Dr. Leslie Baumann
Dr. Leslie Baumann is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist, New York Times best-selling author, media personality and lecturer, and CEO of Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute – a full-service research, educational and medical services facility serving the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The globally recognized Institute also provides cutting-edge preventive and corrective cosmetic procedures for patients from all countries.
Dr. Baumann received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and did her residency at the University of Miami, where she served as a Professor of Dermatology and Chief of the Division of Cosmetic Dermatology for 12 years. Dr. Baumann is also the founder of the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine & Research Institute, the first academic center of its kind in the U.S.
Dr. Baumann also authors the twice-weekly Yahoo! Health blog "The Skin Guru", with over 3 million readers, and writes a twice-monthly column in The Miami Herald. She authored Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (McGraw-Hill, 2002), the world's best-selling cosmetic dermatology textbook, as well as the New York Times best-selling book, The Skin Type Solution (Bantam Dell, 2006), which focuses on her revolutionary and proprietary skin typing system.
Dr. Baumann's unique background blend of physician, active researcher and ex-professor has resulted in her involvement in many of the most recent and notable clinical trials in cosmetic medicine – Botox, Dysport, Hylaform, Sculptra, Juvederm, Tri-Luma – as well as numerous "Phase 3 clinicals" for the FDA. She lectures frequently throughout the world on cosmetic dermatological issues, and she and her research team are currently studying the role of genetics in determining skin type via Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute and her proprietary skin typing system and website (www.skintypesolutions.com). In addition, the Institute oversees a renowned training program for international dermatologists who are interested in expanding their cosmetic dermatology skills.
Dr. Baumann is frequently sought out by the media and regularly quoted in the domestic and international press, with appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show and The Discovery Channel, among others. She is the proud mother of two young boys and the proud owner of an extensive vintage compact and cosmetic advertisement collection.