Dr. Beckman was born in St. Louis but moved to Houston with his family in 1962 and graduated from Bellaire High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin and his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1978. The following year, he did a general medicine internship at Hermann and MD Anderson hospitals. His three years of residency were completed in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa. Subsequently, he opened his dermatology practice in the Memorial City area, where he has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Beckman is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is an active member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Society for Dermatological Surgery, Harris County Medical Association, and Texas Medical Association. His outside interests include working out, yoga, water and snow skiing, boating, sports, and Longhorn football!

He married to Francine Nussenblatt Beckman, in 1974, a native Galvestonian and former math teacher. Their two daughters attended Stratford High School. Stacie graduated from the University of Texas and UTMB in Galveston and is an anesthesiologist physician in Lexington, Kentucky. Dana graduated from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont and is a dietician and wellness professional in Lake Tahoe, California -www.sierramountainwellness.com.

Dr. Beckman is the proud grandfather of one grandson and three granddaughters!