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Jennifer Chwalek, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon specializing in mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Chwalek graduated with honors from Vassar College majoring in Art History. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she was elected to the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Following medical school she spent a year at the University of California, San Francisco studying hair biology and researching treatments for the most common causes of hair loss. She returned to the University of Maryland to complete her residency in dermatology. During residency she discovered her passion for cutaneous surgery, reconstruction and laser procedures, which led her to pursue a specialized fellowship in skin surgery and cosmetic procedures with one of the leading laser and cosmetic practices in the country. Her interests include injectables (botox, fillers, PRP), surgical and non-surgical treatments for scars, laser treatments for vascular lesions and birthmarks, laser tattoo removal, as well as minimally invasive procedures for facial and body rejuvenation.
She is a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center where she teaches the latest cosmetic and surgical techniques to dermatology residents and fellows. Dr. Chwalek lectures regularly at national conferences and serves as an editor for major dermatologic surgery and cosmetic journals. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and has been asked to lecture on laser resurfacing, body contouring and complications occurring from these procedures. In addition, Dr. Chwalek is a regular contributor to national skin care and beauty media, including Glamour, Allure, Brides, Soul Cycle, Shape, In Style and New Beauty.
Dr. Chwalek is particularly interested in how lifestyle factors interact with genes and affect skin aging. She is a Vinyasa and Kundalini trained yoga instructor, and has extensively studied meditation and Ayurveda with some of the most respected practitioners.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine.