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Dr. Sukal's CV

Sean Arvindh Sukal, MD, PhD

2900 North Military Trail, #243 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Phone: (561) 245-8877 Email: sasukal@hotmail.com



Private Practice, Sukal Skin Institute, Boca Raton, FL

May 2009-Present Attending, Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology

Private Practice, Delray Beach, FL

September 2008-June 2009 Attending, Mohs Surgery, Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology

Private Practice, Palm Beach Dermatology, INC., Atlantis, FL

July 2007–July 2008 Attending, Mohs Surgery, Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology


Medical Education

Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY

July 2006–June 2007 FellowMohs Micrographic Surgery and Laser Surgery

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

2003–2006 Resident, Dermatology

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

2002–2003 Intern, Internal Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD)

MD, June 2002


Graduate Education

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

PhD, Biochemistry, June 2002

MS, Biochemistry, September 1999


Undergraduate Education

Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY

Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Honors, June 1994


Professional License & Certification

New York Medical License

Florida Medical License

American Board of Dermatology Board Certified (2006)

Staff, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, FL

Staff, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL

Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)

Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)


Professional Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

American Medical Association (AMA)



7/06—6/07Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York

Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator: Dr. Roy G. Geronemus

Multiple industry-sponsored trials:

Study Name


Study Title

Fraxel L’Oreal


An Evaluation of Dermatologic Tolerance and Efficacy of a Test Product in Subjects After a Fraxel Laser Procedure

Fraxel stretch marks


Pilot Study Investigating Fraxel SR Laser System for Treatment of Dyschromia

DUSA Levulan for wrinkles


Split Face Study of Facial Rejuvenation for Fine Line Wrinkles using Candela VBeam with or without Topical Application of Aminolevulinic Acid (Levulan Kerastick)

Cutera Limelight


The Cutera Limelight Device for Skin Rejuvenation on Subjects with Facial Telangiectasia and Facial Solar Lentigines LLS06



A Multi-Center Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Portrait® PSR3 Using Very Low Energy With and Without a Cosmetic Cream

Rhytec’s Dogear study


An Evaluation of the Effect of Multiple Pulses of PSR (PK2) Energy on Human Skin

Fraxel CO2 for fine lines and wrinkling


Evaluation of a Fractional Resurfacing Device for Treatment of Photodamaged Skin

Fraxel CO2 for acne scarring


Evaluation of a Novel Fractional Resurfacing Device For Treatment of Acne Scarring



A Phase 3, Multicenter, Open-Label Extension Study to Assess the Long-Term Safety of Repeat Administrations of Reloxin® in the Treatment of Glabellar Lines

AK study


A Multicenter, Double Blind, Vehicle-Controlled, Randomized Study of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) with Metvixia Cream 16.8% and Aktilite CL128 LED Light in Patients with Multiple Actinic Keratoses on the Face and /or Scalp.

Hair growth study

(Mc Daniel)

Light BioScince

A MultiCenter Randomized Phase II Gentle WavesLow Intensity Light therapy (LILT) 4.0 to 9.2 milliWatts 660nm

Light Emitting Diode (LED) System for Treatment of Hair Loss

Tattoo removal study


Comparison treatments for the Tattoo Removal with the Q-YAG 5, Q-Switched YAG and the Medlite

Brown lentigines in Asian Skin study


Treatment of Lentigines Skin type IV-V using the Gemini

Melasma study

Hoya Con Bio

Post Market Study of the Medlite™ C6 Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Facial Melasma

Rhytec Retrospective


Retrospective Analysis of Hypopigmentation Data

Juvéderm JET


A Clinical Evaluation of Juvéderm Ultra Injectable Gel for the Correction of Moderate to Severe Facial Wrinkles and Folds



New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Department of Dermatology

Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator: Dr. Diane Berson

Phase II, multicenter, drug incubation, time escalation, randomized, investigator-blinded study of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of moderate to severe facial acne vulgaris with Levulan® topical solution and blue light versus vehicle and blue light. DUSA Pharmaceuticals.



Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry

MS and PhD Graduate Student; Advisor: Dr. Thomas S. Leyh

Isotope Edited Raman and FTIR Difference Spectroscopy of interaction of p21-ras and GTP and GDP substrates. Pre-steady state kinetics of product release from the ATP sulfurylase GTPase using Phosphate and GDP biosensors. Cloning, expression, crystallization and structural determination of the S. cerevisea ATP sulfurylase.



Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department. of Biochemistry

Rotating MD-PhD Student; Advisor: Dr. Thomas S. Leyh

Expression, purification and crystallization trials of the human estrogen sulfuryl transferase protein.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry

Rotating MD-PhD Student; Advisor: Dr. John Blanchard

Cloning and sequencing of the dapE gene from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Biophysics

Rotating MD-PhD Student; Advisor: Dr. Joel Friedman

Raman Spectroscopy of hemoglobin; Laser spectroscopic applications to protein Calcium ion binding sites by exchange with the Gadolinium rare earth cation.


Hunter College of the City University of New York, Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Researcher in Chemistry; Advisor: Dr. Lynn C. Francesconi

Inorganic Synthesis of Polyoxomolybdates and Polyoxotungstates(polyoxoanions) complexed to Lanthanide rare earths; synthesis of Rhenium and Technetium complexes of Polyoxomolybdates and Polyoxotungstates; synthesis of Copper and Rhenium complexes of schiff base ligands.


Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine

Undergraduate Summer Researcher in Nuclear Med; Advisor: Dr. S. Vallabhajosula

In vivo imaging studies using Technetium-99m chelated to test tracer peptides; tumor and organ localization studies.


Lectures & Presentations

2008 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida 4/2007Elizabeth K. Hale, Sean Sukal, Leon Bernstein, Anne Chapas, Roy Geronemus

Ablative fractional resurfacing for the treatment of moderate to severe acne scarring.

2008 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida 4/2007

Anne M. Chapas, Sean Sukal, Elizabeth Hale, Karen Kim, Lori Brightman,

Leonard Bernstein, Roy G. Geronemus

Treatment of telangiectasias and solar lentigines using a novel programmable flashlamp device.

2007 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 4/2007 Sean A. Sukal, MD, PhD , Anne M. Chapas, MD, Leonard J. Bernstein, MD, Elizabeth K. Hale, MD, Karen H. Kim, MD and Roy G. Geronemus, MD.

Eyelid Tightening and Improved Eyelid Aperture Through Fractional Resurfacing.

2007 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 4/2007 Christopher Hunzeker, Anne Chapas, Sean Sukal, Roy Geronemus1

Split- face study of facial rejuvenation for fine line wrinkles using pulsed-dye laser with or without topical application of aminolevulinic acid.

2005 New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting/New YorkAcademy of Medicine Section on Dermatology, Dermatology Residents’ Night:

Etanercept and Demyelinating Disease in a Psoriasis Patient

2005 82nd Atlantic Dermatological Conference

Multiple Sclerosis Arising in a Patient with Psoriasis Treated with Etanercept

2005 63rd Annual American Academy of Dermatology Gross and Microscopic Dermatology Symposium

Etanercept and Demyelinating Disease in a Patient with Psoriasis

2004-2005 2nd Year Medical Student Dermatology Course Lecture, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Pharmacology in Dermatology

2004 New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds Speaker

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

2004 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery-American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Cutaneous Oncology Combined Annual Meeting, poster presentation

Innovative Lab Techniques to Facilitate Processing of Large Mohs Cases

2000 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, poster presentation

Creating Biosensors: Unique Tools for Studying Enzyme Catalysis”; Abstract: “How is Product Released from ATP sulfurylase?


Academic Meetings

5/2009 Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

1/2009 Orlando Dermatology and Aesthetic and Clinical Conference (ODAC)

4/2008 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting

5/2007 American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting

4/2007 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting

10/2006 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting

2/2006 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology

5/2005 82nd Atlantic Dermatological Conference

2/2005 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology

1/2005 Dermatology and Aesthetic and Clinical Conference (ODAC)

10/2004 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery-American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Cutaneous Oncology Combined Annual Meeting

6/2000 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting



Stotland, M, Chapas AM, Brightman, L, Sukal S, Hale E, Karen, J, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. The safety and efficacy of Fractional Photothermolysis for the corrections of striae distensae. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2008; 7(9): 857-61

Sukal SA, Chapas AM, Bernstein LJ, Hale EK, Kim KH, Geronemus RG. Eyelid Tightening and Improved Eyelid Aperture through Nonablative Fractional Resurfacing. Dermatologic Surgery 2008; 34(11):1454-8

Chapas AM, Brightman L, Sukal S, Hale E, Daniel D, Bernstein LJ, Geronemus RG. Successful treatment of acneiform scarring with CO2 ablative fractional resurfacing. Lasers Surg Med. 2008; 40(6):381-6.

Sean A. Sukal, David R. Daniel, Medwin M. Mintzis, and Roy G. Geronemus. Imiquimod Recurrence Treated With Mohs Surgery- Intraoperative Frozen Section Appearance of Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma: Lessons For The Clinician. Dermatologic Surgery (submitted)

Sean A. Sukal and Roy G. Geronemus. Thermage: the non-ablative radiofrequency for rejuvenation.Clinics in Dermatology 26(6):602-7

Sean A. Sukal and Roy G. Geronemus. Deep Venous Thrombosis Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery: case report. Dermatologic Surgery 2008, 34(3):414-7

Sean A. Sukal and Roy G. Geronemus. Fractional Resurfacing in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (text); Editors Aston, Steinbrech & Walden (in press)

Sean A. Sukal and Roy G. Geronemus. Fractional Photothermolysis. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2008; 7(2):118-22

Sean A. Sukal, Tina Alster, and Roy G. Geronemus. Fractional Photothermolysis. ASDS Technology Report (in press)

Elliot Weiss, Sean A. Sukal, Marc S. Zimbler, and Roy G. Geronemus. Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising 57 years after Interstitial Radiotherapy of a Nasal Hemangioma. Dermatologic Surgery 2008; 34(8):1137-40

Anetta Reszko, Sean A. Sukal, and Roy G. Geronemus. Reversal of laser-induced hypopigmentation with a narrow band UVB light source in a patient with skin type VI. Dermatologic Surgery 2008; 34(10):1423-6

Sean A. Sukal and Patricia L. Myskowski. Safer and less unpleasant incision and drainage of epidermal inclusion cysts. Dermatologic Surgery 2006; 32(9):1214-5

Sean A. Sukal, Lakshmi Nadiminti, and Richard D. Granstein. Etanercept and demyelinating disease in a patient with psoriasis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2006; 54(1):160-4

Alexis Liebel Granite and Sean A. Sukal. What’s new in energy sources: a review. Cosmetic Dermatology 2005; 18: 830-836

Sean A. Sukal, Klaus J. Busam, and Kishwar S. Nehal. Clinical Application of Dynamic Telepathology in Mohs Surgery. Dermatologic Surgery 2005; 31 (12): 1700-3

Sean A. Sukal, Marie Tudisco, Barbara Strippoli, and Kishwar Nehal. Innovative Lab Techniques to Facilitate Processing of Large Mohs Cases Dermatologic Surgery 2005; 31:763-5

Sean A. Sukal. Treating Acne in Women: Overcome the Challenges (lead cover article). Practical Dermatology 2004;1:34-38

Sean Sukal and Thomas S. Leyh. Product Release During the First Turnover of the ATP Sulfurylase-GTPase. Biochemistry 2001; 40: 15009-16

Hu Cheng, Sean Sukal, Hua Deng, Thomas S. Leyh, and Robert Callender. Vibrational Structure of GDP and GTP Bound to RAS: An Isotope-Edited FTIR Study. Biochemistry 2001; 40: 4035-4043

Hu Cheng, Sean Sukal, Robert Callender, and Thomas S. Leyh. g-Phosphate Protonation and pH-dependent Unfolding of the Ras.GTP.Mg2+ Complex. A Vibrational Spectroscopy Study. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2001; 276: 9931-9935

Sukal, S; Bradshaw, JE; He, JF; Yap, GPA; Rheingold, AL; Kung, HF; Francesconi, LC. Copper and Rhenium Complexes of a bis(aminoethanethiol) Ligand. Polyhedron 1998; 18: 7-17

Judit Bartis, Sean Sukal, Michaela Dankova, Eric Kraft, Rafael Kronzon, Michael Blumenstein, and Lynn C. Francesconi. Lanthanide Complexes of Polyoxometalates: Characterization by Tungsten-183 and Phosphorus-31 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions 1997; 11: 1937-1944


Awards & Accomplishments

· Hunter College Graduation 1994: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Honors in Chemistry, Merck Index Award;

· Valedictorian of the Class of 1994, Hunter College;

· 1994 Alumni Association of Hunter College Graduate Grant- Sidney Wolf Memorial Scholarship;

· 1994 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship Award;

· 1993 Olive Stewart Reynolds Scholarship Award for Chemistry Research;

· 1993 Eugene Lang Student-Faculty Research Fellowship Award;

· 1992 Golden Key National Honor Society Junior Scholarship Award;

· 1991 Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award of the Year: CRC Press;

· Member, Golden Key National Honor Society;

· Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Nu Chapter;

· Member of the Thomas Hunter Honors Program;

· Dean's List, Hunter College;


Volunteer Experience


MD-PhD Student Continuity Clinic, Jacobi Medical Center, Primary Care Medicine Clinic

MD-PhD Student-Physician

Providing primary care for ambulatory Medicine patients; Clinic organizer for last year in clinic. Planning training sessions for new student-physicians and organizing didactic sessions.


New York Academy of Sciences

Volunteer Scientist-Teacher

Teaching general science lessons to public school inner city children in grades 4-6; laboratory demonstrations and lectures on selected topics.


North General Hospital, Department of Pediatrics

Pediatrics Playroom Supervisor

Teaching reading, writing, and mathematics; planning activities, story-telling and play time for inpatients ranging in ages from 2 years old to adolescents.


Language Fluency (Other than English)

Caribbean English; Spanish.

Hobbies & Interests

Music Performance, Vocals, Cycling, Travel, Coin Collecting, Stamp Collecting, Fishing.


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