The Doctor


The Kentucky Skin Cancer Center was founded by Board-Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon Dr. Robert Skaggs. Dr. Skaggs, a native of Kentucky, is proud to deliver exceptional quality care to patients suffering with skin cancer.  In his new state of the art facility, Dr. Skaggs is providing highly specialized surgical treatments with one goal in mind: to help his patients enjoy long, active and healthy lives.

At the Kentucky Skin Cancer Center, we strive to provide you with peace of mind, while delivering the comfortable and superb quality care you deserve.  Dr. Skaggs and his team of dermatology professionals look forward to welcoming you into his practice.  At the Kentucky Skin Cancer Center, you’re more than a patient — you’re family!


A graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in Biochemistry, Dr. Skaggs continued his education at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Skaggs then completed a residency in Dermatology at the University of Louisville serving as Chief Resident his final year.  After his residency, Dr. Skaggs went on to complete a year-long fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology in Cincinnati, Ohio with world renowned Mohs surgeon and former President of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery, Dr. Brett Coldiron.

In addition to establishing the Kentucky Skin Cancer Center, Dr. Skaggs currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Dr. Skaggs currently lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is proud to be serving patients in his home community. When not in the office, Dr. Skaggs enjoys spending time with his wife, Susan, and two young sons, Joseph and Andrew.


  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine Adjunct Faculty
  • Congressional Policy Committee for the AAD: Resident Member
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Advocacy: Resident Advocate


Published Manuscripts

Klarer AC, Stallons LJ, Burke TJ, Skaggs RL, McGregor WG. “DNA Polymerase Eta Participates in the Mutagenic Bypass of Adducts Induced by Benzo[a]pyrene Diol Epoxide in Mammalian Cells.” PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e39596. Epub 2012 Jun 20.

Rajpara A, Blackmon J, Laarman R, Skaggs R, Liolios A, Lui D, Fraga G. “Preterm infant with a late presentation of blueberry muffin lesions secondary to recombinant erythropoietin.” Dermatol Online J. 2013 Sep 14;19(9):19618.

Skaggs RL 2nd, Brown TS. “Adverse Events Resulting in After-Hours Calls After Mohs Micrographic Surgery.” Dermatol Surg. 2017 Sep 1. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001243. [Epub ahead of print]

Accepted Manuscripts

Skaggs R, Hix E, Huang K, Feldman S. “Characterization of Patients’ Quality of Life and Experience in the Course of Acne Treatment.” SkinMED. Accepted Feb 2014.

Skaggs R, Brown T. “Adverse Events Resulting in After Hours Calls Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery”. Accepted to Dermatologic Surgery April 2017.

In Progress Manuscripts

Skaggs R, Starling J, Coldiron B. “Determining the Safety of Office-Based Surgery: What

19 Years of Florida Data and 15 Years of Alabama Data Reveal”.  Data analysis stage.

Poster Presentations

Jay Stallons, Tom Burke, Robert Skaggs, Glenn McGregor. “DNA Polymerase eta is the Preferred Translesion DNA Polymerase and may be Error-free or Error-prone: Evidence from Mutation Spectra.” Research Louisville! 2007. Louisville, KY.

RL Skaggs, BA Ginter, JP Lagrew, CL Wilson, CB Thompson, S Tobin. ““Eczema Coxsackium”: Coxsackievirus Masquerading as Eczema Herpeticum.” 2012 AOA Groves Memorial and MD/PhD Program Student Research Day. Lexington, KY.

CL Wilson, B Ginter, RL Skaggs, JP Lagrew, CB Thompson, S Tobin. “Epidermolysis bullosa with pyloric atresia: a dangerous dermatologic zebra of the pediatric population.” 2012 AOA Groves Memorial and MD/PhD Program Student Research Day. Lexington, KY.

JP Lagrew, WB Veith, RL Skaggs, C Wilson, CB Thompson, S Tobin. “A Case of Purpuric Sweet’s Syndrome in a 48 Year Old Woman”. 2012 AOA Groves Memorial and MD/PhD Program Student Research Day. Lexington, KY.

Skaggs R, Schadt C, Callen J. “Minocycline induced Sweet Syndrome”.  Summer AAD 2015. New York City, NY.

Skaggs R, Owen C, Callen J. “Atypical Sweet Syndrome due to Contrast Agent”. Winter Skin Seminar 2016. Park City, UT.

Skaggs R, Owen C, Callen J. “Doxycycline Phototoxic Eruption mimicking SJS/TEN”. AAD 2016.  Washington D.C.

Skaggs R, Callen J. “Chronic Cutaneous Herpes Simplex in a Patient with CLL “Winter Skin Seminar 2017. Park City, UT.


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