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Maritza I. Perez, M.D., FAAD

Professor of Dermatology
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UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6230


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Dr. Perez is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser and cosmetic surgery.

B.A.University of Puerto RicoNatural Science
M.D.University of Puerto Rico School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipUniversity of Puerto Rico VA HospitalMedicine
ResidencyUniversity of Puerto School of MedicineDermatology (Chief 1983-1984)
FellowshipColumbia Presbyterian Medical CenterResearch Fellow Immunodermatology
FellowshipNew York University Medical CenterDermatologic Surgery/Mohs Surgery

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best Dermatologist in CtConnecticut Magazine
Best Teacher in Cosmetic Dermatology (2015-2019)Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
Leaders of Distinction Award in the Field of Aesthetics Given at the Orlando Dermatology and Aesthetics (OCAC) Meeting
America's Top Cosmetic Doctors and DentistsCastle Connelly
America's Top Physicians in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Teacher of the Year AwardSt. Luke's-Roosevelt Medical Center, Columbia University
One of the Best Doctors in New York Metropolitan AreaCastle Connelly
Joseph Gaumont Award for Dermatologic Surgery
Foundation Fellowship AwardDermatology Foundation
Dermatology Foundation AwardDermatology Foundation
Graduation Award - One of Five Highest AveragesUniversity of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Beta Beta Beta Biology Award for the Highest AverageBiology Department

Skin cancer
Full body skin exams
Excision of benign and malignant lesions
Laser vein therapy for the face and body
Total skin ablation

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Cosmetic Procedures in Latino patients
    Perez M, Alexis: Cosmetic Procedures in Skin of Color 2023 Dec;
  • Cosmetic Concerns in Hispanic/Latino populations
    Alexis A(ed). Cosmetic Procedures in Skin of Color

Case Reports

  • Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Rosai Dorfman Disease): A case report.
    Santiago S, Madsen S, Perez MI. JAAD 2022;87:AB203



Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Melanoma in Skin of Color A population Case Study: Improve Diagnosis, Patient Education and PreventionLectureThe New England Journal of Medicine and the Skin of Color Society2020Zoom
Dermatology Grand Rounds Uconn HeathPlenary LectureUconn Dermatology2020Zoom
Skin of Color Update. Surgical Approaches to Keloids. Aging Process across ethnic variations, where we are and where we are going. Ethnicity matters: medical dermatology concerns across ethnic groups. Generational influences and Latino skin cancer risk. Injectable upper face, mid face and lower face anatomical approach.Talkno2019Crowm Plaza Hotel, NYC NY
Laser UpdateTalkAnnual Congress of Colombia Dermatology Society2018Barranquillas, Colombia
The Skin Cancer among the Hispanic population in the United States. Aesthetic Vignettes of Latino/Hispanic Patients. Complexion, Texture and Color. Cosmeceuticals in Dermatology. Evaluation of the aging process across ethnic variations. Fillers and Chemodenervation Live demonstration.TalkHands-on Patient injection workshop. Skin of Color Seminar Series2018Crown Plaza Hotel, Time square NYC
The Journey to RejuvenationTalkSurgery Grand Rounds2018Wyckoff Medical Center Brooklyn NY
Skin Cancer among Hispanic population in the United StatesTalkAnnual AAD meeting2018San Diego, CA
Rejuvenation with the XEO platform, Trusculpt, and Excel V.TalkCutera Workshop2017Hilton at Columbus Ohio
Skin Cancer among the Hispanic population in the United StatesTalkAnnual AAD meeting2017Orlando, Florida
Pre-juvenation and tridimensional rejuvenation with combined therapies: with Lasers, IPL, infrared and more.TalkAnnual Meeting of Colombia Dermatology Society2016Bucaramanga, Colombia
Skin Cancer in Skin of Color (Speaker and Moderator)TalkInternational Dermatology Exchange Conference of the Skin Cancer Foundation2014Havana, Cuba
Laser application in PracticeLecture2014New Jersey City Hyatt
The Magic of Non-ablative and Ablative Facial Laser TherapyTalkAnnual Meeting of Columbia Dermatology Society2012Bogota, Columbia
The Magic of Non-ablative and Facial Rejuvenation with ablative Er:YSGG LaserTalkAnnual Meeting of the Brazilian Laser Society2012Sao Paulo, Brazil