CEO/PresidentCEO/PresidentPrimary InvestigatorCEO/President

Lesley Loss, M.D. (president/owner) was born and raised in Rochester NY. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colby College where she was elected into the honors society Phi Beta Kappa. After college she went on to complete medical school at the University at Buffalo where she again graduated with Latin honors.

Following medical school, Dr. Loss completed a year of internal medicine training at the University of Rochester Medical Center and subsequently finished her dermatology residency at the University at Buffalo where she was elected chief resident.  Dr. Loss has published numerous articles in peer review journals and has presented at national meetings.

Her special interests include aesthetic/anti-aging and cosmetic dermatology, general adult and pediatric dermatology, as well as dermatologic surgery.  She performs cosmetic mole removals, anti-wrinkle therapy, volume restoring treatments including filler and non-invasive to minimally invasive laser therapy for a variety of skin conditions.  She is a local expert in CoolSculpting, a non-invasive, permanent body contouring procedure.  Since joining Dermatology Associates she has participated as a primary investigator in numerous clinical trials.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, sons and two dogs.  Her passion is patient care and enhancing the patient experience, but when not at work, she enjoys photography, mixed-media art, hiking, travel, and skiing.

Dr. Loss is a Board-Certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  She is also a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Surgery & Medicine.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

Cosmetic Dermatology (Aesthetics & Anti-Aging): Facial rejuvenation procedures (botox, dysport, xeomin and fillers), Sculptra, Photorejuvenation (Sciton Halo, MicroLaser Peels, and BBL photofacials), laser surgery, cosmetic mole removal, CoolSculpting

General Dermatology:  Skin cancer screening and surgery, diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin, hair and nails.

Pediatric Dermatology: Acne, birthmarks, atopic dermatitis/eczema.  All other disorders of the skin, hair and nails affecting children.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of DermatologyAmerican Board of Dermatology
    Dermatology, 2011-Current


  • State of New York sealNY State Medical License
    NY license #249742

Education & Training

  • University at BuffaloUniversity at Buffalo
    Chief Resident, Dermatology, 2010-2011
    Buffalo, NY
  • University at BuffaloUniversity at Buffalo
    Residency, Dermatology, 2008-2011
    Buffalo, NY
  • University of Rochester sealUniversity of Rochester
    Internship, Internal Medicine, 2007-2008
    Rochester, NY
  • University at BuffaloUniversity at Buffalo
    Medical Doctor (MD), 2007
    Buffalo, NY
  • Colby CollegeColby College
    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Biochemistry, 2003
    Waterville, ME


Hylwa SA, Loss L, Grassi M. Crusted scabies and tinea corporis after treatment of presumed bullous pemphigoid. Cutis. 2013 Oct;92(4):193-8.

Rizzo JM, Loss LC, Rothman IL. Hyperpigmented patches on the neck, shoulder, and back. Cleve Clin J Med. 2013 May;80(5):290-1, 296.

Arbesman J, Loss LC, Helm KF, Rothman IL. A congenital case of circumscribed acral hypokeratosis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jul-Aug;29(4):485-7. Epub 2011 Jun 22. Review.

Shabbir A, Loss L, Bogner P, Zeitouni NC. Squamous cell carcinoma developing from an epidermoid cyst of the ear. Dermatol Surg. 2011 May;37(5):700-3. Epub 2011 Apr 13.

Loss L, Kalb R. Psoriasis Therapy. Dermatology Nursing. September/October 2010; 22(5)

Loss L, Zeitouni NC. Management of scalp dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Nov;31(11 Pt 1):1428-33.

Shabbir A, Loss L, Lin L, Rothman I. Granuloma Annulare Occurring on Both Palms of a 4 Year Old Child. Cutis. Submitted


2014 Cryolipolysis treatment of a lipoma:  A Case Study.  (CoolSculpting)
American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) 34th Annual National Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of DermatologyAmerican Academy of Dermatology – AAD
  • American Society for Dermatological SurgeryAmerican Society for Dermatological Surgery – ASDS
  • Society for Pediatric DermatologySociety for Pediatric Dermatology – SPD
  • National Psoriasis FoundationNational Psoriasis Foundation – NPF
  • American Society for Contact Dermatitis – ASCD
  • American Society for Laser Medicine & SurgeryAmerican Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery – ASLMS

Hospital Affiliations

  • UR MedicineUR Medicine – Strong Memorial Hospital
    Rochester, NY
  • Highland HospitalHighland Hospital
    Rochester, NY
  • Rochester Regional Health SystemRochester Regional Health System
    Rochester, NY
    Clifton Springs, NY

Community/Volunteer Work

  • Outrun The Sun – Race Against Melanoma
    Board of Directors, 2013 – Present
    Rochester, NY
  • AAD SPOT Skin Cancer – Skin Cancer Screening
    UR Medicine – University of Rochester, 2015
    Rochester, NY

Industry Relationships

  • CoolSculptingZeltiq – CoolSculpting
    2015 – Present
    National Preceptor Site – Preceptor
    The only location West of New York City and one of only three in the entire Northeast Region. This is a prestigious recognition of our accomplishments with the CoolSculpting procedure and allows us to serve as a center for other physicians and providers around the country to come and learn about CoolSculpting.