Crystal Ugochi Aguh, M.D.

Headshot of Crystal Ugochi Aguh
  • Director, Ethnic Skin Program
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology


Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatology, Ethnic skin, Medical Dermatology more


Medical Pavilion at Howard County

10710 Charter Drive
Shared Suite Suite 420
Columbia, MD 21044
Medical Pavilion at Howard County - Google Maps


Dr. Crystal Aguh is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Ethnic Skin Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Aguh’s area of research focuses primarily on skin conditions that disproportionately impact minority populations, with particular emphasis on scarring alopecia. She has authored two books on hair loss and has published over two dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and given multiple national and international talks.  As a result of her work, Dr. Aguh is the recipient of numerous prestigious research awards & grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Skin of Color Society, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Dermatology Foundation.  Dr. Aguh completed her residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, serving as the chief resident in her final year training. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, with honors, earning induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. more


  • Director, Ethnic Skin Program
  • Associate Professor of Dermatology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2011)


  • Dermatology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology- General) (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Haskin A, Aguh C. “All hairstyles are not created equal: What the dermatologist needs to know about black hairstyling practices and the risk of traction alopecia (TA).” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Sep;75(3):606-611. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.02.1162. Epub 2016 Apr 22. Review.

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • What Our Skin Reveals About Underlying Disease
    Presentation, 2018 Executive Women's Breakfast, (01/01/2018)
    Johns Hopkins
Is this you? Edit Profile
back to top button