Dr. Dorris was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia where he majored in microbiology. While at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Dorris became interested in the specialty of dermatology. After completing two years of an Internal Medicine residency program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis, he returned to the Medical College of Georgia for three additional years of dermatology training. Completing that program in June, 1995, Dr. Dorris joined Dermatology Associates of Asheville, PA in July 1995. In January 2006, he opened Forest Dermatology, a solo practice in south Asheville. Dr. Dorris is a Board Certified Dermatologist and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also a member of the North Carolina Dermatology Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Association and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. He is on the staff of Mission Hospitals in Asheville and Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Dr. Dorris and his wife, Mary, reside in Asheville where they have raised their five children. They are active members of Arden Presbyterian Church. Dr. Dorris enjoys many outdoor activities.