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Julie Harper MD

Julie C. Harper MD

The Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Julie Harper is a board-certified dermatologist in private practice at the Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama.  Dr. Harper graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1991 with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies.  She received her medical training at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  She remained at the University of Missouri-Columbia for her internship and dermatology residency, which she completed in 2000. 

Dr. Harper transitioned from residency training into an academic dermatology career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB).  While at UAB, she was promoted to Associate Professor and served as Residency Program Director and on the Dean’s Council of Graduate Medical Education.  During that time she developed a special interest in acne and rosacea, participating in acne clinical trials and writing and speaking on the subject locally and nationally.  Dr. Harper is a Founding Director of the American Acne and Rosacea Society, which was organized in 2005, and is the organization’s immediate past-President. 

In 2007, Dr. Harper began her own private dermatology practice.  She practices general medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and enjoys the variety of patients and patient needs that she attends to on a daily basis.  Dr. Harper has conducted an annual community skin cancer screening for 13 years and participated in a medical mission to Urubamba, Peru in 2012.  She has appeared in a CeraVe national advertising campaign and also on the Red Carpet at the 2011 Grammy Awards.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and recently served on the AAD’s Acne Work Group, tasked with writing acne treatment guidelines.  Dr. Harper is also a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and a former President of the Alabama Dermatological Society.

Dr. Harper is married to Vinnie Pappalardo and has two children, Luke and Claire.  She enjoys family time at the lake, entertaining family and friends and teaching Sunday School.   


Disclosures:  Almirall, Cassiopea, Cutera, EPI, Galderma, L'oreal, Ortho, Sun, Sol-Gel, Vyne