Johnny Zhao, MD

Johnny Zhao

Johnny Zhao, MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

As a native Austinite, Dr. Zhao grew up minutes away from the original Westlake Dermatology location on Bee Caves Road. He graduated from Westlake High School as the salutatorian, summa cum laude. He then attended Duke University and graduated cum laude with a degree in chemistry. Thereafter, he moved to the Midwest and attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he was a recipient of the Distinguished Max Rukes Student Scholarship. He achieved selection into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and graduated at the top of his medical school class. Following a year of medical internship in the California Bay Area, he returned to Texas and completed his dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In his final year of residency, he was chosen by the faculty to serve as administrative Chief Resident.

Dr. Zhao is passionate about treating the full range of skin conditions, from acne to psoriasis to eczema. He received in-depth training with the newest biologic medications, which are changing the way many skin conditions are treated. He is also experienced in the treatment of skin cancers and in the use of neurotoxins. Dr. Zhao is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American Academy of Dermatology, the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Zhao enjoys competing in soccer leagues and sampling the city’s latest cuisines. He is an avid Duke Blue Devil and Manchester United fan.

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Patient Testimonials About Dr. Zhao

  • “Everything was great!” — Eileen P. (April 23, 2021)
  • “Dr. Johnny Zhao identified the issue quickly. He made the entire procedure painless and easy.” — Raj N. (April 22, 2021)
  • “Fantastic practice. Received a call from the Derm I saw after as a f/u. Greatly appreciated.” — Ashley R. (April 22, 2021)
  • “My experience was fantastic. From the greeting, to the prompt visit within the room, everything was great and I will be back and recommending this Westlake Dermatology office to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful experience!” — Genevieve M. (April 16, 2021)
  • “Dr. Johnny Zhao is one of the finest physicians I have ever encountered in any specialty. I usually see Dr. Gordon at the Davis location, but she was booking far out. I decided to try Dr. Zhao at the Onion Creek location, even though it’s farther away for me. I’m so glad that I did. Dr. Zhao is incredibly intelligent, punctual, patient, a good listener, thorough, practical, funny and kind. I left with all of my questions answered and some specific recommendations to consider. Although I like Dr. Gordon a lot, I’m definitely a Dr. Zhao convert. Wasn’t too bad with taking 45 over, and it really is a beautiful, modern office. Was greeted upon my arrival and had a courteous, professional experience from start to finish. Will definitely request him at the Davis location for future needs. Highly recommended. Thank you, Dr. Zhao.” — Rebecca B. (April 15, 2021)
  • “This place was amazing, short wait times – but even if there wasn’t it is a beautiful space!! Provider was great and it was a simple, short appointment. I would recommend and come back.” — Madeline G. (April 14, 2021)
  • “It was my first time visiting Westlake Dermatology and I felt extremely comfortable and welcomed. Looking forward to my next visit.” — Denise M. (March 26, 2021)
  • “The new facility in South Austin is state of the art. Dr Zhao is an impressive young physician. He set my mind at ease with his explanation of my situation, took a biopsy, and fully explained any potential next steps in the treatment of my condition. I would strongly recommend him to others seeking treatment.” — Joseph B. (March 26, 2021)
  • “I am very impressed with my Doctor. Very professional.and extraordinary skills. Thank you” — Katryn C. (March 25, 2021)
  • “Dr. Zhao was very kind, listened to what I had to say, and didn’t try to rush. Wait time was less than 5 minutes and it’s a brand new office. Highly recommended.” — Nikole M. (March 24, 2021)
  • “Very friendly and my physician kept me very calm thru the whole appointment.” — Rosa J. (March 24, 2021)
  • “I felt the patient experience was top notch!! The team clearly explained exactly what was happening and what should be expected during the visit and upcoming visits.” — Jonna J. (March 16, 2021)
  • “Everyone was very nice and the doctor seemed knowledgeable and spent ample time with me.” — Annmarie B. (March 5, 2021)
  • “They have a beautiful office and they were very quick and efficient!” — Rodney R. (January 21, 2021)
  • “Every Aspect of my visit exceptional. Thank You.” — Marshay M. (January 14, 2021)
  • “Doctor was very thorough. Explained to me all terms. He addressed all my concerns. I was very relieved after leaving the office. The nurse explained the new regime for me to follow for treatment. I felt very confident that I was taken care of and treated well.” — Nazira M. (January 9, 2021)
  • “Dr. Zhao was very friendly and personable. Made me feel welcome.Took care of my concerns and quickly but me a ease.” — Hugh G. (January 6, 2021)
  • “My entire experience with Westlake Dermatology was excellent. Dr Johnny Zhao got me in at the last minute. Online appointment scheduling was a breeze. The office is state of the art and everyone was professional and friendly. Check in was quick and seamless as was my appointment. Dr Zhao did an excellent job and took time with me to answer my questions which is less common nowadays and very much appreciated. I will definitely be going back to Dr Zhao and highly recommend him!” — Jaqueline P. (December 24, 2020)
  • “Thank you so much for everything! Your team is incredible!” — Juan B. (December 24, 2020)
  • “Everyone is so friendly and kind. Dr. Zhao is delightful. He’s just as excited with my progress as I am.” — Akilah M. (December 1, 2020)
  • “Service here is unmatched! Dr. Zhao is fantastic at responding to the needs of patients and providing a plan that works!” — Grace M. (December 1, 2020)
  • “My visit was great! The team at this location were just helpful and nice people.” — Roscoe D. (November 20, 2020)
  • “Precision and excellence.” — Calvin H. (October 8, 2020)
  • “WD was top notch in my opinion. The entire staff was very courteous and knowledgeable. The office was convenient and comfortable. So glad to have them for my dermatology needs.” — Patty Y. (September 30, 2020)
  • “My experience was perfect from when I walked in to when I walked out. Doctor Zhao was very nice and explained everything as he was doing his checkup and answered all the questions I had along the way.” — Duc L. (September 25, 2020)
  • “Just keep doing what you are doing. Keep up the good work.” — Lynn J. (September 17, 2020)
  • “The team was excellent! In and out with great customer service!” — Maya M. (August 26, 2020)
  • “Everyone was kind! Great customer service.” — Aquanette J. (August 13, 2020)