Cornelius, NC, April 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Kerry Shafran, of Riva Aesthetic Dermatology in Cornelius, North Carolina, was recently recognized by the American Board of Dermatology, based out of Detroit, Michigan, to be approved in using the official certification mark to signify that he has met their high standards in the field of dermatology and can be represented as a diplomate.
“The American Board of Dermatology (ABD) is pleased to provide Kerry with the attached personalized certification mark that identifies you as being certified by the ABD,” stated in an email by Thomas D. Horn, MD, Executive Director at the American Board of Dermatology. “The use of this mark informs the public that Kerry has met the certification requirements established by the ABD, including residency training in an accredited program, and successful completion of the certifying examination.”
Dr. Kerry Shafran also stressed the importance of such certifications. “Identifying ourselves as the experts in skin care helps separate us from the many others who are practicing without this qualification. In my own area, we have dozens of other MD specialists, NPs, PAs, dentists, aestheticians, nurses, hair dressers, and others passing themselves off as skin care authorities.”
More About Dr. Kerry Shafran
Dr. Shafran received his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Duke University, and received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, graduating with honors. Following an internship in internal medicine, he completed specialty training in dermatology at Medical University of South Carolina where he served as chief resident.
He was board certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991. Dr. Shafran has continued to advance his education with a number of national and local meetings annually focusing on the latest cosmetic and general dermatologic care. He is a preceptor for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program and has been a speaker for Medicis discussing the use of Dysport. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, Charlotte Dermatology Association, North Carolina Medical Society, Mecklenburg County Medical Society, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
In addition to general and surgical dermatology, Dr. Shafran provides a number of specialized services including skin cancer surgery, mole removal, age spot removal, scar revision, and sclerotherapy. He has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic treatments and is an expert in the use of BOTOX®, Dysport®, Juvéderm™, Restylane®, RADIESSE®, Perlane, and laser therapies.
About Riva Aesthetic Dermatology
Riva Aesthetic Dermatology, operates out of Cornelius, North Carolina, in the greater Lake Norman region of North Carolina. Riva was founded by board-certified skin care experts with more than 20 years of experience. Using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques, the staff at Riva Aesthetic Dermatology assists customers from the Lake Norman region to include Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Denver, Mooresville and more with any general and cosmetic dermatology needs. For more information about Riva Aesthetic Dermatology please visit. www.Rivaderm.com.