At "EXCEL" Dermatology Institute, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by both the doctor's competency and their personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the medical staff at "EXCEL" Dermatology every day. Our medical staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Dr. Duyen Faria

Dr. Duyen Faria is a graduate of The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to her medical degree, Dr. Faria holds a Master's degree in Pharmacology from the University of Texas in Austin. Her residency experience includes: Family Practice, Internal Medicine at Wayne State University, followed by Dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. There, she joined the dermatology teaching staff for 6 years and held a leadership role in clinical research and co-chaired the Wound Healing Center. Each year, Dr. Faria accepts invitations to lecture on various subjects in dermatology and wound healing. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington Hospital Medical Center, Washington, DC. Over the years, her focus has diversified to be more holistic with integration of herbs, nutrition, vitamin, food, laser and cosmetic procedures. She is board certified by The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD). Dr. Faria started EXCEL Dermatology in 1999.



Dr. Sylvia Suarez

Dr. Sylvia Suarez comes to our practice as a graduate from The Columbia Presbyterian Medical School after completing her Bachelor degree from Smith College. Dr. Suarez finished her Internship in Internal Medicine at Case Western University followed by a dermatology residency at Columbia University and a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. During her academic teaching tenure as a director of Pediatric Dermatology at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, she published extensively. After moving to Virginia in 1997, Dr. Suarez broadened her practice to include all aspects of dermatology. She is Board Certified in both General and Pediatric Dermatology by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). She now resides in Maryland with her husband and children.





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