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Joel L. Cohen, MD (FAAD, FACMS) Board-Certified Dermatologist

Full Fellowship-Trained, Mohs/Laser/Aesthetics/Dermatologic Oncology

Meet the Director of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, Serving the Denver Area and Beyond

JOEL L. COHEN, MD is an internationally-recognized expert on skin cancer and aesthetics. Dr. Cohen has been named a US News and World Report Top Dermatologist, a Castle Connelly Regional Top Doctor (2013-2022), and has been voted by his peers as one of Denver’s Top Doctors in 5280 magazine NINE times (including listings for cosmetic procedures as well as dermatology). He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and has completed a Dermatologic Surgery and Aesthetic fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery (for the treatment of facial skin cancers), cutaneous oncology, facial reconstruction, cosmetic surgery and laser surgery. He is the Director of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery in Greenwood Village and Lone Tree, Colorado. Dr. Cohen was elected to serve as a national instructor in dermatologic surgical and aesthetic procedures by both the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) for the ASDS Preceptorship Program and American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) for the ASLMS Preceptorship Program. He is the fellowship Co-Director for the ASDS Dermatologic Surgery Colorado Fellowship. He serves on the teaching faculty at a top-tier academic dermatology program as an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California at Irvine — where he was the recipient of the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award. In addition, he is honored and grateful to have been the recipient of the Patients Choice Award from 2010-2019. He has also been a recipient of the ASDS Public Service Award, the ASDS Patient Safety HERO Award, the ASCDAS Distinguished Service Award, the ASDS Traveling Mentorship and Teaching Award, and the ASDS Excellence in Education Award. In 2018, he received the Melanoma Research Foundation Humanitarian of the year award.

Dr. Cohen has published over 288 scientific medical articles and book chapters, and has co-authored 3 academic textbooks: Regional Rejuvenation (McGraw-Hill), Reconstructive Conundrums in Dermatologic Surgery (Wiley-Blackwell) and Botulinum Toxins Cosmetic and Clinical Applications (Wiley-Blackwell); and co-authored the Derm Directory (eds. 1-7) as well. Dr. Cohen is Past Chair of the ASDS Patient Education Committee, and is a Past President of the Colorado Dermatologic Society. Twice, he served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS). He was elected to the Board of Directors of DASIL (Dermatologic and Aesthetic Surgery International League) in 2011, and also has served on the scientific board for the large international plastic surgery meeting IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Skin) in Paris, and the 5-Continent Aesthetic Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Cohen is currently the Chief-Editor for DermTube.com and ModernAesthetics.tv, has been selected to serve on the New Beauty Magazine Brain Trust & Medical Advisory Board, and has been selected to the Aesthetic Multispecialty Society (AMS) Scientific Board.

He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and Brandeis University—where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He received his MD degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and graduated with Honors. He also participates in many cosmetic clinical trials ranging from injectable cosmetic agents to lasers and topical therapies – – including many clinical studies and FDA-trials such as Restylane, Perlane/Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, JuveDerm, Voluma, Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Jeuveau, Revance and Latisse as well as multiple laser studies (for vessels, pigment and resurfacing), skin tightening (Ulthera and Genius RF), and topical skin-care studies (including pre-cancer lesions and acne).

In addition to a regular surgical pearls column in The Dermatologist / Skin and Aging, he serves/served on the editorial staff for many journals including:

  • Journal of Drugs in Dermatology
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Practical Dermatology
  • Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • The Aesthetic Guide
  • Journal of Cosmetic & Laser Therapy
  • MedEsthetics
  • The Dermatologist
  • Cutaneous Oncology Today
  • Modern Aesthetics
  • The Aesthetic Authority
  • Trials At A Glance (TAAG)
  • SKINmed
  • Cutis / Cosmetic Dermatology

He has been a reviewer for Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), JAMA Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS), British Journal of Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He also was appointed the Case Report Editor for Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2009-present.

Dr. Cohen has been an invited speaker at numerous national aesthetic and dermatologic meetings including:

  • The American Academy of Dermatology (2004-present)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS)
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (2005-Present)
  • Maui Derm (2006-present)
  • Vegas Cosmetic Surgery / Miami Cosmetic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Harvard’s Aesthetic Course
  • The CORE at University of Miami
  • Pacific Dermatologic Association
  • Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Colorado Dermatologic Society
  • Pacific Northwest Dermatologic Society
  • Orlando Derm (ODAC) as Vice Chair (2008-present)
  • South Beach Symposium (2006-present)
  • NYU Advances in Dermatology
  • Advances in Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology
  • Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Derm Update
  • New Mexico Dermatologic Society
  • Stanford’s Next Step aesthetic course
  • International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery
  • The combined winter meeting of the AAFPRS/ASOPS/ASDS
  • Skin Disease Education Foundation (Williamsburg, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Laguna)
  • ASDS Regional Filler Courses (Houston, NY, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego)

He has also lectured extensively internationally including:

  • The Intl. Society of Derm. Surgery (Vienna)
  • Australasian Society of Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • The World Congress on Cancers of the Skin (Israel)
  • AMWC (Monaco)
  • 5-Continent Aesthetic Meeting (Nice, Cannes & Barcelona)
  • European Masters in Aesthetics and Aging (EMAA) (Paris)
  • The World Congress of Dermatology (Seoul, Korea)
  • The International Masters Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) (Paris)
  • The Australasian College of Dermatology (Melbourne)
  • DASIL (Saigon, Buenos Aires)

As well as, academic meetings in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sydney, Tokyo, Saigon, Tel Aviv, and New Zealand. He also was invited to be one of the first dermatologists to lecture at the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) annual meeting (Fall 2011), and lectured at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2020 virtual meeting in the product theater on Dysport data. In addition, he has lectured at the U.S. Armed Forces “Wounded Warrior” scar course – called Project C.A.R.E.

Dr. Cohen has been quoted in many newspapers and magazines including:

  • Glamour
  • Allure
  • TIME
  • Health
  • The New York Times (4x)
  • Seventeen
  • Shape (4x)
  • USA Today
  • US News & World Report
  • Vogue
  • New Beauty
  • BuzzFeed
  • Broadly
  • Marie Claire
  • Redbook
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Condé Nast
  • MORE
  • Cooking Light
  • In Style
  • MSN.com
  • ABC.com
  • Esquire
  • Real Simple
  • Prevention
  • Lucky
  • Huffington Post
  • Consumer Reports (7x)
  • The International Business Times
  • SELF
  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health (2x)
  • Bustle.com
  • Nylon.com

He regularly appears on Denver TV stations (with over 75 appearances discussing aesthetic issues, dermatology, and skin cancer), and is a frequent guest on Sirius Satellite Doctor Radio. Dr. Cohen was also featured on the Emmy-Award winning TV show “The Doctors” as an expert dermatologist & Mohs surgeon.

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This office is WONDERFUL. Dr. Cohen is literally world famous and totally down to earth, and teaches folks all over the globe about skin cancer surgery, botox, restylane, juvederm...

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