Cynthia Nicholson, MD

Cynthia Nicholson, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine
Department of Dermatology
1910 Taubman Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5314


Dr. Cynthia Nicholson is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Michigan Medicine. She is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist, who provides expertise in the distinct features, developmental needs and considerations for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric skin and dermatological disorders. Dr. Nicholson sees patients in our pediatric dermatology clinic at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Nicholson received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her transitional year internship at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital before joining the Henry Ford Health Department of Dermatology as the C.S. Livingood Clinical Research Fellow. Dr. Nicholson returned to Wayne State University School of Medicine for her dermatology residency, and subsequently completed a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She held faculty appointments in dermatology and pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School prior to joining the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Dermatology in 2023.


Michigan Medicine | Medical Dermatology clinics: (734) 936-4054

Clinical Interests

Vascular anomalies, genodermatoses, infantile hemangiomas, inpatient consultations, tele-dermatology, acne, and atopic dermatitis

Research Interests

Vascular anomalies, infantile hemangiomas, and genodermatoses


  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Neuroscience, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006-2010
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2010-2014
  • Transitional Year Internship, Wayne State University/Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, Rochester, MI, 2014-2015
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, C. S. Livingood Clinical Research Fellow, Henry Ford Health Department of Dermatology, Detroit, MI, 2015-2017
  • Dermatology Residency, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2017-2020
  • Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 2020-2021


  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
  • American Board of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology