Joel Schlessinger, Board-Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon

Voted one of America's Top Docs and the Best Doctors in America, Dr. Schlessinger has also been consistently voted as the best Omaha dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon for more than 20 years.

Dedicated to Excellence

Dr. Joel Schlessinger has devoted his life to dermatology and skin health. As a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Schlessinger has more than 30 years of experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions.

Along with his dermatology and cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Schlessinger is also the founder of the Advanced Skin Research Center, a clinical research facility that investigates new medications and treatments for a wide range of skin conditions and cosmetic procedures. He continues to research, write and contribute to a number of scholarly articles, books and research studies in the field of dermatology which can be found here

Dr. Schlessinger is also the past president of the Nebraska Dermatology Society, the President Emeritus of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, and the founder of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger
Dr. Joel Schlessinger's Awards

Awards and Recognition

  • Best in Omaha in Cosmetic Surgery, Omaha Magazine, 2002 – Present
  • Best in Omaha in Dermatology, Omaha Magazine, 2010 – Present
  • Best Dermatologist in Omaha, Readers Choice Awards, 2001 – Present
  • Best Doctors in America, Dermatology & Pediatric Dermatology, 2011 – Present
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2011 – Present
  • Selected one of American’s Top Physicians in Dermatology, US News & World Report
  • RealSelf Verified Doctor, Top Doctor & Contributor, 2008-Present
  • Winner of Doctors' Choice Awards Top 200 Doctors' 2019
  • Winner of Doctors' Choice Award, Omaha 2014 & 2015
  • Elle Genius Selection, Dermatology 2011
  • Top Beauty Doctor New Beauty 2019
  • NewBeauty Brain Trust Member, 2020



Undergraduate: BA in Biology, University of Rhode Island, 1981
Medical: Basic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI
MD, Clinical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1985


Dermatology, Washington University of St. Louis
Pediatrics, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Board Certified

Dr. Schlessinger is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and formerly board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Why does it matter?

To practice medicine in the United States, a doctor must be licensed by their state. This license does not indicate what qualifications the doctor has. To be board certified, a doctor must complete additional standards beyond basic licensing and actively keep pace with the latest advances in their specialty to maintain their board certification. The latest advances mean the best options for you and your health!

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