America's Best Medical Dermatologists 2022

America's Best Medical Dermatologists 2022

Americans think a lot about how to take care of their skin and have a plenty of choices about how to do it. People with common problems like acne, for instance, have a huge number of possible doctors and treatments available to them. Meanwhile the U.S. population is getting older and increasingly conscious of not only the cosmetic toll of aging, but also the long term health risks of sun damage. This year Americans are expected to spend $19.9 billion on non-prescription skin care and protection products, up from $18.7 billion last year, and that market is expected to grow to nearly $23 billion in 2025. Americans are expected to spend about $7.7 billion this year in dermatologists' offices. To help you find the leading dermatologists in your area, Newsweek and research firm Statista are proud to introduce our list of America's Best Dermatologists 2022. We surveyed more
than 2,200 dermatologists and other skin care professionals and found the top 275 dermatologists in the 20 most populous U.S. states.

We've divided our ranking into two parts: a list of the top 125 cosmetic dermatologists and a list of the top 150 medical dermatologists. We've scored the top 50 in each category from 1 to 50. The remaining dermatologists are listed
alphabetically without a score.

For cosmetic dermatologists, we also asked survey participants to specify a standout treatment (laser, injectables or body contouring). Doctors who received multiple recommendations for one of the treatments received this additional designation. (No doctors received multiple recommendations for body contouring).

We hope you find these listings and rankings helpful as you make skin care choices for yourself and your family.

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1/
Aaron Coulon, MD
Score90.50%
  • Miami
  • FL
Score 90.50%
2/
Mark G. Lebwohl, MD
Score89.60%
  • New York
  • NY
Score 89.60%
3/
David J. Goldberg, MD, JD
Score87.10%
  • New York
  • NY, NJ
Score 87.10%
4/
Amy S. Paller, MD
Score84.60%
  • Northbrook
  • IL
Score 84.60%
5/
Misha Rosenbach, MD
Score84.30%
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
Score 84.30%
6/
Aaron S. Farberg, MD
Score81.00%
  • Dallas
  • TX
Score 81.00%
7/
John Koo, MD
Score80.00%
  • San Francisco
  • CA
Score 80.00%
8/
Adelaide A. Herbert, MD
Score79.40%
  • Houston
  • TX
Score 79.40%
9/
Aaron A. Westphal, MD
Score78.90%
  • Boone
  • NC
Score 78.90%
10/
Aaron Fong, MD, FAAD
Score78.60%
  • Sterling, Fairfax
  • VA
Score 78.60%
11/
Neal Bhatia, MD
Score78.50%
  • San Diego
  • CA
Score 78.50%
12/
David Cohen, MD, FAAD
Score78.20%
  • Hewlett, Jamaica
  • NY
Score 78.20%
13/
Peter A. Lio, MD
Score77.80%
  • Chicago
  • IL
Score 77.80%
14/
Joseph L. Jorizzo, MD
Score77.70%
  • Winston Salem
  • NC
Score 77.70%
15/
Craig L. Leonardi, MD
Score77.30%
  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Score 77.30%
16/
Thomas E. Rohrer, MD
Score75.50%
  • Chestnut Hill
  • MA
Score 75.50%
17/
Aaron K. Joseph,MD, FAAD
Score75.30%
  • Pasadena
  • TX
Score 75.30%
18/
Diane C. Madfes, MD, PC
Score75.10%
  • New York
  • NY
Score 75.10%
19/
David Peng, MD
Score74.80%
  • Los Angeles
  • CA
Score 74.80%
20/
Timothy Berger, MD
Score74.70%
  • San Francisco
  • CA
Score 74.70%
21/
Henry W. Lim, MD
Score74.50%
  • Detroit
  • MI
Score 74.50%
22/
Abraham R. Freilich, MD
Score74.40%
  • Brooklyn
  • NY
Score 74.40%
23/
Ronald J. Sweren, MD
Score74.00%
  • Lutherville
  • MD
Score 74.00%
24/
Leigha A. Sharp, MD
Score73.80%
  • Austin
  • TX
Score 73.80%
25/
Kevin Cooper, MD
Score72.30%
  • Cleveland
  • OH
Score 72.30%
26/
Martin N. Zaiac, MD
Score72.00%
  • Miami Beach
  • FL
Score 72.00%
27/
Warren Heymann, MD
Score71.50%
  • Camden, Marlton, Hammonton
  • NJ
Score 71.50%
28/
Aanand N. Geria, MD
Score71.40%
  • Rutherford
  • NJ
Score 71.40%
29/
Francisco A. Kerdel, MD
Score71.20%
  • Coral Gabes
  • FL
Score 71.20%
30/
Jill S. Waibel, MD
Score70.90%
  • Miami
  • FL
Score 70.90%
31/
Bruce A. Brod, MD
Score70.30%
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
Score 70.30%
32/
Adriana Villa, MD
Score69.40%
  • Miami
  • FL
Score 69.40%
33/
Lindy P. Fox, MD
Score68.80%
  • San Francisco
  • CA
Score 68.80%
34/
Adam I. Rubin, MD
Score68.60%
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
Score 68.60%
35/
Matthew Zirwas, MD
Score68.40%
  • Bexley
  • OH
Score 68.40%
36/
Damian Dhar, MD
Score68.10%
  • Buford, Duluth
  • GA
Score 68.10%
37/
Robert J. Pariser, MD
Score67.90%
  • Norfolk
  • VA
Score 67.90%
38/
Abby Vrable, MD
Score67.70%
  • Youngstown
  • OH
Score 67.70%
39/
A. Razzaque Ahmed, MD, DSC, MPA
Score67.50%
  • 697 Cambridge St, Suite 302
  • Boston
  • MA
Score 67.50%
40/
Kristen Richards, MD
Score67.40%
  • La Jolla
  • CA
Score 67.40%
41/
Victoria P. Werth, MD
Score67.30%
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
Score 67.30%
42/
Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD
Score67.10%
  • Winston Salem
  • NC
Score 67.10%
43/
Roger T. Moore, MD
Score66.90%
  • Elkhart
  • IN
Score 66.90%
44/
Kasia S. Masterpol, MD, FAAD
Score66.80%
  • Burlington, Woburn, Beverly
  • MA
Score 66.80%
45/
Alejandra Vivas, MD
Score66.70%
  • Hollywood
  • FL
Score 66.70%
46/
Mark A. Correa, MD
Score66.50%
  • Austin, Buda
  • TX
Score 66.50%
47/
Kenneth A. Arndt, MD
Score66.40%
  • Chestnut Hill
  • MA
Score 66.40%
48/
Alan K. Silverman, MD
Score66.30%
  • San Antonio
  • TX
Score 66.30%
49/
Adam Aronson, MD
Score66.20%
  • Newport Beach, Yorba Linda
  • CA
Score 66.20%
50/
Brenda F. Watkins, MD
Score66.10%
  • Dripping Springs
  • TX
Score 66.10%
51-150/
Jihad M. Alhariri, MD
  • Baltimore
  • MD
51-150/
Adam Allan, DO
  • Clarksville
  • TN
51-150/
David J. Altman, MD
  • Williamsville
  • NY
51-150/
Grant J. Anhalt, MD
  • Baltimore
  • MD
51-150/
Elizabeth Arrington, MD
  • St. Petersburg
  • FL
51-150/
Matthew A. Bakos, M.D.
  • Beavercreek, Kettering, Troy
  • OH
51-150/
Arthur K. Balin, MD, PhD, FACP
  • Media
  • PA
51-150/
Anthony V. Benedetto, DO, FACP
  • Philadelphia, Drexel Hill
  • PA
51-150/
John A. Carucci, MD, PhD
  • New York
  • NY
51-150/
Aegean H. Chan, MD, FAAD
  • Solvang, Santa Barbara
  • CA
51-150/
Dannie Chang, MD
  • Encinitas
  • CA
51-150/
Susan Y. Chon, MD
  • Houston
  • TX
51-150/
Gary Chuang, MD
  • Torrance
  • CA
51-150/
Alvin Coda, MD
  • La Jolla
  • CA
51-150/
Ashley B. Crew, MD
  • Los Angeles
  • CA
51-150/
Tiffany K. Cukrowski, DO
  • Clinton Township
  • MI
51-150/
Bari Cunningham, MD
  • Encinitas
  • CA
51-150/
Steven D. Daveluy, MD
  • Dearborn
  • MI
51-150/
Doris Day, MD
  • New York
  • NY
51-150/
Andrew S. Dorizas, MD
  • Miami
  • FL
51-150/
George S. Drew, DO
  • Marion, Mansfield, Bucyrus
  • OH
51-150/
Christine Egan, MD
  • Media, Glen Mills
  • PA
51-150/
Alexander E. Ehrlich, MD
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
51-150/
Georgina Ferzli, MD
  • New York
  • NY
51-150/
David Fivenson, MD
  • Ann Arbor
  • MI
51-150/
Carley Fowler, MD
  • Knoxville
  • TN
51-150/
Matthew C. Fox, MD
  • Austin, Buda
  • TX
51-150/
Brad P. Glick, DO, MPH, FAOCD
  • Margate, Wellington
  • FL
51-150/
Jeffrey Globerson, DO, FAAD
  • Portage
  • MI
51-150/
Alexandra Grammenos, DO
  • Melbourne, Merritt Island
  • FL
51-150/
Richard D. Granstein, MD
  • New York
  • NY
51-150/
Michael S. Graves, MD
  • Austin
  • TX
51-150/
Alexandra Grob, DO
  • St. Petersburg
  • FL
51-150/
Peter J. Gust, MD
  • Manor
  • TX
51-150/
Christopher Ha, MD, FAAD
  • Roseville
  • CA
51-150/
Scott B. Hearth, MD, FAAD
  • Roseville
  • CA
51-150/
Michelle Henry, MD
  • New York
  • NY
51-150/
Adam B. Hessel, MD
  • Dublin, Grove City
  • OH
51-150/
Chad Hivnor, MD
  • San Antonio
  • TX
51-150/
Alexis Honigbaum, MD
  • Palm Harbor
  • FL
51-150/
Meyer Horn, MD
  • Chicago
  • IL
51-150/
Shasa Hu, MD
  • Miami, Coral Gabes, South Miami, Miami Beach
  • FL
51-150/
Camille E. Introcaso, MD
  • Marlton
  • NJ
51-150/
William D. James, MD
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
51-150/
Benjamin Kelley, MD
  • La Jolla, Encinitas
  • CA
51-150/
Ellen J. Kim, MD
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
51-150/
Nancy H. Kim, MD, FAAD
  • Scottsdale, Phoenix, Chandler
  • AZ
51-150/
Mina Y. Kingsbery, MD
  • Parsippany
  • NJ
51-150/
Adean Kingston, MD
  • Dallas
  • TX
51-150/
Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD
  • Miami
  • FL
51-150/
William T. Ko, MD, FAAD
  • Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Show Low
  • AZ
51-150/
Adam Leavitt, MD
  • Heathrow, Oviedo, Deland, Lake Faith
  • FL
51-150/
Matt Leavitt, DO, FAOCD
  • Lake Faith
  • FL
51-150/
Arnold Wu Che Lee, MD, PhD
  • Los Angeles
  • CA
51-150/
Sandra Lee, MD
  • Upland
  • CA
51-150/
Angela Lotsikas, MD, FAAD
  • Chevy Chase
  • MD
51-150/
Agata Marriott, MD
  • Del Mar
  • CA
51-150/
Adam A. Martin, MD
  • Richmond
  • VA
51-150/
Natalia Mendoza, MD
  • Williamsburg
  • VA
51-150/
Christopher J. Miller, MD
  • Philadelphia
  • PA
51-150/
Aaron J. Morgan, MD
  • Ocean
  • NJ
51-150/
Rajiv Nathoo, MD
  • Oviedo, Orlando
  • FL
51-150/
Daniel Navi, MD
  • Northridge
  • CA
51-150/
Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD
  • New York
  • NY
51-150/
Susan Nedorost, MD
  • Cleveland
  • OH
51-150/
Aislyn Nelson, MD, PhD
  • El Cajon, National City
  • CA
51-150/
Albert J. Nemeth, MD
  • Clearwater
  • FL
51-150/
Thomas G. Olsen, MD
  • Kettering
  • OH
51-150/
Heather Orkwis, DO
  • Clinton Township, Shelby
  • MI
51-150/
Taraneh Paravar, MD
  • San Diego
  • CA
51-150/
Anabella Pascucci, MD
  • Torrance
  • CA
51-150/
Shivani Patel, MD
  • Towson
  • MD
51-150/
Lisa Rhodes, MD
  • Austin
  • TX
51-150/
Franziska Ringpfeil, MD
  • Haverford
  • PA
51-150/
Megan Rogge, MD
  • Houston, Bellaire
  • TX
51-150/
Cameron K. Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS
  • Garden City, Manhattan
  • NY
51-150/
Theodore Rosen, MD
  • Houston
  • TX
51-150/
Adam M. Rotunda, MD
  • Newport Beach
  • CA
51-150/
Aaron Russell, MD
  • Creve Coeur
  • MO
51-150/
Andrew Scheman, MD, FAAD
  • Northbrook
  • IL
51-150/
Rocco T. Serrao, MD
  • Troy, Kettering, Mason
  • OH
51-150/
Janellen Smith, MD
  • Irvine, Orange, Laguna Hills, Yorba Linda
  • CA
51-150/
Molly K. Smith, MD
  • Norfolk
  • VA
51-150/
Seaver L. Soon, MD
  • San Diego
  • CA
51-150/
Christina Steinmetz-Rodriguez, DO
  • San Antonio
  • TX
51-150/
Daniel Stewart, DO
  • Clinton Township
  • MI
51-150/
Eric Strauss, MD
  • Parsippany
  • NJ
51-150/
Jens Thiele, MD, PhD
  • Murrieta, Oceanside
  • CA
51-150/
Allison T. Vidimos, MD
  • Cleveland
  • OH
51-150/
Lisa C. Walker, MD
  • San Antonio
  • TX
51-150/
Jeffrey Weinberg, MD
  • Forest Hills
  • NY
51-150/
Susan H. Weinkle, MD
  • Bradenton
  • FL
51-150/
Eduardo Weiss, MD, FAAD
  • Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale, West Miramar, Doral
  • FL
51-150/
Robert Weiss, MD, FAAD, FACPh
  • Hunt Valley
  • MD
51-150/
Adam H. Wiener, DO
  • Melbourne
  • FL
51-150/
Ada M. Winkielman, MD
  • Tarzana, Simi Valley
  • CA
51-150/
Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD
  • Santa Monica
  • CA
51-150/
Nardo Zaias, MD
  • Miami Beach
  • FL
51-150/
Meghan B. Zavod, MD
  • Davis
  • CA
51-150/
Kathleen B. Zendell, MD, FAAD
  • Mount Dora, Longwood, Orlando, Winterpark
  • FL
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Methodology:
The America's Best Dermatologists 2022 ranking awards the leading 275 dermatologists in the U.S. Due to the significant difference in services provided, the list is split by cosmetic and medical dermatologists. In total, 125 cosmetic dermatologists and 150 medical dermatologists were awarded. Overlaps can occur if a dermatologist offers services in both fields. The top 50 cosmetic and medical dermatologists are ranked 1 to 50. The top 51-125 cosmetic and top 51-150 medical dermatologists are sorted alphabetically.
During the survey period from February to April 2022, over 2,200 dermatologists were invited to an online survey. Additionally, medical professionals and administrators/managers who work in outpatient practices across the US were invited to participate on the online survey via Newsweek.com. During the survey period, over 5.400 votes for dermatologists in the 20 most populous U.S. states were collected and analyzed.
A score was calculated for each dermatologist based on the number of recommendations and a quality score (as assessed by the peer survey). In-state recommendations were weighted higher than out-of-state recommendations and the quality score. In-state recommendations were 45 percent of the final score, out-of-state recommendations 40 percent, and the quality score 15 percent. For cosmetic dermatologists, participants were also able to specify a standout treatment (laser, injectables, body contouring) for the recommended dermatologists.
Recommendation score (85 percent of total score)

--In state (45 percent of total score) .Participants were first asked to recommend leading dermatologists in their respective specialty (medical or cosmetic) in their own state. The order in which recommendations were provided was relevant to the ranking (#1 has the highest weight). Self-recommendations were not allowed and led to disqualification from the survey. Additionally, participants were asked to recommend leading dermatologists for the other specialty.

--Out of state (40 percent of total score). Participants were asked to recommend leading dermatologists in their respective specialty in any of the other 20 states included in the survey.

Optionally , participants could also name leading dermatologists for the other specialty outside of their state.

Quality Score (15 percent of total score)
For their in-state recommendations, participants were asked to assess the quality of care (e.g. treatments, preventive care, use of most recent equipment) to further differentiate the perceived reputation of each dermatologist.

For each recommended dermatologist, the participant rated the quality of care on a scale from 1 ("poor") to 100 ("excellent"). The quality of care assessment was only included for In-state recommendations, based on the assumption that doctors can better assess their peers who are closer geographically and who they might refer patients to/receive patients from. Dermatologists who only received out-of-state recommendations were given a baseline score. A quality score was calculated for each dermatologist with sufficient in-state recommendations.

Most awarded dermatologists work primarily in an outpatient setting where patients can schedule direct appointments with the respective dermatologists (as opposed to inpatient settings). The rankings are comprised exclusively of dermatologists that are eligible regarding the scope described in this document. A mention in the ranking is a positive recognition based on peer recommendations. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data-collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last 12 months only. Furthermore, any events following May 11, 2022, were not considered in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations. The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about dermatologists or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to the clinic. The quality of dermatologists that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.


Download the full methodology here.