Meet Dr. Divya Angra, dermatologist at Tono Health
What excites you about telederm?
I am thrilled that telederm allows for increased access to dermatological services. Many individuals have limited access to an in-person dermatologist or may have to wait weeks to see a dermatologist nearby. Telederm bridges this gap seamlessly, allowing for more timely diagnosis and management of skin conditions. I am very excited to see the field of telederm growing!
What is your academic and professional background?
I am a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. I received my medical degree (MD) from the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from George Washington University as part of the seven-year BA and MD program. I completed my dermatology residency training at Howard University Hospital. I have been working in private practice in the DC area since 2021.
What excites you about working with Tono?
I am really looking forward to joining such a passionate team who is dedicated to providing comprehensive care through telederm. I appreciate Tono's dedication to expanding access to dermatological care, at a time when dermatological services are needed more than ever, with rising rates of skin cancer. Tono is setting the stage for making high-quality dermatology care accessible to all.
What made you decide to go into dermatology?
The skin can serve as a window to our overall health and wellbeing. Skin conditions can impact quality of life significantly. The field of dermatology provides an outlet for me to practice individualized and holistic medicine. I am passionate about improving the quality of life of my patients through safe, evidence-based treatments. I appreciate that the field of dermatology is always evolving, allowing me to continue to expand my knowledge to ensure that the quality of patient care continues to advance.
What is your favorite part of working in this specialty?
My favorite part of working in dermatology is the opportunity to build relationships with my patients. I really enjoy connecting with my patients and serving as a source of support for them. I also love being able to treat a diverse patient population.
What is an exciting development in your area of medicine?
The number of new topical and systemic medications for chronic conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and HS are extraordinary. We have several new medications with unique mechanisms of action to address specific features of these conditions.
What advice do you have for people looking to take better care of their skin?
Sun protection is the most important component of a skin care regimen. Many skin conditions are worsened or triggered by UV radiation. In addition, the concerning rise in skin cancers further indicates the importance of protecting from the sun. For those with sensitive skin, I recommend using fragrance-free gentle soaps, detergents, and moisturizing creams, to prevent additional irritation to the skin.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking, trying new restaurants, and yoga.