All our professionals at North Suburban Dermatology Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dermatology.
Benjamin A. Dubin, M.D.
Dr. Dubin was born and raised in the Chicago area. After graduating from Northwestern University, he obtained his M.D. degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Lutheran General Hospital, followed by a residency in dermatology at Cook County Hospital, where he was named chief resident in his final year. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1989.
Dr. Dubin is indebted to several people who have shaped his career path, and have helped him achieve all that he has to this point. His father-in-law, the late dermatologist Dr. Roland S. Medansky, introduced him to the marvelous field of dermatology. His long-time partner, Dr. Samuel Solomon taught him a great deal about how to care about as well as for patients. Dr. Dubin's many teachers and colleagues instilled within him a lifelong passion for learning and transmitting his knowledge to others.
Upon finishing his residency, Dr. Dubin joined North Suburban Dermatology Associates, a thriving dermatology practice located in Gurnee, IL, where he is currently sole owner. He is an active member of the Chicago Dermatological Society, and he was honored to serve as it's President in 2009. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the Great Lakes Dermatological Society ( President, 1999 ). In addition to attending many local and national meetings and speaker programs, Dr. Dubin has spoken on dermatological topics to community groups as well as to physicians in other fields of medicine. He has also volunteered his time to perform skin cancer screenings to the public.
Dr Dubin is married, with four children--an occupational therapist, a social worker, a physician assistant and an undergraduate business major. He is a wine enthusiast who also enjoys cooking, playing tennis and traveling.
Samuel Solomon, M.D.
I have been practicing dermatology since 1969. During that time there have been important advances in both dianosing and treating various dermatological conditions. The benefits of newer techniques and therapies are self evident.
But the one element that hasn't changed over the decades is the relationship between the physician and the patient The practice of medicine is much more than tests and treatments.
I have always tried to establish a bond with my patients. The bond that makes one feel at ease, comfortable, and trusting. I am well aware of the anxiety that a person feels when going to a doctor's office; I feel the same way when I see my doctor. I have taught many students and residents, since I finished my training in 1969, and am still actively teaching. I tell trainees that a patient comes to the office with two issues. One is the physical element of the dermatological problem and the other is the emotional component that is associated with that condition. And I have found that 90% of the office visits are addressing the fears that patient's harbor. Only 10%, the malady itself does not make for a complete professional. I strive to accomplish that challenge.
One may ask "why does Dr. Solomon still practice and not retire after a long career". The practice of dermatology is a joy to me; I still get a kick out of getting patients better while conversing with them.
Kimberly Schwerdtfeger, NP-C
Kimberly was born and raised in Wisconsin and resides in the Milwaukee area. After graduating from Concordia University in 2011, she obtained her Master's degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse and is licensed to dianose and treat in both Wisconsin and Illinois. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in 1999 and has worked as an intensive care nurse for 12 years.
Kimberly has been with North Suburban Dermatology Associates since 2012 and has had exceptional dermatology teaching from her esteemed colleagues, Dr. Dubin and Dr. Solomon. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in all types of skin conditions with emphasis in both adolescent and adult acne, psoriasis including biologics and phototherapy, wart management, along with skin cancer detection and treatment. She also performs many cosmetic dermatologic procedures such as laser, botox, injectable fillers and chemical peels.
Kimberly is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Dermatology Nurses' Association. She strives to provide optimal comprehensive dermatologic care in a stress-free setting. She is married with three children and enjoys sports, shopping, traveling and spending time with family.