Pinnacle Dermatology Acquires Northwest Dermatology

Pinnacle Dermatology is pleased to announce it has expanded further in the northwest suburban Chicagoland market with the acquisition of Northwest Dermatology, located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.   Dr. Susan Liebovitz, Dr. Patricia Ledwig, Dr. Inderjit Gill, Nicole Szulc-Cieplicki, PA-C, and Kaitlyn Leska, PA-C, join Pinnacle Dermatology effective immediately.

“We welcome the Northwest Dermatology team to Pinnacle Dermatology.” said Chad A. Eckes, CEO, Pinnacle Dermatology. “Northwest Dermatology has proven itself to be a high-quality practice comprised of caring dermatologists and providers. Northwest shares the values and goals that we believe in—providing excellent care across the entire spectrum of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic needs.”

Northwest Dermatology includes the following providers.

Dr. Susan Liebovitz received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in chemistry from the University of Illinois. She then completed her medical education, as well as her dermatologic training at Northwestern University. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with high honors. Dr. Liebovitz has been in practice in Hoffman Estates since 1982.

Dr. Patricia Ledwig received her bachelor’s degree in laboratory technology and medical doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. She then completed her dermatologic training at Northwestern University, finishing as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Ledwig received multiple scholarships during her collegiate years and graduated with distinction from medical school with admission to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Inderjit Gill received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and her medical doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in a combined six-year medical program. She then completed her dermatologic training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gill received multiple awards and scholarships during her undergraduate and graduate education, the most distinguished including admittance into the Mortar Board honor society and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Nicole Szulc-Cieplicki received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. She then obtained her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. During her graduate education she completed a clinical rotation in dermatology and received the Suzanne Greenberg Scholarship Award signifying outstanding academic achievement. She joined Northwest Dermatology in January of 2016 as a mid-level provider.

Kaitlyn Leska, PA-C earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then obtained her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Prior to joining Northwest Dermatology, she acquired an eclectic background in Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Stem Cell Transplant.

“Pinnacle’s dedication to protecting and caring for patient’s skin health and beauty at every life stage aligns completely with our patient care philosophy,” said Dr. Liebovitz. “We worked with Pinnacle Dermatology because we believe that their comprehensive shared services model would be best for our dermatologists, providers, staff and our current and future patients.”

This integration is yet another step in Pinnacle Dermatology’s strategy to build a strong, multi-site dermatology practice. Pinnacle provides a preeminent patient experience in comprehensive and compassionate skin care, and has expanded services throughout the region with offices whose values and standard practices are aligned with this mission.  Responsive and passionate patient care, including same day appointments, patient education and a commitment to provide screening for early skin cancer detection are central to this practice.

Pinnacle Dermatology will continue serving the patients of Northwest Dermatology at the current location in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and the phone number will remain the same 847-884-8096. Medical insurance coverage will remain the same. To schedule an appointment at any Pinnacle Dermatology office, call 833-257-7546 (833-CLR-SKIN).