Dr. Bailey grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Wheaton College for his undergraduate studies. He returned to Birmingham and completed his MD and PhD degrees and an internship in internal medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Bailey completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of Michigan, where he was Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Bailey completed his fellowship in Procedural Dermatology at Michigan and remained on faculty at the University of Michigan until he returned to Birmingham in 2010.
While on faculty at the University of Michigan, Dr. Bailey was an attending physician in the University of Michigan Multidisciplinary Melanoma clinic, one of the largest melanoma clinics in the United States. In addition, Dr. Bailey was an attending in the Merkel cell carcinoma clinic, where he participated in clinical trials to establish better treatment regimens for Merkel cell carcinoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans and other rare skin cancers.
At the University of Michigan, Dr. Bailey was an attending laser surgeon in the Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center and the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bailey has extensive experience in a wide range of laser and light based therapies, including laser resurfacing of the face for aging, laser removal of pigmented lesions and tattoos, laser therapies for rosacea, and laser treatments of port-wine stains and other congenital vascular malformations in children and adults.
Dr. Bailey has published numerous articles on the genetic basis of the most common skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma. In addition, Dr. Bailey has published articles on the use of light and laser therapies for acne, and on the use of phototherapy for a variety of skin conditions.
Dr. Bailey is Board Certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and 5 children and his hobbies include gardening and cooking.