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Paula K. Lapinski, MD, FACMS

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Board-Certified Dermatologist

Illinois Dermatologist Paula Lapinski
Dr. Lapinski certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Dr. Paula Lapinski is a board-certified dermatologist serving people in Naperville and Joliet, IL and surrounding areas. She was born and raised in Lemont, Illinois. Dr. Lapinski earned her degree in pre-professional studies at The University of Notre Dame, graduating with Honors as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to attend Northwestern University School of Medicine.

After completing her internship at Evanston-Northwestern Hospital, she chose to move to Texas to complete her residency in Dermatology at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, one of the premier programs in the country. After graduation, Dr. Lapinski was board certified by The American Board of Dermatology.

She entered private practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for one year while she co-directed the Pigmented Lesion Clinic at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, a specialized center for patients with melanoma, atypical nevi, and other cutaneous malignancies.

"I just wanted to say thank you for the great care you gave me for my skin cancer. I was so lucky to be referred to you. I really hit the jackpot. Not only are you a wonderful doctor but you also run a great practice. ..."
Shari, Mohs surgery patient (read more patient letters)

Dr. Lapinski's interest in patients with skin cancer led her to complete an additional year of training at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in the area of Mohs micrographic surgery, a specialized method of skin cancer excision and pathologic examination. During her tenure in Dallas she lectured at local and national meetings as a clinical instructor in dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

Illinois Dermatologist Paula LapinskiDr. Lapinski practiced dermatology and Mohs surgery for another year in private practice in Texas before deciding to move back home to Illinois.

As a Naperville area dermatologist, Dr. Lapinski uses her extensive training and expertise to practice medical dermatology including Mohs surgery, and a variety of cosmetic dermatology procedures.

For more information about Dr. Lapinski, visit Why Choose Dr. Lapinski and read her CV.

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Our Locations

Our multi-center practice offers the highest quality of care in our convenient locations throughout the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
1124 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 744-8554
Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
2500 S Highland Ave #320
Lombard, IL 60148
(815) 744-8554
Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
595 William R Latham Senior Dr
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (815) 744-8554
Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
20646 Abbey Woods Court North #104
Frankfort, IL 60423 (815) 744-8554