LiVDerm Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

Latanya T. Benjamin, MD

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Latanya T. Benjamin, MD

Pediatric Dermatologist


Dr. Benjamin is a pediatric dermatologist and former professor of medicine at Stanford University. She currently serves as associate professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where her primary responsibility is as co-director of the Foundation of Medicine Course, while she also directs the Communication, Compassion & Collaborative Care Thread for training medical students the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

Nationally recognized as an expert in atopic dermatitis, acne, sun safety, pediatric laser and surgery, her expert opinions have been featured in the NY Times, Huffington post, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. She is a published author of two medical textbooks, Therapy in Pediatric Dermatology: Management of Pediatric Skin Disease and Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery.

She is a mother and passionate advocate for women and children, including an ambassador role with Dove supporting the self esteem in young girls. Serving as a physician mentor, her personal journey in medicine is recorded in the recently published book, “Un Doctor por favor!”
that empowers young Hispanic students to consider a career in medicine and the sciences. Dr. Benjamin serves on multiple medical advisory boards and is a consultant for select industry. Dr. Benjamin is a sought after speaker with an expanded role for national speaker bureaus and is a respected leader in her field.

Education and Training

  • Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
  • Dermatology Residency, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Health System
  • Pediatric Residency, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Health System
  • Medical Degree, Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University

Professional Highlights

Dr. Benjamin received the inaugural Women’s Dermatologic Society Volunteer of the Year Award and currently sits on the WDS Board of Directors. She volunteers her time on the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types (FIRST) Board of Directors and is current Treasurer of the Palm Beach County Society for Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery. Dr. Benjamin’s nominated honorary positions includes a seat on the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Coding & Reimbursement Committee, SPD Vice President of Membership and Practice Management and Society of Pediatric Dermatology Executive Committee.


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