Dr. Matt Leavitt Chairman Department of Dermatology


About doctor
Dr. Matt L. Leavitt, DO, FAOCD

Chairman Department of Dermatology


Dr. Matt Leavitt is a Board Certified dermatologist and founder of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS), the largest dermatology practice in the US. He specializes in skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and general dermatology. He is the Founder and Chairman of Ameriderm, a division that provides billing and collection services nationally for dermatology practices.

Under the ADCS umbrella, Dr. Leavitt developed his medical-strength skin care products, R|Essentials, to complement his nationwide medical aesthetician program. 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 address medical conditions such as rosacea and acne. He further established an ADCS research division, which has undertaken numerous studies and testing for major pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Leavitt also founded Medical Hair Restoration, a national company for surgical hair transplantation that became the second largest hair restoration practice in the country. Due to the merger of MHR and Bosley, he now holds the office of Executive Medical Advisor with that group, the world’s largest.

Dr. Leavitt is recognized both nationally and internationally as an accomplished clinical researcher, surgeon, educator, lecturer, author, and humanitarian.

Professional Organizations/Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology

  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) - Former President
  • North American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Restorative Surgery - Former Advisor and Trustee
  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery - a Founder and Former Vice President
  • World Hair Society - Founder
  • Hair Foundation - a Founder and Current President
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery - Elected Past Board of Governors, Chairman and Committee Chair of Orlando Live Surgery Workshop


  • ADCS - Founder of Largest Dermatology practice in US
  • Orlando Live Surgery Workshop (hair)-Founder/Chairman 19 yrs- International forum
  • ISHRS Golden Follicle - Prestigious award given by peers in hair transplantation, plus three research grants**Merck and Pharmacia: educational monographs
  • Italian Society of Hair Restoration - Received Milestone Award - twice
  • National Education Foundation - Chosen to train physicians nationally on use of Botox
  • Erbium CO2 Laser - Selected to research and evaluate use in hair transplantation
  • Pioneered “zipper closure and crosshatching” techniques used in hair transplantation and invented numerous surgical instruments
  • Connetics - developer of dermatology medication - Former Clinical Advisor **Association for Corporate Growth - Outstanding Corporate Business Award
  • Florida Medical Business Journal - Recipient Physician Business Leadership Award; chose Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery “Best Dermatology Practice”
  • Florida Business Week- Honored ADCS several times: patient care and management
  • Lexington International- HairMax LaserComb - Special Consultant
  • Merck Pharmaceutical Original study for hair-growth drug Propecia
  • Pfizer (now Johnson and Johnson) - Former Advisory Board Member
  • Abbott and Allergan - Member Advisory Boards and national speaker: dermatology
  • ADCS Research Division for pharmaceutical trials and testing - Founder


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Hair Loss Council
  • Premier Hair Show
  • European Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Masters Teaching Workshop, Mexico
  • European Society of Hair Restoration
  • Orlando Live Surgery Workshop
  • American Association of Anti-Aging **ISHRS
  • Multi-Specialty Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgical Excellence
  • AOCD


  • Edited special editions of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery (3 times)
  • “Corrective Hair Surgery” chapter for the medical textbook Hair Restoration 1st edition and “Follicle Facts” for the 4th edition
  • “Scalp Anatomy” and “The Consultation Process” for Hair Transplantation 4th edition
  • Hair Transplantation textbook 5th edition three chapters
  • Lasers and Non-Surgical Rejuvenation textbook: “Low-Level Laser Therapy” chapter
  • Authored: Women and Hair Loss: A Physician’s Perspective, for consumers and referenced as a source in medical books - Reviewed by Richard Simmons
  • Authored: Children and Hair Loss: A Physician’s Perspective (2013), for consumers


  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Dermatology: University of Central Florida, University of Florida and NOVA Southeastern University where he is a preceptor for the Physician Assistant Program
  • Speaker: Dermatology Grand Rounds, UF and FL Society Derm Physician Assistants


  • Interviewed by Forbes, Men’s Vogue, Parents Magazine, International Herald Tribune, MD News, Cosmetic Surgery Times, 20/20, WGN, New Beauty, MuscleMag, WMMO, Healthy Aging, NBC iVillage, Men’s Health, Orlando Business Journal, USA Today, LA Times, Dallas Morning News, VIVA! Magazine for Hispanic Women
  • Appeared: America’s Health Network*CBS “The Early Show”*The Learning Channel


  • Sponsor Ronald McDonald House & Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCFA)
  • Annual golf tournament, Orlando (7 times)
  • CCFA Chair of Take Steps, Orlando
  • National Board Member CCFA


  • Graduate: University of Michigan and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Ohio University Grandview Medical Center