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Paula K. Lapinski, MD, FACMS

Business Address:

Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates, S.C.
1124 Essington Road
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Phone: (815) 744-8554
Fax: 815-744-3969

20646 Abbey Woods Court North, Suite 104
Frankfort, Illinois 60423
Phone: (815) 744-8554

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Children: Four

Education:

1993-1997 Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois
Doctor of Medicine
1989-1993 The University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
B.S., Pre-Professional Studies

Postgraduate Training:

1997-2001 Dermatology, Residency
The University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, Texas
2002-2003 Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery, Fellowship
The University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, Texas

Certifications:

The American Board of Dermatology

Work Experience:

2001-2002 Private Practice-General Dermatology,
including Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Worked in three private offices in Dallas, Texas, as an independent contractor.
2001-2002 Clinical Instructor at Parkland Memorial Hospital,
attending clinics and providing instruction to residents.
2001-2003 Director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic at
The University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, Texas.
A specialized clinic, caring for patients with Melanoma and Dysplastic Nevi.
2003-2004 Private Practice-Mohs Micrographic Surgery and General
Dermatology. Worked in private offices in Dallas, Texas, as an independent contractor.
2004-present Established Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates, S.C..
Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery, and Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology.

Awards:

1993 Phi Beta Kappa, inducted
1993 Magna cum laude graduate, Notre Dame
1993 The Lawrence H. Baldinger Award and Scholarship
Notre Dame, given annually to one graduate
1993 Medical Ethics Award, Notre Dame

Research:

1999 Clinical research in dermatopathology.
Investigating immunohistochemical markers as predictors of sentinel lymph node metastases in melanoma.
The Department of Dermatology
The University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, Texas
1996-1997 Laboratory Research.
The up-regulation of B-catenin and increased keratinocyte migration with steroids.
The Department of Dermatology
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois
1995-1996 Clinical Research.
Comparison of failures of orthopedic prostheses
The Department of Orthopedics
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois

Licensure:

2000 State of Texas, #L0365
2003 State of Illinois, #36-108932

Publications:

Christian M, Leung L, Williams R, Lapinski P, Moy R. Conscious Sedation in Dermatologic Surgery. Dermatologic Surgery 2000; 26:1-6.

Lapinski P, Lapiere J-C, Traczyk T, Chan L. Atopic dermatitis, congenital absence of skin, and negative family history in a patient with albulopapuloid, dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. British Journal of Dermatology 1998; 138: 315-320.

Presentations and Lectures:

Lapinski P (February 2002) Management of Melanocytic Lesions. Presented at the Fundamentals of Cutaneous Surgery Symposium. The American Academy of Dermatology, New Orleans.

Lapinski P (September 2001) Cutaneous Melanoma and Other Melanocytic Lesions. Presented at Dermatology Update for the Non-Dermatologist. The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

P Lapinski. (September 2001) Genital Lesions: Diagnosis and Management. Presented at Dermatology Update for the Non-Dermatologist. The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Lapinski P (Summer 2001) Cutaneous Melanoma. Presented to Nurse Practicioners- Skin Cancer Lecture Series, The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Lapinski P (June 2001) Dermoscopy: More than Skin Deep? Grand Rounds Presentation. The Department of Dermatology. The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Lapinski P (March 2000) Predictors of Metastases and Survival in Intermediate Thickness Melanoma. Grand Rounds Presentation. The Department of Dermatology. The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

P Lapinski (Spring 2001) Hair and Nails in Dermatology. Presented to Physicians Assistants – Dermatology Lecture Series, The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

P Lapinski (Spring 2001) Hori’s Nevus. Presented at the Gross and Microscopic Symposium. The American Academy of Dermatology. Washington, D.C.

P Lapinski (Spring 2000) Angiosarcoma of the Abdominal Wall in a Morbidly Obese Patient. Presented at the Gross and Microscopic Symposium. The American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA.

P Lapinski (Spring2000) Blue Rubber Nevus Syndrome. Presented at the Gross and Microscopic Symposium. The American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA.

Lapinski P, O’Toole E, Kowalczyk A, Blumenberg M, West D, Woodley, D (1997) Corticosteroids Up-Regulate B-Catenin and Increase Keratinocyte Migration. Society of Investigative Dermatology, Washington D.C.

Wixson R, Lapinski P (1996) Custom Femoral Implants with Proximal Porous and Hydroxyapatite Coating: Clinical, Radiographic and Bone Density Results at Two to Four Years. 9th Annual Symposium of the International Society of Technology in Arthroplasty. Northwestern University Medical School. Medical School Research.

Memberships:

The American Board of Dermatology
The American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
The American Academy of Dermatology
The American Medical Association

Activities and Hobbies:

Enjoy running, alpine skiing, water skiing, SCUBA diving, travel, piano, eating, reading, movies, and spending time with my husband, daughters and doberman pinscher.
Conversational fluency in Spanish

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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.

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1Joliet Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
1124 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 744-8554
Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
2Lombard Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
2500 S Highland Ave #320
Lombard, IL 60148
(815) 744-8554
Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
3Bourbonnais Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
595 William R Latham Senior Dr
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (815) 744-8554

Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
4Frankfort Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
20646 Abbey Woods Court North #104
Frankfort, IL 60423 (815) 744-8554

Monday–Thursday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
5Ottawa Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
123 W Michigan St.
Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 744-8554

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed

6Valparaiso Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
3501 Enterprise Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383 (815) 744-8554

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: Closed