Meet Dr. O'Donoghue

Dr. J Morgan O'Donoghue, M.D. has been named the 2019 Surgeon of the Year by the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons for his excellent surgical skills, exemplary devotion to and caring of his patients, and for his leadership and contributions to the goals of this Society.

Dr. O'Donoghue and the staff at O'Donoghue Dermatology specialize in the treatment of skin cancer and other diseases of the skin, hair and nails, as well as cosmetic services including laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and injectable fillers.

Dr. O'Donoghue is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has earned Fellowships in the American Academy of Dermatology, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

He is also a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Medical Association, Sarasota County Medical and Dermatological Society and American Society for Cosmetic Surgery.

Currently he is Section Chief of Dermatology Sarasota Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency program.

His many accolades include "Best Dermatologist in Sarasota", "America's Top Dermatologist", "Most Compassionate Doctor Award", "Patients' Choice Award", and he has been recognized by the Consumers' Research Council of America as one of "America's Top Physicians" every year since 2003.

Dr. O'Donoghue has had numerous scientific articles published in national peer-reviewed dermatology journals, he regularly delivers presentations and lectures on the latest treatments for medical and cosmetic dermatological conditions, and he is currently working on a book about skin cancer prevention.

Dr. O'Donoghue's Resume


Current Section Chief of Dermatology for the SMH Dept of Medicine Residency Program

Past President of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons 


Graduate - Georgetown University Graduate School, Washington, DC
    - Dept of Physiology Masters Degree Prog., 1990-1991

Medical School - Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    - Doctor of Medicine Degree, 1991-1996

Internship - Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    - Internal Medicine Internship, 1996-1997

Residency - Georgetown University/ Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
    - Dermatology Residency, 1997-2000

American Society for Mohs Surgery - Fundamentals Of Mohs Surgery training course completed in 2007

Private Practice - Sarasota Dermatology, Sarasota, Florida, 2000-Present 

Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology



Past Treasurer, Past Vice President, and currently President of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
Delegate of Florida Medical Association 2014-2016
American Academy of Dermatology Fellow
Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons Fellow
Member of the American Medical Association
Member of the Sarasota County Dermatology Association


"Erosive Lichen Planus" - Presented at Microscopic Symposia at
March 1999 AAD Mtg, New Orleans, La.
Presenter at Amer. Soc. of Dermpath. Mtg Nov 1999, LaJolla, Ca.
Lectures presented at Washington Hospital Center 1997-200:
Epidermal lipids, Photobiology, Amyloidosis, Laser therapy,
Occupational Dermatoses, Nail disorders and Genodermatoses.
Skin Cancer: The Whole Story - Plymouth Harbor /Sarasota Bay Club 


- Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Online: A Novel Method of Mohs Defect Closure Using Posterior Deltoid Skin - Nicole Vesely, BS (University of Florida College of Medicine), S. Mark Burnett, MD, J. Morgan O'Donoghue, MD

- Erosive lichen planus with an unusual plasma cell infiltrate masquerading as secondary syphilis

- Bilateral Subcutaneous Island Pedicle Flap for Lower Extremity Surgical Defects - Cosmetic Dermatology October 2008 Volume 21 No.10

- The use of serial skin biopsies to determine the efficacy of IV steroids in the treatment of toxic epidermal necrolysis Published in Cutis

- Extensive EM with an unusual delineated presentation: A case report Submitted for publication

- Novel Use of a Pressure Bandage for Assistance During Surgery - Cosmetic Dermatology April 2009 Volume 22 No. 4

Optimal Aging - "Vitamin D and the Sun" Author
Longboat Observer "What's up Doc?" Contributor
Siesta Key Observer "Sunscreen Use and Misuse" Author
Blab TV Channel 21 - "Doctors in Our Community" 

Co-investigator in multi-center study to determine the efficacy and
tolerability of Finasteride(Propecia) 1mg on hair loss in men aged 41 to
60 with androgenetic alopecia

Investigation of the efficacy of the oral antimicrobial, Linezolid against
VRE and MRSA-soft tissue infections 


Surgeon of the Year 2019 Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons

Recipient of the National Institute of Health Summer Research Award

Consumer Research Council of America's "Guide to America's Top
Physicians" 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008

Castle Connolly's "America's Cosmetic Doctors" 1st and 2nd editions

Continuing Medical Education award from AAD and AMA

National Register's, Strathmore's and United's Who's Who Registry

National Congressional Committee's Physician Advisory

Board Physician of the Year and Chairman's Honor Roll

Laser resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, Chemical peels, Collagen/Restylane, Botox, Skin Cancer