3060 N Arlington Hts Rd, Arlington Hts, IL 60004- 847-394-1202
159 S Bloomingdale Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
At the Leone Dermatology Center, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven by a need for a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Leone Dermatology Center every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.
Giulio Leone, M.D.
With a resolute commitment to achieving remission of severe and chronic psoriasis through comprehensive treatment, Dr. Leone brings a unique combination of expertise and accomplishment to the practice of dermatology. As the founder of the Leone Dermatology Center and Psoriasis Treatment Center, both colleagues and patients regard Dr. Leone as one of the foremost authorities on psoriasis as well as other photo-responsive disorders of the skin.
While a pre-med student at the University of Illinois, Giulio Leone was chosen to participate in an accelerated program and was granted early admission to UIC's medical school, receiving his MD in 1964 at the age of 22. Serving his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Leone developed an intense interest in the treatment of psoriasis. After serving in the US Air Force for two years as a General Medical Officer, he began his dermatology residency at Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital in Los Angeles, and then completed his residency at Cook County Hospital.
Establishing his private practice in 1970, he subsequently opened one of the largest private psoriasis treatment facilities in the country in 1977. Dr. Leone assigns top priority to continuing medical education so that the center's patients may be offered the latest and most effective treatments available. Dr. Leone and his associates are in constant pursuit of the most effective treatments for every form of psoriasis as well as other dermatologic disorders.
Acknowledged by his peers for his expertise, Dr. Leone has presented lectures on psoriasis, has been quoted in national dermatologic literature, and has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology. His other professional affiliations include membership in the American Academy of Dermatology as well as being Board Certified in Dermatology
Sheryl Hoyer, M.D.
Dr. Sheryl Hoyer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned national attention as Glamour magazine's "Top Ten College Women" and was interviewed on the NBC Today Show and CBS Morning Show. She then went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Chicago, where she did some of the research which laid the groundwork for products like Propecia, which is used to treat male pattern hair loss. (Her work was on androgen receptors in the skin and was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.)
She then trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and completed her dermatology residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago where she was chosen to serve as chief resident.
Associated with Dr. Leone since 1995, Dr. Hoyer is board certified in dermatology, has been on staff at Northwest Community Hospital, and is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Chicago Dermatological Society and Illinois Dermatological Society. Dr. Hoyer is excited about her appointment as Clinical Associate of Dermatology at the University of Chicago beginning April 2013. She is finding that working with residents, students and some of her mentors where she went to medical school is very rewarding.
Dr. Hoyer practices general dermatology, including skin, hair and nail problems, with a special interest in dermatologic and cosmetic surgery. She performs mole and skin cancer surgery, as well as sclerotherapy for leg veins, chemical peels, laser treatment of facial blood vessels and age spots, Radiesse, Restylane and Botox injections.
In November of 2011, Dr. Hoyer began working with the American Academy of Dermatology and the Illinois Dermatological Society to pass legislation in Illinois banning minors from tanning beds. As a result of this effort, Illinois Govenor Quinn signed the legislation August 15, 2013. A person who has used tanning devices for more than 50 hours, 100 sessions, or 10 or more years is 2.5 to 3 times more likely to develop melanoma than a person who has never tanned indoors. And even less frequent “prom tanning” in teenage girls in the 1990’s is blamed for a recent spike in melanoma occurrence. Dr. Hoyer hopes this new legislation will protect our children from tanning beds as we do other carcinogens such as cigarettes.
Dr. Hoyer is married with three teen-aged children and two dogs. She enjoys photography and was the grand prize winner of two national photography contests.She also enjoys helping her husband, a teacher, with high school trips to build houses for the poor. Dr. Hoyer's most recent venture was, after a long absence, a return to community theater, debuting as Prudy Pingleton in HOTT Productions' Hairspray.
Stephen Carter, M.D.
Originally from the state of Tennessee, Dr. Carter has been practicing dermatology in our Bloomingdale office since joining Leone Dermatology in 2005. Prior to making Illinois his home, he attended college at the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated with highest honors (summa cum laude). After graduation, Dr. Carter attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis, where he again graduated summa cum laude. While in medical school, he was selected by his physician teachers for membership in the honor society Alpha Omega Alpha in recognition of his excellent scholastic achievement and patient care. He stayed on with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center during his year of Internal Medicine internship and three years of residency training in dermatology. While a resident at UT, he was chosen to serve as the chief resident of the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Carter is board certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Chicago Dermatological Society. He attends local and national meetings regularly to provide his patients with the most up-to-date diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.
While an increasing number of dermatologists are practicing cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Carter has chosen to stay focused on medical and surgical dermatology to ensure his patients enjoy the highest possible quality of medical care. His professional interests include management of medical disorders of the skin including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, skin infections, dermatitis, and rashes. In addition, Dr. Carter is passionate about the prevention, detection, and appropriate treatment of skin cancers and precancers. He is skilled in surgical removal of benign and malignant growths of the skin, and works closely with specialized dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons when appropriate to ensure optimal results for patients. Dr. Carter feels priviledged to treat patients of all ages, from the very young to the very young at heart. He is committed to patient education, clear communication, and delivering quality, compassionate care.
Asma Rafeeq Ansari, M.D.
Dr. Ansari completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she graduated summa cum laude. She continued at the University of Michigan for her medical degree, then initially came to Chicago for an internship in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ansari then returned to the University of Michigan for her dermatology residency, where she obtained training from some of the leaders in the specialty. She received advanced instruction in the diagnosis and treatment of complex melanoma cases while working in the University of Michigan Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic. While in residency, Dr. Ansari was recognized for her excellence in patient care. She was also the recipient of a scholarship award from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Board Certified, Dr. Ansari has now returned to Chicago where she practices medical and surgical dermatology, with special interests in skin cancer screening, atypical moles and melanoma, acne, eczema, and skin of color. She enjoys seeing both children and adults. Dr. Ansari also performs cosmetic procedures including Botox®, Restylane®, chemical peels and laser treatments. She believes in providing high quality, individualized care in a friendly atmosphere, and she places high value on patient education. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Chicago Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Ansari resides in Chicago with her husband, who is also a physician. She likes traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, and enjoying the city's many cultural offerings.
Bharati Chittineni, M.D.
Bharati Chittineni, MD, known as "Dr. C", is a board certified Dermatologist practicing in the Chicago Suburbs since 2002. Dr. C was born in California and raised in Oklahoma before coming to Illinois. She completed a B.S. in Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana and received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Rockford. Dr. C completed an internship at Ravenswood Medical Center and then completed her residency in Dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002 and joined Leone Dermatology Center the same year.
Dr. C is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Chicago Dermatological Society, Illinois State Medical Society, Dermatology Foundation, and American Medical Association. She is also on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and also at Central Du Page Hospital. Dr. C has been published in leading dermatology journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
In 2008, Dr. C was selected into the Who's Who Global Directory for her achievements in dermatology.
With a dedication toward providing comprehensive treatment customized to each individual - from infants to the elderly - Dr. C believes in establishing relationships with her patients that are based on listening, open communication, patient education and empowerment. She is attracted to all aspects of dermatology including general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology with a special interest in skin cancer prevention and treatment. Dermatology has allowed her to fuse her passions of science, art, technology, and creativity with the human spirit.
Dr. C is married to a physician and has two sons. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, watching movies, and playing tennis.
Amanda Wendel, M.D.
Amanda (Bishop) Wendel has returned to her hometown roots after completing her dermatology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and working for one year in private practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is a graduate of Fremd High School and is thrilled to be close to family and friends.
Prior to her residency training, Dr. Wendel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Science from Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2006 with alpha omega alpha honors and then completed an internship at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois.
Dr. Wendel enjoys seeing patients of all ages, treating chronic dermatologic conditions and performing minor surgical procedures along with cosmetic and laser therapy.
Dr. Wendel is board certified in dermatology and is a member of the American Board of Dermatology and the American Medical Association.
Outside of work, Dr. Wendel enjoys spending time with her husband, an ophthalmologist in Arlington Heights, and her daughters. She also loves to travel, read, and work on various home renovation projects.
Seema Sheth, M.D.
Seema Sheth, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who joined Leone Dermatology Center in March, 2013. She was born and raised in Iowa, and went on to attend Johns Hopkins University where she majored in Biomedical Engineering. She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Sheth then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Rush University in Chicago and a Dermatology residency at the University of Iowa, where she was selected to serve as Chief Resident. In June of 2011, she completed a fellowship at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Dr. Sheth's academic interests include cutaneous oncology, Mohs surgery, facial reconstruction, and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, Women's Dermatology Society.
Kimberly A. Bollmeier, PA-C
Kim Bollmeier is a NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant who joined Leone Dermatology Center in June 2013. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, and her master’s degree and physician assistant training from The George Washington University.
A native of Wisconsin, Kim recently moved back to the area from Washington, DC
where she had been working in a private dermatology practice. Kim is licensed to provide dermatological care and takes a special interest in acne treatment, psoriasis treatment, wart treatment, skin cancer detection, and minor surgical procedures. She is dedicated to offering comprehensive patient education and ensuring quality care.
Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and Tucker, their Boxer/Bulldog. Kim has a passion for medical humanitarian work and has been on seven different trips to Africa, Central and South America. She also enjoys camping and the outdoors. Professional memberships include: The American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
More information on Physician Assistants can be found at www.aapa.org.
Our General Dermatology Unit Support Staff
Leone Dermatology Center is proud of its General Dermatology unit support staff, which is always available to assist you. Our staff members include Mickey, Mary, Toni, Brigid, Betty, Linda, Marlene, Kathy, Marlene, Kim, Jessica, Gayla, Martha, Kay, Maija, Karen, Jamie, Kathy, Natalie, Julianna, Brittane, Leann, Susan, Nancy, Dan, Cindy, Maryann, Nicole and Evalina.