Brent Goedjen, MD
Dr. Goedjen was raised in Muscle Shoals Alabama. He completed his undergraduate training as a member of the Honors College at Auburn University where he majored in Chemical Engineering with a pre-medicine specialization. He was involved with many extracurricular activities including participation as a walk-on with the Men’s varsity tennis team. Dr. Goedjen enjoyed engineering but a desire for more personal interaction and direct impact in peoples live drove him to medicine. He was the first individual in his extended family to enter the field.
Dr. Goedjen matriculated to medical school at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Here, through his hard work and educational achievements he was honored with election to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He also won the John Watson Donald surgical award for his performance during 3rd year surgical rotation. Dr. Goedjen was very interested in many different specialties during his medical school training. Ultimately, it was the variety and range in the field of Dermatology that Dr. Goedjen found most appealing with elements of surgery, general medicine, pathology, technology (lasers), cosmetics, etc.
Dr. Goedjen served his internship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida where he also did his residency training. During his final year he served as co-chief resident for his program. The excellent clinical training allowed him to obtain his board certification in dermatology upon graduation. He entered private practice among his respected colleagues for 3 years at Dermatology Affiliates in Atlanta before pursuing his dream to open his own practice.
Dr. Goedjen strives to stay true to the Mayo Clinic motto that the needs of the patient come first. One of his role models in Dermatology is Dr. Stewart ‘Skip’ Wiegand who ran a solo practice in Atlanta for decades establishing many lasting professional relationships with patients and their families. Dr. Goedjen believes that model of personal patient care and long term commitment can still be successful even at a time when medicine, and dermatology in particular, is under the influence of increasing corporatization.
Dr. Goedjen was raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. This city is perhaps best known for its unique and unlikely place in music history with FAME Recording Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio which were the subject of a 2013 documentary. If you enjoy music, it won’t disappoint.
Dr. Goedjen graduated from Medical School from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Mobile is full of incredible Southern Live Oak trees which are largely the inspiration behind the name for the practice. The stability, longevity, and protection they provide are attributes he hopes associate with his practice. The Southern Live Oak is also the official state tree of Georgia.
Dr. Goedjen did his residency at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville campus. The Mayo Clinic organization is one of the most respected institutions in medicine. PBS recently did a documentary on its founding and mission.
Dr. Goedjen attended Auburn University where he majored in Chemical Engineering with a pre-medicine specialization and was a member of the honors college. One of Dr. Goedjen’s favorite traditions at the University is the pregame flight of the eagle.
Dr. Goedjen’s wife Jess is an electrophysiology nurse with Emory. They live in Brookhaven, GA and have a young English Springer Spaniel named Cooper.