Listee Features — Dermatology


Although Ellen  Dorinda Shelley had long wanted to pursue health care, she didn’t decide on dermatology until college. Her professor, Philip C. Anderson, encouraged her to build her career in the field, and she took his advice. Dr. Shelley’s first professional position was assistant professor of dermatology at Stanford University, followed by assistant professor of dermatology, associate professor, and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also served the latter school as the chairman of the College of Medicine at Peoria. In 1983, Dr. Shelly transferred to the University of Toledo, where she remains to this day. She started at the institution as a professor and the chief of dermatology, and became a clinical professor of dermatology in

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Three key characteristics led Dr. Macrene Alexiades to her current career: intellectual excellence, artistic talent passed down by her mother, and integrity.  Although she originally wanted to be an artist and sculptor, she fell in love with science at Harvard University, where she ended up earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1989 and both a PhD and MD in 1997. She believes her artistic background is an asset to her dermatologic endeavors; she is top in her field for achieving a natural and classically beautiful result using injectables. Currently, Dr. Alexiades serves as the founder and owner of two skin care companies, Dr. Macrene Skin Results and NY Derm LLC. The former has been operational since 2009 and the latter

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