Dr. Benabio grew up in a little Italian neighborhood in Providence, RI. An Ivy League graduate, he was also ranked number one in his medical school class. While in medical school, he served as class president, as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society to which he was elected in his third year, and as a member of the North Carolina Medical Society House of Delegates. In his final year of medical school, he was honored with the prestigious Faculty Award, the R.W. Pritchard History of Medicine Award, and the Excellence in Dermatology Award. He served as chief resident in his dermatology residency in Southern California.
Dr. Benabio is the author of numerous scientific articles and abstracts and has written a book chapter on lasers in dermatology. He has been quoted in numerous publications including O, The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal
, Muscle and Fitness
, Self, Allure
, Details, Elle, Woman’s World, Best Health Magazine, Smart Money, Bottom Line Personal, Dermatology News,
and Dermatology World.
Online publications and sites include MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, iVillage.com, and WebMD. He has also been featured on local San Diego news stations. Glamour
magazine recently named Dr. Benabio a “Rock Star of Dermatology” while O, The Oprah Magazine
, named him “One of America’s Top Doctors.”
He is a founding member of and the skin care expert for Livestrong.com
, the health and wellness website from Lance Armstrong. He is also the founder of The Derm Blog which has had over 3.5 million unique visitors.
Dr. Benabio is board certified in dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has been a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego. He lobbies for the American Academy of Dermatology Association in Washington, DC and is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, The American Telemedicine Association, and The Dermatology Foundation. He lives in downtown San Diego and, in addition to blogging, loves bodybuilding and politics.