Dr. W.C. Cole Claiborne

Dr. W. C. Cole Claiborne is a Board-Certified dermatologist practicing cosmetic, medical, surgical and pediatric dermatology. Dr. Claiborne is a cum laude graduate of Isidore Newman School and Washington & Lee University. He attended LSU-New Orleans School of Medicine and LSU School of Public Health where he graduated at the top of his class and was the only member of his graduating class to receive the degrees of both Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health. 

Dr. Claiborne completed his Internal Medicine internship at LSU-New Orleans where he won an award for medical excellence. Prior to his dermatology residence, Dr. Claiborne served as a clinical research fellow for Tulane Dermatology and, during that time, was a sub-investigator for 10 randomized clinical drug trials for atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. He continues to stay active and up-to-date with research and cutting-edge treatments to optimize patient outcomes and currently has an ongoing clinical psoriasis trial sponsored by U. Penn and the National Psoriasis Foundation. 

During his Tulane Dermatology residency, Dr. Claiborne received numerous scholarships and grants to attend national meetings, master novel techniques and ‘best in class’ treatments for difficult cases. In his final year of training, Dr. Claiborne served as Cosmetic Chief Resident and oversaw Tulane Dermatology’s cosmetic clinic and resident aesthetic education. As a new father himself, Dr. Claiborne has a keen interest in pediatric dermatology. He trained at Children’s Hospital Dermatology Clinic during residency and is adept at treating infants and adolescents. In addition to maintaining a private dermatology practice with his father Dr. Martin Claiborne, Dr. Cole Claiborne is currently a staff dermatologist at Touro Infirmary, Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Saint Bernard Parish Hospital.  He is passionate about minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, neuromodulators, and laser treatments. 

Dr. Claiborne maintains active memberships with the following societies and foundations:
– the American Academy of Dermatology
– the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
– the Society for Pediatric Dermatology
– Women’s Dermatological Society
– the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
– the Dermatology Foundation
– the Skin Cancer Foundation
– the Medical Dermatology Society
– the Louisiana Dermatological Society