Dedicated to excellence
Joel Schlessinger, MD is a practicing double board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Schlessinger has more than 25 years of experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions, including skin cancers, and aesthetic concerns, such as facial wrinkles and body contouring.
Along with his dermatology and cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Schlessinger is also the founder of the Schlessinger MD Skin Research Center, a clinical research facility that investigates new medications and treatments for a wide range of skin conditions and cosmetic procedures. He continues to research, write and contribute to a number of scholarly articles, books and research studies in the field of dermatology which can be found here.
Dr. Schlessinger is also the past president of the Nebraska Dermatology Society, the President Emeritus of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, and the founder of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum.
Voted one of America’s Top Docs and the Best Doctors in America, Dr. Schlessinger has also been consistently voted as the best Omaha dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon for more than 20 years.
UNDERGRADUATE & MEDICAL SCHOOL
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Rhode Island (1981)
Basic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (1983)
Medical Degree, Clinical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (1985)
POST-MEDICAL SCHOOL TRAINING
Dermatology, Washington University of St. Louis
Pediatrics, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Dr. Joel Schlessinger is double board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, as a Dermatologist and certified Micrographic Dermatological Surgeon, or MOHS surgeon. He was formerly board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Why does it matter?
To practice medicine in the United States, a doctor must be licensed by their state. This license does not indicate what qualifications the doctor has. To be board certified, a doctor must complete additional standards beyond basic licensing and actively keep pace with the latest advances in their specialty to maintain their board certification. The latest advances mean the best options for you and your health.
In the media
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20 Dermatologists Share the Skin-Care Products They’ve Been Using for 10-Plus Years
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