SkinCare Physicians

Teaching & Training Center

ASDS AccreditationEach year, SkinCare Physicians trains three board eligible dermatologists in its Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Fellowship program which is accredited by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). One of these fellows is also trained more extensively in Mohs surgery under a fellowship program approved by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and also certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The programs are under the direction of doctors Kenneth A. Arndt, Jeffrey S. Dover, Michael S. Kaminer, and Thomas E. Rohrer. All are internationally recognized experts in their field.

teachingphotoFellows receive a broad exposure during the twelve month fellowship to all aspects of cosmetic and dermatologic surgery, as well as laser medicine. This includes hands-on experience in procedures including injection of soft tissue fillers such as Restylane®, fat transplantation, use of botulinum toxins, sclerotherapy and endovenous vein ablation, liposuction, hair transplantation, Contour Threadlifts, and laser resurfacing.

The fellows also spend a good deal of time during the year working with our two Mohs surgeons, Doctors Kaminer and Rohrer, perfecting technique and skills in dermatologic surgery. In addition, the fellows receive in depth hands-on experience with the over twenty lasers and related devices present at SkinCare Physicians. The devices include Intense Pulsed Lights, Q-switched and long pulsed Alexandrite lasers, Q-switched and long pulsed Ruby lasers, Q-switched and long pulsed Nd:YAG lasers, Pulsed Dye lasers, KTP (532nm), mid infrared lasers, and CO2, Erbium and fractional lasers for resurfacing and rejuvenation. Some of the other technologies include radiofrequency, LEDs, and plasma devices. The fellow has the opportunity to use the latest technology available anywhere in the world.

By the end of the fellowship year, fellows have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to perform all of the above procedures, and have a tremendous amount of hands-on experience with all of them. One recent fellow wrote: “What an incredible year![…] I am so excited by how much I learned from the nuances of surgical and cosmetic dermatology, to the art of dealing with patient, to the business of practice management. […] This year has completely transformed my practice of dermatology, and I am forever grateful.”

This year’s fellows are:

  • Kara Hoverson – Kara Hoverson, MD is one of our two Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellows. She graduated magna cum laude from North Dakota State University (NDSU) with a B.S. in Microbiology, then continued at NDSU doing graduate work in Virology. She graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Chicago Medical School. She completed her Intern year at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and her dermatology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
  • Farah Moustafa – Farah Moustafa, MD is our Laser/Cosmetic fellows. She graduated summa cum laude from College of Charleston where she earned a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Political Science. She received her M.D. from Wake Forest University where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her intern year at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and her dermatology residency at Brown University where she served as co-chief resident during her final year.
  • Leah Spring – Leah K. Spring, DO, FAAD is one of our two Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellows. She graduated with honors from Albion College, MI with a B.A. in Chemistry, and received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following her internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, she was accepted into the flight surgery training program at the U.S. Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute and served two tours as a Navy Flight Surgeon. Dr. Spring completed her dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego where she served as the program’s first female chief resident, and since then has served as the Chair of Project C.A.R.E (Comprehensive Advanced Restorative Effort) for wounded warriors, and deployed as the sole dermatologist on a humanitarian mission to Central America.

SkinCare Physicians also has a very active research facility, and usually has between three and five ongoing clinical studies. The fellows are actively involved in these clinical studies, and often gain significant and important experience with many new laser and therapeutic devices through hands-on experience in the clinical studies center.

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1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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SkinCare Physicians®
1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

Medical Website Design & Marketing by Etna Interactive

The dermatologists and other medical professionals at SkinCare Physicians specialize in a wide range of dermatology treatments and services, including laser hair removal, laser skin treatment, hair transplant, eyelid surgery, body contouring, psoriasis, skin cancer, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and Thermage®. From their offices in Chestnut Hill, they serve Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Wellesley.