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D&A Dermatology Joins Dermatology + Aesthetics Brand

October 5, 2021

Adam Lueken


Recently, Toral Patel, MD and her team at D&A Dermatology in Chicago, IL joined the Dermatology + Aesthetics team. As such, they have changed their name and branding to Dermatology + Aesthetics.

“My team and I are happy to be part of D+A and VitalSkin Dermatology,” Dr. Patel said. “It’s great to have even more resources and support, so we can expand services offered, optimize our administrative operations and more.”

Practicing since 2008, Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in economics, and then received her master’s degree in biotechnology from Northwestern University. She also graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and went on to complete a clinical research fellowship in dermatology and psoriasis at Loyola University, followed by residency training in dermatology at Loyola, where she also served as chief resident. She is currently an associate clinical instructor of medicine in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University. Dr. Patel is a member of the clinical staff of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and serves on its Health IT Committee. She is also a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Chicago Dermatological Society and the Illinois Medical Society. Dr. Patel’s primary focus is on medical dermatology for adults and children, She has special interests in psoriasis, complex autoimmune and inflammatory skin conditions, women’s dermatology, particularly the effects of hormonal changes on the skin, and issues pertaining to patients with skin of color.

Founded in 2007 by Drs. Keren and Meyer Horn and Dr. Neha Robinson, Dermatology + Aesthetics provides world-class medical, surgical and cosmetic skin care to the Chicago area. Their team is focused on creating the best patient experiences possible through quality care, cutting-edge technology and personalized service.

“Dr. Patel and her practice will fit right in with the rest of the D+A team,” said Dr. Keren Horn. “They are equally committed to helping Chicago residents get accessible, world-class medical and cosmetic skin care.”

Established in 2019, VitalSkin was designed with dermatologists at the center – aligning with their goals, supporting their needs and creating personalized plans to help them develop their practice and provide exceptional patient care. VitalSkin is led by Todd Petersen, chief executive officer, Dan Wiens, chief financial officer, Jeremy Youse, MD, chief medical officer, and a full leadership team. The entire leadership team is experienced and well-versed in leading physician practice management firms. With its flexibility and permanent capital, VitalSkin can focus on building stable, long-term partnerships with dermatologists nationwide.

With Dr. Patel and her team joining D+A, VitalSkin continues to partner with top-tier doctors and practices. For more information on affiliation opportunities with VitalSkin, click here.



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