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A third generation Washingtonian, Dr. Elliott attended the Holton-Arms School and graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. She completed undergraduate studies at Bucknell University. She earned M.S. (Biochemistry) and M.D. degrees at George Washington University, where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and valedictorian of the medical school class of 1976.
Leaving the East Coast, Dr. Elliott completed her internship and residency at the University of Oregon (UOHSC). During training she did basic research in immunologic aspects of atopic eczema and in the effects of retinoids on skin disease. She won awards from The Society for Investigative Dermatology and won the UOHSC Alumni Award for these studies. She is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Elliott began clinical practice in Marin County, California while continuing to participate actively in research on retinoid chemistry at the University of California-San Francisco as a clinical instructor in dermatology.
Growing tired of sunshine and good weather, Dr. Elliott returned to Washington D.C. in 1990 where she continued to practice, at the Center for Laser Surgery. Dr. Elliott is an Associate Clinical Professor of dermatology at George Washington University. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Laser Medicine, and the Leaders Society of the Dermatology Foundation. She is listed as Best Dermatologist and Best Cosmetic Dermatologist by Washingtonian Magazine as well as Best Doctors in America.
Her areas of special interest include skin cancer detection and treatment, immunologic treatments of skin disease, adolescent medicine, laser therapy of skin diseases as well as general and cosmet
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Elliot was great. She listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. I felt that I was heard and am happy with my appointment and will be seeing her again.
Delighted to be under Dr. Elliott's care.
My appointment was great. You know quickly tell that Dr Elliott was well researched on current practices in her field and a thoughtful physician. The office was professional and timely. I am looking forward to growing my relationship with Dr. Elliot!
Dr. Elliot was professional and helpful. I came in for a skin screening and to have a questionable mole looked at.
Dr. Elliott is very pleasant and professional doctor. She's very confident and easy to talk to. I totally enjoyed my visit with her, and would highly recommend her to my friends and colleagues.
The office and the doctor were pleasant and efficient. Dr. Elliott answered all of my questions and made me very comfortable. I'll definitely be back for my future derm needs.
My visit to Dr. Tillman's office was odd, and I don't think I'll return. While I was waiting, I heard her discussing another patient's billing issues rather loudly, which struck me as unprofessional. After we began our consultation, she left the room twice with little explanation and I was left waiting. She didn't give me firm advice, so much as suggestions and I felt as if I were leading the appointment. Afterwards, I was improperly billed for labwork that never occurred, and I haven't been able to reach the office manager since to correct the issue.
Dr.Elliott is a very good listener and has an excellent staff.
All I can say is Wow!!!!! she is amazing i got there early for my appointment and she saw me even before my appointment was supposed to start. I could not be happier with the service I received overall my first appointment was great.
Dr. Tilman Elliot and her staff were friendly, timely and informative. I got everything I needed.
The doctor was very cordial, however, I felt her examination-an annual skin cancer check-was less than cursory. I had also come to get a suspicious growth on my arm checked, and not only did she start cutting it out without any anesthetic, as I look at the wound now, some of the suspect tissue is still there. Really? I'd asked for help with rosecea, and she said she'd "give me something topical". I had to follow up before leaving to get this, though the doctor couldn't be bothered to even tell me what she was prescribing. I am obviously not her target clientele--the office is just plastered with promotional materials for Botox etc. Her profile ought to make clear that this is a cosmetic dematology practice....
Very polite and professional
Dr. Elliott is an extraordinarily gifted,, highly knowledgeable physician- kind,, caring, and the best in her field. Excellent appointment experience reflecting clearly all of the above.
Very professional and skilled. The facility is almost like a spa. Just great.
Dr. Elliott did an outstanding job as usual.... Waiting room time was longer than usual (20 min or so vice the usual 5) but the staff was courteous and kept us informed. Mike R
It was a good visit. She had good recommendations. However she acted uninterested and acted as if my case was not that important. She is good at her job but not good at building a Clint/patien-Doctor relationship. I believe that she will be able to help me but I didn't feel like she cared.
Always thorough and informative. Shared a couple of ideas on how to handle a prescription cost that was too high.
I can see why she is rated one of the top doctors in DC. The office is very clean, the entire staff is very nice and professional, and Dr. Elliott has great bedside manners. I had absolutely no fear in that office, considering what I had an appointment for. I highly recommend Dr. Elliott!
l had to wait almost an hour to see her, which is not acceptable. When she finally came in, she did not apologize for the wait. When I asked her if that wait time was normal, she said something to the affect that because I was using insurance, that yes, wait times are a bit longer (which makes no sense to me). I am 95% sure she did botox on someone right before me (hence my wait) because when I was in the waiting room, a woman came out and said to the receptionist, "thanks for squeezing me in". Dr. Elliott literally looked at my face for 5 seconds and then told me to come back to get a facial. I asked her about a few bumps on my forehead and she gave me a Rx, and then I asked about overall anti-aging, and she gave me a script for rentinA. It was like pulling teeth to get her to do anything and she just wanted me out of there. It was awful. It has been awhile since my appointment but I still think about the way she treated me, hence this delayed review.
I had to wait about 40 mins before the doctor saw me. I was on time for my appt. The doctor seemed to be in a rush, she didn't even let me finish want i wanted to ask her and understand what's going on. She kept looking at her watch when she was talking to me. The appt. was so not helpful.
Office staff was not very polite and was talking about other patients behind the desk (not medical information, like gossip). The doctor was fine. When I went to schedule my follow up appointment, they were very rude when I asked for a Wednesday appointment. Instead of just nicely informing me the doctor doesn't see patients on Wednesdays, the receptionist snapped at me. I waited 30 minutes in the waiting room and 20 minutes in a gown in the exam room before I was seen and I was the only person in the waiting room when I go there. Also, they hadn't downloaded my information from ZocDoc, so I had to fill out new demographic forms when I got there.
Dr. Elliott was very professional, but I was frustrated by the long wait time (without any explanation).
A very brisk, but positive experience. She was fast and clear, and took care of a minor problem without fuss. The office staff was quite nice and welcoming.
Dr. Elliot is the best dermatologist in the area; I would not trust anyone else to treat my skin. She takes the time to listen to your concerns and always has an effective treatment plan. Her office is clean, efficient and in a convenient location with ample parking. Her nurse and administrative staff are equally great! If you have any skin concerns, I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Elliot.
Outstanding doctor who I have been seeing for many years.
She was understanding, listened intently and addressed all of my concerns. I didn't feel rushed either, which was very important to me.
A very pleasant experience. Recommended.
Excellent dermatologist and her office functions very efficiently.
I really appreciate Dr Elliott's professionalism and her respect for her patients' time. The checkup was efficient and thorough, and her staff is great as well.
She addressed all my concerns.
highly professional, no time wasted.
As usual....great staff....warm, friendly, thorough, professional doc.
She and her staff were professinal and addressed my needs in a thoughtful manner. I felt she had up to the minute products and procedures.
This was my first time visiting a dermatologist. As far as ease of setting up an appointment goes, doing it via Zocdoc made it very easy. On the day of the appointment, her office staff made me feel at ease and treated me professionally. The wait time from entering the office to actually being seen by Dr Elliott was less than 30 minutes. Since this was an initial consultation (for a pigmentation that I noticed under my toenail), it went fairly quick, but even so, I feel like she gave my concerns enough attention (for a first visit). I think being prepared with my questions helped maximize the consultation time I had.
I thought it was a nice office with a friendly staff. I just had a quick exam, so I can make no comment on the effectiveness of any treatment at this time. Dr. Elliot was personable, professional, and efficient.
This was my first visit to Susan Tillman Elliott and it as a great experience, I was seen right away and they were able to remove a cyst that day which was so convenient. Everyone was so professional and friendly and made me feel at easy. Amazing!
first time I've ever felt rushed during a consultation. She definitely didn't show too much concern or thoroughly explain her solution to my problem. I had further questions and continued to ask as many as possibly AS she was walking out of the room very short-answered. I somehow ended up in a situation where I was being sold into over-priced skincare products by someone else for a problem I didn't have... Because she didn't listen close enough to what I was asking prior. Overall, I felt as if I was just something else to check off her list so she could get back to her already late sched. Not going for any follow-up visit or for any other concerns I may have.
she is nice Doctor professional and care, i really thank her, excellent derm & surgeon
This was my first visit. Dr. Elliott and her staff were very nice, efficient and professional. I've been looking for a new dermatologist in DC for awhile and I'm happy to have found one that I'm happy with.
Everyone in the office was helpful and efficient. Dr. Elliott was very attentive and responsive.
do not recommend Dr. Elliott for Botox or other injectables.
Very professional, friendly and pleasant appointment and its output
Dr. Elliott was very professional but very nice and down to earth. I just felt like I was in really good hands. The office staff is friendly and very efficient. I am really glad I was able to find Dr. Ellliott and schedule an appointment so quickly.
Dr. Susan was very friendly and business oriented. She took her time with me and I felt she was pretty thorough in her exam. I have fair skin and had a bunch of questions about sunblock and dry skin and she was very helpful and able to answer any questions I had.
Great, very quick annual mole check. Have been seeing Dr. Elliot for over a decade, and will continue to do so.
Excellent as always. I always feel confident in her treatment.
This is my third time to visit Dr Susan, she is kind but she provided me much stronger prescription (I don't want to use steroid). And I think the logical treat thought is wrong. But this time she is much patient. I decide to see another dermatologist to see if there any other way to help my skin restore.
She is always so professional and patient in explaining to you what she is doing. I feel secure that she is highly knowledgeable. It's a good safe feeling. Everyone is personable and the office space appealing.
This is my second time to visit Dr Elliott. She is still in a rush manner. I asked some questions that Elidel did not work for me, how about other medications. She did not explain very detail, she just said this drug is the most efficient one. Actually, at the first time I went to visit her, I already told her that Elidel did not work for me, but she insisted to prescription this cream for me. Though I do not have any side effect by using Elidel, but it feels like I wasted one month to use a drug does not work for me. Frastruted! I will see her one more time to see how the new anti-fungal cream work.
Dr. Elliott was thorough, friendly, and professional in her examination. She was reasonably prudent as well with her recommended action.
Dr. Tillman Eliott was wonderful. She listened to all my queries and let me ask her about every little skin issue I had in mind (even those that weren't real complaints), she was lovely and attentive. I would definitely recommend her.
I searched online and finally made an appointment with Dr Elliontt. I'm an international student and I have Seborrheic dermatitis for two years. Dr Elliontt only wore the glass and looked at my face when I asked she to check to make sure my situation. But the prescription she gave was in the right condition. I will see her after one month to see how the medicines work. And I suggest everyone to write their illness if they don't mind, thus we can know that if the treatment provided by Dr Elliott is effective. Because I think bedside manner is the basic, but the more important thing is the result of treatment. The nurses did not remind that my insurance company only covers my prescription expense when I buy the prescription drugs from CVS or Rite Aid. They sold me a prescription cleaser for 50 dollars. And the next day I realized that I need to buy the cleaser from CVS, they told me I cannot return the cleaser. I think they need to remind me as it was my first time to see a doctor.
Overall a positive experience, but I was left waiting in the reception area more than 30 minutes - extremely frustrating when I discovered that the tech taking me back was the young woman who'd been chattting with friends in the front area for nearly 20 minutes. But otherwise it was fine. Dr. Elliott is a bit of a cold fish but seems like a good doctor. The office is lovely.
I was very satisfied with my visit. I came in for a consultation regarding filler treatments and Dr. Elliott was professional and provided the information I needed to make a decision. The front office was also friendly and detailed. I felt nervous given that I haven't received filler before, but the technician and Dr. Elliott helped educate me in a way that was helpful and warm. Logistically, the parking is very convenient and is adjacent to the office building. I plan on updating my review after my treatment with them!
It went great… I was able to fill out all forms online, front desk receptionist and employees were delightful and courteous. Entire appointment was about 30 mins in and out.
Very kind - great bedside manner. knowledgeble
She was fast -- yet thorough, open to answering questions, reassuring, and inspired confidence. I will return, do recommend her here and will in the future..
Knowledgeable, listened to my concerns and was helpful in discussing my condition. Her staff were welcoming and attentive. Overall a very good experience.
Didn't treat my condition at all and told me to go to another doctor. Her staff knew why I was coming in. If she didn't know how to treat it, then why take the appointment and take my copay?
This first visit encouraged us to believe we have found a new dermatologist our family will be happy with.
Absolutely fabulous initial visit-- Dr. Elliott & her staff are consummate clinical professionals that I would especially recommend to anyone who has suffered in the past as a result of subpar derm assessments/rx scripts-- she has incredible clinical instincts that you can just feel at work as a patient during your visit.
Dr. Elliott is very professional and caring. She explains issues very clearly. My husband and I have been patients Dr. Elliott's for many years. We have always received excellent care from Dr. Elliot.
First rate in every respect! And the office staff is excellent.
Dr. Elliott was very friendly and personable. She gave me options and talked through the benefits of each. She preformed one procedure right on the spot, saving another appointment. The staff is also very friendly and attentive! Had a very positive experience.
I saw she was listed on Washingtonian best doctors so I figured I would get better treatment than I did. I waited for over 30 minutes to see the doctor and my appointment took less than 4 minutes. I think that considering I was a new patient, she should have spent a little more time speaking with me. I arrived early and I believe she saw the patient that arrived after me before me even though he had a later appointment. And I could hear everything that was going on in the exam room next door. I don't think I'll be going back to see her.
The receptionist was very impatient and showed no sympathy.
Extremely professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Well-run office. Would highly recommend.
Very open and listened to all of my concerns. Was quick to respond to questions but not before giving them some thought.
Appreciated how professional and friendly everyone was.
Great doctor, great staff. I never have to wait and I recall always being very satisfied with the services provided.
She was very nice and the office was very comfortable and professional. I was a bit put off by how quick the appointment was. Honestly, I would guess the whole assessment took about 3 minutes. Perhaps that's the way it always is with a derm. I don't know. I think I would've felt a bit more confident after if she had spent more time explaining what I should keep an eye out for looking forward, and what my options are in case I have further issues...
It went great. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Peaceful office!
Professional and welcoming
Everything went smoothly! Very nice office and doctor.
I perceived her as someone who listened and reflected on what I said -- I think that is really the best quality a doctor can possess.
Excellent. She's very professional yet friendly and relaxed. I would highly recommend her.
I was very impressed and have already recommended Dr. Elliott to the rest of my family!
Dr. Elliott is the best dermatologist I've ever been to -- she is outstanding.
Dr. Tillman Elliot is a wonderful doctor. I've never waited more that 5 minutes to be seen. Her staff is professional and extraordinarily helpful. I am never asked to fill out paperwork that is unnecessarily duplicative. I appreciate how the doctor herself performs the medical procedures and never appears rushed. She always answers my questions completely.
Excellent. Very professional yet friendly and didn't make me feel rushed. Would highly recommend her.
I am totally satisfied with the service there and the warm welcome and nice treatment from Dr.Susan , I highly appreciate her understanding and cooperation . Iam looking forward to seeing her again .
Wonderful bedside manner, very thorough. Nothing but positive accolades for Dr. T. Elliott. I will definitely go back to see her in the future.
Staff is always friendly and professional, and Dr. Elliott is very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Clean, professional, and results oriented.
Dr. Elliott is personable and thorough. She listens to her patients. Her office staff is friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is calm in a comfortable setting as you wait to be seen. All aspects of the office visit run smoothly. You get the impression that everyone is enjoying their work and their workplace. You are made to feel welcome.
I've been going to Dr. Elliott for years - she is excellent!
Excellent experience all around. Nice office. Friendly, professional staff. Highest thumbs up!
Dr. Elliott was very nice, helpful and to the point. I was in and out in a matter of minutes!
Her office is very very nice; staff is courteous and efficient. She saw me exactly on time and I was the only one there at 1:30pm which was really nice. I hate seeing doctors with a full waiting room; it guarantees sub-par care, so I was happy that was not the case here. Dr. Elliott was fairly fast but I couldn't really ask for more since she did answer all of my questions. (She also is quite attractive, which her picture on ZocDoc does not show!)
Great! Was accommodating when I said that I couldn't afford certain products.
I've moved around quite a bit since I became Dr Elliot's patient - it's a 90 minute drive for me now, and I'll continue to make it. She's competent, professional and sharp.
The doctor didn't spend enough time with me and used a latex bandaid, I was allergic to latex, and still have the mark from that! I don't recommend this doctor to any of my friends or family. I went to a much better doctor, who always listen and never in hurry! To see another patient.
She seems very knowledgeable and caring.
Excellent visit, business done quickly and painlessly. Great support staff. Optional cosmetic services deftly set aside for more pressing matters, which I always appreciate. In and out, just as I like it. Highly recommend.
She is dedicated to her patients and focused on finding solutions to your condition.
All pluses and no minuses
Excellent experience. Dr. Elliot took the time to explain everything and her staff was great as well.
Dr. Elliott takes her time and LISTENS to her patients. Very nice AND professional. The ONLY dermatologist for me!!
It was a pleasant visit !
Dr. Tillman was polite and engaging. The staff was professionak and extremely helpful. The office is comfortable. I highly recommend this doctor.
Dr.Tillman is a sweetheart - I've been trying to find a good dermatologist for a long time and have finally found one! Her staff is very friendly as well, and they are very prompt with getting you in and out.
This is the first time I've seen Dr. Elliott. She was very pleasant and the staff were all very professional and nice as well. Dr. Elliott didn't feel rushed when she came into the room and took time to listen to me. Because this is the first time I've been to see her I obviously don't know if the treatment will work that she has prescribed, but I have another appointment in a few months and we'll see what's happened between now and then.
She was efficient Concerned about my issue And quick to begin to solve
Fantastic, personable doctor who clearly knows the field very well!
My initial contact was excellent. Now I am awaiting test results.
She is efficient , friendly and take the time with patient
My first visit was great!!! reassuring and patient
The receptionists and doctor were very polite. Dr. Elliott was thoughtful and listened to what I had to say. My only complaint is that the nurse (?) who showed me to the smaller waiting room was a bit brusque and rolled her eyes when I didn't know the answer to one of her questions! Everyone else was professional and cheerful.
I was seen right on the dot of my appointment, even though the appointment before me showed up late. She took the time to answer all my questions, and was very personable and warm. Her entire staff was friendly and inviting. I am new to the city and plan to make her my regular dermatologist.
First great dermatologist experience after 5 years in DC and 4 other dermatologists.
Lovely! I would definitely recommend her. She worked with me on all of my concerns, and I left very satisfied.
Professional,responsive and mindful.
I have seen Dr. Elliott previously at another practice. I have been out of the city for awhile, but now that I have returned I immediately looked Dr. Elliot up for assistance with my skincare.
Dr. Elliott is very knowledgeable and is an excellent Dermatologist. She was able to cure my skin problems that other doctors could not.
Both Dr. and staff pleasant and I appreciated the quick time to get an appointment. LOved the idea about booking on line.
Dr. Elliott is a very warm, caring provider. She is attentive and professional.
Dr. Elliot was very pleasant and attentive. She is definitely my new dermatological care provider.
I was very impressed! In addition to being professional and knowledgable, she gave me the most thorough skin screening I have ever received. She is warm and friendly, with a relaxed manner and delightful sense of humor. Her office staff was equally pleasant and helpful. I was quite happy with my first visit to this office.
I've got the care and prescription I came to see her for. I didn't realize she wasn't on my health care plan, my mistake.
I thought she listened patiently and worked with my history and requests for what has worked/not worked for my acne in the past. I was a new patient so needed to establish history with her.
Office was lovely and the staff very welcoming. Dr. Tillman was very professional and explained everything to me. Was very pleased with my experience.
She's helped my 12 year old daughter with her acne and has been willing to try different techniques. My daughter trusts her which isnt the case with other doctors.
Dr. Elliott is the best.
Quick, accurate appointment, very professional and helpful.
Dr. Elliott is just wonderful. She takes her time and not in a rush.
She was very professional.
Dr. Elliott is a very good dermatologist. Her practice is modern and the staff is nice. I arrived early and she saw me ahead (!) of my scheduled appointment time. I live in downtown DC, but the drive to her practice is definitely worth it!
I was very pleased. What I loved about Dr. Tillman is that she was not pushy and did not want to do all sorts of tests on me.
Very pleasant and professional.
I thought she was friendly, professional and completely competent. Both my husband and I went to see her today, and he also liked her very much.
She listened to what I had to say, made suggestions, addressed the issues I raised and I am satisfied with my visit.l
I was treated very well by the staff. They were very pleasant and cheerful and appear to enjoy working at this office. I look for that in an organization. If the employees are treated well....clients will receive great service and will feel they are in a welcoming and happy environment. I would definitely recommend this office and or return for future treatments.
I thought Dr. Elliott's "bedside manner" was excellent. As a new "internet" patient who had made an appointment only hours before I thought I might get somewhat summary treatment. Instead I got a thorough examination of my problem and some prescriptions to treat it with only a short wait.
She is tops
She was kind and honest and did not push any product or procedures..
A pure and consummate professional.
Dr. Tillman Elliot is amazing! Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the field. She listens and has a very authentic approach to her practice. I felt very cared for and would certainly recommend her to anyone! Plus the stuff are polite, professional and the office is clean and cozy!
Dr. Tillman Elliott was efficient, caring, and clearly knew her stuff. I am looking forward to our next appointment!
She was very thorough an gave me most of the pros an cons of my treatment also she called her fellow doctors and did research while I was there to make sure she had all the facts
Susan is an excellent doctor and gives practical advice about keeping skin healthy. She and her staff made my visit very enjoyable. She has made it easy for me to evaluate which treatments might best enhance my appearance within my budget. I'll continue to work with her and recommend her to my friends.
Very thorough and careful to give complete, easily understod explanations. Excellent staff.
great doctor, great staff, everything was fantastic! I would recommend her and her office to anyone!
I was very impressed, Dr. Elliott, explained in details what I was suppose to do and also gave me referrence to go read about my condition. What she recomended is working perfectly with my condition. Thank you Dr. Elliott
Susan Tillman knows her stuff. She's professional, friendly, straightforward -- and I trust her completely when it comes to my skin. And her new office is a bonus, too, with a few spa-like details and a very warm and responsive staff. Highly recommended.
very professional and friendly office, have another appointment scheduled.