Dawn Sammons, D.O.

Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Department of Specialty Medicine
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
75 Hospital Drive
Athens, Ohio  45701

(740) 566-4621

Dawn Sammons, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology


  Dr. Sammons came to us from Concord, Ohio in Northeast Ohio.  She attended Ohio University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1992 and then later returned for her Master’s degree in Education in 1996.  After working as a child and adolescent therapist for several years, Dr. Sammons chose to return to school and graduated from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) in 2003 as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.   During her time at OU-HCOM Dr. Sammons was awarded several honors including, induction into Sigma Sigma Phi, the osteopathic medical honorary society, and was awarded Outstanding CORE Site Student and the OB/GYN Outstanding Student.  She went on to complete her Internship and Dermatology Residency Program at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio.  As a resident, Dr Sammons was named Intern/Resident of the year by her peers two years in a row.  Dr. Sammons also served as the chief dermatology resident her last year of training.

  Dr. Sammons is on clinical staff at both Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and West Virginia’s School of Osteopathic Medicine.  She provides clinical dermatology lectures for medical students at both schools and trains medical students during their clinical rotations.  Dr. Sammons has also developed a bi-weekly dermatology lecture series for students, interns, and residents that is available for broadcast to each of the twelve training hospitals affiliated with the CORE.  

  Dr. Sammons has also published reviews that can be found in The Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.  She has included herself in several community functions that strive to educate the public on sun safety and skin cancers.

  Dr. Sammons is devoted to the study and treatment of all dermatologic diseases.  She has a particular interest in skin cancer and dermatologic surgery.  In addition, she provides numerous cosmetic services including Botox, fillers, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, and laser therapy.

  Her Professional Memberships include:

         American Academy of Dermatology

         American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

         American Osteopathic Association

         American Medical Association

  Ohio University
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Grosvenor Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701
Last updated: 02/17/2012