The Boulevard Dermatology Team
Our practice is working together to realize a shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dermatology.
To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:
- Listening to those we are privileged to serve.
- Earn the trust and respect of patients, profession, and community.
- Exceed your expectations.
- Ensure a creative, challenging and compassionate professional environment.
- Strive for continuous improvement at all levels.
All our professionals at Boulevard Dermatology maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dermatology.
Deirdre Wood, MD
Dr. Deirdre Wood received her medical degree from Hahnemann University/Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1996. She continued with an internship in International Medicine at both the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Philadelphia Veteran's Administration. Afterward, she began a Dermatology Residency at Hahnemann. She completed four additional years of training including a specialty fellowship in cutaneous lymphomas. She was Chief Resident during her final year.
She then joined the faculty at Drexel University as Assistant Clinical Professor where she taught residents and started the cosmetic dermatology program. In 2003, she began her private practice in Northeast Philadelphia where she continues to practice today. She has special interests in skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology but enjoys all aspects of her field, especially the patients!
She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Philadelphia Dermatologic Society and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Jennifer LaRusso, DO
Dr. Jennifer LaRusso, a native of New Jersey, graduated with her degree in medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). After graduation she completed an internship and residency in Family Medicine at UMDNJ.
Realizing that her true passion in medicine was dermatology, Dr. LaRusso then completed a clinical pharmacology fellowship with Thomas Jefferson in Philadelphia while concurrently performing translational research in dermatology under the world renowned physician and researcher, Jouni Uitto, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. LaRusso’s research focus was on an inherited skin disease PXE (Psuedoxanthoma elasticum.) After ﬁnishing the clinical pharmacology fellowship, Dr. LaRusso entered a dermatology residency at Thomas Jeﬀerson where she continued her work. She has published numerous articles and has received multiple accolades for her research in PXE, including the Johson-Beerman Award, the Everett C. Fox Residents & Fellows Award and the Stelwagon Prize.
During her time spent in the laboratory, Dr. LaRusso decided to pursue a fellowship in Mohs surgery. She trained under Dr. Roger Ceilley in West Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Ceilley, former president of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery, was a student of Frederic E. Mohs and is board certiﬁed in dermatology and dermatopathology. Working with Dr. Ceilley, Dr. LaRusso received stellar training in both dermatopathology and reconstructive surgery.
After completing her fellowship through the American College of Mohs Surgery in Iowa, Dr. LaRusso and her family returned to the east coast. She has worked as a traveling Mohs surgeon for numerous dermatology oﬃces in NJ, PA, and DE. By traveling to diﬀerent oﬃces, Dr. LaRusso has acquired valuable insight and experience on how successful dermatology practices operate.