Dr. Matt Leavitt, founder of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is a board-certified dermatologist, hair restoration and hair loss specialist. He is recognized both nationally and internationally as an accomplished physician, surgeon, educator, clinical researcher, lecturer, author and humanitarian.
In addition to Advanced Dermatology, Dr. Leavitt also founded Medical Hair Restoration (MHR), a national company for surgical hair transplantation which he grew into the second largest hair restoration practice in the country. When MHR merged with Bosley, Dr. Leavitt became Executive Medical Advisor for the combined group – the largest of its kind in the world.
Dr. Leavitt’s vision led to the development of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery’s research division which has undertaken numerous studies for major pharmaceutical companies ranging from skin cancer and melanoma to several related to hair loss and products.
Dr. Leavitt is dedicated to education and developing new physicians and physician extenders. He is the founder and Chairman of the KCU-GME/ADCS Orlando Dermatology Residency Program. He also established a dermatology fellowship program for physician assistants and nurse practitioners for more than 12 years.
He has served as President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) and is a founding father of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, where he served as its first Vice President. Dr. Leavitt was also one of the founding members and is President of the Hair Foundation.
A strong proponent of the value of products to reinforce hair and skin health needs, Dr. Leavitt has researched and developed a full skin care product line, R|Essentials, which are available in his offices. This scientifically researched regimen is produced under FDA manufacturing standards and is formulated to treat all types of skin, from youthful to mature, as well as to address medical conditions such as rosacea and acne. A more extensive line of products, Proscriptix, based upon new formulations will be introduced shortly.
Dr. Leavitt is recognized nationally and internationally as an accomplished author, clinical researcher, surgeon and speaker on hair loss. He has received numerous grants and awards including the prestigious Golden Follicle, from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons. He has been featured on the cover article for The Dermatologist. Dr. Leavitt is a founder and 21-time chairman of the Live Surgery Workshop. Dr. Leavitt has authored numerous articles for dermatology, hair and cosmetic journals and chapters in textbooks.
He is a member of a host of professional groups and societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (Founder), The American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (Past President).
Dr. Leavitt has served as Chapter President of the Central and Northeast Florida Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and as a member of the National Board of Trustees for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. He has spoken before Congress about issues pertaining to these debilitating diseases.
In addition to his other awards, Dr. Leavitt was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and has won numerical regional and national recognitions for his contributions to the medical community and business.