Dermatology | Female | 53 years old
Yag-Howard Dermatology Center
1000 Goodlette Rd N Ste 100
Naples, FL 34102
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About Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD, FAAD
CEO and President of Yag-Howard Aesthetic Center and Yag-Howard Dermatology Center, Dr. Yag-Howard is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetics and skin cancer surgery. She graduated on the Dean's List with a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (USFMCOM), where she served as Class President. Dr. Yag-Howard subsequently completed her internship and residency in dermatology at USFMCOM, where she served as Chief Resident and is now on clinical faculty.
Since 1990, Dr. Yag-Howard has been an active patient advocate, serving as the American Academy of Dermatology's Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) and Co-Chair of the entire Dermatology Section Council, which represents all dermatology patients, as well as 13,000 dermatologists, nationwide. She is also current Chair of the AMA Council on Constitution and Bylaws and served as Chair of the AMA Specialty and Service Society, the only representative body of all medical specialties nationwide. At the AMA, Dr. Yag-Howard has also served as Chair of the Rules and Credentials Committee and Chair of the Reference Committee on Legislation.
Within the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Dr. Yag-Howard served as Chair of the Nominating Committee, Chair of the Organizational Structure Committee and charter Chair of the Leadership Training Committee. She also initiated and facilitated the creation of the AAD Young Physicians Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Women's Dermatologic Society. In 2011, 2014 and 2015, Dr. Yag-Howard was the recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation Award.
Dr. Yag-Howard is author of multiple articles, published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, on aesthetic and dermatologic surgery techniques and sutures. She is on the Editorial Board of the internationally referenced Dialogues in Dermatology and the peer-reviewed journal Dermatologic Surgery. She also lectures nationally on aesthetics, the face as living art, suture materials, surgical techniques and methods to improve surgical outcomes.
Dr. Yag-Howard places great emphasis in her professional and personal life on contributing to and being an active member of her community. She volunteers locally in the public school system and is an active advocate for disadvantaged children as a member of the Board of Directors for both Bikes for Tykes and Instant Replay. Her primary focus, however, is her family. As a wife and mother of three, she cherishes every moment her family spends together laughing, traveling, and simply hanging out as Team Howard. In her free time, Dr. Yag-Howard runs, cycles, paints and draws. She applies her talent as an artist to her aesthetic practice, giving her a unique aptitude and passion for the art of facial sculpting
Dr. Yag-Howard and her staff are committed to diagnosing and treating skin cancer and all conditions related to hair, skin and nails. She and her staff have more than 5 decades of experience, and pride themselves in providing thorough examinations and relentless attention to detail.
Dr. Yag-Howard is an expert in surgical and aesthetic techniques for optimal cosmetic outcome. She lectures nationally and has authored multiple articles in national peer-reviewed journals teaching her techniques to other dermatologists. Perhaps it is because Dr. Yag-Howard is a visual artist with a perfectionistic tendency and a passion for her profession that her wonderful patients are highly satisfied with their results and she is honored with their dedication and appreciation.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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