Marilyn Berzin, M.D.
Dr. Marilyn Berzin is considered by both her peers and her patients to be one of Washington, D.C.’s leading cosmetic dermatologists. In addition, Dr. Berzin is a consultant and instructor for Thermage, Sculptra, Exilis, Fraxel and Isolaz, Dr. Berzin continues to be at the forefront of technological advances that shape the industry.
Among her many accolades, Dr. Berzin has been consistently named one of the region’s “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian magazine. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She is a Fellow of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Berzin is also a member of the D.C. Dermatology Society and the D.C. Medical Society.
Dr. Berzin is passionate about the changes dermatology brings to her patients’ lives. “Dermatology is very much about dealing with my patients’ self-esteem,” says Dr. Berzin. “I feel great about what I’m doing, and that helps my patients feel just as confident about taking the steps they need to look and feel healthy. It is also vital to listen to your patients and create a treatment strategy with them using the latest technology and skills available to help them reach their goal.”
The media turns to Dr. Berzin when it needs an expert on non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The CBS News program The Early Show had Dr. Berzin demonstrate a number of procedures for an extended story on the latest makeover trends. Washingtonian magazine spotlighted Dr. Berzin’s expertise with Thermage, a non-invasive face-tightening procedure. A host of other local and national news stations have all profiled Dr. Berzin, cementing her status as one of the nation’s foremost experts on dermatology and cosmetic improvements.
Dr. Berzin and Dr. Isaacson have been partners in practice in Washington, D.C. since 1984, which continues successfully to this day. As cosmetic dermatology has evolved, so has Dr. Berzin’s use of the latest materials and technology. “It’s important to stay in the forefront of technological advances,” says Dr. Berzin. “But at the same time, it’s just as vital that I maintain a personal connection with my patients.”
Dr. Berzin was born in France to American parents. Fluent in both English and French, she attended a French international public school and graduated from high school at the age of 16. She graduated from Connecticut College in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and then undertook graduate research in biology at University of California San Diego. Moving toward her career in medicine, Dr. Berzin graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1979, interned in pediatrics at Jacoby Municipal Hospital in the Bronx, NY and then completed her residency in dermatology at George Washington University in 1983. Dr. Berzin served as the first staff dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente in Washington D.C., the not-for-profit managed health care organization.
Dr. Berzin is married with three children.