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    Our Team: Calgary's Skin Care Specialists

    With over 20 years of clinical experience and a state-of-the-art cosmetic center, we work together to create innovative and comprehensive procedure plans, natural-looking results, and outcomes that exceed each patient’s goals.
    Meet the Team
    Dr. Andrei Metelitsa
    Dr. Metelitsa is a Board-Certified Dermatologist in both Canada and United States and is currently a Clinical Professor at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine. He graduated from medical school at the University of Alberta, Canada at the age of 23. He further received a 5-year dermatology training at the University of Alberta. After completing his residency, Dr. Metelitsa pursued an additional 1-year fellowship training in Lasers and Cosmetic Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts at SkinCare Physicians under the direction of world-renowned faculty from Harvard and Yale. Dr Metelitsa’s Special Interests include: Botox and Dysport injections, Restylane and Juvederm Injections (filler), CO2 Laser Rejuvenation, Excel V Laser, Skin Cancer, Psoriasis. Dr. Metelitsa is also a primary investigator for clinical trial for new and novel dermatology conditions at Beacon Dermatology.

    Dr. Andrei Metelitsa

    Dr. Susan Poelman
    Dr. Poelman is a Canadian and U.S. Board-Certified Dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology of the skin, hair, and nails. She has a special interest in melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. Dr. Poelman has established a sub specialty clinic for hidradenitis suppurativa sufferers, and offers a unique scientific evidence-based approach to cosmetic procedures. She is also interested in psoriasis and eczema and is a primary investigator for clinical trials for new and novel medications for these conditions. Dr. Poelman is very passionate about cosmetic medicine and helping her patients feel their best. A referral is required to see Dr. Poelman for a medical reason. A cosmetic consultation can be booked by calling 587-391-3665 or emailing [email protected].

    Dr. Susan Poelman
    MSc., MD., FRCPC., FAAD

    Dr. Lauren Lam
    Dr. Lam is a Canadian & American board-certified dermatologist. She is a native Calgarian who completed her medical school training at the University of Calgary & her dermatology residency at the University of Alberta. Since graduating, Dr. Lam has become a Clinical Lecturer with the University of Alberta. Her particular passions in dermatology are acne & hidradenitis suppurativa deroofings. In addition to her regular practice, she volunteers on overseas medical trips. Her passion for providing care for under-served populations has taken her to Nunavut & rural Fiji. Outside of medicine, Dr. Lam is a proud aunt to 4 dogs, culinary enthusiast & international explorer.

    Dr. Lauren Lam

    Dr Robin Cohen
    Dr. Robin Raphael Cohen MBBS MSc MRCGP CCFP is a UK and Canada licensed family physician with extended scope practice in medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, including injectables and micro-needling, as well as minor surgery. He completed his undergraduate and post-graduate training at St George’s University of London Medical School, having rotated through numerous medical and surgical specialties and holds a Master’s in Clinical Dermatology through the University of South Wales. Dr. Cohen is also a clinical instructor for family physician residents through the University of Calgary. Dr. Cohen is interested in all aspects of dermatological practice and prides himself in his holistic approach to consulting with patients. Outside of medicine, Dr. Cohen enjoys travelling, cooking, food blogging and spending time with his French bulldogs. A referral is not required to see Dr. Cohen for a dermatology issue.

    Dr. Robin Raphael Cohen
    MBBS, MSc (Clinical Dermatology), MRCGP, CCFP

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    Dr. Cristina Olteanu HBSc, MD, FRCPC, DABD is a double board certified Dermatologist with an interest in medical, surgical, and cosmetic Dermatology. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. She then received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto. She went on to complete her Dermatology Residency at the University of Alberta where she served as Chief Resident in her fourth year.

    Dr. Cristina Olteanu has participated in many research studies and is a published author in numerous Dermatology journals, including the British Journal of Dermatology, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, and the International Journal of Dermatology.

    Dr. Cristina Olteanu

    Dr. Reid
    Branden Reid is an experienced Family Physician for 14 years. He has been working at Beacon Dermatology for the past 6 years blasting warts. Branden enjoys travelling, working out in any capacity and spending time with his little man Roman and his wife Lindsay.

    Dr. Branden Reid
    BSc., MD, CCFP

    Brittany is a Certified Medical Aesthetics Technician, graduating top in her class with a 98% grade. Joining the Beacon team has led her to continuously advance in dermatology, studying immaculate standards with 10+ lasers, skincare and peel protocols. Brittany also has advanced training in medical grade skincare, Coolsculpting and truSculpt Flex. Her education also includes Holistic Nutrition, which has brought her to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Brittany’s goal is to help patients feel amazing about themselves, to give them confidence and comfort. She strives to find a realistic solution for my patient’s skin concerns. Brittany is a true skin care expert and has extensive knowledge about combining prescriptions with medical grade skin care to achieve the best outcome possible.

    Laser Technician

    Professional, charismatic and with over 15 years experience, Pam provides high-level care to patients through advanced knowledge of skincare products and confidence in laser treatments. As an Image Consultant for Beacon Dermatology, Pam conducts cosmetic consultations and cosmetic treatments, such as, Fraxel, Picosure,BBL/IPL, Q-Switch, Excel-V, Ultherapy Skin Tightening, CoolSculpting, TruSculpt Flex, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Medical Facials, Spectra Carbon Peels, Infini Microneedling and assists the doctors with Ablative CO2 laser treatments. Pam strives to be a passionate and dedicated consultant. Through specialized educational training and completing a laser hair removal course in Florida, she has taken her theoretical knowledge and hands on training to provide the most advanced and up-to-date informative care to her patients. Previous to working in a dermatology office, she owned and operated her very own laser hair removal clinic out of Airdrie Alberta.

    Senior Laser Technician/Skin Expert

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    Madeline is an experienced clinical research coordinator and nurse who has been with our team for 4 + years. She comes from a background of rural health and has experience in emergency medicine, family practice, dermatology and vulnerable populations. Madeline brings a well-rounded approach to the clinical trials team, working alongside our physicians to help patients receive top of the line care. She is passionate about dermatology and strives to ensure each patient feels comfortable, confident, and cared for.


    Iraja Andrade is an experienced clinical research coordinator, medical doctor and patient advocate who has been with our team for 3 years. Iraja always makes sure that each patient feels confident and comfortable. He is passionate about sciences and the improvement in quality of life to our chronic conditions.

    Iraja Andrade

    Karen has a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Human Ecology and has the Canadian Council of Pharmaceutical Education designation. She has previously worked as a high school science teacher and in medical sales for over 15 years. Karen manages the daily operations and the business at Beacon Dermatology but ultimately her goal is to ensure patients have a wonderful experience and receive exceptional care. Karen stives to create and maintain a work culture in which every person is treated with respect and fairness, while utilizing staff’s individual strengths and aptitudes. Her goal is to have Beacon Dermatology an exceptional place to work and visit.

    B.Ed., B.HEc., CCPE
    Operations & Practice Development Manager

    Danielle Moskal, is our Treatment Designer and skincare expert. She comes to Beacon Dermatology with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Communications. Having worked with renowned cosmetic surgeons and industry pioneers her background lies in top of the line medical aesthetics, where she garnered her love of providing services that make people feel and look their best.

    She brings her comprehensive knowledge of total health and well-being of the skin to our team. With medical and cosmetic aesthetic procedures being her area of expertise, her ongoing passion for skincare ensures that she stays informed with the latest most effective technologies, treatments, and cutting edge ingredients to ensure the best possible results for our patients. She practices client-focused communication; based on the idea that each individual has his or her own personalized needs, should be educated, and feel self-assured in their experience with the goal to provide immediate and long-term corrective solutions for all skin concerns.

    Treatment Designer/Skincare Expert

    Kerri Resized
    With over 25 years of dedicated service in the healthcare industry, Kerri has forged a career marked by compassion and expertise. She has previously served on the Board at SAIT helping to structure their MOA Practicum program. Kerri finds joy in working closely with her team and building meaningful connections with new acquaintances. Beyond the professional realm, her heart belongs to the outdoors, where she enjoys spending time in her backyard with her fish pond and flowers. Camping is also a cherished escape. Her love for nature intertwines with her affection for animals, as she finds solace and joy in the company of her pets. Family holds a special place for Kerri, and moments spent with her grandson are definitely treasured.

    Admin Coordinator

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