Comprehensive and compassionate skin care

Robert L. Chappell JR., MD

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Dr. Chappell has delivering compassionate skin care Odessa and Permian Basin region.


  • B.A. – Austin College 1967
  • M.S. – Stephen F Austin State University 1968
  • M.D. – Baylor College of Medicine 1974
  • Internal Medicine Resident – Baylor College of Medicine 1975
  • Dermatology Resident – Baylor College of Medicine 1975-1978
  • Chief Resident in Dermatology – Baylor College of Medicine 1977-1978
  • Board-certified in Dermatology – 1980

FAMILY:    Married to wife Barbara and they have two daughters, one is an OB-GYN, and two sons and two grandchildren.


  • Elder, Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Co-Chaired Pillars Club for United Way
  • Board of Directors, Disciples Village
  • Board of Directors, Hospice of the Southwest
  • Development Board, American State Bank
  • Past Chairman, Medicine Department, Medical Center Hospital
  • Former Chief of Staff, Medical Center Hospital
  • Past President Ector County Medical Society
  • Odessa Country Club Board of Directors
  • Texas Tech School of Medicine – Assistant Clinical Professor Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine
  • Development Board, Medical Center Hospital


  • Developed the first and only Psoriasis Treatment Center of the Permian Basin
  • Developed the first Chappell Rosso Dermatology of the Permian Basin, now housed in Dr. Chappell’s office



  • Winner 2007 Medical Center Hospital Caring Hands Award
  • Winner 2010 Community Statesman Award in the area of Medicine