Canyon County’s Choice for Quality Skin Care

Gavin R. Powell, MD

Gavin R. Powell, MD founded the Dermatology and Laser Center of Canyon County in August of 2004, with the primary goal of providing compassionate and professional skin care for his patients.  The practice started with three employees including Dr. Powell and now the practice provides employment for 20 people including four clinical providers.  

Dr. Powell has performed thousands of skin cancer surgical procedures over the years, which is the primary focus of his practice.  In addition, he maintains an active general dermatology practice treating both common and rare diseases of the skin and has 15 years of experience and counting with the use of lasers for both cosmetic and medical conditions. He is also well versed in the use of injectable fillers and neurotoxins for cosmetic enhancement.  

Dr. Powell is a published author within the specialty of Dermatology and is active academically teaching fellow physicians, medical students and the community the science of skin care.

Born in Dallas Texas, Dr. Powell gravitated to the western United States due to his love of the mountain west and the quality of life we enjoy here.  He is an avid golfer and fly fisherman and enjoys his free time with his wife and two sons.

Undergraduate/Medical School

  • Bachelor of Science Southern Methodist University 1991
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas 1995 (Alpha Omega Alpha)

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology
  • Boise Valley Dermatology Society (former president)
  • Idaho Dermatology Society
  • Idaho Medical Association
  • American Medical Association


Post Graduate Training

  • Family Medicine internship and residency Ft. Collins Family Medicine Residency Program 1998
  • Dermatology Residency University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 2004

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology 2004