U.S. Dermatology Partners Expands With Medical Dermatology Specialists Partnership

November 20, 2017

Medical Dermatology Specialists was founded in 2008 by Dr. Lindsay Ackerman and has two board-certified physicians on staff. Services provided by Medical Dermatology Specialists include both general and surgical dermatology, in addition to restorative aesthetic procedures.

Dr. Lindsay Ackerman graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed her Dermatology training at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She continued her medical training by completing a fellowship in Immunodermatology and Clinical Education. During her fellowship, she also worked as a Clinical Instructor in the Tulane Department of Dermatology. Dr. Ackerman specializes in General Dermatology and currently participates in the training of primary-care resident physicians in the Phoenix area. She has held several leadership and academic positions, including Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, State Chair of the Dermatology Foundation Leader’s Society, and a Resident Representative of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, among others.

Dr. Margaret Kessler received her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed her Dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University. Her scope of practice includes general and surgical dermatology for both adult and pediatric patients with a special interest in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, immunobullous disorders, and infectious diseases of the skin, among others. Dr. Kessler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ.

“We are excited to welcome this outstanding practice to the Southwest Division of U.S. Dermatology Partners,” said Dr. Howard Luber, Southwest Medical Director at U.S. Dermatology Partners. “Drs. Ackerman and Kessler of Medical Dermatology Specialists will add the premier practice in downtown Phoenix, affiliated with the teaching institution of Banner Good Samaritan Hospital. Under the strong management team of USDP, combining MDS with Southwest Skin Specialists in Phoenix/Scottsdale and Skin Spectrum in Tucson, we are off to a great start toward building the highest quality state-wide dermatology organization in Arizona.”

If you would like more information about U.S. Dermatology Partners, or if you have any questions regarding the partnership with Medical Dermatology Specialists, please contact one of the team members listed below:

U.S. Dermatology Partners 
Geoff Wayne
Chief Executive Officer

Scott Wells
Chief Development Officer

Brent Ohlsen
Director of Corporate Development

About U.S. Dermatology Partners 
Headquartered in Dallas, TX, U.S. Dermatology Partners provides comprehensive practice management services to over 130 board-certified dermatologists and 50 midlevel providers across ~70 locations in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana and Maryland. U.S. Dermatology Partners supports providers so they can focus exclusively on delivering high-quality care to patients.

As one of the largest physician-owned dermatology practices in the country, U.S. Dermatology Partners patients not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatment through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the organization’s strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. The physicians of U.S. Dermatology Partners are fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team, therefore, includes recognized national leaders in areas such as clinical research, psoriasis, and Mohs Surgery. To learn more, visit usdermatologypartners.com

About ABRY Partners 
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ABRY Partners is an experienced and successful private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, healthcare services, insurance services, business and information services. Since its founding, ABRY has completed more than $62 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 550 properties.

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