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our scientific advisory board

As part of our ongoing commitment to research that supports the formulation of scientifically grounded, clinical strength products, Skinfix has a scientific advisory board composed of five distinguished dermatologists from across the United States and Canada. Together, this panel of experts supports and advances our clinically proven formulas that protect, repair and maintain skin barrier health. The board consults with us on clinical studies, product innovation and keeps us apprised of the most relevant and current information in the field of dermatology.

meet the derms

Dr. Neal Bhatia

Neal Bhatia, MD

Director of Clinical Dermatology, Therapeutics Clinical Research, San Diego, CA

Dr. Neal Bhatia is a board-certified dermatologist in San Diego, California where he serves as Director of Clinical Dermatology at Therapeutics Clinical Research. He is also a chief medical editor for Practical Dermatology, has a background in immunology and has interests in mechanisms of therapy, skin cancer, and medical dermatology. In 2022, Dr. Bhatia became the Secretary/Treasurer of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, and until March was the Vice President of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. DiAnne Davis

DiAnne Davis, MD, FAAD

North Dallas Dermatology Associates, Dallas, TX

Dr. DiAnne Davis is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist specializing in noninvasive facial rejuvenation, skin of color, hair loss, and cosmetic dermatologic surgery. Dr. Davis completed her dermatology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she was influential in coordinating the first Skin of Color Symposium helping to promote awareness of the unique features of skin of color from both a medical and cosmetic dermatologic viewpoint. She has authored several journal articles and textbook chapters (both for medical and cosmetic dermatology) and presented some of her work at local and regional dermatology meetings. Dr. Davis has served as the resident liaison for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS), a member of the curriculum task force for the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and has received scholarships for mentorship opportunities through the ASDS. She is also the Co-Founder of Sunblock Kids which helps to bring awareness about the importance of sun protection at an early age.  

Dr. Peter Lio

Peter Lio, MD, FAAD

Founding Director, Integrative Eczema Center, Chicago, IL

Dr. Peter Lio is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his Dermatology training at Harvard. While at Harvard, he received formal training in acupuncture. Dr. Lio is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center and a founding faculty member of the Integrative Dermatology Certificate Program with over 200 publications and 3 textbooks. He is also a board member of the National Eczema Association. 

Dr. Kavita Mariwalla

Kavita Mariwalla, MD

Mariwalla Dermatology, Long Island, NY

Dr. Kavita Mariwalla is a board-certified dermatologist and nationally recognized key opinion leader in dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Her expertise is in the areas of anti-aging procedures and skin cancer treatment. She is sought after for opinions on cosmetic formulations and is regularly invited as a featured speaker in the United States and overseas. In addition to authoring several books, Dr. Mariwalla is editor of “Surgical Pearls” for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and is Secretary of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and is a three-time recipient of the ASDS President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the field of dermatologic surgery. Most recently, she received the prestigious honor of “Iron Surgeon” at the 2019 ASDS meeting.  

Dr. Susan Poelman

Susan Poelman, MSc, MD, FRCP(C), FCDA

Co-Director, Beacon Dermatology, Calgary, AB

Dr. Susan Poelman is a Canadian and U.S. board-certified Dermatologist and co-founder/co-director of Beacon Dermatology. Dr. Poelman has established a multi-disciplinary women's health clinic which provides treatment for vulvar skin conditions, along with acne, rosacea, and hidradenitis suppurativa, and offers a unique scientific evidence-based approach to cosmetic procedures. She has served on the board of directors for the Canadian Dermatology Association for the past 3 years, is President of the Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, and has served on the International Affairs committee of the Women's Dermatologic Society. She is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary in the Division of Dermatology and treasurer of the Alberta Society of Dermatologists.