Dr. Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD

Dr. Cyndi J. Yag-Howard, MD


Dermatology | Female | 53 years old

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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...Read more

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Dr. Does not see you unless you are having surgery or buy cosmetic procedures.
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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

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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.

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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.

Dr. Yag-Howard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles


  • Medical School
    Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    University South Fla College Med

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University South Fla College Med

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Other Education
    Georgetown University

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Laser Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal