Regina O'Brien, MD is a Dermatologist who joined Illinois Dermatology Institute in September 2020. She grew up in Michigan and graduated from Hope College where she received her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry. She then attended medical school at Wayne State University where she received the Prentis Foundation Medical Scholarship, Board of Governor’s Medical Dean Merit Scholarship, and Dean’s Distinguished Medical Student Leadership Award. During her time at Wayne State she also served as Vice President of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society local chapter. She then went on to complete her dermatology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was elected by her peers and departmental faculty to serve as Chief Resident her final year. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. O'Brien is passionate about the prevention, early detection, and medical and surgical management of skin cancer. She is an advocate for each of her patients and specializes in treating several pediatric and adult skin conditions including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and non-invasive mole monitoring. She additionally develops tailored treatment plans to help her patients improve overall tone and texture of their skin so that they feel confident, youthful, and healthy. She may utilize a combination of topical treatments, chemical peels, microneedling, and injectables such as neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) and fillers to achieve the best results for her patients.
Dr. O'Brien is an avid runner and outdoors woman. She enjoys several yearly hiking and backpacking trips in the mountains. In Chicago she enjoys long lake front runs, competing in local races, exploring the restaurant scene, and cooking for family and friends.