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Peter Chansky, MD

Peter Chansky, MD

Dr. Peter Chansky is a board-certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He specializes in medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology with an emphasis on compassionate, patient-centered care and dermatology grounded in science. While Dr. Chansky sees all general dermatology patients, he has a particular interest in the treatment of acne and acne scarring, rosacea, cosmetic injectables, laser resurfacing, and anti-aging skincare regimens. In the world of cosmetics, he believes in graceful aging and personalized, evidence-based skincare routines that keep you looking your best at every age. He is also a certified Spanish language interpreter and takes special pride in caring for patients in the LGBTQ community.

Originally from the east coast, Dr. Chansky grew up outside Philadelphia. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then earned his MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he was inducted by his peers into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his dedication to patient care. He also completed a year-long clinical dermatology research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, earning him numerous grants and awards for his work.

After medical school, Dr. Chansky completed his internship in internal medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, where he fell in love with the Bay Area. He completed his residency in dermatology at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University, where he served as the chief of cosmetics and aesthetics in his final year. Dr. Chansky has lectured at several national dermatology meetings, authored textbook chapters on topics in medical and cosmetic dermatology, and published numerous research manuscripts in preeminent, peer-reviewed dermatology journals.

Dr. Chansky lives in San Francisco and loves to bike, hike, and run all over the bay. He enjoys staying active, cooking for friends and family, planning adventure trips, and posting educational content on his cooking blog (@whitecoat2apron).

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