Gender: Female

The doctor-patient relationship is the heart of medicine for me. I want my patients to be their best, healthiest selves and know that skin health is a large part of that. Skin disease affects each person differently and can have a profound impact on a person's overall well-being and day-to-day life. By listening to the patient, I am able to understand how it affects them, so together we can address each person's unique needs.

No matter the reason for their visit, I strive for open communication. By understanding each patient's goals, concerns and values, I create an individualized treatment plan that we both feel comfortable with. Practicing cost-conscious, evidence based medicine is important to me while still delivering compassionate, patient-centered dermatologic care. I enjoy talking with patients about sun protection, daily skin care routines and how skin plays a critical role in their overall health.

I specialize in general dermatology for patients of all ages and complexities. My interest is in diagnosing and treating a variety of skin, hair and nail disorders including acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), autoimmune diseases, blistering skin disorders, psoriasis, rosacea, skin allergies (contact dermatitis) and skin cancer. I perform surgical treatment/removal of skin cancers, moles, warts, skin tags, and cysts. I have a special interest in dermoscopy, a handheld illuminated microscopy, which helps evaluate moles and potentially cancerous lesions in a noninvasive, painless manner.

I earned my medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed my dermatology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and our families, trying new recipes in the kitchen and enjoying Wisconsin's four seasons.

Medical Education

Medical College of WI (Degree earned: MD)


University of Wisconsin - Dermatology - Dermatology

Board Certifications

Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations

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