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Dr. Melissa Lazarus

Dr. Melissa Lazarus MD, FAAD


Credentials of Dr. Melissa Lazarus MD, FAAD


  • Medical School - University of Miami
  • University of Miami, Residency in Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology
  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Internship in Pediatrics

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Medical Association

Awards and Publications

  • Awarded "Best in Dermatology" from the University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Graduated with "Research Distinction" for her work in cosmetic dermatology research
  • Alster TS, Tanzi EL, Lazarus M. The use of fractional laser photothermolysis for the treatment of atrophic scars. Dermatologic Surgery, March 2007
  • Baumann L, Vujevich J, Halem M, Martin LK, Kerdel F, Lazarus M, Pacheco H, Black L, Bryde J. Open-Label Pilot Study of Alitretinoin Gel 0.1% in the Treatment of Photoaging. Cutis, July 2005
  • Mallin K and Lazarus MC. Treating children is different. Dermatology Clinics; April 2005
  • Lazarus, M and Kerdel FA. Chapter 16: Pigmentary Disorders in Dermatology- Just the Facts; Kerdel FA, Jimenez-Acosta, F.McGraw-Hill 2003

Professional Statement

Melissa C. Lazarus, M.D. is a Board Certified dermatologist with extensive experience and expertise in general, cosmetic, pediatric, and surgical dermatology. Dr. Lazarus has published numerous chapters and papers in well-respected medical textbooks and peer reviewed journals, given lectures at both national and international meetings, and has been involved in multiple clinical research trials. In addition to her academic achievements, Dr. Lazarus is often sought out to give advice to popular magazines such as Allure, Cosmopolitan, New Beauty, Fitness, and Health, and local news and print media. A voluntary instructor in the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Dr. Lazarus was recently appointed secretary/treasurer of the Miami Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Lazarus is most proud of the relationships she has forged with her patients, providing a high level of personalized service with an unending commitment to the best quality of care for every member of the family.

Melissa Lazarus, M.D. received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, where she was accepted into the prestigious "Medical Scholars Program", from which she graduated with honors. She then received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, from which she graduated with "Research Distinction" for her work in cosmetic dermatology research and the "Best in Dermatology" award. After completing an internship in Pediatrics at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lazarus received her Dermatology specialty training at one of the most prestigious national dermatology departments: the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami.

In her free time Dr. Lazarus enjoys yoga, designing jewelry, cooking, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and sons.

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