Thomas Beachkofsky


Major, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chief of Dermatology
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Adverse Drug/Vaccine Reactions, Scarring, Wounded Warrior care
Procedural Dermatology
Office Phone


Dermatology Residency, SAUSHEC, San Antonio, TX (2011-2014)
Transitional Internship, SAUSHEC, San Antonio, TX (2008-2009)
M.D., USUHS, Bethesda, MD (2004-2008)
B.S., in Biology, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO (2000-2004)


Maj (Dr.) Thomas Beachkofsky is a board-certified dermatologist through the American Board of Dermatology. He is a native of Brazil, Indiana and is currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO where he majored in biology. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

He completed a one-year transitional internship at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (San Antonio, TX), earning accolades as the Distinguished Graduate from his training program and was further distinguished as the organizations top overall performing intern earning the Maj John H. Gillespie Award. He then served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force in South Korea, earning accolades as the Pacific Air Forces Flight Surgeon of the Year prior to his return to San Antonio, TX where he completed his dermatology residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium .

Following residency training, he stayed on as teaching faculty within his residency program and went on to supervise the inpatient dermatology service, cosmetic and laser surgery clinic and ran his own research lab. He currently holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Uniformed Services University.

Dr. Beachkofsky’s clinical interests include medical, surgical, laser as well as pediatric dermatology. Additionally he is active in multiple areas of clinical research to include adverse drug/vaccine reactions, teledermatology and the cutaneous microbiome.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Chief, Dermatology (MacDill AFB, FL) --2016 to present

Director, Pilot Unit Research Cell (JBSA-Lackland, TX) --2016 to 2017

Staff Dermatologist, Dept of Dermatology (Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, TX & Brook Army Medical Center, TX) -- 2014 to 2017

Faculty, SAUSHEC Dermatology (JBSA Lackland/Ft Sam Houston, TX) --2014 to 2017

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

Representative Bibliography

Madden JF, Henrichs L, Ervin MD, Lospinoso J, Beachkofsky TM, Hardin CA. Preliminary Efficacy Testing of the Disinfectant MicrobeCare XLP for Potential Use in Military Operational Environments. Mil Med. 2018 Apr 4. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy039. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29635286.

White KD, Abe R, Ardern-Jones M, Beachkofsky T, et al. . SJS/TEN 2017: Building Multidisciplinary Networks to Drive Science and Translation. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Jan - Feb;6(1):38-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2017.11.023. Review. PubMed PMID: 29310768; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5857362.

Laurent KJ, Beachkofsky TM, Loyd A, Neiner JR. Segmental distribution of nodules on trunk. J Fam Pract. 2017 Dec;66(12):765-767. PubMed PMID: 29202147.

Laska AJ, Han MJ, Lospinoso JA, Brown PJ, Beachkofsky TM. CYP2C19*2 status in patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Pharmgenomics Pers Med. 2017 May 17;10:183-186. doi: 10.2147/PGPM.S129908. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28553132; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5440075.

Beachkofsky TM, Henning JS, Hivnor CM. Induction of de novo hair regeneration in scars after fractionated carbon dioxide laser therapy in three patients. Dermatol Surg. 2011 Sep;37(9):1365-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2011.01934.x. Epub 2011 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 21492302.

Pollard WL, Beachkofsky TM, Kobayashi TT. Novel R634W c-kit mutation identified in familial mastocytosis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Mar-Apr;32(2):267-70. doi: 10.1111/pde.12381. Epub 2014 Sep 22. PubMed PMID: 25243845.

Ritchie SA, Beachkofsky T, Schreml S, Gaspari A, Hivnor CM. Primary localized cutaneous nodular amyloidosis of the feet: a case report and review of the literature. Cutis. 2014 Feb;93(2):89-94. Review. PubMed PMID: 24605345.

Cox JA, Beachkofsky T, Dominguez A. Flaky paint dermatosis. Kwashiorkor. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jan;150(1):85-6. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.5520. PubMed PMID: 24285001.

Beachkofsky TM, Sapp JC, Biesecker LG, Darling TN. Progressive overgrowth of the cerebriform connective tissue nevus in patients with Proteus syndrome. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Nov;63(5):799-804. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2009.12.012. Epub 2010 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 20709429; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3240941.

Beachkofsky TM, Carrizales SC, Bidinger JJ, Hrncir DE, Whittemore DE, Hivnor CM. Adverse events following smallpox vaccination with ACAM2000 in a military population. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Jun;146(6):656-61. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2010.46. PubMed PMID: 20566929.