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Latanya Benjamin, M.D.


Latanya Benjamin, M.D.

(Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County, FL)

Dr. Latanya Benjamin is a double board-certified and fellowship trained Pediatric Dermatologist. She was a former Professor at Stanford University and currently serves as an Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL where her primary responsibility is Co-Director for the Foundation of Medicine Course while directing 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.

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.

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.

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! encouraging 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.