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Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Center For Dermatology & Skin Surgery, Inc.


Debra M. Shelby, DNP, ARNP, RNFA, CNOR, DNC

In 2000 Dr. Shelby earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Barry University. After graduation she practiced dermatology prior to joining Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery in 2002 as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, dermatology specialist. In 2004 she temporarily left the Center to pursue her doctorate at USF. She coordinated the development of the nation’s first Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Dermatology Residency at the University of South Florida and in 2008 she became the first resident to complete the program.

She is board certified in dermatology (DNC) through the Dermatology Nursing Association and has been practicing dermatology since graduating from Barry University.

In addition to her practice at Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery, Inc., Dr. Shelby is the Perioperative Clinical Specialist at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and holds a courtesy faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the DNP Dermatology Residency Program at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Shelby is often guest speaker on dermatologic related issues and throughout her career she has presented nationally, published, served as a contributing editor, and has been involved in clinical research.

Dr. Shelby resides in Tampa.

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