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In 1983, Dr. Benedetto opened the Dermatologic SurgiCenter at 12th and Locust Streets, the first privately operated certified ambulatory surgery center in Philadelphia.


In 1992, the 2nd Dermatologic SurgiCenter was opened in Drexel Hill, PA. Both the Center City and the Drexel Hill ambulatory surgery centers are certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania & the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (MMS), as well as by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Anthony V. Benedetto, DO, FACP

Dr. Anthony Benedetto, after completing his internship, residency and surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, returned to Philadelphia in 1978 to begin his practice in dermatologic surgery. He was the first physician in Pennsylvania to practice Mohs surgery for skin cancer.  Dr. Anthony Benedetto is the founder and medical director of the Dermatologic SurgiCenter in Philadelphia and Drexel Hill, PA.  He serves as director for the ACGME-accredited Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology fellowship at the Dermatologic SurgiCenter, and is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Anthony holds membership and committee positions in many dermatologic societies and is currently the North American Vice President of the IACD, Secretary/Treasurer of the History of Dermatology Society, Secretary General of the NACDS, and Immediate Past President of the ISDS.  He is on the Editorial Board of SkinMed, and the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.  He was named ‘Dermatologist of the Year’ in 2009 by the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Benedetto has authored or co-authored 69 articles in peer review journals, 14 chapters in textbooks, and a comprehensive textbook on botulinum toxins.  He frequently lectures at national and international meetings and enjoys traveling with his wife, Diane and spending time with their four children.

Ernest A. Benedetto, MD

Dr. Ernest Benedetto completed his Internship and dual residencies in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.  He returned to Philadelphia in 1990 to complete a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and join his brother at the Dermatologic SurgiCenter in the practice. He is the Assistant Medical Director of the Dermatologic SurgiCenter and its two accredited Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

Dr. Ernest is an Attending Staff Dermatologist at Mercy Fitzgerald Medical Center and Crozer-Keystone Health System – DCMH Division.  He is a volunteer faculty at the Crozer-Keystone Family Practice Residency Program where he has been acknowledged as a recipient of the “Outstanding Teaching Attending Award of the Year.”  He is also frequently recognized for Volunteer Staffing of Skin Cancer Screenings in our area.  He is an author and co-author of several articles in the scientific literature.

He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Philadelphia Dermatological Society and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.  He has also served on the Board of Advisors for the Philadelphia School Boys Rowing Club.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Cassandra and their three children.

Conrad Joseph Benedetto, DO

Dr. Conrad Benedetto joins his uncles, Drs. Anthony and Ernest at the Dermatologic SurgiCenter following the completion of his fellowship and certification in Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology.

Raised in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Conrad earned his undergraduate degree at Saint Joseph’s University and was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta honors society.  He then attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his internship at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, NJ, affiliated with the Rowan School of Medicine, followed by a dermatology residency at Island Dermatology in Orange County, CA, affiliated with Western University of Health Sciences, where he was chief resident during his final year.

Dr. Conrad is board-certified in dermatology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.  He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Outside of the office, Dr. Conrad enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Paul X. Benedetto, MD

Paul X. Benedetto, MD completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Mohs at the Cleveland Clinic.Upon completing his fellowship, Paul joined the Cleveland Clinic as Associate Staff in the surgical division of the Department of Dermatology. While there, he was active in patient care as well as resident and fellow education.

Ultimately, the family dermatology practice in Philadelphia and Drexel Hill lured him home in 2014 and he joined his father Anthony and uncle Ernest in the practice of laser, cosmetic and surgical dermatology.  He served as a consultant dermatologist at Mercy Fitzgerald Medical Center and Crozer-Keystone Health System, (Delaware County Memorial Hospital division). where he volunteered as a consultant dermatologist for the Family Practice Residency Program.

In 2020, he accepted an appointment of Chairman of Dermatology at Cleveland Clinic Weston and Parkland, in the Ft. Lauderdale area, Florida. The staff at the Dermatologic SurgiCenter is incredibly proud of him and wishes him well. For more information, please refer to: Link

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Dr. Paul has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the dermatology literature, multiple text book chapters and has lectured at national and international meetings.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kary and their three young children, Karina, Xavier, and August.


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