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:

  • Courtney Gwinn – Courtney Gwinn, MD is our Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology fellow. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry with a minor in music (harp performance) at the University of Utah graduating with honors. She went on to medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA receiving the Alpha Omega Alpha designation and the Gold Humanism award. She then completed her internship in Internal Medicine and Dermatology residency also at the University of Washington, WA.
  • Jacqueline Watchmaker – Jacqueline Watchmaker, MD is our Cosmetic Surgery and Laser fellow. She graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a double major in Dance and Movement Studies and Biology. She then received her MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her dermatology residency at Boston Medical Center where she served as chief resident during her final year.

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)
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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.