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Dermatology Associates was established in 1959 and has been serving Birmingham, MI and the surrounding communities ever since. From the beginning, it has been our mission to have the best trained doctors and physicians assistants using the most advanced technology to provide compassionate care to our valued patients. Our expertise in surgical and cosmetic dermatology allows us to take care of all our patient’s needs at our offices, avoiding inconvenient referrals to outside doctors.


Mitchell S. Shek, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.D.

DrShekFall16Dr. Shek received his medical degree from the Health Science Center at Syracuse, New York and graduated at the top of his class. He completed his internal medicine residency at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI where he served as chief resident. He then completed his dermatology residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. He has advanced training in cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer excisional surgery.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Dr. Shek is a member of the American Medical Association and the Michigan State Medical Society. He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Shek is a published author in both the field of dermatology and internal medicine. He is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital and a volunteer faculty member for the dermatology department of Wayne State University.

Dr. Shek has a wealth of clinical experience having treated over 400,000 medical cases and has also performed over 50,000 cosmetic procedures. He has locally pioneered the procedures known as “facial sculpting” and “the liquid face lift.”


Michael S. Borkin, M.D.

Dr. Michael Borkin is a Huntington Woods native. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of science in kinesiology followed by earning his medical degree at Wayne State University. He completed his internship at St. John Hospital and then moved to New York City where he trained in dermatology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt. After completing residency, Dr. Borkin spent one year working in private practice in NYC and also served as a clinical assistant professor in the department of dermatology at New York University. He then returned to Michigan and practiced in Southfield for a few years before joining us at Dermatology Associates of Birmingham. Dr. Borkin is married to Dr. Stephanie Marcus, a pediatrician at Merrillwood Pediatrics.
Dr. Borkin is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the Michigan Dermatology Society and the Michigan State Medical Society. He is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital and the St. John Health system.


Debbie E. Kaplan, P.A.-C

Debbie Kaplan is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received her undergraduate degree with high honors from Michigan State University in nutritional science and biochemistry. She completed her post graduate degree with high honors at Wayne State University. She received her training at Wayne State affiliated hospitals and the Beaumont Health System.

She acts as a preceptor to physician assistant students. She is a member of Kappa Omicron Nu Honors Society, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Michigan Association of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Debbie has been a practicing PA for over 14 years. She lives in West Bloomfield with her husband and two children.

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