3060 N Arlington Hts Rd, Arlington Hts, IL 60004
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.
Dr Leone retired from practice in 2015.
Suleman Bangash, D.O.
Dr. Suleman Bangash is Board Certified in Dermatology and is a Fellowship trained Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgeon. Dr. Bangash is originally from the Elgin area, and is a graduate of Elgin Academy. He attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate studies and attended medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He did his internship training at Summa Health System, in Ohio, and then completed his Dermatology residency in New York City at the Lutheran General Hospital.
After completing his dermatology training, Dr. Bangash was one of only 40 physicians chosen nationwide to do an additional year of Mohs Surgery fellowship training. He completed his Moh’s Surgery Fellowship in Tallahasee, Florida at a program accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery. As a fellowship trained Mohs Surgeon, Dr. Bangash is trained in the surgical removal, pathologic interpretation, and reconstructive surgery of skin cancer. As an expert in Cutaneous Oncology, he is involved in the treatment, management, and regular follow-up of high risk skin cancer patients.
Dr. Bangash continued his work for two years at Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee as an Attending Mohs Surgeon. He then returned to his hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where he now practices at Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center, with offices located in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL. Dr. Bangash is a staff physician affiliated with Sherman and Provena St. Joseph Hospitals in Elgin, Centegra Woodstock Memorial Hospital, and St. Alexius hospital in Hoffman Estates.
Dr. Bangash has lectured and presented at national meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery. In addition, Dr. Bangash has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. As an educator, Dr. Bangash has taught Mohs Micrographic Surgery to Dermatology residents in New York City. Dr. Bangash has been featured in the local media and since 2004 has volunteered to conduct free skin cancer screenings for the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Bangash is a member of the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Bangash is an avid outdoorsman and sports fan. He resides with his wife in the Chicago area.
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.
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.
Diana Monaghan, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant. She graduated summa cum laude from State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree. She then attended Saint Louis University’s Physician Assistant Certificate Program in 2003 and was the first dermatology Physician Assistant in medicine in any academic institution in Illinois.
Diana has been specializing in Dermatology since 2004. She obtained a strong Dermatology background from academic institutions, holding positions as a clinical Instructor at the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine, a Physician Assistant in the Department of Dermatology at the Fletcher Allen Health Center in Burlington, Vermont and as a Physician Assistant at Loyola University Division of Dermatology in LaGrange Park, IL. She has also worked as a Physician Assistant in the Dermatology Division at Hines VA and most recently worked with Dr Suleman Bangash at Mohs Surgery and Dermatology in Elgin, IL and joined Leone Dermatology Center in 2015. Her interests in dermatology are broad, but with a focus on medical dermatology, women's dermatology, contact dermatitis, complicated dermatoses and rashes, urticaria, acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, autoimmune conditions and hair loss.
Diana is a member of the Illinois Association of Physician Assistants (past President and former board member), Society of Physician Assistants, and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society since 1997 and has been published in Dermatology Surgery.
Diana’s hobbies are photography and traveling with her husband, a physician at Northwestern and jewelry making in silver, copper and bronze.
Dr Choudhry recently returned to her hometown of Chicago to practice. Originally from the west suburbs of Chicago, she completed her undergraduate and medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was one of 25 high school students in the country to be accepted into the prestigious 7 year pre-professional accelerated medical program. At the University of Illinois, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honor (summa cum laude) in Psychology in 2007, after which she received her medical degree in 2011. She then went on to complete her internship at Saint Joseph hospital in Chicago, and then moved to Detroit, Michigan to complete her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Health System.
Dr. Choudhry’s professional interests include general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, with a special interest in pigmented lesions, hidradenitis suppurativa, and skin cancer prevention and treatment. However, she manages a wide variety of skin conditions including but not limited to psoriasis, eczema, acne, and rosacea. She is skilled in dermatologic surgery including removal of both benign and cancerous skin lesions, as well as performing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.
She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and Women's Dermatology Society.
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, Toni, Brigid, Betty, Marlene, Marlene, Kim, Jessica, Martha, Kay, Maija, Jamie, Kathy, Natalie, Brittane, Leann, Susan, Dan, Cindy, Rick, Lolo, Rubi, Fidel, Ana, Sena and Tracy.