Michael S. Kaminer, MD is known as a leader, innovator and talented cosmetic surgeon in the Boston area. He is one of the three founding partners of SkinCare Physicians, a 15 physician, 100 employee group that is a recognized world leader in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kaminer is also an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Haverford College. Dr. Kaminer has been an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, and is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Yale Medical School, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at Brown Medical School.
A Boston area cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Kaminer specializes in facial sculpting and rejuvenation including Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero, Sculptra and other filler substances, cellulite (Cellfina), non-invasive body contouring and fat removal (CoolSculpting), hair transplantation, Botox/Dysport, laser treatments for aging skin and acne scars, ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing, non-invasive skin tightening (Thermage), treatment of excess sweating (miraDry), and tattoo removal.
Dr. Kaminer is one of the original developers of Thermage, miraDry, and Cellfina. He performed much of the original scientific research (including the first ever patient treatments in the United States) that led to the success of these ground-breaking technologies. He is also a consultant to several skin care brands, and co-founded SkinCare Prescription, a proprietary skin care line.
Dr. Kaminer is the team dermatologist for the Boston Celtics and he has been named as a Top Doctor in Boston for over 10 years.
Dr. Kaminer is the editor of a comprehensive, world-class cosmetic surgery textbook, Atlas of Cosmetic Surgery, which became one of the leading cosmetic surgery books and is now in its 2nd edition. He is the author of over 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and has served as guest editor of several special cosmetic surgery issues of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. He has directed many highly-acclaimed Harvard Medical School courses and SkinCare Physicians Advanced Seminars over the past 20 years.
Dr. Kaminer is one of the pre-eminent educators in cosmetic surgery in the nation, having lectured at many national meetings, including the ones of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Hawaii Dermatology Conference, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has also lectured at numerous international meetings and symposia, recently serving as Co-Chairman of the Anti-Aging World Congress in Paris, France. Dr. Kaminer was the Associate Editor of the Archives of Dermatology, one of the leading medical journals for dermatologists in the world, is on the editorial board of Cosmetic Dermatology, and is a peer review expert for Dermatologic Surgery, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, and Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
He has also been actively involved in the education of physicians-in-training, including past positions as the Director of Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery education at both Harvard Medical School and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaminer is one of a few cosmetic surgeons in the country to direct a comprehensive cosmetic surgery fellowship program. Each year, Dr. Kaminer, along with his colleagues selects and trains three physicians, one-on-one, in the art of cosmetic and laser surgery. He also co-directs a comprehensive clinical research facility at SkinCare Physicians which performs an average of fifteen IRB approved clinical trials per year.
Dr. Kaminer has appeared regularly on local, network, and national television as an expert in cosmetic dermatology, including CNN, as well as CBS, ABC, and NBC affiliates. Dr. Kaminer has been recognized as one of the leading dermatologists by Boston Magazine, honored in Who’s Who of American Medicine, Guide to Top Doctors and is frequently quoted in national news publications, including Vogue, Newsweek, Glamour, Golf Digest, Men’s Health, Mademoiselle, Allure, and Self magazines.
To meet with Dr. Kaminer, request a consultation online or call our office at (617) 731-1600 to schedule your appointment.