Michael Lewitt, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Get to know Dr. Michael Lewitt, MD

Languages
English

Gender
Male

Care Philosophy

I believe in “patient-first” when it comes to treating all who walk through our doors. It’s my duty to ensure my patients understand their diagnosis, have a thorough treatment plan in place and feel comfortable throughout their time with IDI. A healthy dermatological regimen is key to many other aspects of a patient’s life. We want our patients to feel confident in the “skin they’re in.”

Insurance carriers accepted

Most private insurances accepted and Medicare.

Specialties

  • Psoriasis (complex and otherwise)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Biologic therapy and medications
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea

Procedures Performed

  • ExcisionsSkin cancersCystsPilar cystsDysplastic Nevi (precancerous moles)
  • Skin cancer screenings/Mole Mapping
  • Incision and Drainage (I&D)
  • Electrodessication and Curettage/ Curettage and Cryotherapy
  • Cryotherapy, cryosurgery
  • Neurotoxin (Botox, Dysport) injections
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Filler injectionsRestylane Juvederm
  • Kybella injections (fat reduction)
  • Shave biopsies
  • Punch biopsies
  • Wart removal/destruction
  • Pulse Dye Laser
  • IPL (intense pulse light)
  • Cortisone injections
  • PRP (platelet rich plasma)
  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT or Red Light)
  • Chemical peels
  • Product counseling/cosmeceutical counseling

Conditions treated

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Hair lossAlopecia areataAndrogenetic alopeciaCentral centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA)Tinea capitisLichen planopilaris
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Rashes
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Sebaceous hyperplasia
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • FungusTinea pedisTinea capitisTinea crurisTinea corporisTinea versicolor
  • Nail infections (onychomycosis), nail trauma, nail dystrophy
  • Bacterial infections (folliculitis, cellulitis, erysipelas, abscesses, impetigo)
  • Viral InfectionsMolluscum contagiosumWarts/verruca vulgarisCondyloma acuminataHerpes simplex virus (HSV)Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)/Shingles
  • Lichen planus
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Rashes
  • Lupus
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Morphea’
  • Scleroderma
  • Warts, verrucaeCondyloma acuminata
  • Sexually transmitted Infections (STI’s)
  • Skin Cancer and Skin Cancer ScreeningMelanomaBasal cell carcinomaSquamous cell carcinomaMerkel Cell CarcinomaAngiosarcoma
  • Lipomas
  • Angiolipomas
  • Epidermal Inclusion Cysts
  • Pilar (tricholemmal) Cysts
  • Nevi (moles)
  • Urticaria
  • Skin Tags (Acrochordons)
  • Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac
  • Angiomas
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Xerosis (dry skin)
  • Allergic and Irritant contact dermatitis
  • Razor Burn – pseudofolliculitis
  • ScarsHypertrophic scarsKeloids
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Milia
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Freckles/Lentigines
  • Dermatoheliosis (sun damage)melasma
  • Rashes of pregnancyPruritic Urticarial papules and plaques of Pregnancy (PuPPP)
  • Blistering rashesBullous pemphigoidIgA Linear Dermatosis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Spider Veins
  • Seborrheic Keratoses (SK’s)
  • Drug Rashes
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Autoimmunity
  • Actinic keratoses (pre-cancers)
  • Itching/Pruritus

Credentials

Board Certifications & Memberships

American Board of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology
National Psoriasis Foundation
Illinois Dermatology Society
Chicago Dermatological Society

Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Doctorate of Medicine
University of Texas, San Antonio, Internship in Internal Medicine
Saint Louis University, Residency in Dermatology

Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Dermatology – Chicago Medical School/Rosalind- Franklin University

Awards and Recognition

National Psoriasis Foundation Honorary Medical Chair

About Me

Dr. G. Michael Lewitt is a board-certified Dermatologist who moved to the Chicago area in August 2013 and joined IDI shortly thereafter. Dr. Lewitt graduated Summa Cum Laude from a six-year program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, obtaining both his bachelor’s degree and medical doctorate by the age of 24.

Dr. Lewitt sees patients of all ages, and practices general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He helps lead clinical trials for DeNova Research which promotes cutting edge innovation in the field of dermatology. Dr. Lewitt has a special interest in treating complex psoriatic disease. He enjoys helping patients solve their dermatology issues while building strong and meaningful patient-doctor relationships with everyone who visits his office. Dr. Lewitt is also an advocate for medical students and dermatology residents and welcomes them with open arms into his office and rotations.

Outside of work, Dr. Lewitt is an active person who enjoys weight training, ice hockey, and playing his guitar as a “musical release”. For multiple years, Dr. Lewitt has been an honorary medical chair at the National Psoriasis Foundation walks in Chicago. He currently works closely with the Chicago Canine Rescue, a local no-kill animal shelter, as he is an avid supporter of animal rights. He relishes in lending a volunteer hand for causes and events that are meaningful to him throughout the Chicago community, and he does so each year.