Dr. Daniel Popkin is a physician-scientist who sees and treats patients with dermatologic conditions as well as heads his own laboratory research efforts in Immunology.

About Dr. Popkin

Dr. Popkin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Innova Dermatology, a premier dermatology practice in Hendersonville, TN, proudly service the Sumner County and surrounding Middle Tennessee area.  Dr. Popkin’s area of special interest includes the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and immunodermatologic disorders. He is a board certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University, where he was on faculty for the last 7 years.

Dr. Popkin received his undergraduate training at Princeton University where he majored in molecular biology. He earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, where he also received his Ph.D. in immunology. Dr. Popkin completed an internship in Internal medicine followed by a dermatology residency at Washington University/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

After his residency, Dr. Popkin held a prestigious joint appointment at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, where he conducts basic science research in immunology and at The Scripps Clinic in San Diego as a clinical dermatologist.  He is a principle author of a clinical handbook of dermatology, which was published in 2009, and is currently writing the second edition.  He is also published in multiple peer reviewed journals. Dr. Popkin is committed to excellence in patient care and education, for both patients and physicians-in-training.

Dr. Popkin sees patients at Innova Dermatology in Hendersonville TN.  He has a joint faculty position at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic.


Post Doctorate Fellowship – Immunology
The Scripps Research Institute

Residency – Dermatology
Washington University in St. Louis

Internship – Internal Medicine 
Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

Princeton University

Board Certification and Membership
American Board of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology


Daniel L. Popkin, M.D. Ph.D. FAAD

Clinical Dermatology

Innova Dermatology

105 Maple Row Blvd
Hendersonville, TN 37075

(615) 266-3376

Research Laboratory

Case Western Research University

547 Biomedical Research Building
2109 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-2624