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Injectable fillers and neuromodulators like Botox create youthful, natural, refreshed results.

Chemical peels help combat visible signs of aging, fine lines, dark spots, sun damage, and scars.

Lasers and light procedures treat broken blood vessels, sun spots, wrinkles, enlarged pores and more.

Noninvasive and minimally invasive body contouring techniques can help improve a silhouette.

Ultrasound, radiofrequency, lasers, and microneedling can create smoother, tighter skin and improved skin texture.

A combination of therapies treat broken blood vessels, spider veins, enlarged veins and varicose veins in the legs and body.

Individualized, careful treatment of acne and acne scarring in teens and adults. 

Treatment of skin pigmentation disorders like melasma (also known as pregnancy mask or chloasma). 

Treatment for other skin conditions like skin tags, warts, rosacea, dermatitis, hives, skin cancer, moles and more.

Each person’s skin care needs are unique. Let us customize a skin care regimen that’s right for you.

Meet Dr. Monika KiripolskyBoard-Certified Dermatologist in Beverly Hills

Dr. Kiripolsky is highly-regarded for her expertise in treating stubborn skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, melasma and other types of skin discoloration, eczema, sun damage, and additional chronic skin diseases. Dr. Kiripolsky is a board-certified dermatologist, fellow-trained cosmetic and laser surgeon, author and speaker, and researcher and teacher in cosmetic surgery and lasers.

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Featured Beverly Hills Dermatology Services

Body Contouring

Best Dermatology Office in Beverly Hills

Body contouring is a medical dermatology procedure that can help improve skin appearance and tissue damage. Dr. Kiripolsky is a board-certified dermatologist and is happy to help with all your body contouring needs. Body Contouring Dermatology is available in noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures.

Lip Fillers Best Dermatologist in Beverly Hills

Lip Fillers are part of a series of cosmetic dermatology procedures. Lip Fillers help add volume to your lips that can be damaged from the sun, health reasons, or genetics. Dr. Monica Kiripolsky is a certified dermatologist who can help you with all cosmetic dermatology procedures, including Lip Fillers.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Best Dermatology Office in Beverly Hills

⮞ CO2 (CARBON DIOXIDE) LASER
⮞ INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL)
⮞ PICOSECOND LASER (PiQo)
⮞ PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT)

Chemical Peels Best Dermatologist in Beverly Hills

Chemical peels can help rejuvenate your skin and make it look more refreshed, clear, and youthful. Dr. Kiripolsky, a Certified Dermatologist surgeon in Beverly Hills, can help you. The Chemical Peel procedure can help treat multiple skin conditions such as acne, acne scarring, melasma, sun spots, skin laxity, and more.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Best Dermatology Office in Beverly Hills

⮞ CO2 (CARBON DIOXIDE) LASER
⮞ INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL)
⮞ PICOSECOND LASER (PiQo)
⮞ PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT)

Lasers and light-emitting devices can treat many skin conditions, including sun spots, melasma, broken capillaries, unwanted hair, enlarged pores, and more. If you are looking for professional Laser Skin resurfacing in Beverly Hills, Dr. Kiripolsky is a certified dermatology cosmetic surgeon and can help you with all lasers & light procedures.

Acne Scarring Treatments Best Dermatologist in Beverly Hills

The optimal procedure for acne scarring depends upon the type of scarring and is often a combination of several methods. Dr. Monika Kiripolsky specializes in treating acne scarring using a blend of multiple modalities, including lasers, IPL, chemical peels, filler injections, micro-needling, radiofrequency, and surgery. Dr. Kiripolsky has been operating as a certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills for many years now and can help you with all scaring treatments you are looking for in Beverly Hills.

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Botox Cosmetic Dermatology

Best Dermatology Office in Beverly Hills

Botox can be used to treat conditions such as:
⮞ Chronic Migraines
⮞ Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
⮞ hyperhidrosis
⮞ and other type of skin conditions

Dr. Kiripolsky is a certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills and can help you with any Botox injections. Botox injections work by blocking signals from your nervous system to the muscles. Therefore preventing them from contracting.

Melasma Treatment Best Dermatologist in Beverly Hills

Dr. Monika Kiripolsky, a certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills, specializes in treating Melasma. Melasma happens when ultraviolet light interacts with your skin, causing the cells’ overproduction of pigment. This can lead to patchy brown areas on sun-exposed skin.

Your questions, answered.

Dr. Kiripolsky provides expert answers to your questions about skin care, dermatology, cosmetic procedures, and cosmetic surgery on RealSelf.com.
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Beverly Hills Dermatology Injectables

Juvederm Dermal FillerDermatology Services in Beverly Hills

What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is injected just below the surface of the skin to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and create an overall more youthful appearance. Juvederm lasts about 6-12 months. 

Side Effects from Juvederm
Some mild swelling and bruising is to be expected from the injected area. There are very little side effects to hyaluronic acid fillers. 

Botox injectionsDermatology Services in Beverly Hills

Botox injections - Best Dermatologist in Beverly Hills can help you with botox injections to make you look your best

What is Botox?
Botox is the first FDA-approved botulinum toxin injectable. Botox can help block the nerves from contracting temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines. Botox can last up to 6 months and you begin to see changes within the first week. 

Side Effects from Botox
The side effects can be minimized with proper injecting technique by a well-trained, certified dermatologist. 

Featured Beverly Hills Dermatology Procedures

Tumescent LiposuctionDermatology Services in Beverly Hills

What is Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent Liposuction is when a dermatologist injects a large volume of very dilute lidocaine and epinephrine into subcutaneous fat to make it firm.

Benefits from Tumescent Liposuction

  • Use of a smaller cannula will result in almost imperceptible scars and more precise results
  • More affordable
  • Does not require sedation or narcotics.
  • Faster recovery time

Skin Tightening ProcedureDermatology Services in Beverly Hills

Microneedling

What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure to help reduce signs of aging. Microneedling can help with acne scars by using thing needles to carefully stimulate increased production of collagen, and elastin. 

Benefits of Microneedling

  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles
  • Reduces the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation
  • Enhances a smoother texture of the skin

Laser Skin Tightening

The CO2 laser and PiQo laser are some of the popular multi-faceted lasers used for skin tightening.

CO2 Laser
This laser is designed to resurface the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines, build collagen and elastin in the dermis, tighten skin, and minimize the appearance of acne scarring. It can also be used to minimize the appearance of burn scars as well as post-operative scars.

Picosecond Laser (PiQo)
A PiQo laser is commonly used for tattoo removal as well as for correction of hyperpigmentation (areas of abnormally darkened skin). With the fractionated settings, the PiQo laser can also be used to smooth wrinkles, as well as to minimize the appearance of stretch marks, acne scars, and more.

Restylane® LyftDermatology Services in Beverly Hills

What is Restylane® Lyft?
Restylane Lyft is an FDA-approved, hyaluronic acid filler that can be administered in the backs of the hands as wells as into various areas of the face for younger looking skin.

Where can Restylane® Lyft be injected?
Restylane Lyft can be injected in many areas of the face. It is commonly used for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and corners of the mouth. It is also sometimes used to restore volume in the cheeks.

Restylane-LDermatology Services in Beverly Hills

What is Restylane-L?
Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler that adds volume and fullness and corects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds (the lines that extend from the corners of our nose to the corners of our mouth). It may also be used for lip enhancment as well as off-label for hollowness under the eyes (in the “tear troughs”).

Where can Restylane-L be injected?
Restylane-L can be effectively used in many areas of the face including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and corners of the mouth. It was also FDA-approved for lip augmentation.

Restylane Refyne & DefyneDermatology Services in Beverly Hills

What is Restylane Refyne & Defyne?
Restylane Refyne & Defyne are FDA-approved hyaluronic fillers used to soften laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). It is a newer filler that was formulated for maximal movement with the surrounding skin, allowing people to maintain a natural look while making various facial expressions. Restylane Defyne is a smooth gel that is used for filling deeper wrinkles while Restylane Refyne is a lighter product used for filling shallower facial wrinkles.

Where is Restylane Refyne & Defyne used?
Restylane Defyne is used for deep wrinkes to provide structure, support, and volume that have been lost over time. It is often used for deep lines around the nasolabial folds but can also be used for marionette folds, the cheeks, and jawline.

Restylane-SilkDermatology Services in Beverly Hills

Restylane-Silkbest dermatology office in beverly hills for cosmetic procedures. Expert dermatologist in beverly hills

What is Restylane-Silk?
Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid specifically designed for lip augmentation as well as smoothing wrinkles around the mouth (“smoker’s lines”)

Where can Restylane-Silk be injected?
Restylane-Silk is most commonly used to treat wrinkles around the mouth and for lip augmentation. It can also be used to correct forehead lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal neck lines.

Dr. Kiripolsky’s Many Accolades

Cassileth Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, Beverly Hills, CA 11/2016 – present
  • Specializing in dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser procedures, and cosmetic surgery
  • Performing varicose vein treatment/sclerotherapy, autologous fat transfer, and liposculpture/liposuction
MKMD/Monika G Kiripolsky, MD Inc,, Beverly Hills, CA 11/2014 – 11/2016
  • Specializing in dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser procedures, and cosmetic surgery
  • Performing varicose vein treatment/sclerotherapy, autologous fat transfer, and liposculpture/liposuction
Obagi Skin Health Institute, Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, Pasadena CA 10/2012 – 11/2014
  • Specialized in cosmetic dermatology, lasers, chemical peels, leg vein treatments, liposculpture/liposuction, and advanced use of fillers.
  • ZO Skin Health & ZO Medical Physician Faculty Member
True Beauty: San Diego Skin and Laser, Carlsbad, CA 9/2010– 2012
  • Specialized in dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser procedures, and cosmetic surgery
  • Also performed varicose vein treatment/sclerotherapy, autologous fat transfer, and liposculpture/liposuction
GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, CA 8/2009 – 8/2010
  • Completed 1-year fellowship in laser & cosmetic surgery; program accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Served as the elected Director of Research for the practice, which entailed overseeing each step of the approximately 35 clinical studies being conducted
North Coast Dermatology, Inc., Encinitas, CA 4/2009 – 7/2009
  • Diagnosed/treated dermatologic diseases, performed surgical & cosmetic procedures and supervised physician assistants
Dermatologist Medical Group of North County, Inc., La Jolla, CA 9/2008 – 2/2009
  • Diagnosed and treated dermatologic conditions, read histopathology, and performed surgical and cosmetic procedures
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 7/2005 –7/2008
  • Completed 3-year residency in the Department of Dermatology; became board-certified in dermatology in 2008
University of California – Irvine, City of Orange, CA 2004 – 2005
  • Completed an internship through the Internal Medicine Department
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 1999 – 2004
  • Earned an M.D. in 5/04
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 1995 – 1999
  • Bachelor of Science – Graduated from the UCLA Honors College
  • Majored in Psychobiology with Specialization in Business and Economics
  • Earned Magna Cum Laude distinction
  • Massaki AB, Kiripolsky MG, Detwiler SP, Goldman MP. “Endoluminal laser delivery mode and wavelength effects on varicose veins in an ex vivo model.” Lasers Surg Med. 45(2): 123-9, 2013.
  • Sundaram, H and Kiripolsky, M. “Nonsurgical rejuvenation of the upper eyelid and brow.” Clin Plast Surg. 40(1): 55-76, 2013.
  • Kiripolsky MG, Peterson JD, Goldman MP. “Safety and efficacy of administering abobotulinumtoxinA through a single injection point when treating lateral periocular rhytides.” J Cosmetic Dermatol. 10(3): 232-4, 2011.  
  • Kiripolsky MG, Peterson JD, Goldman MP. “A two-phase, retrospective analysis evaluating efficacy and patient satisfaction with  AbobotulinumtoxinA when used to treat dynamic facial rhytides.” Dermatol Surg. 37(10): 1443-7, 2011.  
  • Peterson JD, Palm M, Kiripolsky MG, Guiha IC, Goldman MP. “Evaluation of the impact of fractional laser with radiofrequency and a fractionated radiofrequency on the improvement of acne scars.” Dermatol Surg. 37(9): 1260-7, 2011.
  • Peterson JD, Kiripolsky MG, Goldman MP. “Methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureussuperinfection delaying the diagnosis of atypical mycobacteria infection: Report of a case.” J Cosmetic Dermatol. 24: 170-3, 2011.  
  • Kiripolsky MG.  “More on ethanolamine oleate as a vascular sclerosant.” Dermatol Surg. 36(7): 1153-4, 2010.
  • Kiripolsky MG. “More on hypertrichosis after sclerotherapy.” Dermatol Surg. 36: 1066-7, 2010.
  • Kiripolsky MG, Goldman MP; Editors: Goldman MP, Bergan JJ, and Geux JJ. 2010. Chapter 4: Pathophysiology of Telangiectasias. Sclerotherapy: Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins. 5th Ed. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia.
  • Kiripolsky MG, Goldman MP; Editors: Goldman MP, Bergan JJ, and Geux JJ. 2010. Chapter 8: Complications of Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy: Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins. 5th Ed. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia.
  • Kiripolsky MG, Goldman MP; Editors: Goldman MP, Bergan JJ, and Geux JJ. 2010. Chapter 13: Treatment of Leg Telangiectasias with Laser and High-Intensity Pulsed Light. Sclerotherapy: Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins. 5th Ed. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia.
  • Kiripolsky MG, Goldman MP; Editors: Goldman MP, Bergan JJ, and Geux JJ. 2010. Chapter 15: Setting up a Sclerotherapy Practice. Sclerotherapy: Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins. 5th Ed. Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia.
  • Kiripolsky MG, Peterson JD, Goldman MP. “Retrospective analysis to assess efficacy and patient satisfaction of Dysport compared to Botox in the treatment of dynamic rhytides.” (abstract and live presentation) Cosmetic Surgery Forum 12/2009.
  • Hernandez C, Kiripolsky MG. “Persistent lower extremity ulcers after a pedicure.” J of Gen Internal Med. (in press: MS# 6232).
  • Hernandez C, Worobec S, Gaitonde S, Kiripolsky MG, Aquino, K. “Progression of undiagnosed cutaneous T-cell lymphoma during efalizumab therapy.” Archives of Dermatol. 145(1): 92-3, 2009.
  • Kiripolsky MG, Peterson JD, Cohen JL, Gold MH, Goldman MP. “Benefits of using a hydroquinone/tretinoin skin care system in patients undergoing intense pulse light therapy for photorejuvenation of the decolletage: a randomized-controlled study.” American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting – accepted 12/2009 as an abstract and ePoster presentation.
  • Peterson JD, Palm MD, Kiripolsky MG, Goldman MP. “Evaluation of the impact of fractional laser (Matrix IR) and fractionated radiofrequency (Matrix RF) on the improvement of acne scars.” American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Annual Meeting – accepted abstract 12/2009 & ePoster presentation.
  • Kiripolsky MG, Zic JA, Nelson RA. “Basal cell carcinoma treated with topical bexarotene 1% gel: an open label controlled study.” J of the Amer Acad of Dermatol. 50(3): 122, 2004.
  • Lichon VC, Kiripolsky MG, Hill CH. “Long-term dapsone use and the development of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in two patients with Hansen’s Disease: Coincidence or valid link?” Archives of Dermatol. (submitted).
  • Sams, HH, Kiripolsky MG, Bhat, LS, Stricklin GP. “Porphyria cutanea tarda, hepatitis C, and hemochromatosis: A case report and review of the literature.” Cutis. 73(3): 188-90, 2004.
  • Zic JA, Kiripolsky MG, Hamilton K, Greer JP. 2004. Chapter 94: Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Mycosis Fungoides and Sezary Syndrome. Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology. 11th Ed.. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia: 2485-520.
  • Sams HH, Kiripolsky MG, Boyd AS, King LE Jr. “Crohn’s disease of the penis masquerading as pyoderma gangrenosum; a case report and review of the literature.”  Cutis. 72(6): 432-7, 2003.
  • Kiripolsky MG. “.” The Aesthetics Show – Annual Meeting, 7/2016 [lecture/presentation; Las Vegas, NV].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Growth Factors: Essential Skin Care to Pre-, Peri-, and Post-Procedure Protocols.” The Aesthetics Show – Annual Meeting, 7/2016 [lecture/presentation; Las Vegas, NV].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Optimizing Dermal Filler Hand Rejuvenation.” The Aesthetics Show – Annual Meeting, 7/2016 [lecture/presentation; Las Vegas, NV].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Growth Factors: Fact & Fiction.” The Aesthetics Show – Annual Meeting, 7/2016 [lecture/presentation; Las Vegas, NV].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Next-Generation Anti-Aging Skincare.” The Aesthetics Show – Annual Meeting, 7/2015 [lecture/presentation; Las Vegas, NV].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Growth Factors: Everything You Need to Know From Essential Skin Care to Post Procedure Protocols.” The Aesthetics Show – Annual Meeting, 7/2015 [lecture/presentation; Las Vegas, NV].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “A Systematic Approach to Skin Resurfacing.” Dallas Cosmetic and Rhinoplasty Symposium – 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, 3/2014 [lecture/presentation; Dallas, TX].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Innovations in Skin Health Science.” ZO Skin Health, Inc. Skin Care Practitioner Seminar, 12/2013 [lecture/presentation; Orlando, FL].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Expanded Conceptsand Principles of Skin Health Science”. ZO Skin Health, Inc. Skin Care Practitioner Seminar, 8/2013 [lecture/presentation; Chicago, IL].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Rejuvenation of the Decolletage.” Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology Conference – 9th Annual Scientific Meeting, 6/2013 [lecture/presentation; Las Vegas, NV].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Topical application of the secretion of Cryptomphalus Aspersa for the reduction in signs of facial photoaging.”  International Pharmaceutica Cantabria – Annual Meeting, 6/2011 [lecture/presentation; Santander, Spain].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “The Role of Growth Factors in Skin Care.”  The Aesthetics Show – Annual Meeting, 6/2011 [lecture/presentation; Las Vegas, NV].
  • Kiripolsky MG. “Peri-Procedure Modalities.”  Society of Dermatology Skin Care Specialists – 9th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2/2011 [lecture/presentation; New Orleans, LA].
  • Kiripolsky MG, Peterson JD, Goldman MP. “A two-phase, retrospective analysis of patient satisfaction with abobotulinumtoxinA in the treatment of dynamic rhytides.”  American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, 1/2011 [presentation & abstract publication; Scottsdale, AZ].
  • Kiripolsky MG, Goldman MP, Detwiler S. “A comparison of endovenous laser delivery mode and wavelength on varicose veins.”  American College of Phlebology – 24th Annual Congress Meeting, 11/2010 [presentation and abstract publication; Orlando, FL].
  • Kiripolsky MG, Peterson JD, Goldman MP. “A two-phase retrospective analysis evaluating efficacy and patient satisfaction with Abobotulinumtoxin A when used to treat dynamic rhytides.” American Society for Dermatologic Surgery/American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery Annual Meeting, 10/2010. [presentation and abstract publication; Chicago, IL].
  • Kiripolsky MG, Krunic AL.“Metastatic Crohn’s-like colitis in a patient with Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome” [Presented at 65th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Convention 2/2007; Washington, DC].
  • Kiripolsky MG, Zic J, Nelson, R. “Nodular basal cell carcinoma treated with topical bexarotene 1% gel: An open label controlled study.” [Presented at 62nd Annual American Academy of Dermatology Convention 2/2004; New Orleans, LA].
  • Kiripolsky MG, Zic J. “Laboratory and clinical variables associated with response and survival in 50 patients with refractory CTCL treated with photopheresis.” [Presented at 61st Annual American Academy of Dermatology Convention 2/2003; San Francisco, CA].
  • A Phase 3, Multicenter, Open-Label Extension Study to Assess the Long-Term Safety of Repeat Administrations of Reloxin® in the Treatment of Glabellar Lines
  • A Phase III, Multi-Center, Long-Term, Repeat-Treatment, Open-Label, Single-Arm Trial to Demonstrate the Safety of Repeat Treatment with PurTox® for the Treatment of Glabellar Rhytides
  • A Side-by-Side Two-Hand Comparison Pilot Study of Fat Transplantation Harvested via Traditional Syringe Aspiration versus Water Jet Aspiration
  • A Multi-center, Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Subcutaneous Injections of a Novel β2-Adrenergic Receptor Agonist Compared with Placebo for the Reduction of Abdominal Subcutaneous Adiposity
  • Treatment of Cellulite and Circumferential Fat Reduction with a 15 Watt Device Combining 650nm and 915nm Laser Emission with Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to Diminish the Appearance of Thigh Cellulite – Evaluation of the Efficacy of Sequential Treatments with a 15 Watt Device Combining 650nm and 915nm Laser Emission with Vacuum and Mechanical Massage in Pre- and Post-Lipoplasty Procedures
  • A Side-by-Side Comparison of the VelaShapeII and a Cold Laser Device for the Reduction of Thigh, Hip, and Waist Circumference
  • A Split-Face Study to Evaluate the Efficacy & Tolerability of Combination Therapy with Azaleic Acid Gel & Intense Pulse Light Therapy in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Rosacea
  • A Single-Center, Randomized, Split-Face Study to Compare the Efficacy of Photodynamic Therapy with Metvixia Using Blue versus Red Light Sources for Treatment of Facial Acne
  • A Split-Face Study Investigating A Novel Topical Photosensitizing Preparation Combined with Multiple Laser and Light Sources for Photorejuvination
  • A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of a Topical Glutathione Patch For the Treatment of Moderate Acne Vulgaris
  • Treatment of Reticular and Telangiectatic Leg Veins: Double-Blind, Prospective Comparative Trial Between Polidocanol and Hypertonic Saline
  • A Clinical Study Evaluating Efficacy and Patient Satisfaction with Use of a Topical Regimen Containing Hydroquinone, Tretinoin, and Salicylic Acid compared to a Topical Placebo Regimen in Individuals Undergoing Botulinum Toxin Injections as well as Injectable Hyaluronic Acid Filler to Nasolabial Folds
  • A Phase III, Randomized, Side-by-Side Comparative Study of the 1064-nm Nd:YAG Laser to the 1320-nm Nd:YAG Laser for the Treatment of Onychomycosis
  • A Phase IV, Randomized, Split-Face Study Comparing the Order of Administration of the Lumenis UltraPulse Active FX and Deep Fx CO2 Laser for the Treatment of Rhytides, Photo-Damage, & Scarring
  • A Split-Face Study Investigating Acne Scar Reduction with a Fractionated Radiofrequency Device Versus a Fractionated, Multiplex 1320nm and 1440nm Nd:YAG Laser
  • A Study Evaluating the Efficacy of an Integrated Vacuum-Assisted Diode Device For Laser Hair Reduction in Skin Types IV-VI
  • Micro-Pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG Laser versus Long-Pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Hair Reduction, Pain Assessment, and Time Efficiency in Patients with Axillary Hypertrichosis
  • A Randomized, Side-by-Side, Placebo-Controlled Study Comparing Varying Settings of a Fractionated CO2 Laser in the Treatment of Striae
  • Investigation of a Novel Post-Laser Resurfacing Skin Care Regimen Consisting of Both Ointment and Cream Formulations
  • A Clinical Study Evaluating the Added Benefit, Safety, and Patient Satisfaction of Injectable Poly-l-lactic acid, Sculptra, Combined with Intense Pulsed Light for Chest Rejuvenation
  • Overall Fellowship Recipient 2003 – Funded dermatology rotation at Hospital San Pau, Barcelona, Spain – 6/2003
  • Voting Member – Represented Vanderbilt Medical School at AMSA’s 51st Ann Convention – 3/2001
Contributing Editor

 Journal of Dermatologic Surgery& Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology        2009 – 2010

  • Review, suggest revisions for, and publish commentaries on manuscripts submitted for publication consideration.
Instructor, Mastery of Lasers Course

American Society of Dermatologic Surgery; La Jolla, CA 11/2009

  • Instructed attendees via a live demonstration with question and answer session on the eMatrix (infrared + radiofrequency) laser
Volunteer for Skin Cancer Screening Day

American Academy of Dermatology, La Jolla, CA 2008 – 2009

  • Performed full-body skin exams on members of the community and made recommendations regarding biopsy of skin lesions suspicious for skin cancer
Voting Member, Resident Selection Committee

UIC, Department of Dermatology, Chicago, IL 2005 – 2006

  • Selected as one of three dermatology residents to join faculty to screen applications and select candidates for interviews
Chairman of Medical Center’s “Cadaver Ball”

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2004

  • Organized publicity, planning, and entertainment for this annual 800+ person gala
Visiting Student Extern                                                         

Hospital San Pau – Servicio de Dermatologia, Barcelona, Spain 2003

  • Participated in general, pediatric and cutaneous lymphoma clinics, and in inpatient dermatology consults (in Spanish)
  • Presented research at “XXXI Congreso Nacional de Dermatologia y Venereologia” in Bilbao, Spain
Sub-Investigator and Co-Author, Medical Scholars Program

VUMC, Division of Dermatology, Nashville, TN 2002 – 2003

  • Served as sub-investigator of Phase 2 study using bexarotine 1% gel for treatment of basal cell carcinoma
  • Co-authored Wintrobe’s Textbook of Hematology chapter: “Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma: Mycosis Fungoides and Sézary Syndrome”
  • Formulated Vanderbilt ALCL patient database and evaluated trends in disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment
Dermatology Interest Group Leader, Student Advisory Committee

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN               2002 – 2003

  • Designed sessions led by dermatology attendings and residents to encourage medical students interested in dermatology
  • Designed a website for the organization (www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/medschool/derminterest/DIGWebSite.html)
  • Promoted mentoring relationships between dermatology faculty and students
Admission Interview Student Representative 2002 – 2003
  • Presented daily interactive sessions to interviewing applicants on curriculum, student life and joint-degree programs
  • Coordinated presentations with faculty representative to focus on the strengths of Vanderbilt’s medical training program
Contributing Author, The Reporter (Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Newspaper) 2002 – 2004
  • Composed weekly articles highlighting accomplishments of Vanderbilt Medical Center faculty & students
Chairman of Social Events, Committee of Class Officers 2000 – 2003
  • Planned inter/intra-class events to ensure extracurricular interests of medical students were supported by administration
  • Met regularly with Deans, Chancellor and fellow officers to integrate social and philanthropic events into the curriculum
Chief Editor, The Paddle and The Oar 2000 – 2002
  • Organized guide to Nashville and to 1st & 2nd year courses for incoming medical students
  • Contributed to guide of clinical rotation requirements for rising 3rd year medical students
Chairman, “Second Look Weekend” (1st Annual) 2001
  • Planned and implemented a 2-day informative and social event for recruitment of the top 75 medical school candidates
Course Leader, Problem Solving Elective 2000 – 2001
  • Led problem-based learning course for fello w medical students through presentation of clinical cases with associated labs, histopathology, gross organ specimens, and imaging studies
Acting Student Member, Medical School Admissions Committee 2000 – 2001
  • Selected by faculty and students to screen (approx 8 h/wk) and present all applicants at weekly committee meetings
  • Voted in all committee deliberations, reflecting the collective opinion of VMS’s student body
Chairman & Editor, Co-op Note-taking Service 1999 – 2000
  • Led classmates in collective documentation of all 1st & 2nd year med student lectures
Participant, Introduction to Biomedical Research (Dermatology) 2000

Veterans Affairs Hospital, Nashville, TN

  • Entered and analyzed data on the use of extracorporeal photopheresis to treat cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (Dr. J. Zic)
  • Created Excel spreadsheet programs to chart data; presented graphical findings to peers