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The Patient's Guide to Rosacea features among its members some of the world's foremost authorities on dermatology, laser surgery and rosacea. A number of sources have been vital in our continuing effort to provide you with the best, most accurate information about rosacea available on the web. The physicians comprising our Advisory Board have been advocates for improving the standards and quality of skin treatment for many years and we would like to thank them for their support.
Scientific Advisory Board Editorial Board
» Eric F. Bernstein, M.D.
» Jeffrey S. Dover, M.D., FRCPC
» Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D.
» Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
» Melanie C. Grossman, M.D.
» Suzanne Kilmer, M.D.
» Brian Zelickson, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

Eric F. Bernstein, M.D.
Chairman of The Patient's GuideTM Advisory Board
Eric Bernstein, MD, is a distinguished practitioner, researcher and innovator in the fields of dermatology and laser surgery. He received his BS from Duke University and MD from the Yale University School of Medicine. Following fellowships with the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and Hahnemann University, he joined Jefferson Medical College, where he directed a photobiology laboratory and served as the first director of the Laser Surgery Center.
His research on a molecular model of skin photoaging led to the development of his own firm, DakDak LLC, which performs in vitro phototoxicology testing for large pharmaceutical companies and pursues discovery of novel anti-aging and pharmaceutical compounds. Dr. Bernstein holds several U.S. and international patents, has authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles, and has given more than 150 presentations at scientific meetings. A board member of Candela Corporation, a leading manufacturer of medical laser systems, he also consults with numerous cosmetic and biotechnology firms. He currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Dover, M.D., FRCPC      
Dr. Dover's interests are in general dermatology, laser medicine and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Dover graduated as the silver medalist, Magna cum Laude with an M.D. degree from the University of Ottawa. His dermatology training was received at the University of Toronto followed by research fellowships at St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin at the University of London in London , England , and a two-year photomedicine fellowship at the Beth Israel Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dover

was Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School , was Chief of Dermatology at the New England Deaconess Hospital for over ten years and also Associate Chairman of Dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center . He now directs SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill and is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Section of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, Yale University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School.

Dr. Dover is the author of over 300 publications, including articles, reviews, and book chapters, as well as several instructional audio and videotapes. He has co-authored 10 textbooks, five on cutaneous laser surgery and cosmetic surgery; with Dr. Arndt Illustrated Cutaneous Laser Surgery: A Practitioner's Guide, Lasers in Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Illustrated Cutaneous and Aesthetic Laser Surgery, Controversies and Conversations in Cutaneous Laser Surgery, and with both Drs. Arndt and Kaminer Atlas of Cosmetic Surgery, five other textbooks, two on general dermatology with Dr. Arndt; Pocket Guide to Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, and Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: Self Assessment and Review, and two for lay individuals; Skin Deep: An A to Z of Skin Disorders, Treatments and Health , and the Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, and the most recent Photoaging. Dr. Dover edits Journal Watch for Dermatology, a monthly abstracted journal by the Massachusetts Medical Society, publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine, and he is a member of numerous journal editorial boards.

Dr. Dover is the founding editor of Journal Watch Dermatology, produced by the publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine, and he is on the editorial board of the surgical section of the Archives of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Skin and Aging, The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, Acta Dermatolgica Croatica, and Laser Surgery Japan. He authored the American Academy of Dermatology Guidelines of Care for Laser Surgery. Dr. Dover has been course director, along with Drs. Arndt and Kaminer of many top rated Harvard Medical School courses and SkinCare Physicians Advanced Seminars over the past 2 decades.

Dr. Dover is an elected treasurer of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and past president of the New England Dermatological Society. He has organized and directed numerous medical conferences, including the Atlantic Dermatological Conference, the annual Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education Cutaneous Laser Surgery Course, the Cosmetic Surgery Course and the Controversies in Cutaneous Laser Surgery Course, New England Dermatological Society didactic meetings, as well as numerous courses at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

He has received many honors including repeated nominations for "teacher of the year" at Harvard Medical School and the Leon Goldman Award of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Dover is listed as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the U.S. by Town and Country and amongst the top dermatologists in multiple editions of Boston Magazine, The Improper Bostonian, Who's Who of American Medicine, Guide to Top Doctors, The Best Doctors in America.

Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D.
Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick is an innovative leader in Dermatology. In March of 2005 he was named Allure Magazine's "Physician Who Has Most Influenced Beauty" and was honored as the Sturge-Weber Society's 2005 "Physician of the Year." He was instrumental in the development of several medical lasers and laser procedures, including laser resurfacing of the skin with the UltraPulse CO2 laser. Dr. Fitzpatrick is the author of medical textbooks on laser surgery, as well as numerous scientific articles. He lectures all over the world and has trained

thousands of physicians in laser techniques. His scientific interest in topical formulations to reverse photoaging led him to develop a unique skin care line, SkinMedica.

A Princeton University graduate, Dr. Fitzpatrick went on to Emory University Medical School where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society for academic excellence. Dr. Fitzpatrick completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Southern California and attended the University of California at Los Angeles to complete his specialty training in Dermatology. Dr. Fitzpatrick's surgical interests led him into the field of laser surgery.

Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, he is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He served as President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in 2000-2001. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association and the San Diego County Dermatologic Society.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Dermatology at UCSD School of Medicine. He is on the medical staff of Scripps Memorial Hospital , La Jolla and Encinitas.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is listed in "Best Doctors in America " and the National Directory of Who's Who in Executives & Professionals. The American Cancer Society recognized him as a "Volunteer of the Year". He is the recipient of the 2004 Leon Goldman Memorial Lectureship Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery for integrity, dedication, and overall excellence in clinical laser research and services, and recipient of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery's 2005 Drake Ellet Lectureship Award. He is also the recipient of the Richard Webster Lectureship Award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in 2001, honoring his contributions to cosmetic surgery.

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.   
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, graduated from Harvard University and pursued his medical education at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

He trained in dermatology at the New York University Medical Center where he was chief resident and subsequently underwent a fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery under the auspices of the

American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology.

He is clinical professor of dermatology at the New York University Medical Center where he founded its laser program and served nine years as chief of dermatologic and laser surgery. He is also the Director of the skin/laser division in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Immediate Past President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and President Elect of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Geronemus has been a featured speaker of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Society and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery for many years, as well as speaking to other national and international audiences. He has published over 165 medical articles, chapters, and books, including the most recent 2nd Edition of Illustrated Cutaneous and Aesthetic Laser Surgery. He has been involved with the development of several new laser systems and therapeutic techniques which are now commonly used throughout the world. He has been listed in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York" nine times, twice in Woodward and White's "Best Doctors in America", and in Town & Country's "Best Cosmetic Surgeons".

Melanie C. Grossman, M.D.
Melanie C. Grossman, M.D., graduated from Princeton University and New York University School of Medicine. She interned at Yale University and completed a dermatology residency at Columbia University. She developed clinical and research laser expertise during a two-year fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard University. Dr. Grossman is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

She is a clinical instructor of dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and Assistant Attending at New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. In addition, she holds an appointment in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Grossman is a featured speaker for the American Academy of Dermatology. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally in the field of laser diagnostics and therapeutics. She is involved in the development of new applications in laser and photodynamic therapy, and she holds patents in these fields.

Suzanne Kilmer, M.D.     
Dr. Suzanne Linsmeier Kilmer, a board certified dermatologist, is the Director of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California. She received her M.D. degree and completed her dermatology residency at U.C. Davis Medical Center, then moved east for a one year clinical and research fellowship in laser surgery at Harvard Medical School's Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine.She remained at Harvard as a faculty member for two years following her fellowship, researching Q-switched laser treatment of tattoos and pigmented

lesions. In addition, she was involved in a burn debridement study using the rapidly pulsed CO2 lasers now popular for laser resurfacing. Upon returning home to Sacramento , Dr. Kilmer continued her research with Q-switched lasers at the laser center she founded. A principal investigator in the multicenter trials on UltraPulse skin resurfacing and laser hair removal, her research also involves skin cancer treatment with the CO2 UltraPulse, erbium lasers for laser resurfacing, and pulsed dye laser treatment of scars. Chosen as one of the "Best Doctors in America" by her peers, she lectures internationally, has published numerous articles and chapters on cutaneous laser surgery, and is a frequent instructor of laser surgery to her peers. Dr. Kilmer is currently on the editorial review board for the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and the International Journal of Laser Surgery. She is past President of ASLMS's, chairs the Standards of Training and Finance committees, and has served as the Dermatology/Plastic Surgery co-chair, Poster Section chair, Laser Safety Officer and on the Board of Directors. She has been featured in Newsweek and Self Magazine where she was listed as one of the top ten laser surgeons in the country. Very active in the community, she has been honored with Outstanding Community Service Awards for the gang tattoo removal project, which she founded in 1993.

Brian D. Zelickson, M.D.
Dr. Zelickson grew up in the Twin Cities. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1982 and the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1986. His post-graduate medical training included one year at the Hennepin County Medical Center and three years at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine. In 1990, he received special training in immunoelectron microscopy under a fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill . Dr. Zelickson is currently a member of the faculty at the University of Minnesota

Medical School's Department of Dermatology. He is also director of that department's Electron Microscopy Laboratory. He has been repeatedly named one of the Twin Cities "Best Doctors" by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.

Although he has extensive training in all aspects of dermatology, Dr. Zelickson's special medical interests include laser tissue interaction and teledermatology. He is nationally recognized for his accomplishments and contributions to laser medicine and surgery. He has published more than 30 medical journal articles in the field and currently serves on the Government Liaison/Blue Ribbon Committee for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). He has also developed ASLMS course work that is used across the country to train other physicians in laser techniques.