Michael S. Kaminer, M.D.
Meet Michael S. Kaminer, M.D.
Michael S. Kaminer, MD is known as a leader, innovator and talented skin cancer and cosmetic surgeon in the Boston area. He is one of the three founding partners of SkinCare Physicians, a 15 physician, 100 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 and 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 20 years.

Boston area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kaminer is one of the pre-eminent educators in cosmetic surgery in the nation, having lectured at many national meetings, including 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, recently 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 has also been actively involved in the education of physicians-in-training, including 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 liposuction and liposculpture, hair transplantation, Botox/Dysport/Xeomin, laser treatments for aging skin, facial rejuvenation including Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero, Sculptra and other filler substances, ablative and non-ablative skin resurfacing, Thermage, Zeltiq, Liposonix, and fat transplantation. He is one of the original developers of Thermage and Cellfina, and performed much of the original scientific research that led to the success of these ground-breaking technologies.

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, Allure, and Self magazines.
My Team

Patients at SkinCare Physicians can’t help feeling like they are at ease with our professional team. Our Boston dermatology staff is a big reason for the special, cared-for feeling our patients experience. From our front office staff to our medical support team, each staff member is educated, enthusiastic, and genuinely kind.

When you visit SkinCare Physicians for medical or cosmetic dermatology treatment in greater Boston, you will receive personal attention and unsurpassed clinical care. To get started, request a consultation or call our office in Chestnut Hill at (617) 731-1600.

Chief Operating Officer

Christine E. Foley has been the Chief Operating Officer of SkinCare Physicians since its inception in April of 2000. With over 25 years of experience in health care, Christine is a lead member of SkinCare Physicians’ executive and senior management teams. She is responsible for the overall management and performance of all operational areas, strategic programs and functions of the Corporation and related entities, including new business development and the growth of SkinCare Physicians’ services.

Prior to joining SkinCare Physicians, Christine was the Director of Dermatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Preceding that, she held the position of Healthcare Marketing Representative for IBM in New York City. Christine graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Economics.


Our directors ensure every aspect of SkinCare Physicians runs smoothly and efficiently.

Joan E. Buchanan
Director of Patient Accounts

Andrea L. DiGiulio
Director of Clinical Operations

Elizabeth A. Hartigan
Director of Administrative
Operations & Aesthetics

Kathleen G. Petrell
Director of Research

Joseph M. Rizzo
Director of Finance

Maureen H. Teahan
Director of Nursing
Front Office Staff

The size of our practice makes it possible to have a friendly, attentive staff member readily available for every patient need, whether it is for scheduling appointments, checking in for a visit, navigating insurance coverage, or answering a question by phone. We strive to ensure that all contact with our practice is professional and positive.

Business & Administrative Staff

We employ department managers for clinical care, research, aesthetics, and finance. Their staff includes members dedicated to the administrative needs of our physicians, marketing, medical records, billing, insurance, and accounting.

Clinical Staff

SkinCare Physicians’ clinical staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, prior authorization coordinators, and a full-time surgical scheduler. All members of our nursing staff receive in-depth training and continuing education from our physicians and experienced team. The majority of our nurses have been with us for over 10 years. All clinical staff members are committed to providing the highest level of professional care while being warm and attentive to the personal medical or cosmetic needs of each patient.

Research Staff

The SkinCare Clinical Research Center is directed by Drs. Jeffrey S. Dover, Kenneth A. Arndt, Michael S. Kaminer, and Thomas E. Rohrer. Our three, full-time research staff members oversee and coordinate all studies. Dermatology fellows assist in the direction and implementation of clinical trials.

SkinCare Aesthetics™ Staff

The SkinCare Aesthetics Program is performed by a team of licensed aestheticians who are carefully selected and trained by SkinCare Physicians’ dermatologists. They possess specialized skills that enable them to determine each patient’s unique skin care needs, then recommend and provide the most appropriate and effective treatments.

Professional Organizations
2011-Present Dermatologic Surgery Lexicon Task Force
              American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
2010-Present Association of Surgical Faculty, American Academy of Dermatology
2010-Present Annenberg Circle, Dermatology Foundation
2005-Present American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Fellow
1996-Present American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Associate Member
1996-Present American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Fellow
1996-Present American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Fellow
1996-Present New England Dermatologic Society Member
1996-1999 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Fellow
1995-Present Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology Member
1994-Present American Academy of Dermatology Fellow
1994-Present Dermatology Foundation Member
Professional Honors & Recognition 

A) International/National/Regional
2014: Top Doctors, Boston Magazine 
2014: Business Who’s Who
2013: Top Doctors, Boston Magazine 
2013: Best Doctors in America
2012: America’s Top Surgeons
2012: Top Doctors, Boston Magazine
2012: Best Doctors in America
2011: Top Doctors, Boston Magazine
2011: Boston Super Doctors, The Boston Globe
2010: Top Doctors, Boston Magazine
2010: Who’s Who in America
2010: Americas Top Surgeons
2010: Strathmore’s Who’s Who in American Medicine
2009: Best Doctors in America
2008: Top Doctors, Boston Magazine
2007: Best Overall Clinical Science Paper submitted for the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
2006: Strathmore’s Who’s Who in American Medicine
2006: Top Doctors, Boston Magazine
2005: Top Doctors, Boston Magazine
2002: America’s Top Doctors. The nations leading medical specialists. A Castle Connolly Guide.
2001: Top Docs for Women, Boston Magazine, February

B) University
1987: The Martin J. Loeb Memorial Prize in Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
1984-1986:  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Tufts University School of Medicine

School:     Yale University School of Medicine 

B.S. Haverford College (Biology) 1983
M.D. Tufts University School of Medicine 1987