Company: Private Practice
Location: Napa, California, United States
N. Charles Diakon, DO, Dermatologist at his Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in dermatology.
Dr. Diakon became fascinated with dermatology while studying the subject during his residency in oncologic surgery at the Letterman Army Hospital. His mentor, Dr. Richard Odom, was the former chairman of the department of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. Although now retired, Dr. Odom remains close friends with Dr. Diakon and has lent him a plethora of knowledge in the field. Earning his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976, Dr. Diakon subsequently completed his internship at Metropolitan Hospital Central Division and served in the U.S. Army as a flight surgeon from 1977 until his honorable discharge as a major in 1995. He has since been licensed to practice medicine in the state of California.
Since 1999, Dr. Diakon has been a dermatologist of his own private practice and treats such conditions as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, melanoma, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer and tinea pedis. He also frequently performs destructions of benign and premalignant skin lesions. Affiliated with the Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, CA, he also has been serving as an assistant clinical professor in the department of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, since 1987, and formerly served as chief of staff at Tracy Memorial Hospital in the early 1990s.
Dr. Diakon has frequently contributed as a co-author of several publications in his area of expertise, including “Treatment of Keratoacanthoma with Topical Application of Fluorouracil” in 1982 and “Multiple Clear Cell Acanthomas” in 1983. A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, he maintains membership with the Masters Dermatologic Association. He attributes his profound success to his ability to get along with his patients; he feels privileged to work in a profession where he makes a living out of helping other people with concerning medical conditions.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to his field, Dr. Diakon was honored with the U.S. Army Commendation Medal for Upgrading the Emergency Room Services throughout Europe in 1979. However, the highlight of his career has been teaching as a member of the faculty at the University of California. The proud father of two children, he enjoys golfing and mountain bike riding in his spare time. Looking toward the future, he intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career.
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