Meet Dr. Dharamsi
Dr. Jennifer Dharamsi is a board-certified dermatologist in Frisco, TX who specializes in medical and cosmetic skincare for adults and children. She is the founder of Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center and has been practicing dermatological care for over ten years. Dr. Dharamsi loves people and was inspired to go into medicine by her small town family physician. She feels extremely blessed to be living out her dream of serving as a doctor to so many wonderful patients in the DFW metroplex.
Skills and Specialties
As a seasoned general dermatologist, Dr. Dharamsi is highly trained and experienced in all aspects of skincare. In addition, she places a strong emphasis on patient education so they can best understand how to care for their skin and maintain healthy, long-term results. Not only does Dr. Dharamsi provide an extensive list of medical and cosmetic dermal treatments, such as acne care, PRP therapy, advanced facial injectables and laser, but she offers comprehensive cancer screenings as well.
Education and Training
Dr. Dharamsi ("Jenny") grew up in the small South Texas town of Beeville, where she played basketball, tennis, track, sang soprano in the All-State choir and preformed the National Anthem at hometown football games, and served as student body president. After graduating as valedictorian, Jenny moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University on a merit scholarship, where she double majored in molecular and cell biology and Spanish literature. In college, Jenny sang with multiple on-campus singing groups, was active in Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and lived abroad for a semester in Madrid, Spain, where she became fluent in Spanish. She graduated summa cum laude from Vandy in 2003 as a finalist for the Founder’s Medal, awarded to the top graduate in the College of Arts and Sciences. Next, she headed to Baltimore to attend Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she served as a class officer and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society for being among the top in her class. Prior to graduating from Hopkins in 2008, she completed a yearlong research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, where she studied the molecular basis of skin cancer.
After completing her medical and pediatric internship at Georgetown University in the Washington, D.C. area, Dr. Dharamsi returned home to Texas for her dermatology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, which is considered among the top dermatology programs in the nation. After serving as Chief Resident her senior year, she graduated from residency and received her certification from the American Board of Dermatology in the summer of 2012.
Dr. Dharamsi is a proud member of the following associations:
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
- Texas Medical Association
- Texas Dermatologic Society
- Dallas Dermatologic Society
- Womens Dermatology Society
Awards and Recognition
Dr. Dharamsi genuinely cares about each of her patients and her goal is to provide them with the best care possible. For this reason, she is widely recognized for her compassionate chairside manner and expertise by both patients and fellow practitioners, which has earned her the following decorations:
- Patients' Choice Award (2016 – 2018) by Vitals
- On-Time Doctor Award (2016 – 2018) by Vitals
- Compassionate Doctor Award (2016, 2018) by Vitals
- Honor Roll Award by Healthgrades
Publications and Leadership
Dr. Dharamsi is politically active at the national level and has lobbied Congress for patient rights and access to healthcare. In addition, Dr. Dharamsi has a strong academic background and has published numerous research articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, and Journal of Emergency Medicine.
In addition to her work in private practice, Dr. Dharamsi dedicates her time to serving our nation's veterans as a dermatologist and cancer surgeon at the Dallas and Bonham Veterans Affairs Hospitals. She also has a passion for teaching, which she satisfies through serving as a university assistant clinical professor. There, she is involved in resident education in the department of dermatology, as well as the department of emergency medicine, and she has been nominated multiple times by her residents for the Community Teaching Award. She also volunteers as a dermatologist at the Agape Clinic and as a remote dermatology consultant for medical missions in Bihar, India.
When not practicing dermatology, Dr. Dharamsi enjoys yoga, cardio dance and weightlifting fitness classes, playing the piano, singing as a church worship leader (Cornerstone in Dallas), volunteering with Frisco Women’s League, and staying involved at her local church (Gateway). She also has a passion for learning about other cultures and enjoys traveling in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. She is married to her college sweetheart, Dr. Farid Dharamsi, who practices aesthetic and laser medicine at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center and who works part-time as an ER physician. She has a seven-year-old daughter and a five-year-old son and a sweet labradoodle named Sunday. The Dharamsi family loves living and working in Frisco and serving this diverse and growing community.
"What an amazing experience!"
"A wonderful experience considering it's been all medical procedures (can it be wonderful if scalpels are involved?). Dr. Dharamsi is professional, confident, skilled, and has an exceptional bedside manner. I felt comfortable with her and her staff, and I knew I was in good hands. I'm no one's ideal patient. I was nervous and they made it easy on me. The most invasive procedure was on my face (my face!), and it went without a hitch, and is healing perfectly, can barely see the scar. Because I spent many a SoCal summer in the sun, I need a Dermatologist I can trust. I only went to Legacy Derm to get a second opinion, and now I can't imagine going anywhere else. Highly recommend."
"Had surgery for skin cancer, and I received excellent care from Dr. Dharamsi and her nurse. I had a 4 inch incision and a week after the stitch removal, you can hardly see the scar. Her entire staff is amazing and gives excellent customer service. I have been to many dermatologists over the years, and she is the best yet. She is so kind and compassionate!! I really want to give her 10 stars!! I have seen very few doctors with her attitude and great bedside manor. Keep up the good work!! I highly recommend her office!"
"I've been going here for about 6 months now and have seen both Dr. Dharamsi and Patrice. Both are incredibly knowledgeable and kind, and any skin issue you walk in with will be solved or have an excellent treatment plan when you leave whether or not it's the issue that brought you in the first place. I love how thorough they are and how on top of any situation you may have they are from their follow ups to their quickness at getting back to you with any phoned in questions. My husband and daughter both see either Dr. Dharamsi or Patrice as well and feel the same way. Daughter's eczema is under control and she has products that actually work on teen skin without aggravating it further. On the product note, they do sell many in a variety of price ranges and don't push them on you. My husband, daughter, and myself all now have a customized skincare routine. Andrea is amazing too for any cosmetic skin concerns. I've done a facial, a peel, 2 different lasers, and even ventured into Botox once with her and it was a great experience every time. She takes a "less is more" approach with Botox so I never felt stiff or expressionless. When it came to the lasers it was for a specific concern in one area that I was told might take more than one treatment and they adjusted the price for the second treatment since it was isolated to one spot. Highly recommend Legacy Dermatology for any medical or cosmetic skin concerns."
"Dr. Dharamsi is amazing, so kind and understanding, as well as professional and knowledgeable! And The front desk attendants are the best in the business, always so friendly and helpful no matter the day or the situation! The Doctor and her staff have gone out of their way to help me in many instances!"