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Mara C. Weinstein Velez, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-7546

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

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Patient Care Setting

Dermatology

Biography

Professional Background

Mara C. Weinstein Velez, M.D., FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist who completed a prestigious Laser, Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery fellowship at SkinCare Physicians in Boston, with clinical faculty from the Harvard and Yale Departments of Dermatology. She is thrilled to join the Dermatology Department at the University of Rochester Medical Center and to serve as one of the only Fellowship-trained Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons in Western NY.

She earned her bachelor's degree from Princeton University and completed her Dermatology residency training at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Weinstein has been invited to present at national professional meetings, published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored chapters in dermatologic textbooks including Surgery of the Skin, Treatment of Traumatic and Burn Scars and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology. She has been working in clinical research for over 2 years as both a sub-investigator and principal investigator and has participated in over 12 clinical research trials for state-of-the-art laser devices, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments and new acne medications.

Dr. Weinstein has received numerous awards and achievements, including the Excellence in Teaching Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Women's Dermatology Society (WDS) Mentorship Award, and was most recently selected to be a part of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Future Leaders Network. She is a member of the WDS Young Physicians and Media committees and the American Academy of Dermatology Public Education committee. Outside of work hours, Dr. Weinstein enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, exercising and traveling.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Dermatology - American Board of Dermatology

Education

2005
BA | Princeton University
Psychology

2011
MD | Northeast Ohio Medical University
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2015 - 07/31/2016
Fellowship in Dermatology at SkinCare Physicians

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Dermatology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
Internship in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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Awards

2017 - Present
ASDS Future Leaders Network
Sponsor: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

2017
Member Enrichment and Leadership Development Forum (MELD), Resident/Fellow Scholar
Sponsor: Women's Dermatologic Society
Location: Dallas, TX

2016
Resident/Fellow Scholar
Sponsor: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Location: New Orleans, LA

2015
Resident/Fellow Scholar
Sponsor: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Location: Chicago, IL

2015
Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Location: Cleveland, OH

2015
Mentorship Award Recipient
Sponsor: Women's Dermatologic Society
Location: Washington, DC

2015
ARTE Scholar
Sponsor: Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference
Location: Orlando, FL

2014
Preceptorship Award Recipient
Sponsor: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Location: New York City, NY

2013
Junior Faculty Member and Top 20 Resident Scholar
Sponsor: Cosmetic Surgery Forum
Location: Las Vegas, NV

2013
Resident/Fellow Scholar
Sponsor: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Location: Chicago, IL

2013
Caregiver Appreciation Award
Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Location: Cleveland, OH

2012
Resident/Fellow Scholar
Sponsor: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Location: Atlanta, GA

2011
Diversity Mentorship Program Scholarship Recipient
Sponsor: American Academy of Dermatology
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

2007
Highest Academic Achievement for Basic Sciences
Sponsor: American University of Antigua College of Medicine

2005
Student Ambassador
Sponsor: Princeton University
Location: Princeton, NJ

2003
Top Writer in Medical Research and Education,Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholarship Recipient
Sponsor: Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP), Duke University
Location: Durham, NC

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Publications

Journal Articles

12/2017
Hogan S, Velez MW, Ibrahim O. "Microneedling: a new approach for treating textural abnormalities and scars." Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery.. 2017 Dec 0; 36(4):155-163.

8/1/2017
Spring LK, Krakowski AC, Alam M, Bhatia A, Brauer J, Cohen J, Del Rosso JQ, Diaz L, Dover J, Eichenfield LF, Gurtner GC, Hanke CW, Jahnke MN, Kelly KM, Khetarpal S, Kinney MA, Levy ML, Leyden J, Longaker MT, Munavalli GS, Ozog DM, Prather H, Shumaker PR, Tanzi E, Torres A, Velez MW, Waldman AB, Yan AC, Zaenglein AL. "Isotretinoin and Timing of Procedural Interventions: A Systematic Review With Consensus Recommendations." JAMA dermatology.. 2017 Aug 1; 153(8):802-809.

2017
Weinstein Velez, M. "Science of Aging Skin: What Happens to Our Faces When We Age and What To Do About It". The SKINNY, Schweiger Dermatology Quarterly. 2017; 1.

Books & Chapters

2017
Chapter Title: Perioral Rhytides
Book Title: Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Author List: Hogan S, Weinstein Velez M, Arndt KA
Edited By: Alexiades-Armenakas M
Published By: Wolters Kluwer 2017

2017
Chapter Title: Cellulite
Book Title: Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Author List: Hogan S, Weinstein Velez M, Kaminer MS
Edited By: Alexiades-Armenakas M
Published By: Wolters Kluwer 2017

2016
Chapter Title: Patient Selection and Counseling
Book Title: Treatment of Traumatic and Burn Scars
Author List: Weinstein Velez M, Dover JS, Arndt KA, Saedi N.
Edited By: Alam M, Waibel J, Uebelhoer N, Arndt KA, Dover JS, Donelan MB, Kim J, Chan R
Published By: McGraw-Hill 2016

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