Leah J Hooey

Leah J Hooey, D.O., F.A.A.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 594-1500
Business Email: leah.persad@ufl.edu

About Leah J Hooey

Leah J. Hooey, D.O., F.A.A.D, is a clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Hooey was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Dallas. Dr. Hooey earned her undergraduate degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in business administration with a minor in biology, cum laude. She then earned her medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

She completed a dermatology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. During her residency, Dr. Hooey received the The Mutasim Humanitarian Award and also served as chief resident in the department of dermatology. Dr. Hooey then completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

At UF Health, Dr. Hooey practices both general dermatology and dermatopathology. Dr. Hooey is passionate about helping her patients who suffer with different types of dermatologic diseases. Her research interests include noninvasive techniques for skin cancer detection. Dr. Hooey enjoys staying active and skis, surfs and scuba dives.


The Mutasim Humanitarian Award
2017 · University of Cincinnati, Department of Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    American Board of Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
    American Board of Dermatology

Clinical Profile

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
Areas of Interest
  • Acne
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Alopecia areata
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Basal cell skin cancer
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Cellulitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Guttate psoriasis
  • Hair loss
  • Impetigo
  • Keloids
  • Lichen planus
  • Melanoma
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Vitiligo


A Retrospective Review of Histopathologic Features Associated with Increased Risk of Recurrence of Non-melanoma Skin Cancer After Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology. 15(1):27-29 [PMID] 35309269.
Cytomegalovirus infection presenting as an isolated petechial eruption in an immunocompromised patient.
JAAD case reports. 20:6-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jdcr.2021.11.027. [PMID] 35024400.
High levels of donor-derived cell-free DNA in a case of graft-versus-host-disease following liver transplantation.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 22(3):973-976 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.16894. [PMID] 34825479.
Atypical vascular lesions extending outside the radiation field: a diagnostic challenge.
Dermatology online journal. 27(12) [DOI] 10.5070/D3271256711. [PMID] 35499441.
A Review of Noninvasive Techniques for Skin Cancer Detection in Dermatology.
American journal of clinical dermatology. 21(4):513-524 [DOI] 10.1007/s40257-020-00517-z. [PMID] 32383142.


Dermatopathology Fellowship
2018-2019 · University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dermatology Fellowship
2015-2018 · University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Dermatology Residency
2015-2018 · University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Internal Medicine Internship
2014-2015 · University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
2010-2014 · University of North Texas Health Science Center
Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration
2006-2009 · Austin College

Contact Details

(352) 594-1500
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100279