Amy Derick, M.D.

  • Medical Director
  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Board-certified in Obesity Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor of Dermatology, Northwestern University
  • Academic Associate Member, University of Chicago Section of Dermatology, Biological Sciences Division, Pritzker School of Medicine

Training & Education

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Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame; Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude

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Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Doctorate of Medicine with honors in the top 10% of her class

Northwestern University

Internship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Internal Medicine

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Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals; Chief Resident, Dermatology

Academic Appointments

  • Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Instructor of Clinical Dermatology
  • Academic Associate Member, University of Chicago Section of Dermatology, Biological Sciences Division, Pritzker School of Medicine

Government Appointments

  • Vice Chair, Florida Board of Medicine – 2024
  • Member, Florida Board of Medicine (appointed by Governor DeSantis) – 2022
    – Rules & Legislative Committee
    – Joint Surgical Care & Quality Assurance Committee
    – Probation Committee
  • Past Chair, Illinois State Medical Disciplinary Board (appointed by Governor Pritzker) – 2019-2021
  • Fellow, Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)


  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association Federal Affairs Work Group, Co-chair of the Federal Affairs Work Group
  • Illinois Dermatological Society, President
  • Illinois Dermatology Political Action Committee (Illinois DermPAC), Chairwoman
  • Illinois State Medical Society, Council of Government Affairs
  • Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee Member, Illinois
  • Chicago Dermatological Society, Member Plans and Policy Committee
  • University of Chicago, Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Council
  • University of Chicago, Alumni Board
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society, Board of Directors, 2010-2014


  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Chicago Dermatological Society
  • Illinois Dermatological Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Young Professionals Organization (YPO) Chicagoland


  • Presidential Citation Award from American Academy of Dermatology 2023
    • Recognized for leadership in advocacy, on SkinPAC, and the Advisory Board as well as your outstanding service on the Florida Board of Medicine.
  • Physician Leader of the Year from Illinois State Medical Society 2023
    • For extraordinary leadership in medicine, education, advocacy, and for being highly regarded by peers, patients and community members
  • American Academy of Dermatology’s Presidential Citation Award 2022
    • In recognition of your dedication and leadership in serving on the Florida State Medical Board and representing the volunteerism and service of our AAD members in good stead.
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association, President’s Award 2022
    • Recognized for organizing a humanitarian campaign to raise donations and medical supplies from the dermatology community for the people of Ukraine
  • America’s Best Cosmetic Dermatologists 2022 by Newsweek – Top 125
  • American Academy of Dermatology National Patient Care Hero Award 2021
    • Recognized for improving access to COVID-19 vaccines for frontline health care professionals
  • American Academy of Dermatology Association’s Advocate of the Year 2021
    • Awarded annually to a dermatologist for outstanding grassroots advocacy efforts
  • American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation Award 2021
    • In recognition of exceptional dedication and service to the SkinPAC Board.
  • American Academy of Dermatology SkinPAC Fundraiser of the Year 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • American Academy of Dermatology’s Presidential Citation Award 2020
    • In recognition for being instrumental in passing the first state legislation in the US classifying a skin cancer screening as preventative care without any patient out-of- pocket costs
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
    • Midwest; Bootstrapper Category
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Patient Safety Hero 2019
    • For the Illinois Dermatological Society’s role in promotion and protection of patient safety
  • American Academy of Dermatology State Society Special Recognition Award 2019
    • For the Illinois Dermatological Society’s role in promotion and protection of patient safety
  • Melanoma Research Foundation Excellence in Prevention Award 2019
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine 2017
  • Chicago Magazine Top Doctor for Cancer: Dermatology 2017
  • Western Suburban Living Top Doctor: Dermatology 2017
  • University of Chicago Distinguished Service Award for Early Achievement 2015
  • Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Athena Award 2015
  • McHenry County Top Under 40 Award 2014
  • William Fremd High School Distinguished Graduate Award 2011
  • American Medical Women’s Association Award to a female medical student for outstanding scholastic achievement 2002
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Catherine Dobson Prize 2001
    • For best oral presentation at the 56th Annual Senior Scientific Session by a non-PhD student in the area of clinical investigation of research done in medical school
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1997
  • Notre Dame Scholar 1994