In September of 2020, the Illinois Dermatology Institute (IDI) opened its doors to their newest dermatologist, Regina O’Brien, MD.
As an undergraduate student, O’Brien received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Looking towards medical school, she opted to attend Wayne State University, and while there she received the Prentis Foundation Medical Scholarship, Board of Governor’s Medical Dean Merit Scholarship, as well as the Dean’s Distinguished Medical Student Leadership Award.
In addition to her many academic accolades, Dr. O’Brien served as the Vice President of her local chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Academic Honor Society. She is also an American Society for Dermatological Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship recipient—a monetary award given to third-year dermatological students on the brink of graduating.
As a powerhouse dermatologist, she is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. O’Brien is passionate about the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer. Her specializations include acne, rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and mole monitoring in both children and adults. She actively works to ensure all of her patients are comfortable with and informed about their skin-care program.
Overall, Dr. O’Brien’s goal is to help people achieve the best skin health they can. Be it improving skin tone and texture or treating a variety of skin sensitivities, she will do everything she can to help people leave as their most confident self with a treatment plan as unique as they are.
Her specialized treatments may include a combination of chemical peels, micro needling, or injectables—neuromodulators (Botox®, Dysport®) and fillers.
The born Michiganite joins the team after leaving her post as the Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Illinois Chicago Hospital. She is eager to join the IDI community, and is currently accepting new patients at the Oak Park location.