By Ellen Paris
Dr. Wendy Roberts is one of the leading dermatologists in the world. She specializes in agedefying techniques to save our skin from the effects of the outside world and internal dynamics of aging. A graduate of Stanford Medical School, she went on to earn three medical degrees, which included general surgery, dermatology, and a pathology fellowship at New York University Medical Center under Dr. Bernard Ackerman, who is considered one of the greatest minds in dermatopathology. Dermatopathology is the microscopic study and diagnosis of skin tissue biopsies.
Dr. Roberts is a diplomate of both the American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Dermatopathology and has earned an international reputation as an outstanding lecturer and key opinion leader in innovation and discovery of new and vital skin care advancements. Her most recent publication, Pollution and the Skin, was featured in the April 2015 issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. In 2013, Dr. Roberts was named honorary member of the prestigious American Dermatologic Association. She serves on the prestigious TopMD's Medical Advisory Board. In 2009 Dr. Roberts was appointed and served as President of the third largest dermatologic association in the United States, the Women's Dermatologic Society. She has been invited to speak throughout the world about a specialty she founded and pioneered called Generational Dermatology.™ It has been recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Roberts has also lectured worldwide on numerous dermatologic topics, including safety procedures for cosmetic injectables and advancements in aesthetic dermatology. She was the chair of geriatric dermatology at the World Congress of Dermatology held in 2011 in Seoul, South Korea, and will hold that position again in 2015 at the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr. Roberts has taken courageous steps to break the barriers of our skin care problems, specializing in generational dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and dermatology in skin of color. Dr. Roberts was voted by her medical colleagues as a "Best Doctor" in Palm Springs Life since the inception of the award in 2005 and again in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. She says, "This is such an honor to be named by my colleagues, and I am humbled." Dr. Roberts' education and personal care of her patients was highlighted nationally in 2011 when she was chosen by Glamour magazine as a "Rock-Star Dermatologist" and called "Youth Booster." Since she began her practice, Dr. Roberts has infused her exuberance and exhilaration when discussing cosmetic rejuvenation into a contagious reality. She felt the name "Youth Booster" was perfect. "Very plainly, at no time in our lives have we had more technology and education to 'take back the years' and maintain our skin for a lifetime of beauty."
Dr. Roberts has been actively involved in the development of many dermatologic products, including the Clarisonic™ brush by L'Oréal and Moisture Rinse™ by Procter & Gamble. Most recently, Dr. Roberts been recognized as a prestigious skin expert in the June 2013 issue of Golf Digest magazine. Within the past year, Dr. Roberts has was featured in Ebony, Fitness, Oprah, Essence, and Web MD magazines. She was the national spokesperson and the face of L'Oréal/La Roche–Posay's sun safety campaign (www.sossaveourskin.com). "This aligns with what I do every day in my office in Rancho Mirage," Dr. Roberts says.
Dr. Roberts has practiced in Rancho Mirage since 1994. The Coachella Valley is fortunate to have such a highly accomplished professional, who before establishing her practice was recruited right out of fellowship by Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1992 as founding director of the division of dermatopathology. At Loma Linda, Dr. Roberts also served as both assistant clinical professor and assistant professor of dermatology and internal medicine.
She is an advisory board and faculty member of Cosmetic Bootcamp, which is a leading physician-training institute committed to providing ongoing education to physicians and their staffs on the proper and safe practice of cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Roberts has pioneered a unique specialty: Generational Dermatology™. She has been granted a U.S. trademark for this concept. This is a key part of her practice and a valuable medical resource, given the desert's demographics. She is on a mission to educate patients about this type of preventative dermatology. She developed the Roberts Skin Type Classification System®, a groundbreaking system in its approach to identifying and communicating medical details regarding all skin color types. She discussed this on the Today Show as a first-of-its kind skin health program titled "America's Ethnic Skin," addressing the special concerns, challenges, and issues affecting America's diverse population. She is also co-chairing the 2015 Canadian Dermatology Association Global Celebration Forum session on Skin of Color.
The Coachella Valley has long been home to Dr. Roberts. "Organizational service is so very important," she says. She consistently gives back to the community. Dr. Roberts was honored as the media spokesperson for the 2012 Arthritis Walk of the Coachella Valley. She is also former president of the Desert Palms Area American Cancer Society and has served on the board of directors for both Desert AIDS Project and Gilda's Club. Earlier this year, Dr. Roberts was named one of Rancho Mirage's Women of Distinction and was also nominated as one of the Top Women in Business here in the Coachella Valley. In 2005 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, she founded the Play Safe in the Sun skin cancer awareness program with the Women's Dermatologic Society, a community service program where dermatologists volunteer their time and education, which has gone on to screen millions of people around the nation. Dr. Roberts' unique training in surgery and dermatology makes her the must-see physician for a multitude of age-defying treatments. Her unique training in pathology makes Dr. Roberts the must-see physician for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer and skin disorders. Dr. Wendy Roberts can guide you through a lifetime of beautiful skin through simple steps that will nullify decades of stress.
Dr. Wendy E. Roberts, M.D., F.A.A.D.
35280 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 105, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4262 • Fax 760-340-9892
www.wendyrobertsmd.com • firstname.lastname@example.org