Kathleen Herne, MD

Kathleen Herne, MD

“The specialty of Dermatology is both a scientific discipline and an art. Having trained in and practiced Mohs surgery, medical, and cosmetic derma­tology, I appreciate this unique duality. By first and foremost listening to my patients' needs, I am able to utilize my training and aesthetic viewpoint to achieve their desired clinical outcome.”


Dr. Kathleen Herne is a board certified dermatologist and one of only 11 fellowship trained Mohs surgeons in Palm Beach County. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas and raised in Montana and Texas and is especially proud of her Native American (Mohawk) heritage. She completed her undergraduate studies in Texas and graduated with honors from the University of Dallas, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Following her undergraduate studies, Kathleen went on to earn her medical degree from the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center.

Postgraduate Studies

Dr. Herne completed a one-year internship in Internal Medicine at Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois. She then returned to Texas and completed a two-year clinical research fellowship in Dermatology and Virology at the University of Texas at Galveston. She completed her residency in Dermatology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where she served as Chief Resident. Following her residency, she completed a comprehensive fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California - San Francisco, where she gained extensive knowledge in Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstruction, laser and cosmetic procedures. She is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and has performed more than 10,000 cases of Mohs surgery.


Dr. Herne has published several articles in medical journals and has participated in multiple medical clinical research studies, including trials for the antiviral medicine valacylovir as well as vaccines for various herpes virus infections.

Hospital Affiliations

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Volunteer at Caridad Center, Boynton Beach

Society Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery
American Society for Mohs Surgery
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Florida Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Palm Beach County Dermatologic Society

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