carole aponte, md

Founder & Chief Medical Officer

carole aponte, md

Carole Aponte, MD is Board Certified in Dermatology and has been in private practice for over 10 years. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Baylor University and attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She completed her residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and was appointed chief resident. Dr. Aponte was the recipient of the Mayo Clinic Dermatology Award for Excellence in patient care and the Mayo Clinic Scholarly Clinician Award. She is particularly dedicated to educating on the importance of sun protection, especially since she knows melanoma is nearly 100% preventable! Dr. Aponte has one daughter – who doesn’t have even a single freckle or tan line – a true reflection of her commitment to being a mom and doctor who practices what she preaches.

SONG THAT BEST DESCRIBES ME
"Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles
IF I HAD A PLANE TICKET TO GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
I would wait until summer and then fly to Switzerland and spend my days hiking in the Alps and spend my evenings reading a good book and eating Swiss cheese.
I AM REALLY GOOD AT
Solving puzzles.
BEST ADVICE I HAVE RECEIVED
Don't be afraid to make mistakes, it is often the mistakes that help you learn the most.
SOMEONE JUST HANDED ME $20 AND...
I would go buy a book - it's really the only thing I splurge on.
2 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
  1. I saved my friend's life when I was 8—he was choking on a piece of candy and I gave him the Heimlich maneuver!
  2. I had reconstructive knee surgery in high school which inspired me to become a doctor.
MY MOM...
...is my inspiration - she has overcome so much adversity in her life but has faced it all with courage, grace and unbelievable kindness.