Dr. Arthur Balin
Arthur K Balin, MD, PhD, FACP, FAACS, FAAD, FACMS, FASDS, FASLMS, FASDP, FCAP, FASCP, FAAA, FRSM, FACN, FNACB, FFRBM, AGSF, FGSA, FMMS, FPCP Dr Balin is the Medical Director of The Sally Balin Medical Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery and The Sally Balin Ambulatory Surgical Center in Media, PA. These facilities are located in suburban Philadelphia and provide state of the art technology for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, cosmetic improvement of aging skin, cosmetic surgery, tumescent liposuction surgery, tattoo removal, longevity medicine, medical hypnosis, and medical acupuncture.Dr Balin was graduated from Northwestern University with Highest Distinction. He went on to complete his MD and PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and residencies in Dermatology and in Dermatopathology at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center in Connecticut. Additionally, he trained at the Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas to become one of only a few hundred physicians fellowship trained and certified in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology.Dr. Balin is currently Board Certified in seven medical specialties, four of which are standard AMA recognized Boards. They include Board Certification in Internal Medicine and in Geriatric Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dermatology from the The American Board of Dermatology, and Dermatopathology from the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology. Three are newer established Boards. They include Board Certification in Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology from the American Board of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and Anti-Aging Medicine from the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. He has studied acupuncture and is licensed as a physician acupuncturist in Pennsylvania. He initially studied hypnosis in the early 1970's with Dr Martin Orne at the Universtiy of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Balin has held academic faculty appointments at The Rockefeller University, Yale-New Haven Medical Center, Cornell University Medical School, and Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Balin has held clinical faculty positions at The Rockefeller University Hospital, the New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College, Medical College of Pennsylvania, and the Jefferson Health System. He was Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Research Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania which is now known as Drexel University School of Medicine. He was Clinical Professor at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research in the Jefferson Health System, Philadelphia, PA. While at The Rockefeller University he directed a laboratory for nine years where he conducted research on the discovering molecular mechanisms that are responsible for the aging process. He has taught courses on Dermatology, skin surgery and anatomy, and trained residents in Dermatology and post doctoral fellows in academic biomedical research.Dr. Balin is an active member of more than 60 professional and academic societies. He has been elected to Fellowship in 18 Medical and Scientific Societies. Some of teh more clinically related societies include: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology; Fellow, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery; Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery; Fellow, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery; Fellow, The American Society of Dermatopathology; Fellow, College of American Pathologists; Fellow, American Society of Clinical Pathology; Fellow, American Geriatrics Society; Fellow, Gerontological Society of America; Fellow, American Society of Clinical Nutrition; Fellow, Philadelphia College of Physicians; Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine.Dr. Balin has received multiple awards for his outstanding medical achievements. They include: the Mosby Scholarship Award by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; the Wilton H Earle Award by the Society for in Vitro Biology; the Outstanding Achievement in Life Sciences- Advances in Clinical Medicine Award by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine; the American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award, The American Academy of Dermatology Continuing Medical Educaiton; Appreciation Award, the American Society of Dermatopathology for over 20 years as Curator of the ASDP Reference Slide Library; Appreciation Award from The American Aging Association for being Executive Director and Treasurer for 16 years. Furthermore, throughout his career he has been honored by being elected to membership in Phi Eta Sigma (scholastic honorary society), Phi Beta Kappa (scholastic honorary society), Alpha Omega Alpha (medical honorary society), and Sigma Xi (scientific honorary society). In 2009. he was honored by the American Aging Association by having an annual medically related session at their annual scientific meeting named the Arthur Balin Plenary session. He has authored severla scientific and medical books and one for the lay public entitled "The Life of the Skin" which was selected by the Literary Guild and the Doubleday book club and was named one of the best medical books in 1998 by Amazon.com. He has been repeatedly recognized as one of Philadelphia's Top Doctors by Main Line Today. His biographical listing is included in Marquis Who's Who in America.Dr. Balin has authored over 140 research papers, chapters in medical textbooks and encyclopedias, abstracts, and electronic internet chapters. Dr. Balin has been interviewed about various subjects including skin cancer and aging on radio and television. He has testified before both the Senate and the House of the United States. His scientific papers are peer reviewed and focus on basic aging research, nutrition, wound healing, and clinical and experimental dermatology. He was one of the first scientists to grow human skin in the laboratory and to then take the ksin and place it on wounds to help them heal. Some of this research was documented in a National Geographic film called "A Day in the Life of America" that aired nationally on Thanksgiving in 1988. He serves on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of several journals and organizations. He served as the Executive Director of the American Aging Association from 1992 - 2008 and currently serves as the Curator of the Reference Dermatopathology Slide Library of the American Society of Dermatopathology.Besides attendance at numerous special conferences and workshops annually, Dr. Balin gives a number of invited lectures. He is continually pioneering research in the areas of molecular biology and the clinical aspects of aging. His specific clinical interests are the amelioration of cutaneous disease, including skin cancer, and progressive and new techniques for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Balin is currently on staff at the Crozer-Chester Medicao 'Center in Upland, PA and Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, PA and the Main Line Health System, Jeffferson Health Network. He continues to pursue active biomedical aging research in the research laboratories of the Sally Balin Medical Center.