Don Lum, M.D.

Don Lum, M.D.
Southeast Arkansas Dermatologist

About Dr. Lum

With over forty years of service to Pine Bluff, Dr. Lum has an active Dermatology practice, in addition to voluntary service to UAMS Department of Dermatology, Jefferson Regional Medical Center and the Arkansas Area Health Education Centers. Dr. Lum has been a Board-Certified Dermatologist since 1977, and a state-licensed physician in Arkansas for over 47 years.

A native Arkansan, Dr. Lum was born in Blytheville, Mississippi County. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Graduating from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Lum was promoted to Captain in the US Army Medical Corps. He continued seven more years of active duty at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C. and Martin Army Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. Dr. Lum served as Chief Resident at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and was Chief, Department of Dermatology and Chief, Department of Medicine at the US Army MEDDAC, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Receiving an honorable discharge and the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, Dr. Lum completed his active duty with the rank of Major.

In 2004, Dr. Lum was inducted into the Arkansas American Legion Boys State Hall of Fame.

Education, Appointments, and Associations


B.S. Chemistry, J .William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas 

M.D., College of Medicine, UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) 

Chief Resident, Dermatology  Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 

Resident, Dermatology  Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Current and Past Appointments 

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, UAMS 

Consultant Staff, JRMC (Jefferson Regional Medical Center) 

Consultant Staff, Baptist Health Stuttgart

Consultant Staff, AHEC (Arkansas Area Health Education Centers), UAMS 


Lum, Don and Lum, Richard. “Razor Blade Surgery Using the Castroviejo Blade Breaker and Holder” in Innovative Techniques in Skin Surgery. Edited by Marwali Harahap, 103-107. New York: M. Dekker, 2002.

Lum, D. and Lum, R.S. (1999), Razor Blade Surgery: Use of the Castroviejo Blade Breaker and Holder. Dermatologic Surgery, 25: 143-144. doi:10.1046/j.1524-4725.1999.08173.x

Lum D. Cutaneous Mucinosis of Infancy. Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(2):198–200. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640260074019

Professional Associations 

  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Fellow
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Committee on Diversity, Member
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow 
  • Arkansas Dermatological Society, Member and Past President 
  • Arkansas Medical Society, Life Member
  • Arkansas Medical Society, Long Range Planning Committee, Member
  • Jefferson County Medical Society, Member 
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Member 
  • Association of Military Dermatologists, Life Member 
  • The Skin Cancer Foundation, Honorary Fellow 
  • Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity, Member 
  • American Chemical Society, Member

Conditions Treated

Skin Cancer Treatment and Skin Cancer Screening

Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology – Evaluation and Surgery:

  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • basal cell carcinoma 
  • malignant melanoma
  • precancerous lesions 
  • actinic keratoses
  • benign tumors, including cosmetic mole removal 

Comprehensive treatment for diseases of the skin:

  • acne
  • allergic skin conditions
  • rashes
  • scalp problems
  • hair loss
  • nail problems
  • psoriasis
  • vitiligo
  • rosacea
  • eczema
  • lichen planus
  • atopic, contact, and seborrheic dermatitis 
  • impetigo
  • keloid
  • tinea (ringworm)
  • warts