Dr. Michael A. Greenberg specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology at the Elk Grove office of the Illinois Dermatology Institute, with a focus on treating patients with an emotional or spiritual component to their skin condition. As a co-founder of IDI, Dr. Greenberg embraces the benefits of a group practice, stating that “practicing in a group that is more family than corporate has added to my joy of being a physician.”
Dr. Greenberg graduated with his undergraduate degree in Biology from Case Western Reserve University, and then received his medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. His postgraduate training included a residency at the University of Illinois Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident during his final year.
Dr. Greenberg has hosted a bi-weekly radio show for medical professionals on XM160, written a column for American Medical News, and published two books. He guest lectures to students at the University of Paris Decartes Medical School on issues of communication and humanism. Throughout his career, Dr. Greenberg has had articles published discussing his goal of increasing the care and compassion providing by medical professionals today.
He is also a founder of an improv troupe, The Waiting Room, and does on stage shows. He recently facilitated the formation of an improv training program at the medical school in Paris where he teaches and hopes to help facilitate the communication skills of improv in all medical training programs.
Improv actors don’t train to tell jokes. Actually, it’s frowned upon. Improv is an art form focusing on communication, specifically the development of empathy and broadening of listening skills. Starting Improv class for fun three years ago, I had no idea I would become part of a troupe at a local theater. Nor did I […]