Dr. Barbara Wilson’s clinical practice focuses on general dermatology. She treats patients with many types of rashes and growths, including skin cancers. She has a special interest in rosacea, vulvar dermatology and pulsed dye laser treatment of vascular lesions, such as blood vessels on the face, angiomas and port wine stains in adults. Dr. Wilson is interim chair of the Department of Dermatology, where she is also an associate professor. She is board-certified in dermatology.
Dr. Wilson grew up on Long Island, NY, with 11 brothers and sisters. She attended Mount Holyoke College for her undergraduate degree. She then came to the University of Virginia, where she earned her medical degree and completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology. She joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University for five years before returning to UVA as a faculty member in 1987.
The mother of six children, Dr. Wilson spends her time outside of work with her family. Her husband is professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of Virginia. Three of her sons are in the Americana rock band Sons of Bill — named after Dr. Wilson’s husband — while her fourth son is the lead singer of Gallatin Canyon, a bluegrass band. One of Dr. Wilson’s daughters is studying to be a veterinary technician and the other is earning her Master of Fine Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Dr. Wilson also loves pug dogs and bluebirds.
- 2016, 2015 Best Doctors in America® List