Lisa R. Ginn, MD, FAAD is one of a handful of African American board certified dermatologists and fellowship trained cosmetic laser surgeons in the country. Dr. Ginn offers a unique perspective to the field of cosmetic dermatology as she has completed extensive work and training in medical dermatology and the cosmetic industry. She received her M.D. from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Upon graduation from medical school, she was awarded a prestigious post-doctorate clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and worked within the NIH to increase the presence of women and minorities in the field of clinical research. After completing her dermatology residency, she went on to complete a two-year laser surgery and cosmetic fellowship.
Dr. Ginn is a product and laser expert with an true artistic side that makes her love of cosmetic dermatology the perfect fit. In addition to completing her formal dermatology training, she served as a Medical Officer in the division of FDA that regulates cosmetic products. Dr. Ginn designed her private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland as one that would encompass all of her training in clinical medicine, research, aesthetics and product development and regulation. Her vision was a clear one of offering innovative and clinically proven skincare and medical therapies for a host of skin concerns from adult acne to anti-aging. Her primary expertise is in the field of cosmetic laser surgery for patients of all ethnicities and skin color who are seeking a vibrantly natural and fresh appearance. Patients have come to view Dr. Ginn as a cosmetic doctor who will guide them through the never-ending sea of skincare products available, and outline for them a straightforward yet comprehensive customized regimen and plan to achieve ideal results. She has built a cherished and loyal patient following among her patients who reside in the United States as well as abroad and include Washington DC’s social and political elite, professional business women and men, Hollywood and entertainment celebrities, and professional athletes.
Passionate about her field, Dr. Ginn is a well-respected doctor among her peers and within the cosmetic industry. She holds the prestigious honor of co-authoring the “Laser Treatments” chapter in Dermatology for Skin of Color. This textbook is one of the few clinical dermatology reference textbooks dedicated to skin of color in publication and serves as a valuable medical reference for Dr. Ginn’s peers and physicians around the world. She was chosen as a member of expert panel for Skincare.com in 2016 and was awarded for her expertise by Essence Best in Black Beauty in 2015. Dr. Ginn’s commitment to research and education remains a priority as she an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the National Medical Association.