Meet Our Physicians

Meet Our Physicians

Our physicians are board-certified dermatologists and skin health experts. Dr. Carter and Dr. Fox focus on the intricate medical and surgical aspects of dermatology, from acne to advanced skin cancer. Learn more about our dermatologists below.

Stephen Carter, MD, FAAD

Board Certified Dermatologist

Originally from the state of Tennessee, Dr. Carter has been practicing dermatology in the Chicago area since completing his dermatology residency in 2005. Prior to making Chicago his home, he attended college at the University of Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated with highest honors (summa cum laude). After graduation, Dr. Carter attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis, where he again graduated summa cum laude. While in medical school, he was selected by his physician teachers for membership in the honor society Alpha Omega Alpha in recognition of his excellent scholastic achievement and patient care. He stayed on with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center during his year of Internal Medicine internship and three years of residency training in dermatology. While a resident at UT, he was chosen to serve as the chief resident of the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Carter is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (board-certified), is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and active member of the Chicago Dermatological Society. He attends local and national meetings regularly to provide his patients with the most up-to-date diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.

While an increasing number of dermatologists are practicing cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Carter has chosen to stay focused on medical and surgical dermatology to ensure his patients enjoy the highest possible quality of medical care. His professional interests include management of medical disorders of the skin including acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, skin infections, dermatitis, and rashes. In addition, Dr. Carter is passionate about the prevention, detection, and appropriate treatment of skin cancers and precancers. He is skilled in surgical removal of benign and malignant growths of the skin and works closely with specialized dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons when appropriate to ensure optimal results for patients. Dr. Carter feels privileged to treat patients of all ages, from the very young to the very young at heart. He is committed to patient education, clear communication, and delivering quality, compassionate care.

John Fox, MD, FAAD

Board Certified Dermatologist

John C. Fox, MD, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, an active member of the Chicago Dermatological Society, and a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (board-certified). Originally from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. Fox completed his undergraduate studies with highest honors (summa cum laude) in Music Performance at Virginia Commonwealth University prior to pursuing a career in medicine. Since moving to Chicago, Dr. Fox completed his studies at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 2007. Dr. Fox was selected to stay on with the University of Chicago Medical Center Section of Dermatology and completed his residency training in dermatology.

In addition to basic science research in the pathophysiology of acne and sebaceous glands, Dr. Fox has academic publications in the fields of adult and pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and neurology. He has been selected to present challenging dermatologic cases at national conferences of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Dr. Maria Medinica Memorial Lectureship Series in Dermatopatholgy, and meetings of the Chicago Dermatological Society.

Prior to joining Dermatology Physicians Group, Dr. Fox has served the south suburban Chicagoland community since 2011 as a dermatologist with Southwest Dermatology in New Lenox, IL, where he has worked closely with oncologists at the University of Chicago Cancer Center to provide complex medical dermatologic services to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and investigative therapies, in addition to providing family dermatology care to patients of all ages in the New Lenox area. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent dermatology. Dr. Fox is passionate about listening to patient concerns, providing information on medical disorders and treatment options, and empowering patients to play an active role in care decisions that are right for them. He is committed to delivering up-to-date, compassionate, and individualized care.


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