Gary Monheit, MD, is a native of Ossining, New York though he grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1966, and from the University of Colorado Medical School in 1970. He completed his medical internship at the University of Southern California, followed by a residency in dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1977—where he served as chief resident. Dr. Monheit also completed a fellowship in Moh’s micrographic surgery under Dr. Frederick Mohs, along with a training program in dermatologic surgery, at the University of Wisconsin in 1978. Dr. Monheit is currently an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is the founder of Dermatology Associates, a private practice he established in 1978. He founded the first Mohs surgical practice for skin cancer in Alabama, along with a year-long fellowship training program in skin cancer that has been enhancing the skills of dermatological surgeons since 1986. Dr. Monheit has lectured internationally on Mohs micrographic surgery, hair transplantation, chemical peeling, dermabrasion, soft tissue augmentation, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatologic surgery. He has published over 50 articles in medical literature and chapters in books. From 1994 until 2007, Dr. Monheit was selected for the annual “Best Doctors in America.” He is currently conducting clinical research with dermal fillers, soft tissue augmentation and botulinum toxin for cosmetic usage and has served as a principle investigator for FDA trials of new products. His current practice interests include cosmetic dermatologic surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery and skin cancer. He is board certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and in cosmetic surgery by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgeons. He is a full Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is past President of AACS (2002) and ASDS (2006).