Dr. Marc Darst graduated Summa cum Laude from DePauw University with a major in Computational Mathematics. He then attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently completed a three-year residency in Family Medicine.
He was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine during which time he practiced in Indianapolis and rural Indiana. His responsibilities included teaching residents and medical students from two hospital training programs.
He transitioned from Family Medicine to specialize in Dermatology. He trained in Dermatology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Darst was the first Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine and published his research on the effects of the platelet activating factor receptor in skin cancer and superantigens in psoriasis, and he developed an animal model of allergic contact dermatitis.
Dr. Darst trained in the subspecialty of Dermatopathology at the prestigious program at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, under the direction of Dr. Clay Cockerell. He returned to Dayton as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology to teach at his alma mater program and was an Associate Laboratory Director at the Dermatopathology Laboratory of Central States, furthering his knowledge of Dermatopathology with Dr. Tom Olsen.
Dr. Darst has passed Board Certification exams in Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Family Medicine. After specializing in Dermatology, he no longer practices Family Medicine, yet he still brings the same caring attitude to all his patients.
Dr. Darst and his wife Sandra enjoy several activities such as cycling, hiking, traveling, and Tae Kwon Do, where both he and Mrs. Darst are Black Belts. They enjoy spending time with their nieces and nephews.
Professional Affiliations for Dr. Marc Darst
- American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)