Brooke Jackson, M.D. is a skin care advocate, educating people of all ages about the importance of proper skin care. Her specialties include ethnic skin care, laser therapy and skin cancer prevention. Dr. Jackson’s approach to public education is providing non-jargon practical medical insight that consumers can understand and appreciate. Dr. Jackson was born and raised in Washington. DC. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Georgetown University Medical School. Upon completion of her internship at University of Chicago and dermatology residency training at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Jackson became the first African-American dermatologist to be awarded laser fellowship training at Harvard where she developed her interests and expertise in the uses of lasers in ethnic skin.
Dr. Jackson completed a second fellowship in skin cancer surgery (Mohs) at Baylor College of Medicine In Houston, Texas then joined the staff of the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center where she founded the Mohs Surgery Unit and served as its director until relocating to the Chicago area where she opened her private practice , Skin Wellness Center of Chicago in 2003.
An avid runner, Dr Jackson has completed 10 marathons (26.2 miles), developed a running group Chicago fit on the south side of chicago and served on the board of Girls on the Run. Dr Jackson, an adoptive mother of three, has also written a book entitled “Child of mine: caring for the skin and hair of your adoptive child” which was published in 2012.
As a board certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, Dr. Jackson is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.