Dr. Saya Obayan

I find practicing dermatology deeply rewarding. Compassion and hope are both integral parts of my approach to treatment. I feel the patient’s joy and sense of relief when their symptoms improve and/or disappear. I fell in love with the medical profession as a child watching my mother achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. Her hard work and perseverance inspired me to achieve my goals and give back to society wherever I can.

I have fallen in love with Austin and enjoy spending time outdoors in and around the city. I love kayaking and paddle boarding and taking in the outdoors while on the water. I enjoy hiking and have explored many of the trails in Austin.

In my spare time, I volunteer at the Hope Clinic, offering free services to those who cannot afford insurance. In addition, I serve as a role model for the Girls Empowerment Network, encouraging girls to pursue careers in medicine.

I invite you to schedule a consultation to explore your questions and experience it for yourself.


Saya Obayan

Credentials & Experience

Dr. Obayan obtained her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and is a member of the Travis County Medical Society and the Austin Black Physicians Association.



  • Boston University School of Medicine
    • Department of Dermatology, Residency
    • Completed Masters in Public Health
  • Brown University Providence, RI
    • Completed Medicine Intern Program

Honors & Awards

  • Austin’s top 40 under 40 2019 finalist
  • Peter E. Pochi Award for Dermatology Excellence
  • American Academy of Dermatology Presidential citation
  • Woman’s Dermatology Society – Mentorship Award
  • Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Award
  • Boston University School of Medicine Summer Research Scholar
  • Commission to End Healthcare Disparities, American Academy of Dermatology delegate to the Commission
  • American Medical Association; Resident and Fellow Section Delegate
  • Austin Black Physicians Association; Scholarship committee co-chair
  • AMA and AAD National Advocacy Conferences
  • American Medical Association; Minority Affairs Section

Professional Memberships


  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Austin Black Physicians Association 
  • Texas Dermatological Society 
  • Texas Medical Association 
  • Travis County Medical Society 
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society


Saya Obayan, MD, MPH, FAAD