Leah Bienstock attended Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and received her Physician Assistant degree with Honors in 1998. Leah did her undergraduate at Michigan State University, where she received a BS in Psychology in 1994.
She started her post-graduate training working in family medicine for six years. Leah excelled here earning great respect from her physician colleagues as well as developing a strong and loyal following from her patients.
Subsequently she worked for two years in a general dermatology practice in an underserved area. Here she saw an indigent population whose skin conditions were quite varied due to their unique work environment as well as their multicultural background and extensive breadth of regional diversity.
She is a published author in The Journal of Family Practice in May 2006 for the treatments of Actinic Keratosis (precancerous skin lesions).
She is a board certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants and is a licensed Physician Assistant. She specializes in skin of color, psoriasis, eczema, and all general aspects of skin, hair, and nail diseases. She excels in the removal of leg veins using a technique called sclero therapy and in mole removal. For more than three years, Leah has worked under Dr. Jeanine Downie, one of the nations pioneers in Cosmetic Dermatology and use of lasers for all skin tones.
Throughout her career, Leah has remained committed to the advancement of her education and experience in the cosmetic and general dermatology fields. She travels the country attending various lectures and seminars to learn how to utilize the latest cutting edge technologies and treatments, and has received hundreds of Continuing Medical Education credits through the American Academy of Dermatology.
Leah currently serves as a speaker for a variety of pharmaceutical companies, including Amgen Pharmaceuticals, Coria Laboratories and Warner-Lambert Company, where she gives lectures to peers in the medical community about the use of dermatological drugs. She is also a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, The American Academy of Physicians Assistants, and The New Jersey Society of Physician Assistants.
She spends her free time with her husband (a family physician), her two boys Aaron and Zachary and her dog Maddie (a lovable Jack Russell Terrier). She enjoys skiing, reading and the theatre.
Leah is a philanthropist and donates money to Cystic Fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, Muscular Dystrophy, The American Heart Association and The American Cancer Society.