On October 22, we are joined by Amy Derick, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and the Co-CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Derick Dermatology to discuss her dermatology practice and offer a guide to ensuring you have healthy skin!
In 2006, Dr. Derick founded Derick Dermatology with a passion for early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Since then, she has guided Derick Dermatology to become Chicagoland’s largest and fastest-growing independent dermatology practice seeing over 150,000 patient visits per year. In addition to being female-owned, Derick is proud to say that over 90% of her 437 employees are female.
Dr. Derick is an Academic Associate Member at the University of Chicago’s Section of Dermatology Pritzker School of Medicine. She is also an Instructor of Clinical Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Derick was recently appointed Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Derick received her B.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame summa cum laude graduating in only three years. She received her medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Chicago graduating at the top 10% of her class. After medical school, Derick completed her internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and her residency in dermatology at the University of Chicago where she served as Chief Resident during her final year.
Dr. Derick has served on many professional society boards at the state and national level. She is currently a trustee of the Illinois State Medical Society, Chairwoman of the Illinois DermPAC, Chairwoman of the Dermatology PAC of Florida, Vice Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Advisory and served as President of the Illinois Dermatological Society from 2013 to 2022.
This year, the American Academy of Dermatology named Dr. Derick the 2021 Advocate of the Year for her commitment to grassroots advocacy at the state and federal level. She is also a winner of the American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation and the American Academy of Dermatology Patient Hero Award.
In 2019, the Governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, appointed Dr. Derick to the Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Board which oversees the discipline of licensed MDs, DOs, Chiropractors, and Physician Assistants. In 2021, she was elected Chair of the Board. In 2021, Derick was elected to the Federation of State Medical Board’s Nominating Committee.
In 2022, the Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, appointed Dr. Derick to the Florida Board of Medicine were she serves on the: Rules & Legislative committee, Joint Surgical Care & Quality Assurance committee, Joint Committee on Medical Marijuana, and Physician Certification Pattern Review Panel.
Dr. Derick resides in Miami Beach, Florida, where she and her husband Michael raise their three children, Charlie, Henry, and Jane.