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Dr. Eric Finzi, MD, PhD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Eric Finzi, MD, PhD, is the medical director and president of two dermatology practices, Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Associates in Greenbelt, Maryland. A true, modern day Renaissance man, Dr. Finzi is a board-certified dermasurgeon with a PhD in biochemistry, and an accomplished artist and sculptor. Dr. Finzi applies his artistic sensibility to his cosmetic dermatology practice by finely sculpting bodies and faces with a variety of high-tech, less-invasive, and safe methods including Tumescent liposuction, fat transfer, Ultherapy, and Botox and dermal filler treatments for facial restoration. He also specializes in Mohs Micrographic surgery for the removal of skin cancers, utilizing his artistic ability to carefully reconstruct affected areas. The results are often life changing for the tens of thousands of people he has successfully treated since 1992. Dr. Finzi graduated summa cum laude with a BA degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a full scholarship to Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where he earned his MD and PhD in biochemistry. Following medical school, he spent two years as a Medical Fellow researching causes and treatments for skin cancer at the National Cancer Institute, a part of the world- renowned National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. After completing his dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, he founded Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Associates in 1992. He opened the Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center in 2005 to meet the growing interest in cosmetic dermatology. Author of "The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Mood and Relationships" (Palgrave Macmillan Press 2014) and of over 20 research publications, Dr. Eric Finzi has also been on the faculty of the Dermatology Department at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. He is an active member of The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and The Washington Dermatologic Society, participating in annual meetings and lectures with leading dermatologic surgeons worldwide. In 2014, Dr. Eric Finzi joined with world renowned psychiatrist Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal to publish largest study to date on the effect of OnabotulinumtoxinA (known as Botox) on depression. The research findings were published in May 2014 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Dr. Finzi has been featured in a variety of television programs including NBC Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, A & E Investigative Reports: Beauty Under the Knife, and Maryland Public Television. He is regularly featured on local Washington, DC, newscasts including WRC-TV (NBC), WUSA-TV (CBS), WJLA-TV (ABC), and WTTG-TV (Fox). In print, Dr. Finzi has contributed to articles in the Washington Post, NY Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Business Journal, Washington Jewish Week, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Herald newspapers, and Scientific America, USA Today, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Allure, New Beauty, Glamour, Self, Prevention, Bethesda, Capitol File, Maryland Life and Baltimore Style magazines.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Doctor of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, PhD in Biochemistry
  • Johns Hopkins University, Residency in Dermatology
  • National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (Fellowship)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Awards and publications

  • THE FACE OF EMOTION by Eric Finzi
  • BotulinumToxin to Treat Depression (Journal of Psychiatric Research, May 2014)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1164458873

Office locations

Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center

8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 210

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center

7701 Greenbelt Road, Suite 504

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Chevy Chase Cosmetic Center

8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 210

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Very helpful physicians' assistants!
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The PA I saw was FANTASTIC - possibly the best MP I have ever dealt with.
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Really wonderful and exciting. I have never received such prompt and professional service from a Dr's office before. Office was very impressive. I will gladly recommend anyone for a medical appointment. Thanks
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Very personable and great staff!
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Discrete, careful consultation on a senstitive issue. Immediate treatment. Recommended.
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I found this doctor via Zoc Doc and was extremely pleased with the entire experience. His staff was welcoming and efficient and the doc was friendly, warm, and comforting. I felt completely at ease and well cared for. I was inand out of the building in a little more than 30 minutes but I'm certain that, if I'd had additional questions, he would have been happy to take the additional time to chat. Highly recommended!
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