Dr. Charity Foster McConnell joined Franklin Dermatology Group in August of 2001. She became the first partner to join the founders of the practice, Drs. Dana and Paul Latour, in 2003.
She is a native Tennessean who grew up in Lexington, a small West Tennessee town. As an undergraduate, she attended Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1992 with a B.S. in Molecular Biology.
Dr. McConnell met her future husband, Bill McConnell, while in college at Vanderbilt and they married in 1995. Subsequently, she and Bill moved around during her medical training. She graduated medical school from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. McConnell was an internal medicine resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for two years from 1996-1998, at which point she realized that her true “calling” was dermatology.
In order to realize that “calling”, she and her husband moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for her to receive her dermatology residency training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Bowman Gray Campus) from 1998-2001.
Dr. McConnell enjoys all aspects of dermatology, including medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She prides herself on thorough, high-quality care for patients of all ages. In addition, her practice philosophy is to make every patient feel important and that their voices are being heard.
Dr. McConnell is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD). She also enjoys being a member in several medical and professional organizations, including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Nashville Dermatology Society, Tennessee Women in Medicine, the American Medical Association, and the Tennessee Medical Association.
Out of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her son, Foster, and her sweet Goldendoodle, Rose, as well as cooking and traveling.