About Dr. Monika Kiripolsky
Dr. Monika Kiripolsky, a board-certified dermatologist, has earned that distinction through the American Board of Dermatology after completing a three-year residency in dermatology at University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kiripolsky is also a fellowship-trained cosmetic and laser surgeon, having completed a prestigious additional year of training through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Prior to specializing in dermatology, Dr. Kiripolsky completed her intern year training in internal medicine/critical care at the University of California-Irvine and the Long Beach Veterans' Affairs Hospital. A California native, Dr. Kiripolsky earned her Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from the Honors College at the University of California - Los Angeles.
She attended Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine, during which time she was awarded a position in their Medical Scholars Program. This entailed pursuing a year of funded clinical research in between her third and fourth years of medical school. She also spent a portion of her training in a dermatology clinic in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Kiripolsky's research has focused upon various dermatology-related projects involving cutaneous lymphomas, basal cell carcinoma, and lymphomatoid papulosis. Her research in cosmetic surgery has focused upon a myriad of topics including sclerotherapy (the treatment of leg veins), the use of various fillers and botulinum toxin preparations, as well as the use of various lasers for treating skin discoloration, scarring, and wrinkles.
She has published numerous articles in dermatology and dermatologic surgery journals and has presented her research at various dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic surgery conferences. Dr. Kiripolsky's interests include facial augmentation with various fillers, cosmetic laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, liposuction (using the tumescent technique), fat transfer, sclerotherapy, Botox, Dysport, and other anti-aging treatments. As a board certified dermatologist, she is dedicated to the treatment of all dermatologic conditions including skin cancer screening/prevention/surgery, acne, rosacea, eczema, and other skin rashes.