Research Team

Mark S. Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., Director

Mark S. Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., serves as Director of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research™ and the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement®, Aventura, Florida. He is a Voluntary Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery and the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 

Dr. Nestor is recognized as a world expert in clinical research in most areas of clinical Dermatology and aesthetics including acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and skin cancer, light therapies to treat skin disease, cutaneous laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, Radiation Therapy. His aesthetic expertise includes lasers, RF and other devices, and the use of fillers and toxins. As Director for CCCR he has conducted more than 150 FDA and non-FDA clinical trials. He has authored over 80 articles and book chapters, has delivered over 900 major presentations around the world and is viewed as an internationally acclaimed lecturer and instructor of clinical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Nestor has also directed over 100 meetings and symposia on various topics in the field of cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and practice management. He Chairs the Annual South Beach Symposium. Dr. Nestor also serves as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical and device companies assisting them in the development of new medications, devices and Cosmeceuticals.

Dr. Nestor received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from The State University of New York, his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology and Immunology from UCLA and his M.D. from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center and West Los Angeles V.A. Medical Center. He completed his Residency in Dermatology at New York University. He is the President of the American Cutaneous Oncology Society, a past President of the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy, the International Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons, and Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Nestor has received numerous awards including an AAD Presidential Commendation, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Society of Dermatology as well as Research, Presentation and Teaching awards from the International Master Course on Aging Skin.

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