About Dr. Mather

Mary Katherine Mather, M.D.

drDr. Mary K. Mather earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and medical degree from the Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine. She completed her internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO, and dermatology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mather is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and recipient of the Army Surgeon's General Award, the most prestigious award given to an Army graduate in the medical school class, in recognition of academic excellence and leadership. She was honored as the "Top Resident" in her Walter Reed class, and was invited to stay on the residency teaching staff at Walter Reed at the conclusion of her training. During her 15 years of honorable Army service, Dr. Mather received the Army Achievement Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, and the Meritorious Service Medal for her tireless support of the active and retired military, for her Directorship of the Dermatology Laboratory and Risk Management programs, and as teaching faculty at Uniformed Services University, Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Centers.

After separating from the Army, Dr. Mather joined Fair Oaks Skin Care Center, a highly respected medical and cosmetic dermatology practice in Fairfax, Virginia. At Fair Oaks Skin Care, Dr. Mather continued to care for medical dermatology patients, and gained extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic dermatology with the use of the latest laser technologies, chemical peels and injectable anti-wrinkle treatments.

Dr. Mather has continued to serve our military by working at Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C. on the Telemedicine Program, offering dermatology expertise to underserved Veterans Administration clinics, and by performing disability evaluation examinations for our wounded warriors.

Dr. Mather relocated to Harrisonburg in 2010 to live closer to her family. Upon arriving in the Valley, Dr. Mather quickly recognized an acute need for dermatology care in the region. She says, "The name of the practice, Access Dermatology, says it all — I want to offer better, faster access to medical and cosmetic skin care services in the Harrisonburg area, where far too often people are waiting for months to be seen."

Dr. Mather is the author of numerous publications on medical and surgical dermatology topics, and continues to enjoy writing and speaking to local groups regarding important skin care issues. She is a proud member of the Virginia Master Gardeners Association, and enjoys volunteering at gardening events. She loves to ski, play tennis, and "watch any football or Olympic sporting event, anywhere, anytime."