Michael Kaminer, MD


Michael S. Kaminer, MD is known as a leader, innovator and talented cosmetic surgeon in the Boston area. He is Managing Partner of SkinCare Physicians, a 15 physician, 85 employee group that is a recognized world leader in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kaminer is also an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Haverford College. Dr. Kaminer has been an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, and is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology,  Yale Medical School, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at Dartmouth Medical School, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School.

Dr. Kaminer is the team dermatologist for the Boston Celtics, a member of numerous local and national committees, and has been involved with the prestigious Liposuction Council of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery which set national standards for liposuction surgery. Dr. Kaminer is the editor of a comprehensive, world-class cosmetic surgery textbook, Atlas of Cosmetic Surgery, which has become one of the leading cosmetic surgery books in the world and is now in its 2nd edition. He is the author of over 100 articles and book chapters, including the introductory chapter in the well-known book Photoaging, and has served as guest editor of several special cosmetic surgery issues of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. He has directed many highly-acclaimed Harvard Medical School courses and SkinCare Physicians Advanced Seminars over the past 15 years.

Boston area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kaminer is one of the pre-eminent educators in cosmetic surgery in the nation, having lectured at national meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Hawaii Dermatology Conference, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has also lectured at numerous international meetings and symposia, serving as Co-Chairman of the Anti-Aging World Congress in Paris, France. Dr. Kaminer was the Associate Editor of the Archives of Dermatology, one of the leading medical journals for dermatologists in the world, is on the editorial board of Cosmetic Dermatology, and is a peer review expert for Dermatologic Surgery, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, and Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

He is actively involved in the education of physicians-in-training, currently at Yale Univeristy, with past positions as the Director of Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery education at both Harvard Medical School and the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaminer is one of a few cosmetic surgeons in the country to direct a comprehensive cosmetic surgery fellowship program. Each year, Dr. Kaminer, along with his colleagues selects and trains three physicians, one-on-one, in the art of cosmetic and laser surgery. He also co-directs a comprehensive clinical research facility at SkinCare Physicians which performs an average of fifteen IRB approved clinical trials per year.

Dr. Kaminer specializes in non-surgical and surgical fat removal, hair transplantation, Botox/Dysport, laser treatments for aging skin, facial sculpting including Restylane, Sculptra and other filler substances, ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing, Thermage, miraDry, Zeltiq, Liposonix, and fat transplantation. He is one of the original developers of both Thermage and miraDry, and performed much of the original scientific research that led to the success of these ground-breaking technologies. Dr. Kaminer serves as the Scientific Advisory Board Chairman of many of the leading device companies, and specializes in helping companies bring new and innovative products to market. 

Dr. Kaminer has appeared regularly on local, network, and national television as an expert in cosmetic surgery, including CNN, as well as CBS, ABC, and NBC affiliates. Dr. Kaminer has been recognized as one of the leading dermatologists by Boston Magazine, honored in Who's Who of American Medicine, Guide to Top Doctors and is frequently quoted in national news publications, including Newsweek, Glamour, Men's Health, Mademoiselle, Self and Golf Magazine.



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