Dr. Heather Volkman is a board-certified dermatologist in both general and pediatric dermatology with the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and cares for both pediatric and adult patients with skin diseases, skin cancers, and skin care needs. Her special interests are in autoimmune diseases, genodermatoses, and inflammatory dermatoses, such as psoriasis and eczema. She has been voted as a Top Doctor in dermatology in 360 West Magazine, as well as Top Doctor in pediatric dermatology in Fort Worth Magazine and Mom-Approved pediatric dermatologist in Fort Worth Child Magazine. Dr. Volkman has been serving as a consulting dermatologist for Cook Children’s Medical Center and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital of Fort Worth for over eight years, and she sees patients at the Cook Children’s Medical Center dermatology clinic part-time. She is also a reviewer for The Journal of the Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Volkman grew up in Cleburne, Texas and graduated from Cleburne High School. Her undergraduate degree is from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She later attended medical school at The University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth where she graduated first in her medical school class. Her internship and residency were in Cleveland, Ohio at Case Western Reserve University-Case Medical Center.
Dr. Volkman’s honors include the Case Western Medical Center Research Recognition Award, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association Student Doctor of the Year Award, Dean Jacobson Financial Services Scholastic Award for Academic Excellence, Glasgow-Rubin Memorial Award, UNTHSC-TCOM President’s Scholar Award, Dean’s List at both UNTHSC-TCOM and Emory University, Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Society, and American Osteopathic Association Student Delegate.
Dr. Volkman’s interests in medicine were heightened as a researcher at Emory University both in undergraduate school and again during medical school and continued through residency at Case Western Reserve University. Her research projects include examining the genetic basis of skin disease in twin pairs and their families at Case Western Reserve University, refractory itching, the life impact of the diagnosis of stage I and stage III melanoma, Fragile X Syndrome and Galactosemia, and basic science research in Alzheimer’s and cardiac function at Emory University.
Dr. Volkman believes in educating her patients, the medical community, and the public about skin disease and has lectured on numerous occasions to include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Tarrant County Medical Society, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Texas Christian University, Cleveland Dermatological Society, and many community organizations throughout Fort Worth.
Dr. Volkman has many interests outside the dermatology clinic. She is married and a mother to four children and enjoys jogging, kayaking, and gardening. Her other activities include volunteering at Christ Chapel Bible Church and the Union Gospel Mission.