Olabola Awosika, MD, MS, FAAD

Olabola Awosika, MD, MS, FAAD
Staff Dermatologist
Pinnacle Dermatology
Detroit, MI

Olabola Awosika, MD, MS, FAADDr. Awosika is a dermatologist in Detroit, Michigan who recently completed her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Health System and is now working at Pinnacle Dermatology. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was raised in Rosedale, Maryland. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Studies from the University of Virginia, Master’s of Science in Physiology with a Concentration in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from Georgetown University, and Medical Degree from Howard University College of Medicine – where she focused specifically on care for the underserved populations of Washington, D.C. Prior to starting residency, she completed a two year research fellowship in Psoriasis and Contact Dermatitis in the Department of Dermatology at George Washington University, publishing over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals. During fellowship and residency, she was instrumental in the creation of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and launching their Student Summer Research Fellowship, which aims to cultivate culturally and racially diverse applicants in dermatology. She also served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees of the Department of Dermatology at Henry Ford Health System and the House Staff Council for the Henry Ford Health System. She continues to remain active in the education of trainees, diversifying the dermatology workforce, and increasing awareness of disorders across skin tones through her work on the American Academy of Dermatology’s Learning Resources Committee, receiving the honorable American Society of Dermatologic Surgery’s Rise Up Mentorship, and serving on the Advisory Council for the recently published atlas entitled The Full Spectrum of Dermatology: A Diverse and Inclusive Atlas. Her areas of interest include ethnic skin and skin inclusive care, alopecia, pigmentary disorders, dermatologic surgery, and scarring disorders.

Updated as of 4/25/2022.