Sukal Skin Institute

Dr. Sean Arvindh Sukal, M.D., Ph.D.

Meet Dr. Sukal

Dr. Sukal is an Ivy League-trained, board-certified Dermatologist with unique sub-specialty fellowship training in Mohs Surgery, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology, the newly ACGME accredited field of Procedural Dermatology.

Dr. Sukal attended medical and graduate school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University where he pursued a Medical Scientist Training Program funded by the National Institutes of Health. In addition to his MD degree, he earned his PhD in Biochemistry at Albert Einstein on enzyme mechanism and kinetics. Following medical and graduate school, Dr. Sukal completed his internship in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and his residency in Dermatology at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. On completion of his residency, he pursued his fellowship training under the outstanding tutelage of Dr. Roy G. Geronemus at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York in New York City, one of the country's premier Mohs and laser practices. There he received state-of-the-art training in the latest techniques in Mohs surgery and facial reconstruction, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology, as well as applied his research skills to a wide variety of laser and light source-based research projects. Among others, Dr. Sukal's work was instrumental in the development of the new Fraxel CO2 device, the Fraxel™ re:store.

Dr. Sukal has authored multiple peer-reviewed and other journal articles on a variety of scientific and dermatologic topics, including cutaneous oncology, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology, and has lectured nationally at several meetings. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine (ASLMS), American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Dr. Sukal has practiced Mohs, Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology in Palm Beach County for over four years. He now has a wife, three children, and a dog.

Dr. Sukal's CV

Employment:
  • Private Practice, Sukal Skin Institute, Boca Raton, FL
  • May 2009-Present Attending, Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Private Practice, Delray Beach, FL
  • September 2008-June 2009 Attending, Mohs Surgery, Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Private Practice, Palm Beach Dermatology, INC., Atlantis, FL
  • July 2007–July 2008 Attending, Mohs Surgery, Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology

Medical Education:
  • Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, New York, NY
  • July 2006–June 2007 Fellow, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Laser Surgery
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2003–2006 Resident, Dermatology
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2002–2003 Intern, Internal Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD)
  • MD, June 2002

Graduate Education;
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY
  • PhD, Biochemistry, June 2002
  • MS, Biochemistry, September 1999

Undergraduate Education:
  • Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Honors, June 1994

Professional License & Certification:

  • New York Medical License
  • Florida Medical License
  • American Board of Dermatology Board Certified (2006)
  • Staff, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, FL
  • Staff, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS)
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)

Research:

3/05—6/06:
  • New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Department of Dermatology
  • Co-Investigator; Principal Investigator: Dr. Diane Berson
  • Phase II, multicenter, drug incubation, time escalation, randomized, investigator-blinded study of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of moderate to severe facial acne vulgaris with Levulan® topical solution and blue light versus vehicle and blue light. DUSA Pharmaceuticals.

8/97—2/01:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry
  • MS and PhD Graduate Student; Advisor: Dr. Thomas S. Leyh
  • Isotope Edited Raman and FTIR Difference Spectroscopy of interaction of p21-ras and GTP and GDP substrates. Pre-steady state kinetics of product release from the ATP sulfurylase GTPase using Phosphate and GDP biosensors. Cloning, expression, crystallization and structural determination of the S. cerevisea ATP sulfurylase.

6/96—9/96:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department. of Biochemistry
  • Rotating MD-PhD Student; Advisor: Dr. Thomas S. Leyh
  • Expression, purification and crystallization trials of the human estrogen sulfuryl transferase protein.

6/95—9/95:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry
  • Rotating MD-PhD Student; Advisor: Dr. John Blanchard
  • Cloning and sequencing of the dapE gene from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

7/94—9/94:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Biophysics
  • Rotating MD-PhD Student; Advisor: Dr. Joel Friedman
  • Raman Spectroscopy of hemoglobin; Laser spectroscopic applications to protein Calcium ion binding sites by exchange with the Gadolinium rare earth cation.

6/92—6/94:
  • Hunter College of the City University of New York, Department of Chemistry
  • Undergraduate Researcher in Chemistry; Advisor: Dr. Lynn C. Francesconi
  • Inorganic Synthesis of Polyoxomolybdates and Polyoxotungstates(polyoxoanions) complexed to Lanthanide rare earths; synthesis of Rhenium and Technetium complexes of Polyoxomolybdates and Polyoxotungstates; synthesis of Copper and Rhenium complexes of schiff base ligands.

6/92—8/92
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine
  • Undergraduate Summer Researcher in Nuclear Med; Advisor: Dr. S. Vallabhajosula
  • In vivo imaging studies using Technetium-99m chelated to test tracer peptides; tumor and organ localization studies.
Other details about his research can be found at his online CV at http://www.sukalskininstitute.com/Dr-Sukals-CV

Lectures & Presentations:
  • 2008 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida 4/2007. Elizabeth K. Hale, Sean Sukal, Leon Bernstein, Anne Chapas, Roy Geronemus
  • Ablative fractional resurfacing for the treatment of moderate to severe acne scarring.
  • 2008 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida 4/2007
  • Anne M. Chapas, Sean Sukal, Elizabeth Hale, Karen Kim, Lori Brightman,
  • Leonard Bernstein, Roy G. Geronemus
  • Treatment of telangiectasias and solar lentigines using a novel programmable flashlamp device.
  • 2007 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 4/2007 Sean A. Sukal, MD, PhD , Anne M. Chapas, MD, Leonard J. Bernstein, MD, Elizabeth K. Hale, MD, Karen H. Kim, MD and Roy G. Geronemus, MD.
  • Eyelid Tightening and Improved Eyelid Aperture Through Fractional Resurfacing.
  • 2007 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, 4/2007 Christopher Hunzeker, Anne Chapas, Sean Sukal, Roy Geronemus1
  • Split- face study of facial rejuvenation for fine line wrinkles using pulsed-dye laser with or without topical application of aminolevulinic acid.
  • 2005 New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting/New York Academy of Medicine Section on Dermatology, Dermatology Residents’ Night:
  • Etanercept and Demyelinating Disease in a Psoriasis Patient
  • 2005 82nd Atlantic Dermatological Conference
  • Multiple Sclerosis Arising in a Patient with Psoriasis Treated with Etanercept
  • 2005 63rd Annual American Academy of Dermatology Gross and Microscopic Dermatology Symposium
  • Etanercept and Demyelinating Disease in a Patient with Psoriasis
  • 2004-2005 2nd Year Medical Student Dermatology Course Lecture, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
  • Pharmacology in Dermatology
  • 2004 New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds Speaker
  • Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • 2004 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery-American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Cutaneous Oncology Combined Annual Meeting, poster presentation
  • Innovative Lab Techniques to Facilitate Processing of Large Mohs Cases
  • 2000 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, poster presentation
  • Creating Biosensors: Unique Tools for Studying Enzyme Catalysis”; Abstract: “How is Product Released from ATP sulfurylase?

Academic Meetings:
  • 5/2009 Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • 1/2009 Orlando Dermatology and Aesthetic and Clinical Conference (ODAC)
  • 4/2008 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting
  • 5/2007 American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting
  • 4/2007 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Meeting
  • 10/2006 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting
  • 2/2006 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 5/2005 82nd Atlantic Dermatological Conference
  • 2/2005 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 1/2005 Dermatology and Aesthetic and Clinical Conference (ODAC)
  • 10/2004 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery-American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Cutaneous Oncology Combined Annual Meeting
  • 6/2000 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting

Publications:

  • Stotland, M, Chapas AM, Brightman, L, Sukal S, Hale E, Karen, J, Bernstein L, Geronemus RG. The safety and efficacy of Fractional Photothermolysis for the corrections of striae distensae. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2008; 7(9): 857-61
  • Sukal SA, Chapas AM, Bernstein LJ, Hale EK, Kim KH, Geronemus RG. Eyelid Tightening and Improved Eyelid Aperture through Nonablative Fractional Resurfacing. Dermatologic Surgery 2008; 34(11):1454-8
  • Chapas AM, Brightman L, Sukal S, Hale E, Daniel D, Bernstein LJ, Geronemus RG. Successful treatment of acneiform scarring with CO2 ablative fractional resurfacing. Lasers Surg Med. 2008; 40(6):381-6.
  • Sean A. Sukal, David R. Daniel, Medwin M. Mintzis, and Roy G. Geronemus. Imiquimod Recurrence Treated With Mohs Surgery- Intraoperative Frozen Section Appearance of Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma: Lessons For The Clinician. Dermatologic Surgery (submitted)
  • Sean A. Sukal and Roy G. Geronemus. Thermage: the non-ablative radiofrequency for rejuvenation. Clinics in Dermatology 26(6):602-7
  • Sean A. Sukal and Roy G. Geronemus. Deep Venous Thrombosis Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery: case report. Dermatologic Surgery 2008, 34(3):414-7
  • Sean A. Sukal and Roy G. Geronemus. Fractional Resurfacing in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (text); Editors Aston, Steinbrech & Walden (in press)
  • Sean A. Sukal and Roy G. Geronemus. Fractional Photothermolysis. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2008; 7(2):118-22
  • Sean A. Sukal, Tina Alster, and Roy G. Geronemus. Fractional Photothermolysis. ASDS Technology Report (in press)
  • Elliot Weiss, Sean A. Sukal, Marc S. Zimbler, and Roy G. Geronemus. Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising 57 years after Interstitial Radiotherapy of a Nasal Hemangioma. Dermatologic Surgery 2008; 34(8):1137-40
  • Anetta Reszko, Sean A. Sukal, and Roy G. Geronemus. Reversal of laser-induced hypopigmentation with a narrow band UVB light source in a patient with skin type VI. Dermatologic Surgery 2008; 34(10):1423-6
  • Sean A. Sukal and Patricia L. Myskowski. Safer and less unpleasant incision and drainage of epidermal inclusion cysts. Dermatologic Surgery 2006; 32(9):1214-5
  • Sean A. Sukal, Lakshmi Nadiminti, and Richard D. Granstein. Etanercept and demyelinating disease in a patient with psoriasis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2006; 54(1):160-4
  • Alexis Liebel Granite and Sean A. Sukal. What’s new in energy sources: a review. Cosmetic Dermatology 2005; 18: 830-836
  • Sean A. Sukal, Klaus J. Busam, and Kishwar S. Nehal. Clinical Application of Dynamic Telepathology in Mohs Surgery. Dermatologic Surgery 2005; 31 (12): 1700-3
  • Sean A. Sukal, Marie Tudisco, Barbara Strippoli, and Kishwar Nehal. Innovative Lab Techniques to Facilitate Processing of Large Mohs Cases Dermatologic Surgery 2005; 31:763-5
  • Sean A. Sukal. Treating Acne in Women: Overcome the Challenges (lead cover article). Practical Dermatology 2004;1:34-38
  • Sean Sukal and Thomas S. Leyh. Product Release During the First Turnover of the ATP Sulfurylase-GTPase. Biochemistry 2001; 40: 15009-16
  • Hu Cheng, Sean Sukal, Hua Deng, Thomas S. Leyh, and Robert Callender. Vibrational Structure of GDP and GTP Bound to RAS: An Isotope-Edited FTIR Study. Biochemistry 2001; 40: 4035-4043
  • Hu Cheng, Sean Sukal, Robert Callender, and Thomas S. Leyh. g-Phosphate Protonation and pH-dependent Unfolding of the Ras.GTP.Mg2+ Complex. A Vibrational Spectroscopy Study. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2001; 276: 9931-9935
  • Sukal, S; Bradshaw, JE; He, JF; Yap, GPA; Rheingold, AL; Kung, HF; Francesconi, LC. Copper and Rhenium Complexes of a bis(aminoethanethiol) Ligand. Polyhedron 1998; 18: 7-17
  • Judit Bartis, Sean Sukal, Michaela Dankova, Eric Kraft, Rafael Kronzon, Michael Blumenstein, and Lynn C. Francesconi. Lanthanide Complexes of Polyoxometalates: Characterization by Tungsten-183 and Phosphorus-31 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions 1997; 11: 1937-1944


Awards & Accomplishments:

  • Hunter College Graduation 1994: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Honors in Chemistry, Merck Index Award;
  • Valedictorian of the Class of 1994, Hunter College;
  • 1994 Alumni Association of Hunter College Graduate Grant- Sidney Wolf Memorial Scholarship;
  • 1994 Jonas E. Salk Scholarship Award;
  • 1993 Olive Stewart Reynolds Scholarship Award for Chemistry Research;
  • 1993 Eugene Lang Student-Faculty Research Fellowship Award;
  • 1992 Golden Key National Honor Society Junior Scholarship Award;
  • 1991 Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award of the Year: CRC Press;
  • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society;
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Nu Chapter;
  • Member of the Thomas Hunter Honors Program;
  • Dean's List, Hunter College;

Volunteer Experience:

8/97—8/00:
  • MD-PhD Student Continuity Clinic, Jacobi Medical Center, Primary Care Medicine Clinic
  • MD-PhD Student-Physician
  • Providing primary care for ambulatory Medicine patients; Clinic organizer for last year in clinic. Planning training sessions for new student-physicians and organizing didactic sessions.

8/96—12/96:
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Volunteer Scientist-Teacher
  • Teaching general science lessons to public school inner city children in grades 4-6; laboratory demonstrations and lectures on selected topics.

11/90—1/91:

  • North General Hospital, Department of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics Playroom Supervisor
  • Teaching reading, writing, and mathematics; planning activities, story-telling and play time for inpatients ranging in ages from 2 years old to adolescents.

Language Fluency (Other than English):

Caribbean English; Spanish.

Hobbies & Interests:


Music Performance, Vocals, Cycling, Travel, Coin Collecting, Stamp Collecting, Fishing.

Treatments

Dr. Sukal does General and Mohs Dermatology, such as:
  • Skin Cancer Treatment
  • Mohs Micrograph Surgery
He also does cosmetic dermatology, such as:
  • Botox/Dysport
  • Laser Skin Treatments
  • Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Fraxel Re:store®

contact information

SUKAL SKIN INSTITUDE

You can contact Sukal Skin Institute at Twin Lakes Professional Center at 2900 North Military Trail, Suite 243 Boca Raton, FL 33431.