Dr. Dale Isaacson and Dr. Marilyn Berzin are Washington, DC's most dedicated and trusted dermatologists. We specialize in both cosmetic and general medical dermatology. Our goal is to offer a wide range of the latest and most effective non-invasive procedures to treat your concerns and enhance your appearance.
DALE ISAACSON, M.D
Dr. Dale Isaacson is a recognized leader as a dermatologist and cosmetic makeover specialist in the competitive Washington, DC market. A consultant and instructor for Thermage, Sculptra, Fraxel and Aesthera, Dr. Isaacson continues to be at the forefront of technological advances that shape the industry. In addition, Dr. Isaacson has been consistently recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of the region's Top Doctors since the honor was first created nearly two decades ago.
But for all his accomplishments, Dr. Isaacson enjoys dermatology for the difference it makes to others. "I'm passionate about seeing my patients walk out looking and feeling better," he says. "I enjoy the artistry of the cosmetic work. I like helping people look the way they want to feel."
Dr. Isaacson got a head start on his career when he was accepted to medical school during only his junior year of college at Washington University in St. Louis. A native Washingtonian, Dr. Isaacson returned to D.C. to study at George Washington University Medical School. A dermatology rotation between his second and third years convinced him of his career path. "I just fell in love with it," he says. "Dermatology is a diverse specialty. It's part medicine, part surgery and part cosmetics. I like the visual aspect of it, seeing what you're dealing with. Mostly, I like the way science combines with artistry to defeat challenges." After receiving his M.D., he completed his Medical Internship at George Washington University Hospital and his Dermatology Residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Isaacson opened his practice in 1981, and was joined by Dr. Marilyn Berzin in 1984. He's also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center
Dermatology is a continuously evolving science, and Dr. Isaacson has made it a priority to lead the way. "Technology allows us to achieve significant improvements through non-surgical means," says Dr. Isaacson. "It's our goal to be an innovator, to define the trends, not follow them."
In addition to his work as a consultant for many of those companies, Dr. Isaacson also trains other doctors in the latest technologies. Among his other accolades, he's past president of the Washington, D.C. Dermatology Society. He's also a Fellow with a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Photomedicine Society and the Society for Investigative Dermatology. He's a member of the D.C. Dermatology Society and the D.C. Medical Society.
Regarding his drive to lead, Dr. Isaacson explains, "I'm always looking for a better way to enhance the appearance of our patients. People often come in not knowing what they want. No one expects them to be aware of all the technological advancements. Being first allows us to better help our patients, to offer more experience and choices. The reward is being able to go beyond what the patients expect and offer them an expanded vision of beauty. It helps patients feel better about themselves. They leave feeling more confident."
Dr. Isaacson has been married to his wife Debbie since 1973. They have three grown children, Jason, Michael and Pamela, and three grandchildren, Zachary, Lily and Abigail. Back to top ^
MARILYN BERZIN, M.D.
Dr. Marilyn Berzin is considered by both her peers and her patients to be one of Washington, D.C.'s leading cosmetic dermatologists. Among her many accolades, Dr. Berzin has been consistently named one of the region's “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian magazine. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She is a Fellow of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Berzin is also a member of the D.C. Dermatology Society and the D.C. Medical Society.
Dr. Berzin is passionate about the changes dermatology brings to her patients' lives. “Dermatology is very much about dealing with my patients' self-esteem,” says Dr. Berzin. “I feel great about what I'm doing, and that helps my patients feel just as confident about taking the steps they need to look and feel healthy. It is also vital to listen to your patients and create a treatment strategy with them using the latest technology and skills available to help them reach their goal.”
The media turns to Dr. Berzin when it needs an expert on non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The CBS News program The Early Show had Dr. Berzin demonstrate a number of procedures for an extended story on the latest makeover trends. Washingtonian magazine spotlighted Dr. Berzin's expertise with Thermage, a non-invasive face-tightening procedure. A host of other local and national news stations have all profiled Dr. Berzin, cementing her status as one of the nation's foremost experts on dermatology and cosmetic improvements.
Dr. Berzin and Dr. Isaacson have been partners in practice in Washington, D.C. since 1984, which continues successfully to this day. As cosmetic dermatology has evolved, so has Dr. Berzin's use of the latest materials and technology. “It's important to stay in the forefront of technological advances,” says Dr. Berzin. “But at the same time, it's just as vital that I maintain a personal connection with my patients.”
Dr. Berzin was born in France to American parents. Fluent in both English and French, she attended a French international public school and graduated from high school at the age of 16. She graduated from Connecticut College in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and then undertook graduate research in biology at University of California San Diego. Moving toward her career in medicine, Dr. Berzin graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1979, interned in pediatrics at Jacoby Municipal Hospital in the Bronx, NY and then completed her residency in dermatology at George Washington University in 1983. Dr. Berzin's first professional job was a groundbreaker. She was the first staff dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente in Washington D.C., the not-for-profit managed health care organization.
Dr. Berzin is married with 3 children. Back to top ^