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Leslie Baumann, MD

Leslie Baumann, M.D. is internationally known for her contributions to the field of cosmetic dermatology. She founded the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute in 1997- the first academic institute in the US dedicated to cosmetic dermatology. She served as Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine until 2006 when the Institute became independent from the University and the name changed to the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute.

Dr. Baumann is the author of 3 bestselling books: Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (McGraw-Hill 2009), Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients (McGraw Hill 2014), and The Skin Type Solution (Bantam 2005).  She has authored a monthly column on cosmeceuticals for Dermatology News (formerly Skin and Allergy News) since 2001 and a twice monthly column on dermatology for the Miami Herald newspaper since 2005. She has authored chapters in many major medicals textbooks such as Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine (McGraw Hill), Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery (Springer), Neligan’s Plastic Surgery (Elsevier), Minimally Invasive and Office-Based Procedures in Facial Plastic Surgery (Thieme) and Textbook of Aging Skin (Springer).

Dr. Baumann is a highly sought after primary investigator and has been involved in the Phase 3 FDA clinical research trials of the most notable products procedures in cosmetic medicine including Botox®, Dysport,® Emervel®, Juvederm®, Kybella® Restylane Silk®, Sculptra®, and Voluma®.

She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and completed her residency in Dermatology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.  She is a board certified dermatologist and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and a Fellow of the prestigious American Dermatological Association (ADA).