Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess is the founder, medical director, and president of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, PC in Washington, DC. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Georgetown University and George Washington University located in the District of Columbia. Dr. Burgess earned her doctorate of medicine degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC in 1984, completed a residency in dermatology and became a Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology in 1988. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Dermatological Association, Women's Dermatologic Society, Dermatology Foundation, Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Society of the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Dermatological Society and on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Burgess is a nationally and internationally recognized and advanced technology in non-invasive aesthetic procedures. She has written, lectured and trained physicians extensively on her patented technique of soft tissue enhancement of injectables fillers and neuromodulators injection techniques before annual conferences in Dermatology and Facial Plastic Surgery. She is also a clinical research investigator, consultant, advisor, and key opinion leader serving on the advisory boards to Allergan, Inc. (Botox® and Juvederm®), Valeant Pharmaceuticals (Restylane®/Dysport®/Sculptra®), Johnson & Johnson (RoC®, Aveeno®), Merz Aesthetics (Radiesse®/Xeomin®/Belotero®) and the co-founder of Bicosmetic Research Labs (Black Opal Skin Care and Color Cosmetics®). She has authored and published articles in numerous scientific peer review textbooks and journals, to include Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Cutis and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Burgess appears as a medical correspondent for weekly dermatology updates on NBC-WRC Mid-Day News with Barbara Harrison and been recognized as one of the top dermatologists by her peers in Washingtonian Magazine.