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Justin Bandino, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist

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Justin Bandino, MD, FAAD


Dr. Justin Bandino is a board-certified dermatologist and board-certified dermatopathologist offering expert, full-spectrum care in medical and surgical dermatology for patients of all ages and skin conditions. After completing undergraduate studies at the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Philosophy, Dr. Bandino matriculated to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. This unique university augments the typical medical school curriculum with additional training in military and battlefield medicine and is co-located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. Quickly discovering a passion for dermatology, Dr. Bandino then completed a Transitional Internship at the San Antonio Military Medical Center before serving two obligatory years as a Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Air Force prior to Dermatology Residency where he served as chief resident.

After Dermatology Residency, also at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, the Air Force immediately stationed Dr. Bandino at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia where he served as the solo staff dermatologist for a large base hospital practicing clinical dermatology as well as responding to inpatient, ER, and NICU consults. Dr. Bandino then completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC with his mentor, Dr. Dirk Elston. With this additional subspecialty training, Dr. Bandino returned to the military Dermatology Residency program in San Antonio as faculty and has served as Academic Director, Lab Director, and Medical Director. He is currently the Program Director and Associate Professor.

Dr. Bandino has published numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed national and international journals, he has authored book chapters, and he serves on multiple editorial boards. He routinely presents at regional, national, and international conferences, and serves on various committees in national organizations such as the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology.

Dr. Bandino is a triathlon enthusiast and lives in San Antonio with his two sons. He enjoys the outdoors and a good cup of coffee.