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Meet the Doctor Cheryl M. Burgess

Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess is a Board-certified dermatologist who has gained national and international acclaim for her expertise and contributions to the field of dermatology. She founded the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, DC and currently serves as President of the practice.

She is known as an authority on non-invasive cosmetic procedures and advanced dermatological technology. She has developed and patented (United States Patent Numbers 7,637,900 and 8,038,665) unique technique of aesthetic enhancement using dermal fillers and neuromodulators. She is an invited lecturer for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Physicians, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Dermatology. A highly sought-after speaker, she has been invited to lecture for these and many other medical organizations. She was inducted into the prestigious American Dermatological Association.
Dr. Burgess is a key opinion leader, an advisor, consultant, and clinical investigator for Revance, Kythera, Allergan Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Pharmaceutical, Merz Aesthetics, BioCosmetic Research Labs. She is often consulted as a medical expert, and she has been featured on NBC News, FOX News, and ABC News. Dr. Cheryl Burgess, MD, appears in a weekly special segment of the NBC-WRC midday news in Washington, DC.

Dr. Cheryl Burgess was a clinical investigator in the research trials for the company Kythera that developed the FDA cleared product Kybella, an injectable treatment used for adults who are dealing with excess fat in the submental area.

As co-founder of Black Opal, Dr. Burgess is very pleased that two of their products have received recent acclaim by Paula’s Choice. Black Opal provides a line of cosmetics and skin care formulations designed with ethnic skin in mind. Paula’s Choice, an independent marketing research firm with strict guidelines for purity and effectiveness claims, named Black Opal’s Even True Tri-Complex Tonecorrect Fade Gel and Even True Tonecorrect Fade Crème among the "best skin lightening products." Black Opal was the only ethnic brand listed.
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Published work

As a researcher and author, Dr. Burgess has written articles that have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Cutis, Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Burgess is also the author and senior editor of Cosmetic Dermatology (published by Springer-Verlag). She has contributed to numerous textbooks, including Sauer’s Manual of Skin Diseases. She authored the chapters "Poly-L-lactic Acid" in Facial Rejuvenation with Fillers, "Cosmetic Products" in Dermatology for Skin of Color, and "Special Considerations in African-American Skin" in Cosmetic Dermatology in Skin of Color.
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Clinical Research Investigator

Clinical Research Investigator Kythera-Kybella
Kythera-Kybella® for treatment of submental fat
Clinical Research Investigator Revance-Sakura
Revance-Sakura® botulinum toxin-A
Clinical Research Investigator Merz-Belotero Balance
Merz-Belotero Balance® filler
Clinical Research Investigator Allergan-Voluma® filler
Allergan-Voluma® filler
Clinical Research Investigator Aclaris-Eskata
Aclaris-Eskata® for topical destruction of seborrheic keratosis
Clinical Research Investigator Aclaris-JAK
Aclaris-JAK Inhibitor for treatment of alopecia areata

Education and experience

Dr. Burgess began her educational journey at the prestigious Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. After earning her doctorate of medicine degree she went on to complete an internal medicine internship followed by a dermatology residency with Howard University Hospital. She has been honored with the revered position of Assistant Clinical Professor at the Georgetown, University Department of Dermatology, Medical Center and George Washington University Hospital, in Washington, DC. Dr. Burgess also founded the Center for Dermatology Physicians Assistant Fellowship Program, (a program accredited by the Association of Post Graduate PA Programs), and she currently serves as medical director.

Dr. Cheryl Burgess was a clinical investigator in the research trials for the company Kythera that developed the FDA cleared product Kybella, an injectable treatment used for adults who are dealing with excess fat in the submental area.

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November 2017: Top Doctors

Dr. Cheryl Burgess has been featured as a Top Doctor Dr. Cheryl Burgess has been featured as a Top Doctor in the November 2017 issue of Washingtonian magazine.

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

Member - SCALE Faculty
MemberSCALE Faculty
Fellow - American Academy of Dermatology
FellowAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Member - American Academy of Dermatology
MemberAmerican Academy of Dermatology
Member - American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
MemberAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Member - American Dermatological Association
MemberAmerican Dermatological Association
Board of Directors - American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Board of DirectorsAmerican Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Member - American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
MemberAmerican Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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