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The Future of
Dermatology

We believe everyone deserves access to high-quality dermatological treatment anytime, anywhere.

Medical Board

Our dermatologists have attended and trained at some of the most recognized institutions worldwide. They all have completed: 8+ years of medical education, 16,000 hours of observed patient care and passed rigorous exams, including the U.S. Dermatology Board-Examination. Cortina's dermatologists have collectively treated over 100,000 to-date.

Anna Chacon, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Founder of Indigenous Dermatology

Dr. Anna Chacon is a board-certified dermatologist who has a passion for helping patients resolve their dermatologic conditions from the comfort of their home. She grew up in Miami, Florida, and has lived in many different regions such as Chicago; Los Angeles, California; Providence, Rhode Island; arctic Alaska; Cairo, Egypt; Haifa, Israel and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a lifelong passion for being a doctor and physician, which was inspired by her own father Dr. Chacon, a pioneer in critical care in South Florida and founder of the largest private intensive care unit in the area. After frequently attending work with her father at the hospital, rounding and watching him care for others during natural disasters and times of need with a great sense of compassion, she knew from a young age that becoming a doctor was her calling and what she was born to do. 

Dr. Chacon is an independent solo dermatologist and private practitioner. She also collaborates with indigenous tribes such as Arctic Slope Native Association, Lake County tribal health consortium, Seminole Tribe of Florida as their first go-to dermatologist. She is the first and only dermatologist to work and serve the Alaskan Bush, referring to the region of the state that is not connected to any road networks and does not have ready access to waterways or the state’s ferry system, flying on bush planes to see patients in villages in the most remote and rural areas of the country. She practices in person in Florida, Alaska, and California, and also works as a teledermatologist, the only dermatologist with 52 medical licenses, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She has started and led a non-profit organization called Indigenous Dermatology focusing on rural, remote and tribal health of the skin, hair and nails.

Michael Jacobs, MD

Medical Technology Director

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology

Dr. Michael I. Jacobs is a renowned Manhattan-based, Board Certified dermatologist with extensive experience in office practice, research, and education. Dr. Jacobs is recognized as a leading diagnostician of skin cancer as well as a leading cosmetic dermatologist.

He was recently appointed to set up and Chair a new Advisory Board for AIM at Melanoma, one of largest and most important international melanoma foundations focused on the discovery of the cure for this disease. The organization is the trusted global leader in melanoma education, advocacy, and research. Based in San Francisco, California, AIM at Melanoma approached Dr. Jacobs for his renowned reputation in detecting melanoma.In addition to this prestigious honor, Dr. Jacobs also serves as Associate Attending Dermatologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) and The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) as well as Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he teaches Cornell medical students and Cornell dermatology residents. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery as well as a member of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Jacobs is also the official team dermatologist of the New York Mets.

Dr. Jacobs graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from NYU at the age of 20. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College at the age of 24. At 28, he both entered private practice and was appointed the Director of Dermatology at HSS, Cornell’s orthopedic and rheumatology hospital.

Dr. Jacobs is also active in the contemporary art world, having participated during the last 20 years on contemporary art acquisition committees at the Whitney Museum, MoMA, Getty Museum, Asia Society Museum, Museum of the Art Institute Chicago, Renaissance Society of Chicago, Johnson Museum at Cornell University, and the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC). His passion for contemporary art, beginning during his university days at NYU, has greatly influenced his practice of cosmetic dermatology.

Muneeb Shah, DO

Medical Content Advisor

Educator / Influencer

Dermdoctor on TikTok

Dr. Muneeb Shah, better known as the 'DermDoctor', is a practicing dermatologist with expertise in medical, cosmetic, and procedural dermatology. His passion for excellent and compassionate patient care led him to join PC Dermatology as a partner. He prides himself on the strong relationships he builds with his patients and strives to make every patient experience the best it can be. He really enjoys educating his patients and the public at large through social media.  

Dr. Shah was born and raised in New York and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hofstra University. He then moved to Florida to pursue his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University, graduating with Honors. He then completed an intensive internship year in Internal Medicine at Albany Medical Center in New York followed by extensive training in Diagnostic Radiology at Penn State University. He was also inducted into Sigma Sigma Phi and Psi Sigma Alpha national medical honors societies due to his academic achievements.

He is an editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), sits on several professional dermatology committees including the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and participates in the Healthcare Leaders in Social Media Roundtable with the White House in Washington, DC.

Dr. Shah aims to educate people across the globe on basic dermatology and skincare to empower them to make informed decisions about their skin health.

He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Yahoo News, NBC News, Fox News, Bustle Magazine, Byrdie Magazine, ABC, Nylon Magazine, Greatist, Medscape, Khaleej Times, Wired, Glossy, Mic, and Entrepreneur... among many others. 

You can find him educating his 17 million followers on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.

Arin K. Greene, MD

Medical Advisor

Clinical Professor, Harvard

Arin K. Greene, MD, MMSc is a plastic surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital. He received his BA from the University of Chicago and his MD from the University of Illinois. He underwent general surgery training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School and then completed a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship studying vascular biology in the laboratory of Judah Folkman at Boston Children’s Hospital.

During this time Dr. Greene earned a Masters in Medical Sciences Degree in translational research. He then completed plastic surgery residency in the combined Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program, followed by a pediatric plastic surgery/craniofacial fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Greene currently is the Vascular Anomalies and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Endowed Chair at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the Vascular Anomalies Center, Director of the Lymphedema Program, and Director of the Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery Research Laboratory. Dr. Greene is Past-President of the American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, Current President of the New England Society of Plastic Surgeons, and President-Elect of the Plastic Surgery Research Council. His clinical focus is on pediatric and adult skin lesions, vascular anomalies, lymphedema, ear deformities, and breast disorders. Dr. Greene has authored approximately 200 research papers, 100 book chapters/reviews, and 5 books. His NIH-funded laboratory has discovered the cause of several types of vascular anomalies and the overall research goal is to develop novel pharmacotherapies for this group of disorders. The laboratory work has been translated to patients with arteriovenous malformation who are now being treated with a drug for the first time (off-label use of MEK inhibitors).

Reid Maclellan, MD

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Adjunct Professor, Harvard

Reid Maclellan, M.D. is the Founder and CEO of Cortina Health, Inc. Dr. Maclellan also is an Adjunct Professor of Plastic Surgery at both Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital where he practices and teaches translational medical research.

Cortina Health, an artificial intelligence healthcare company, has a mission to restore the care in healthcare and improve quality of life for both patients and physicians. Cortina Health empowers patients to take control of their health with Cortina Health’s patent-pending proprietary digital platform. Using pattern recognition, natural language understanding, and other AI modalities, Cortina Health treats patients from the comfort of their own home so they can receive a superior quality of care and physicians can once again focus on practicing medicine.

In addition to serving as the CEO of Cortina Health, Dr. Maclellan currently serves on the Board of Directors for eight organizations, including both for-profit and not-for-profit. He is a director of Diagnos, a publicly traded international company focused on artificial intelligence platforms that provide assistances to general practitioners in interpreting medical imaging at primary care facilities (Montreal, CA). He serves on the International Councilors of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs (Cambridge, MA). Dr. Maclellan is a trustee of Gordon College (Wenham, MA). He sits on all three of the Maclellan Family Foundations’ boards: Maclellan Foundation Inc, Christian Education Charitable Trust, and RL and KH Maclellan Foundation (Secretary) (Chattanooga, TN). He is the chairman of Above the Clouds, a not-for-profit organization that brings joy and hope through the wonder of small aircraft flight to seriously ill and underserved children and teens (Boston, MA). He also is the co-host of “The Voice of Healthcare”, a podcast that discusses the growing intersection of next generation technology and the healthcare sector. As a key opinion leader in the fields of healthcare technology, artificial intelligence, plastic surgery, vascular anomalies, and lymphedema, Dr. Maclellan frequently is invited to lecture both nationally and internationally. He completed a general surgery internship at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. Dr. Maclellan then completed plastic surgery clinical and research fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Maclellan graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He earned a post-doctoral Masters in Medical Sciences Degree in translational medical research from Harvard Medical School.

Access to
Care

At Cortina, we know there is no one-size-fits-all approach in dermatology. People across the country are frustrated with long wait times and ineffective dermatological treatment. Seeing a board-certified dermatologist to get proper treatment should be simple, quick and affordable.

We have fixed this issue. Cortina fills the gap between patients and dermatologists, providing board-certified quality care in all 50 states. At last, acne, rosacea, dark spots and hair loss can be quickly diagnosed and treated anytime, anywhere!

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Access to Information

The internet is full of selfcare and DIY skincare tips. Often, the information can be misguided and even hurtful for your skin. Dr. Muneeb Shah seeks to debunk skincare myths and restore confidence in proper dermatological care.

We hope to educate and empower the world for better skin. Follow our blog and social media channels to connect with us and learn more.

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Anna Chacon, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Founder of Indigenous Dermatology

Dr. Anna Chacon is a board-certified dermatologist who has a passion for helping patients resolve their dermatologic conditions from the comfort of their home. She grew up in Miami, Florida, and has lived in many different regions such as Chicago; Los Angeles, California; Providence, Rhode Island; arctic Alaska; Cairo, Egypt; Haifa, Israel and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a lifelong passion for being a doctor and physician, which was inspired by her own father Dr. Chacon, a pioneer in critical care in South Florida and founder of the largest private intensive care unit in the area. After frequently attending work with her father at the hospital, rounding and watching him care for others during natural disasters and times of need with a great sense of compassion, she knew from a young age that becoming a doctor was her calling and what she was born to do.

Dr. Chacon is an independent solo dermatologist and private practitioner. She also collaborates with indigenous tribes such as Arctic Slope Native Association, Lake County tribal health consortium, Seminole Tribe of Florida as their first go-to dermatologist. She is the first and only dermatologist to work and serve the Alaskan Bush, referring to the region of the state that is not connected to any road networks and does not have ready access to waterways or the state’s ferry system, flying on bush planes to see patients in villages in the most remote and rural areas of the country. She practices in person in Florida, Alaska, and California, and also works as a teledermatologist, the only dermatologist with 52 medical licenses, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She has started and led a non-profit organization called Indigenous Dermatology focusing on rural, remote and tribal health of the skin, hair and nails.