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dermatologist , entrepreneur , researcher

Joel Schlessinger, American dermatologist, researcher, entrepreneur. Achievements include development of one of the largest skincare websites in the world, LovelySkin. Recipient Service Honor, Millard Public Schools Foundation, 1999—2005, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Omaha, Omaha Magazine, 2000-2008, Best Dermatologist in Omaha, Reader Magazine, 2002-2007.


Schlessinger, Joel was born on September 14, 1960 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Bernard S. and June Hirsch Schlessinger.


Bachelor in Biology, University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1977—1981. Degree in Basic Sciences, Brown University, Providence, 1981—1983. Doctor of Medicine, Baylor College, Houston, 1983—1985.


Residency in pediatrics University Alabama, Birmingham, 1985—1988. Residency in dermatology Washington University, St. Louis, 1989—1992. Chief Executive Officer Skin Specialists, PC, Omaha, since 1993, LovelySkin.com, Omaha, since 1997, Advanced Skin Research Center, Omaha, since 2001.

National director clinical research ExCel Cosmeceuticals, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, since 1998. Advisory board Medicis Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona, since 2000. Member national education foundation Allergan Corporation, Irvine, California, since 2000.

Advisory board Stiefel Corporation, Coral Gables, Florida, since 2005. Presidential advisory board Connetics Corporation, Palo Alto, California, since 2004. Advisory board Artes Medical, San Diego, since 2005.


  • Achievements include development of one of the largest skincare websites in the world, LovelySkin.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals including Cosmetic Dermatology, Journal Drugs in Dermatology, Skin and Aging Magazine, Archives Dermatology, others.


Board member Beth El Synagogue, Omaha, 2000—2006. Board member alumni schools committee Brown University, since 1997. Board trustees Millard Public Schools Foundation, 1999—2005.

Curriculum committee member Millard Public Schools, since 2000. Governor board Omaha Symphony, since 2007, filmstreams board, since 2007. Fellow: American Association Cosmetic Surgery (associate).

Member: American Society Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery (co-founder 1999, president 2006-2007, Distinguished Service award 2003-2006), American Society Dermatologic Surgery (associate. Post graduate education committee 2005-2006), American Numismatic Association (associate), American Society Laser Surgery & Medicine (associate), Nebraska Medical Association (associate. Board president 2005-2006), American Academy Dermatology (associate.

Political unpaid lobbyist since 1998, Model State Society award 2005-2006), Nebraska Dermatology Society (associate. President 2003-2006, Model State Society award for first time under my presidency 2005-2006), Brown Nebraska Club since 2006, Classic Thunderbird Club International (associate), Nebraska Thunderbird Club (associate), Phi Beta Kappa (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, photography, kickboxing, scuba diving.


Married Nancy Beth Gordon, October 29, 1989. Children: Claire Elizabeth, Daniel Isaac.

Bernard S.

June Hirsch Schlessinger

Nancy Beth Gordon

Claire Elizabeth Schlessinger

Daniel Isaac Schlessinger