As a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Barbosa manages diseases of the hair, skin and nails in people of all ethnicities. She also performs a number of cosmetic procedures to restore and maintain the skin’s health and appearance. While she is distinguished by her exceptional credentials and professional accomplishments, she is endeared to her patients because of her warm personality and her obvious passion for treating people. She has been honored repeatedly as a Top Doctor, both by Chicago Magazine and by US News and World Report.
Dr. Barbosa earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University and her medical degree cum laude from the Yale University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a dermatology residency at Yale, where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Barbosa then attended Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where she received a Master of Public Health degree, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was most recently awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Dr. Barbosa is the founder of Millennium Park Dermatology and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Rush University Department of Dermatology. She is a frequent speaker at dermatology meetings on topics including general dermatology, skin care, hair loss, treating skin of color and trends in cosmetics and cosmeceuticals. She has lectured in the U.S., Canada, several European countries and South Africa. She has published scientific articles and book chapters in the areas of photodamage, hair loss, cosmetic products and clinical practice guidelines. She co-authored a consumer book, Reader’s Digest Guide to Skin Care: Professional Secrets and Natural Treatments for Glowing, Youthful Skin, which was released in the United States and internationally in 2010. She has also co-edited a textbook, Skin of Color: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment which was published by Springer in the fall of 2012. She has been interviewed extensively on television, radio, and in newspapers and magazines around the world. Dr. Barbosa serves on the board of the Chicago Dermatological Society, on the Board of Directors of the North American Hair Research Society and as a Scientific Advisor for the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the National Medical Association, the Illinois State Medical Association, the Chicago Dermatological Society and the Cook County Physicians Association.
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Dr. Barbosa believes that management of skin problems is built upon a foundation of excellent skin care. This belief stems naturally from her seven years as a cosmetic industry executive, and her many years of experience in treating patients’ skin diseases and helping them to maintain healthy skin. Dr. Barbosa was previously a Vice President in Research and Development at L’Oreal USA. She continually evaluates new skin care products to offer the best ones, proven by cosmetic science, to work in conjunction with medical treatments and cosmetic procedures to achieve optimal results for her patients.
Dr. Barbosa is a wife and mother, and counts her standard poodle as a member of her family. When she’s not taking care of patients she lends her medical and business skills to several worthwhile organizations. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Dillard University and on the Board of Directors of National Medical Fellowships and of Adoption-Link, an Oak Park-based adoption agency. She has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Dermatology Foundation, a grant-giving organization that supports dermatological research. Dr. Barbosa has been honored repeatedly for her work in science. She has been named a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science, a Trailblazer by Science Spectrum Magazine, and received the Savoy Professional Publisher’s Award as well as the Women of Color in Health, Science and Technology’s Professional Achievement Award.