Hema Sundaram, M.D. is a fellowship-trained board certified dermatologist, and the founder/director of her aesthetic dermatology practice in suburban Washington, D.C. She holds masters and medical degrees with honors from the University of Cambridge in England. Her subsequent training includes a dermatology residency at the University of Chicago, post-doctoral research in molecular biology, and a medical staff research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health during which she served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service.

Dr. Sundaram has received awards for her clinical and research work. She feels fortunate to maintain an active involvement in medical research and education, serving on the ASDS Education Work Group, the IMCAS Scientific Committee, ISDS Board of Directors, as a Principal Investigator for FDA studies, and as a chair and course director for physician education initiatives.

She speaks nationally and internationally at dermatology and plastic surgery conferences and is an advisor to Medscape,the Dermatology Education Initiative, The HealthCentral Network online and Fitness magazine. Dr. Sundaram is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Advisor to Prime and other journals, and the author of a book, Face Value [Rodale], which was honored by the National Press Club. Her medical publications include chapters on fillers, toxins, lasers and cosmeceuticals. Her practice is noted for its charitable donations.