About Us

Our Dermatologic Research Investigators

Warren, MI

Steve Grekin, DO
Principal Investigator

What We Do

Founded in 2006 by Executive Chairman and Founder of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Matt Leavitt, our Clinical Trial Research Division conducts and publishes the results of research studies that advance the practice of dermatology by developing better treatments for patients with dermatologic conditions.

In the past, concerns over the magnitude of COVID-19’s effect on the timely detection and management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers led an elite team of researchers, including Dr. James Solomon and Dr. Leavitt to participate in research that was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD).

Dr. Solomon and Dr. Murray Cotter also participated in a recent study that demonstrated the effectiveness of Total-Body Skin Cancer Exams, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology®, an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Journal.

We provide our vast patient population with leading-edge solutions to skin conditions by providing access to new drugs and treatments through pharmaceutical/device company initiated, FDA-supervised clinical trials approved by Institutional Review Boards (IRB).

Our centralized administrative office oversees contracting, provides uniform methodology, assures quality, and provides exemplary data documentation.

The FDA requires that clinical-trial participants are treated with a very high standard of care and that safety is the highest priority. Before the trial, participants can expect to have physical exams, including EKGs and blood work – and they will be monitored very closely throughout the trial by people who report to the FDA.  There is a concentration on each participant’s general health. Tests may reveal health issues they are unaware of. Certain underlying health concerns may be a disqualifier for some clinical trials.

Our Mission

We are committed to providing comprehensive and unparalleled dermatologic clinical research in a welcoming and engaging environment.


Clinical Trials

Details on Active Clinical Trials




Sponsors and CROs

Reasons to Partner With Us on Clinical Trials




Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery participates in FDA-supervised, IRB-approved pharmaceutical and device company sponsored clinical trials in all dermatologic conditions including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), rosacea, acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, alopecia, actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, other skin cancers, warts, as well as cosmetic studies involving lasers, fillers, and neuromuscular agents.

Clinical trials are conducted under an international agreement of oversight by the US FDA, Canadian FDA and regulatory authorities in Europe and Japan. The agreement focuses on GCP (good clinical practices) which clarify that patient safety takes precedence over testing any new drug or device. These agencies oversee the studies internationally. They approve of the protocol and follow the study from conception to completion.  IRBs (Institutional Review Boards), known as Ethics Boards outside of the US, also approve the design of the study and monitor the studies to confirm safety and other ethical approaches are maintained. The inclusion/exclusion criteria for clinical trials are designed so that those who participate are those in whom participation is appropriately safe and ethical while excluding people for whom participation may not fully meet these criteria. Patients are seen typically more frequently in clinical trials than in clinical practice. At these visits not only is response to treatment assessed, but also ongoing patient safety procedures are performed which may include physical exams, blood tests, and imaging tests.

Participants may have a desire to help develop new and better treatments or want medical attention for a condition that has resisted treatment. Some are unable to afford effective commercially available treatments.


This website has been established by the FDA through a mandate from the US Congress to provide information concerning clinical trials in general as well as the specifics of all clinical trials being conducted in the US.

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 Advanced Dermatology and
Cosmetic Surgery
725 W Granada Blvd, Ste 44
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Grekin Skin Institute
Part of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
13450 E. 12 Mile Rd.
Warren, Michigan 48088

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