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Betsy Perry Thacker, MD



Thacker Dermatology
3526 N Crossing Circle
Valdosta,  GA  31602
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  • South Georgia Medical Center

Group Practice

Diabetes Management Center


School: Mercer University School of Medicine

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit

Residency: Dermatology, University of Utah

Fellowship: National Institutes of Health NRSA Postdoctoral Research

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Board Certifications: Certifited American Board of Dermatology



2010 - Perry Thacker BN, Goldgar D, Bowen G, Bowen A Characteristic immunohistochemical features of lentigo maligna are seen in uninvolved sun-damaged skin. Submitted for publication.
2009 - Bhandarkar SS, Jaconi M, Fried LE, Bonner MY, Lefkove B, Govindarajan B, Perry BN, Parhar R, Mackelfresh J, Sohn A, Stouffs M, Knaus U, Yancopoulos G, Reiss Y, Benest AV, Augustin HG, Arbiser JL. Fulvene - 5 potently inhibits NADPH oxidase 4 and blocks the growth of endothelial tumors in mise. J Clin Invest. Aug:119 (8):2359-65.
2008 – Bhandarkar SS, Bromberg J, Carrillo C, Selvakumar P, SharmaRK, Perry BN, Govindarajan B, Fried L, Sohn A, Reddy K, Arbiser JL. Tris (dibenzylideneacetone) dipalladium, a N-myristoyltransferase-1 inhibitor, is effective against melanoma growth in vitro and in vivo. Clin Cancer Res. Sep;14(18):573-8.
2007 – Perry B, Banyard J, McLaughlin ER, Watnick R, Sohn A, Brindley DN, Obata T, Cantley LC, Cohen C, Arbiser JL. AKT1 overexpression in endothelial cells leads to the development of cutaneous vascular malformations in vivo. Arch Dermatol. Apr;143(4):504-6.
2007 – Arbiser JL, Kau T, Konar M, Narra K, Ramchandran R, Summers S, Vlahos CJ, Ye K, Perry BN, Matter W, Fischl A, Cook J, Silver P, Bain J, Cohen P, Whitmire D, Furness S, Govindarajan B, Bowen JP. Solenopsin, the alkaloidal component of the fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), is a naturally occurring inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase signaling and angiogenesis. Blood. Jan15;109(2):560-5.
2006 – Perry BN, Arbiser JL. The duality of angiogenesis: implications for therapy of human disease. J Invest Dermatol. Oct;126(10):2160-6.
2006 – Perry BN, Cohen C, Govindarajan B, Cotsonis G, Arbiser JL. Wilma tumor 1 (WT1) is present in the majority of melanomas but nearly absent in nevi. Arch Dermatol. Aug;142(8):1031-4.
2006 – Perry BN, Govindarajan B, Bhandarkar S, Knaus U, Valo M, Sturk C, Carrillo C, Cerimele F, Dumont D, Loskin A, Williams J, Brown L, Tan X, Ioffe E, Yancopoulos G, Holash J,Arbiser JL. Pharmacologic blockade of angiopoietin-2 is efficacious against model hemangiomas in mice. J Invest Dermatol. Oct;126(10):2316-22.
2006 – Asbiser JL, Govindarajan B, Battle T, Lynch R, Frank D, Ushio-Fukai M, Perry BN, Stern Bowden G, Liu A, Klein E, Kolodziejski P, Eissa N, Hossain C, Nagle D. Carbazole is a naturally occurring inhibitor of angiogenesis and inflammation isolated from antipsoriatic coal tar. J Invest Dermatol. Jun;126(6);1396-402.
2004 – Perry BN, Floyd WE III. Gas gangrene and necrotizing fasciitis in the upper extremity. J. Surg Orthop Adv. 13(2):57-68.
2002 – Floyd WE III, Perry BN. Gas gangrene and necrotizing fasciitis in the upper extremity. In Orthopaedic Care Online Textbook.  http://www.orthotextbook.net.

Research: 2004-2006 National Institutes of Health NRSA Dermatology Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, “Signal transduction pathways in angiogenesis,” Jack L. Arbiser, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine
2000  Research Assistant, “Carbon dioxide-induced apoptosis of peritoneal macrophages during simulated laparoscopic surgical procedures,” Ronald E. Garner, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, Mercer University School of Medicine
1997-1998 Research Assistant, “Effects of the HIV-1 protein tat on HIV-1 titer and infectivity,” David Rekosh, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, Health Sciences Center, University of Virginia

Interests: Tennis, Cooking, Reading

Honors: 2008 - Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Grant Awards Program, Beth S. Ruben, M.D., Dermatopathology, University of California, San Francisco
2002 - American Medical Association Foundation Rock Sleyster Memorial Scholar

Organizations: American Academy of Dermatology
Women's Dermatologic Society
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Medical Association
Medical Association of Georgia
Utah Medical Association

Personal Interests: melanoma, psoriasis, acne, cosmetic dermatology

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