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Finding a Good Doctor
Who are the best dermatologists for Botox or a chemical peel? Whom can you trust with a laser? If you want a facelift or tummy tuck, who are the area’s top plastic surgeons?
Comments () | Published February 1, 2007

 Top Dermatologists

These dermatologists were voted best by their peers in our most recent listing of the area’s top doctors, published in 2005.

Besides offering such cosmetic procedures as Botox, dermatologists treat skin cancer and other disorders. If a procedure is listed here, it is one the doctor has a special interest in. Dermatologic surgery, a common specialty, can range from treating birthmarks to laser rejuvenation.

Moses Albert,
Fairfax; 703-849-8036. Special interest in cosmetic dermatology.

Tina Alster, downtown DC; 202-785-8855; skinlaser.com. Special interest in laser surgery. On-site medspa.

Grant J. Anhalt, Towson, 410-321-5900; Baltimore, 410-955-3345. Special interest in autoimmune and blistering disorders.

Amir Bajoghli, Woodbridge, 703-490-5803; Vienna, 703-893-1114. Special interest in cosmetic surgery.

Jay M. Barnett, Bethesda, 301-530-3396; Rockville, 301-990-6565; Olney, 301-774-0613; Annapolis, 410-897-0272; skinmatters.net.

Brenda J. Berberian, Chevy Chase; 301-656-7660. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

Sanders H. Berk, Montgomery Village; 301-840-2266. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

Marilyn Berzin, downtown DC; 202-822-9591; dcdermdocs.com. Subspecialty in dermatologic and laser surgery.

John W. Brady Jr.,
Manassas; 703-369-1382; pwderm.com. Special interest in medical dermatology.

Martin Braun III, downtown DC; 202-293-7618. Subspecialty in Mohs surgery for skin cancer.

Nancy V. Bruckner, McLean; 703-790-5850. Special interest in sclerotherapy (varicose veins).

Cheryl M. Burgess,
downtown DC; 202-955-5757; ctr4dermatology.com. Special interest in cosmetic dermatology.

Robert J. Carnathan,
Chevy Chase; 301-718-8616; drcarnathan.com. Special interest in skin cancer.

Richard J. Castiello,
Chevy Chase; 301-986-1880; drcastiello.com. Special interest in cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer, acne.

Bernard Cohen, Baltimore; 410-955-2049. Concentration in pediatrics.

Daniel L. Dellatorre, Chevy Chase; 301-652-2585.

Brenda J. Dintiman,
Fairfax; 703-648-2488; fairoaksskincare.com. Special interest in laser surgery, pediatrics.

Susan T. Elliott,
Northwest DC, 202-695-1000; foxhalldermatology.net. Cosmetic dermatology.

Roselyn E. Epps, Children’s National Medical Center, 202-884-8026; Silver Spring, 301-495-9646. Pediatrics.

Roni W. Ford, Montgomery Village; 301-977-2070; fordderm.com. Special interest in cosmetic dermatology.

David S. Freitag, Bethesda, 301-564-3131; Fairfax, 703-204-0000. Special interest in Mohs surgery for skin cancer.

Glenn H. Fuchs,
Arlington, 703-578-1770; downtown DC, 202-223-6830. Subspecialty in dermatologic surgery.

Walter J. Giblin,
Rockville; 301-216-2980. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

Bruce D. Glassman,
Alexandria; 703-370-0073. Special interest in skin-cancer surgery.

Sheldon K. Gottlieb,
Bethesda, 301-530-5500; Northwest DC, 202-333-1907. Special interest in dermatologic surgery, hair loss.

Lawrence J. Green, Rockville; 301-610-0663; looking-younger.com. Special interest in psoriasis, cosmetic surgery.

Howland Hartley, Prince Frederick, 410-535-5855; Leonardtown, 301-475-5855. Pediatrics.

Julie P. Henry, Burke; 703-425-5300. Special interest in sclerotherapy.

Martin S. Horn,
Fairfax; 703-352-2620. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

Melda A. Isaac, downtown DC; 202-393-7546; mi-skin.com. Special interest in facial rejuvenation.

Dale H. Isaacson, downtown DC; 202-822-9591; dermdocs.com. Special interest in cosmetic dermatology, cosmetic surgery, dermatologic surgery.

Mark J. Jaffe,
Bethesda; 301-530-4800; dermmed.com.

Beverly A. Johnson, Northeast DC; 202-526-4454; skinhairnails.com. Special interest in laser surgery.

Matthew H. Katz, Rockville; 301-881-4124. Special interest in cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

Robert Katz, Rockville; 301-881-4124. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

Ronald A. Katz,
College Park; 301-345-2290. Special interest in medical dermatology.

Alexandra M. Kazakis, Fairfax; 703-573-5252.

Ho Jin Kim,
McLean, 703-893-3710; Sterling, 703-433-9460. Special interest in pediatrics.

Paul Kravitz, Burke; 703-425-5300. Special interest in melanoma.

Ann M. Lindgren, Bethesda; 301-530-4800; dermmed.com.

Norman A. Lockshin,
Silver Spring; 301-681-7000.

Gayle Masri-Fridling,
Falls Church; 703-532-7211.

Neeraja C. Mattay, Centreville; 703-222-2773.

Lynn J. McKinley-Grant, Chevy Chase; 301-941-8166; lynnmckinleygrantmd.com.

M.C. McNeely,
downtown DC; 202-955-6995. Special interest in immunodermatology.

Thomas P. Nigra, Washington Hospital Center; 202-877-6227. Special interest in psoriasis, hair, wrinkles.

Linda Nims, Vienna; 703-938-5700; lindapnimsmd.com.

Samuel S. Norvell,
Rockville; 301-738-0047. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

John F. O’Neill Jr.,
Bethesda; 301-530-4800; dermmed.com.

Margaret R. Stevens O’Neill,
Chevy Chase; 301-951-7905. Special interest in pediatrics.

Roberta F. Palestine, Bethesda, 301-530-8300; Germantown, 301-444-0153; dermskin.com. Subspecialty in antiaging and skin-cancer detection. On-site medspa.

Gary L. Peck, Bethesda; 301-652-3244. Special interest in melanoma.

Ronald Prussick, Bethesda, 301-657-3622; Frederick, 301-694-9500; washingtondermatologycenter.com. Special interest in dermatopathology (interpreting skin biopsies).

Sandra I. Reed, downtown DC; 202-223-6830. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

Lisa Renfro, Annapolis; 410-224-2260; annapolisdermatology.com. Special interest in Mohs surgery.

Michelle A. Rivera, Arlington; 703-524-7206. Special interest in laser, dermatologic surgery.

Fran Rotter, Vienna; 703-442-0301.

William S. Sawchuk, Falls Church; 703-532-7211. Special interest in human-papillomavirus infections.

Theodore S. Sebastien, Reston; 703-709-1492. Special interest in skin cancer.

John J. Short, Chevy Chase; 301-652-0644. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

Robert A. Silverman, Fairfax, 703-641-0083; downtown DC, 202-444-5437. Concentration in pediatrics.

Edward H. Stoler, downtown DC; 202-659-2223; metrodermdc.com. Special interest in cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy.

Arthur R. Ugel, Chevy Chase; 301-652-5155. Special interest in dermatologic surgery.

Stephen W. White, Bethesda; 301-530-8020.

Top Plastic Surgeons

Not all plastic surgeons do cosmetic surgery; some focus on reconstructive procedures such as repairing cleft palates and wounds. In our 2005 Top Doctors article we listed all plastic surgeons voted best by their peers; here we list only those recommended for cosmetic surgery, although most also do reconstructive. We’ve marked with an asterisk (*) those who received the most votes for cosmetic work, and have noted where a surgeon has a special interest.

David W. Allison, Warrenton; 540-347-4266; mdallison.com. Special interest in wound care, breast reconstruction.

Haven J. Barlow Jr., Fairfax; 703-560-8844; barlowmd.com. Special interest in breast and hand surgery, body sculpting.

George John Bitar, Fairfax, Manassas, Vienna; 703-206-0506; drbitar.com. Facial rejuvenation and body sculpting.

Michael F. Chiaramonte,
Clinton; 301-877-7737. Tummy tucks, liposuction, breast augmentation, eyelids. On-site medspa.

*Barry J. Cohen, Rockville, McLean, Annapolis; 301-656-6398; bjcohen.com. Breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, facelifts, liposuction. On-site medspa.

*Diane L. Colgan, Potomac; 301-299-6644. Concentration in cosmetic surgery.

Rafael J. Convit, Washington Hospital Center, Northwest DC; 202-882-5799.

Stephane Corriveau, Chevy Chase; 301-986-0010. Breast augmentation, tummy tucks, body contouring.

*Gregory O. Dick, Rockville; 301-251-2600; gredorydickmd.com. Special interest in body contouring, facial rejuvenation.

Gloria Duda, McLean; 703-893-1111; dudamd.com. Special interest in cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction.

Craig R. Dufresne,
Chevy Chase, Fairfax; 301-654-9151. Special interest in craniofacial surgery.

John S. Eng, Rockville; 301-468-5991. Special interest in cosmetic surgery.

*Albert F. Fleury Jr.,
Annandale, Chevy Chase; 301-652-7700; cpsdocs.com. Special interest in facelifts, liposuction, body contouring.

Douglas L. Forman, North Bethesda; 301-881-7770. Special interest in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

*James H. French, Annandale, Chevy Chase; 703-560-2850; cpsdocs.com. Special interest in facial aesthetic surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction.

*Roger J. Friedman, Bethesda; 301-881-7770. Special interest in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Roberta L. Gartside,
Reston, 703-742-8004; Annandale, 703-204-2706. Breast reconstruction, most cosmetic surgery except noses.

Andrew G. Goldberg,
Fairfax; 703-264-0904. Special interest in hand surgery.

Macy G. Hall Jr.,
Providence Hospital; 202-723-8768; obesityhelp.com. Special interest in breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty, ulcers, wound care, hand surgery.

*Steven B.
Hopping, downtown DC; 202-785-3175; center4cosmeticsurgery.com. Special interest in facial surgery.

Robert B. Karp, Rockville; 301-770-6161. Special interest in hand surgery.

Stephen R. Kay, Chevy Chase; 301-951-5120. Special interest in cosmetic surgery.

Lance G. Leithauser, Rockville; 301-294-9400. Facelifts, browlifts, liposuction, breast surgery, tummy tucks.

J. William Little, Northwest DC; 202-467-6700. Special interest in cosmetic facial surgery.

Steven D. Macht, downtown DC; 202-887-8120. Special interest in melanoma, hand, head, neck, and maxillofacial surgery.

Csaba L. Magassy, McLean; 703-790-5454. Concentration in cosmetic surgery. On-site medspa.

Khosrow Matini,
Alexandria; 703-360-9195; rejuvenationcenter.com. Special interest in hand surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Martin A. Morse, Great Falls; 703-757-6190. Subspecialty in hand and upper-extremity surgery.

*Talal A. Munasifi, Arlington; 703-841-0399; advancedplasticsurgerycenter.com. Special interest in cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction.

Anne M. Nickodem,
Fairfax, Reston, Chevy Chase, Sterling; 703-560-8711; aestheticallyyours.com. Special interest in breast augmentation and reconstruction.

*Roger J. Oldham,
Bethesda; 301-530-6100; oldhamplasticsurgery.com. Special interest in rhinoplasty, liposuction, facial surgery.

*Michael J. Olding,
George Washington University Hospital; 202-741-3241; dccosmeticsurgerycenter.com. Special interest in cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction.

Susan E. Otero, downtown DC; 202-785-4187; metplasticsurgery.com. Special interest in breast reconstructive surgery.

Ronald Steven Perlman, Northwest DC; 202-362-7300. Breast augmentation, facelifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty.

Craig Mark Person, Greenbelt and Chevy Chase; 301-982-0202; drperson.com. Abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelifts, eyelids.

Jeffrey C. Posnick,
Chevy Chase; 301-986-9475; drposnick.com. Concentrates in pediatrics and young adults. Special interest in craniofacial, oral/maxillofacial, facial cosmetic surgery.

*G. Wesley Price,
Annandale, Chevy Chase; 301-652-7700; cpsdocs.com. Special interest in cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, liposuction.

*Jorge H. Reisin,
Chevy Chase; 301-986-9411; reisinwestinstitute.com. Special interest in facial and breast surgery.

Franklin D. Richards,
Bethesda, McLean; 301-493-4334; cosmeticplastics.com. Special interest in facial surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction.

Mark E. Richards,
North Bethesda; 301-468-3458; drrichards.us. Special interest in circumferential body lift, minimal-incisional brachioplasty (arm lift).

Paul Gray Ruff IV,
downtown DC; 202-785-4187; metplasticsurgery.com. Special interest in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Thomas J. Sanzaro, Northwest DC; 202-686-6270. Facial rejuvenation, body contouring, breast reconstruction, post-gastric bypass.

Carol S. Shapiro,
Woodbridge, Manassas; 703-494-1163; doctorshapiro.medem.com. Special interest in facelifts, breast augmentation.

Scott L. Spear,
Georgetown University Hospital; 202-444-8751; drscottspear.com. Special interest in aesthetic, cosmetic, reconstructive breast surgery.

Adam G. Tattelbaum,
Rockville, McLean, Annapolis; 301-656-6398; atcosmetics.com. Breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, tummy tucks, liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelifts. On-site medspa in Rockville.

Michael P. Vincent, Rockville; 301-738-9137; plasticsurgerycare.com. Concentration in cosmetic surgery.

Bennett C. Yang,
Rockville, McLean, Annapolis; 301-656-6398; yangplastics.com. Breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelift, tummy tucks, eyelids. On-site medspa.

Khalique S. Zahir,
Annandale, Bethesda; 703-208-0783; doctorzahir.com. Special interest in hand surgery.

More Physicians


Some otolaryngologists—ear, nose, and throat doctors—do plastic surgery. The following top-rated otolaryngologists have a special interest in facial plastic surgery.

Michael H. Arenstein,
Silver Spring, 301-593-5200; Montgomery Village, 301-963-6334.

Deborah J. Doyle,
Fairfax and Reston, 703-573-7600; otolaryngology-assoc.com.

Scott A. McNamara, downtown DC; 202-833-3223; doctorface.com.

Mark I. Rubinstein,
Fairfax and Reston; 703-573-7600; otolaryngology-assoc.com.

Philip S. Schoenfeld,
Chevy Chase, 301-652-8847; downtown DC, 202-466-7747; e-n-t.com. On-site medspa.

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