Bryan C Hicks MD
Bryan Hicks MD was born in Miami, FL in 1956. He is the oldest of four children. Growing up in South Miami and Coral Gables, he played golf and enjoyed Orange Bowl football games. His father John, also a dermatologist, enjoyed the profession and certainly influenced his son Bryan in that regard. Dr Hicks’ mother Marilyn is from Vancouver. She contributed equanimity and resiliency to his upbringing.
Dr Hicks attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a B.S. in zoology. Just as now, in those years, freshman class sizes were large, distractions abundant and pre-med classes very competitive. Medical School at the University of Miami could not have been more different. The school was experimenting with pass-fail grades, and classes to encourage introspection in order to feed the planned expansion of family medicine with warm and fuzzy doctors.
Jackson Memorial Hospital is the county hospital for Miami, Fl. That is where Dr Hicks received his internal medicine internship and dermatology residency. The residency program at Miami was one of the largest in the country and very progressive in teaching skin cancer surgery as well as other cosmetic surgery. To this day, our instructors, Henry Menn, Harvey Blank, and Leonard Lewis are known as pioneers in the field of dermatology. Those were the years of 1982 to 1986, and HIV disease had just come to North America. Dr Hicks helped Neil Penneys MD write the first photographic atlas on skin manifestations of AIDS. Those years prepared him to recognize and diagnose patients with other “new” diseases such as eosinophilia myalgia syndrome from contaminated L-tryptophan and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis from gadolinium in dialysis. This ability to diagnose a new problem that one has briefly read about but never seen is special and great endorsement of our American medical education system.
Dr Hicks began in a private practice in Miami, Fl. He worked there for five years before leaving for Jackson, WY. Jackson was of course, a great place to live, but did not provide enough work for a young dermatologist. So after two years, he moved back to Florida, this time in Ocala. He has been there since 1993 in a solo practice. His area of interest is cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer surgery. He is married to Melodee, a former Miami attorney. Bryan and Melodee are raising three children and are involved in thoroughbred breeding.
B.S., U of Florida, 1978
M.D., U of Miami, 1982
Internship, Internal Medicine, JMH, Miami, FL 1983
Residency, Dermatology, JMH, Miami, FL 1986
American Board of Dermatology, Diplomat
American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Active member