About Us

Lindsay Ackerman, MD, founded Medical Dermatology Specialists (MDS) in the fall of 2008. Margaret Kessler, MD, joined the practice in September 2009, Chao Li, MD, joined the practice in January 2017, and Lara Rosenbaum, MD, MHS, joined the practice in the fall of 2017. The practice is focused on providing medical dermatology services. This means we see pediatric as well as adult patients with conditions ranging from mild inflammatory or infectious diseases to autoimmune diseases and blistering disorders. We provide procedural dermatology (skin surgery) services for the treatment of benign and malignant medical conditions, as well as for restorative aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, chemodenervation (i.e. Botox) and facial sculpting.

Whether you have a severe skin disease that requires hospitalization or are simply looking for a dermatology expert to enhance your appearance, our goal is to help you feel well and more confident in your skin. From the minute you walk in the door to the time you leave, our staff works collaboratively to make you feel comfortable.

We are passionate about making patients feel better so that you can enjoy an enhanced quality of life. To do this, we make sure to listen to each patient then provide treatments and education in a way that is honest, respectful, and compassionate.

When you visit our office, you’ll notice that we not only care about our patients’ healthy skin but also about the environment in which we all live. The MDS office was created with environmentally friendly materials including cork flooring and recycled glass countertops. It was vision brought to life by Dr. Lindsay Ackerman and Wendy Ackerman of Ackerman Art & Design (wendian@cox.net, 602-206-4760). To learn more about our commitment to the environment, please see our Inside MDS page.

The board-certified specialists at MDS see patients at MDS’ Phoenix office, as well as at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and St. Joseph’s Hospital for acutely ill or hospitalized patients.