President & co-founder
Hayes B. Gladstone, MD
Hayes B. Gladstone, MD is the Director of Mohs Surgery at the Berman Gladstone Skin Institute in Palo Alto/San Francisco/Walnut Creek, California, and the Kenner Dermatology Center, Kailua, Hawaii. He graduated from Tufts University earning a B.A in international relations summa cum laude on his degree and honors thesis. He also received an M.A. with distinction from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Prior to medical school, he was an award winning sports editor and photojournalist in Colorado. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He trained in surgery and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at UCSF and the University of Washington. He then completed a dermatology residency at the University of Washington. He completed a UCLA associated mohs surgery/reconstruction/cosmetic surgery fellowship under Ronald L. Moy, where he was also a Clinical Instructor at UCLA.
Dr. Gladstone was the Director of the Division of Dermatologic Surgery at Stanford University and Associate Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for 11 years prior to going into private practice. He has been the President and on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Dermatology Society. He has been the President and on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Dermatology Association. He has served on the Board of Directors of the California division of the American Cancer Society. He directs quality assurance for the Mediangels Foundation. He is an assistant editor on Dermatologic Surgery, and on the Surgical Advisory Board of JAMA Dermatology. He has directed the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Course for the American Academy of Dermatology, the facial rejuvenation course for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Masters Cosmetic Course for the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery at their respective annual meetings. He has also co-directed dermatologic surgery courses abroad. He been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally, and has served on several master reconstruction panels. He has received the Theodore Tromovitch Award by the American College of Mohs Surgery, and been named a top doctor by the Castle-Connolly Organization. Dr. Gladstone has approximately 100 total publications including a text on cosmetic procedures
Vice President & co-founder
Murad Alam, MD, MSCI
Dr. Murad Alam is Chief of the Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, and Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery, in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at Yale University, and completed dermatology residency at Columbia University. Dr. Alam completed his fellowship training in laser and cosmetic surgery in Boston and in Mohs micrographic surgery in Houston. His clinical practice includes laser and cosmetic procedures, as well as skin cancer surgery. Dr. Alam’s research is on the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of different laser and surgical treatments. He is a member of the editorial boards of Archives of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Therapy Letter, Lasers in Medical Science, and Dermatology Journal Watch. Dr. Alam is the author of more than 150 scholarly publications and has edited 20 books, including Non-surgical Skin Tightening and Lifting, Treatment of Leg Veins, Requisites in Cosmetic Dermatology, Cosmetic Procedures in Skin of Color, and Body Rejuvenation. Currently, he is a member of the Boards of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs Surgery, an Advisor to the AMA-CPT Panel, a member of the Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Panel of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and a Consultant to the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Alysa Herman, MD
Alysa Herman, MD is a native of the Bahamas and is a skin cancer surgeon in Miami where she specializes in Mohs surgery and reconstruction. She is also on staff at the Frederic Brandt Dermatology Associates. Dr. Herman received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and she performed her internship in internal medicine at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital and completed her residency in dermatology at Cornell – New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Herman then completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery under Richard Bennett, MD in Los Angeles, California. She received several prestigious awards such as the Peter E. Pochi Award for Excellence in Dermatology, Delta Sigma Pi and Merit Scholarship. Dr. Herman is a member of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology and the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and Board of Directors of South Miami Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Herman has performed an array of volunteer work such as performing annual skin cancer screenings for hospitals and for the Major League Baseball Association; she was a member of the Planning Team for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she was involved in a program to educate children about the health risks from UV radiation. She is a contributing editor for Dermatologic Surgery and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Dr Herman is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutanaeous Surgery. Dr. Herman organized the 2012 mission to South Africa.
Suneel Chilukuri, MD
Suneel Chilukuri, MD was raised In Belllaire, Texas. He graduated with honors from Rice University and received his medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chilukuri trained in general surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles. He returned to Houston to study dermatology at the Baylor College of Medicine. During residency, Dr. Chilukuri was chosen to serve as the Chief Resident in Dermatology and was awarded the Resident Teaching Award. Following residency, Dr. Chilukuri went to Yale University School of Medicine to complete a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Laser and Reconstructive Surgery. He also served as a Clinical Instructor at Yale University. For five years, he taught surgical dermatology and reconstructive surgery at both Columbia University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein Medical while also operating in his private practice offices. He returned to the Houston Area and is the Director of Mohs surgery and reconstruction at Bellaire Dermatology Associates. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at both Columbia University and Albert Einstein Departments of Dermatology. Dr. Chilukuri is the Chief of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at the Memorial Family Practice Center. He has published widely and presented his work both nationally and internationally particularly on reconstruction and practice management issues. Dr. Chilukuri is an International Aesthetic Surgery Mentor for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery International Traveling Mentorship Program.
Daniel Berg, MD
Daniel Berg, MD is the former Professor in the Division of Dermatology and the Department of Medicine, and the Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Washington and currently a mohs surgeon at the Seattle Skin Cancer Center. Dr. Berg, a native of Toronto, Canada, received his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He completed his residency in Dermatology at Duke University. He then trained in dermatologic surgery with a focus on hair transplantation under Sheldon Pollack at the University of Toronto, Dr. Berg completed a second dermatologic surgery fellowship focusing on mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction as well as cosmetic dermatology at the University of British Columbia under the mentorship of Alastair Carruthers, MD and Larry Warshawski. Dr. Berg who received the John Olerud resident teaching award, has been recognized for his teaching abilities, and has taught dermatologic surgery all over the world. Dr. Berg has been on the Board of Directors of the Sulzberger Institute of Dermatologic Education. He has a special research interest in skin cancer in organ transplant patients and in hair transplantation. Dr. Berg has 64 publications. Dr. Berg co-organized the 2010 mission to Costa Rica, and organized the 2013 missions to Bulgaria and Romania.
Brian Jiang, MD
Dr. S. Brian Jiang is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Dermatology and Director of Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic surgery at UCSD. He received his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine and went on to the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center to finish his medical internship. He completed his residency in dermatology at New York University Medical Center where he also served as their Chief Resident during his last year. At NYU Medical Center, Dr. Jiang also completed a fellowship in Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
In 2000, Dr. Jiang joined the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Jiang served as the Medical Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Dermatology and Laser Center where he performed and taught Harvard Medical School dermatology residents and physicians on cosmetic dermatology procedures (botulinum toxin injections, filler injections, sclerotherapy, superficial chemical peels) and laser procedures (vascular, pigmented, hair removal, ablative and non-ablative resurfacing). He was also the Associate Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Dermatologic Surgery Unit and co-directed the Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship Training Program.
In 2007, he joined UCSD as the Director of Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the Division of Dermatology. In 2009, Dr. Jiang successfully obtained the approval from the American College of Mohs Surgery to start a prestigious Mohs Surgery Fellowship Training Program, and in 2011, he also obtained the approval from the ACGME (Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education) to begin a procedural dermatology fellowship program at UCSD.
Dr. Jiang specializes in Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Procedures. Dr. Jiang has published and lectured extensively on these procedures both domestically and internationally.
Michel McDonald, MD, MBA
Dr. Michel McDonald is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology at Vanderbilt Medical Center where she has practiced since 1998. She is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon.
Dr. McDonald received her undergraduate training at Duke University and graduated with honors from the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her residency and fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota and at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. McDonald is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology, a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, has served as the president of the Tennessee Dermatology Society and is on the boards of the Womens Dermatologic Society and the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She has a strong interest in organized medicine and serves as a delegate to the American Medical Association from the American College of Mohs Surgery. She is also the current president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine and is on the board of the Tennessee Medical Association.
Chrys Schmults, MD, MSCE
Dr. Chrys Schmults, MD, MSCE is Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the High Risk Skin Cancer Clinic at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Harvard, she was on the dermatology faculty of the University of Pennsylvania from 2003-2007. She attended Yale Medical School, and residency training at Stanford and New York Universities. She is interested in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) prognosis and outcomes and has developed a tumor staging system for SCC. Dr. Schmults has received research grants from the Dermatology Foundation, the Skin Cancer Foundation and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She also has a keen interest in disseminating dermatologic surgical education globally and has provided dermatologic surgical training to physicians and dermatologic practitioners in South Africa, Malawi and Romania in their home countries.
Rebecca Tung, MD
Rebecca Tung is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Dermatology at the Loyola School of Medicine. Previous to her appointment at Loyola School of Medicine, Dr. Tung was a staff mohs and dermatologic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic where she also did completed her Dermatology residency and dermatologic surgery fellowship. She received her medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tung is on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Dermatologic Society. She also holds the same position on the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She is a member of the American Professors of Dermatology and was selected to be a member of the prestigious Noah Worcester Dermatological Society. Dr. Tung’s research interests include educating the public on skin cancer, and using minimally invasive techniques for facial rejuvenation. She is an editor of the well received textbook, Cosmetic Dermatology Requisites.