Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD is a Voluntary Associate Professor of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement and Director of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research in Aventura, Florida. In addition, Dr. Nestor is Co Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advanced Dermatology Management, a physician practice management company, and is currently the immediate past President of the International Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons, is the President of the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy and a Past President of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Nestor is recognized as a world expert in cutaneous laser surgery, photodynamic therapy as well as the use of fillers and toxins in aesthetic medicine.  He also acts as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical and device companies assisting them in the development of new medications, devices and cosmeceuticals. Dr. Nestor serves on the editorial advisory boards of Skin and Aging, the Journal of Cutaneous Laser Therapy and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. He has authored over 40 articles and book chapters and has delivered over 400 major presentations. Dr. Nestor has also directed 50 meetings and symposia on various topics in the field of cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and practice management.


  • B.A. State University of New York. Cellular Biology. 1973-1977
  • Ph.D. UCLA School of Medicine. Immunopathology/Experimental Pathology. 1979-1985
  • M.D. UCLA School of Medicine. 1982-1987

Professional Training

  • Internship Wadsworth V.A./UCLA Medical Center. Internal Medicine Preliminary Year. 1978-1988
  • Residency New York University Medical Center. Dermatology. 1988-1991

Professional Licenses, Certifications and Fellowships:

  • Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners. 1988
  • Florida Medical License #59683. 1991
  • Florida Physician Dispensing License #59683. 1991
  • Diplomate American Board of Dermatology (Certified). 1991
  • Fellow American Academy of Dermatology. 1992
  • Fellow American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery. 1994
  • Diplomate American Board of Dermatology (Recertified). 2001
  • Diplomate American Board of Dermatology (Recertified). 2009

Fellowships and Research Awards:

  • SUNY Teaching Fellowship. 1976-1977
  • SUNY Research Fellowship. 1977
  • NIH/NCI Predoctoral Fellowship. 1979-19981
  • Bioscience Predoctoral Fellowship. 1981-1984
  • Sandoz Investigator Award. 1989-1990

Commendations and Awards:

  • American Academy of Dermatology - Community Service Award. 1993
  • American Academy of Dermatology - Melanoma Cancer Screening Award. 1994
  • Florida Society of Dermatology - Distinguished Service Award. 2000
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