Ryan Joseph Matherne, MD received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He received the Henry W. Jolly, Jr., MD award, given to one outstanding graduating student in dermatology. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society his junior year, and served as LSU AOA Chapter President during his senior year.
He completed an internal medicine internship at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge and dermatology specialty training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. During his final year of residency, he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the faculty award for excellence in dermatology research. Dr. Matherne remained at the University of Texas for an additional year of training in dermatopathology, which involves the interpretation of skin biopsy slides. He also served as Instructor of Dermatology during this fellowship year. Dr. Matherne is triple boarded–he has gained Board Certification in Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (Mohs Surgery). Having all three certifications puts him in a group of only a small number of Dermatologists worldwide.
Dr. Matherne was born and raised in Raceland, LA and earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Nicholls State University. He has published articles in several scientific journals and has been involved in multiple dermatology presentations at scholarly meetings. Dr. Matherne’s interests include adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer prevention and treatment, and cosmetic dermatology.
Certifications & Professional Affiliations
- Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
- Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatopathology
- Board Certified in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS or Mohs Surgery) by the American Board of Dermatology
- Member of the American Academy of Dermatology
- Member of the American Society of Dermatopathology
- Member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery
- Member of the Louisiana Dermatological Society
- Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, LSU Department of Dermatology
Our team at Matherne Dermatology + Aesthetics will ensure you have an experience second to none. Our staff is here to assist with any questions that you may have.
Practice Manager — Michele Decker Matherne
Michele is the wife of Dr. Ryan J. Matherne. She has served as the Practice Manager of Matherne Dermatology + Aesthetics since 2015 and is a graduate of the University of New Orleans. She has many years of experience in the cosmetic industry which has given her vast knowledge and expertise in overseeing the operations of a successful practice. Her main role is to manage all business and executive aspects of the practice with a special focus on patient satisfaction. She regularly attends national dermatology meetings and works closely with Dr. Matherne to stay abreast of the latest dermatologic therapies and best practices.