Meet Dr. Chesahna Kindred

Dr. Chesahna Kindred is a board-certified dermatologist, published research author, and national speaker. She grew up in South Central Los Angeles, an area of California known for its tough streets and strong community spirit, and a place where overcoming adversity was not simply a choice, but a way of life. It was this environment that planted the seed for Dr. Kindred’s future in her field, cultivating a strong ambition and drive to serve her community, empowering people through beauty.

Growing up she quickly garnered a reputation for her love of education and her desire to help others achieve their goals. It was this drive that led her to pursue a career within the field of dermatology. Dr. Kindred began her studies at the University of Southern California where she received her Bachelor of Science with a minor in Spanish. She then relocated to Ohio where she continued to push herself in her educational pursuits, earning not just her MD degree, but also an MBA at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Kindred was awarded a full scholarship as a Yates Fellow for the MBA program, where she was only the third person in the history of the University of Cincinnati to receive the dual MD/MBA degree. She then took up her residency and fellowship at Howard University, an institution that pioneered Ethnic Dermatology. It was here that Dr. Kindred gained her passion and focus on hair loss and ethnic skin.

Soon after graduating from her dermatology residency at Howard University, she became a leading dermatologist at MedStar Health in the Baltimore area. Five years later, she founded Kindred Hair & Skin Center in Columbia, Maryland where she treats people of all ages and ethnicities.

Dr. Kindred remains on the cutting-edge of hair loss treatment, performing Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, on a regular basis. Currently, she owns the only dermatology office with a full-service salon that specializes in hair loss.

Locally, Dr. Kindred is heavily involved in community service, often organizing health fairs, mentoring aspiring doctors, and working with local churches and community organizations to help educate and empower the community at large.

Within the field of dermatology, Dr. Kindred is

  • Founder and President, Onyx Medical Society
  • Chair of the National Medical Association, Dermatology Section
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)
  • Member of the Women’s Dermatological Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Maryland Dermatologic Society and Monumental Dermatology Society

Outside of dermatology, Dr. Kindred is

  • Chair of the African American Community Roundtable, Health Committee
  • Leader of Celebration Church Health & Wellness Ministry
  • Deacon at Celebration Church at Columbia

She has also been featured on

  • Disney’s Doc McStuffins
  • WMAR Baltimore ABC News
  • WJZ Baltimore CBS News
  • WBFF Baltimore Fox News
  • Dermatology Times

Dr. Kindred has several publications concerning an array of dermatologic topics including co-writing chapters in leading dermatology textbooks. Her publications include but are not limited to hair loss, skin cancer, and treatments in patients with skin of color. Philosophically her focus of “Empowering through beauty” has resonated with patients worldwide. Understanding the desire people have to feel as beautiful outside as they do within, Dr. Kindred helps them achieve the balance that allows people to feel complete. True beauty is not about vanity, but instead about empowering one’s self to have the confidence to live life to the fullest.


Meet Dr. Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD

Welcome to our practice, I believe each and everyone deserves beautiful skin and hair which is what I strive to do for all my patients. It is a driving passion to see all my patients thrive with the help of our services so you become the best version of you. We look forward to you visiting our practice.

Testimonials

Theresa

I’ve been to her practice twice and been warmly welcomed by everyone I encountered. Doc is so personable and knowledgeable. I now have a plan to address my hair concerns, which I thought was “just how my hair was. “

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Laurencia

Unbelievable experience! The office is clean and bright. The staff are warm and welcoming. Dr. Kindred is knowledgeable and patient- took the time to explain what was going on with my scalp and skin. I've already scheduled my next appt and one for my daughter too!! Amazing!

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Emily

Dr. Kindred solved what I thought was an acne problem on my first visit! After having been prescribed antibacterials for years that either didn't help or made the issue worse, Dr. Kindred looked at it from a different angle - yeast. I am so thrilled to have found her. 5 stars!!

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Kyle

I have been going here for over a year and my skin has finally cleared up. They pretty quickly diagnosed me and after trial and error got me on the perfect skin treatment. If you are looking for skin help. This is the place to go 1,000%

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LOCATION

Our office is located at:
8900 Columbia 100 Parkway
Suite: F
Columbia, MD 21045
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OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed