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Corey L. Hartman, MD, is the founder and medical director of the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. 

A native of New Orleans, Dr. Hartman attended Emory University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After earning a doctorate of medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, he completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Tulane University Medical Center and a residency in Dermatology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Hartman is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

In 2011, the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama was honored with the “Startup Business of the Year Award” by the African-American Business Council of the Birmingham Business Alliance.  Dr. Hartman is a member of the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2014. Most recently, Dr. Hartman was voted the “2016 Best of Birmingham: Dermatologist” by the readers of Birmingham magazine.

Dr. Hartman serves as a preceptor at his alma mater, the UAB School of Medicine Department of Dermatology, providing cosmetic dermatology instruction for third year residents.  Dr. Hartman is committed to the Birmingham community through his membership in Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the Oasis Counseling Center Board of Directors and the Board of the Shades Valley YMCA. He lives in Homewood with his wife, Dr. Erika B. Hartman and their children, Grant and Helen. When he’s not in the office he enjoys tennis, running, traveling, exploring new cultures and spending time with family and friends.

Why have you decided to serve as an inaugural Torchbearer for the JLB?
I was surprised and incredibly honored to be asked to serve as an inaugural Torchbearer for the JLB.  I have tremendous respect for the Junior League and admire this dynamic group of women who work to strengthen our community by empowering women and children with the necessary tools for success.  My friends and family were shocked when I decided to make Birmingham home fourteen years ago upon the completion of my residency at UAB because I’m more a big city type of guy, but I knew that God had called me to Birmingham to make a difference and to offer a different perspective on how to make it an even better place to live.

I live my life in a way that challenges me to be the change that I want to see.  The vision of the JLB mirrors my own commitment to quality education, healthy lifestyles and financial stability for all citizens of the city of Birmingham.  This mission is a natural extension of the work that I do with the Beta Kappa Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.  This opportunity allows me to partner with another influential organization to reach more people and to have an even greater impact on the members of the Birmingham community. 

What/who inspires you to be a Light in our community?
I am inspired by Rep. John Lewis and the other Freedom Riders who fearlessly fought for the freedoms that allow me to live, thrive and prosper in Birmingham today.  If not for their sacrifices, it would not be possible for me to live the life that I live in Birmingham, Alabama.  It is an incredible honor and a tremendous responsibility to continue their legacy of equality of educational opportunities, equality with respect to elimination of health disparities and equality of the ability to achieve financial stability for all people across this great city and state. 

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