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Hema Sundaram, MA, MD, FAAD

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and, together with your hair and nails, the mirror of everything that’s happening internally. After over twenty years as a fellowship-trained, Board Certified dermatologist and as a cosmetic surgeon, I am completely convinced of the positive effects of integrating medical and cosmetic treatments to balance how you look with how you feel. When that balance is missing or has been lost with age, how we look doesn’t represent who we really are inside. Others may assume that an older, stressed or worried appearance means a lack of ideas, energy and creativity. This impacts us both personally and professionally. The greatest joy of my profession is restoring the inner-outer balance for the women and men who consult me. They find it an exhilarating experience to look in the mirror, and love the reflection that’s looking back.

My team and I offer you breakthrough technology, advanced science and true artistry in a warm, compassionate and emotionally intelligent environment. We stay on the cutting edge, serving as national research and training centers – in many cases, the only centers in the mid-Atlantic and East – for expert treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions and state of-the-art techniques including lasers, fillers, Botox, fat grafting, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), chemical peels, liposuction and body contouring and vaginal rejuvenation.

My mission in my North American and global research is to elucidate the scientific basis of new and emerging technologies, and how this science can be applied to achieve the best and safest procedural outcomes. As a Principal Investigator for studies of new technologies, a national and international teacher of dermatologists and plastic surgeons, and one of a handful of experts serving as an advisor and director of advanced medical education programs, I’m confident that you will achieve the best possible results when you entrust your face and body to our hands. As a daily practitioner of yoga, I understand the value of a holistic approach.

Above all, my team and I promise to give you straight answers. We’ll steer you through the hype and jargon, and help you restore the inner-outer balance that empowers us in every aspect of our lives.

  • Board Certified in Dermatology
  • Fellow and Visiting Professor for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • Premier medical training at Cambridge University (England), University
  • of Chicago and NIH.
  • Internationally recognized physician teacher, researcher and author.
  • International Speaker and Course Director at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Academies.
  • International Physician Trainer and Advisor.
  • North American Chairperson of the Global Aesthetics Alliance and Global
  • Aesthetics Consensus Group for Procedural Safety.
  • Author of book chapters and scientific papers in plastic surgery and dermatology academy journals.
  • Author of “Face Value: The Truth About Beauty and a Guilt-Free Guide To Finding It” – selected for the National Press Club Authors’ Night.
  • Quoted as an expert in leading publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Prevention, Good Housekeeping, Allure, Marie Claire, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Self and Woman’s World.
  • Medical Advisor to Fitness magazine and for tv and radio shows.
  • Charities supported include Skin Cancer Foundation, Breast Cancer
  • Awareness and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Degrees, Training & Certifications

  • Board Certified in Dermatology.
  • Medical Degree at University of Cambridge, England.
  • Dermatology Residency at University of Chicago.
  • Dermatology Fellowship at National Institutes of Health.
  • In private practice since 1995.


  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology,
  • Advisor to the Dermatology Education Initiative (www.theDERM.org),
  • Principal Investigator for FDA studies, Advisor for Perlane, Restylane, Lasers, Microdermabrasion and to medical journals,
  • Faculty speaker at Millennium CME Institute and Omega Institute for Holistic Studies.
  • Appointed as a National Physician Trainer.
  • Serves as a scientific advisor for skin research and lectures by invitation throughout the country.

Special Interests

National Physican Trainer and Advisor in Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, including fractional laser resurfacing, StarLux IPL, acne laser, laser skin tightening, Restylane, Juvederm, Botox, laser hair removal, liposuction, chemical peels, and collagen and fat injections. Dr. Sundaram is featured in leading publications including The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, Marie Claire, Woman’s Day, Allure, Essence, Women’s Health and Self; and on national television and radio.

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