Dr. Katherine Zibilich Holcomb
Dr. Katherine Zibilich Holcomb, board certified dermatologist, joined the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in August 2012. Dr. Holcomb practices the full range of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. She first worked with Dr. Lupo in 2008 during her preceptorship with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Holcomb has a broad range of knowledge and skill in the field of dermatology, including the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, acne, atopic dermatitis, eczema, pigmentation problems, scarring, psoriasis, warts and other skin conditions. She also performs skin surgery, leg vein injections, and non-surgical skin rejuvenation. She has extensive experience treating acne for both pediatric and adult patients, evaluating pigmented lesions and treating skin cancer. Dr. Holcomb has specialized training in contact dermatitis and treating ethnic skin types. She is an advocate for sun protection and has organized a number of free skin cancer screenings sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. She has published in numerous academic publications and presented at national meetings on topics ranging from dermatopathology to genetic disorders to sexually transmitted diseases. She was awarded a research grant to study the human papillomavirus.
Dr. Holcomb’s background in aesthetic dermatology allows her to work with patients to achieve a natural, younger-looking appearance without the side effects and downtime of surgery. Her non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments include procedures with neuromodulators (e.g. Botox and Dysport), fillers (e.g. Juvederm and Restylane), lasers and chemical peels. She was responsible for teaching the Botox portion of the aesthetic curriculum in her residency. In order to provide optimal results for overall skin rejuvenation, Dr. Holcomb educates her patients and creates an individualized skincare regimen, which may include over-the-counter, cosmeceutical or prescription treatments, depending on the patient’s skincare needs.
A native New Orleanian and valedictorian of her graduating class at Dominican High School, Dr. Holcomb received a full scholarship to Tulane University where she attained a bachelor of science in cellular and molecular biology from Newcomb College and then a master’s of science in public health. She assisted with medical research in Indonesia the year before attending medical school. Dr. Holcomb graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2004 with the Mark Gibbs III graduation award and stayed at Tulane to complete her internal medicine internship. She concluded her dermatology training in New York City at Saint Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2008 and was elected chief resident in her final year. Dr. Holcomb received a number of scholarships during her residency and was able to train with dermatology experts in Florida, New York, Scotland and New Orleans.
After graduating from residency, Dr. Holcomb entered active duty with the U.S. Navy to fulfill her commitment for the Health Professions Scholarship Program. Dr. Holcomb served as a clinical professor and staff dermatologist for the National Capital Consortium Dermatology Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed her service in the U.S. Navy in July 2012 caring for the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune and received an honorable discharge as a lieutenant commander.
Dr. Holcomb is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and the Women’s Dermatologic Society, for which she has served on a number of committees. Dr. Holcomb says she is outnumbered by males in her household with her toddler sons, Paul and Christopher, her husband, Mark, and their bulldog, Boudain. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, yoga, cooking, eating and talking about food. She says the only place in the world to get a good shrimp po-boy is in Louisiana!