Keeping Your Skin
Healthy & Beautiful

Experienced
& Caring Dermatologists

When it comes to your skin health, you need trusted and reliable skin specialists. University Dermatology and Vein Clinic is proud to serve patients in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana with any cosmetic or medical dermatology needs.

We can treat skin conditions for patients and ensure they receive comprehensive care and treatment. At your convenience, we also offer same-day appointments to better serve our patients at our five locations:

Darien
IL
Skokie
IL
Chicago
IL
St. Joseph
MI
Michigan City
IN

Our Providers

As an experienced and highly-trained team, we are prepared to treat any condition affecting the skin, nails, or hair. By utilizing the latest technology in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, we can serve our patients with optimum care.

Our physician specialists are leading authorities who use their knowledge to offer top-notch treatment and care.

Vassilios Dimitropoulos in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Vassilios (Bill) Dimitropoulos M.D.

Vassilios (Bill) Dimitropoulos, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist who completed medical training at Rush University Medical Center, residency at the University of Michigan, and a Mohs Micrographic Surgery fellowship at Rush. Dr. Dimitropoulos also co-directed the Rush Dermatologic Surgery Program. Clinical interests include Mohs Micrographic Surgery, skin cancer (basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma), pigmented lesions, skin tumors, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and geriatric skincare.
Valerie Laniosz in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Valerie Laniosz, M.D., PhD

Dr. Valerie Laniosz, MD, PhD, is a native of Chicago and obtained her B.S. from Wheaton College and her MD/Ph.D. from Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine. Following this, she completed an internal medicine internship at Loyola University Medical Center and a Mayo Clinic dermatology residency.

Dr. Laniosz is board certified in dermatology and comes to University Dermatology with the knowledge and skills of the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Laniosz is available by appointment and sees patients of all ages for diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.

Stamatis Dimitropoulos in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Stamatis (Tom) Dimitropoulos, M.D.

Stamatis (Tom) Dimitropoulos, MD, is a triple board-certified cardiologist who completed his medical training, internal medicine residency, and cardiovascular disease fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Dimitropoulos also completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

As director of the Vein Centers in the Skokie, Darien, and St. Joseph offices, Dr. Dimitropoulos specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic venous diseases and offers non-surgical treatment of varicose veins. All procedures are performed in the office, downtime is minimal, and most procedures are covered by insurance.

Benjamin Garden in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Benjamin Garden, M.D.

Benjamin Garden, MD, born and raised in Chicago, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yeshiva University in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Hofstra University in NYC. After his long exile on the East Coast, Benjamin was happy to return with his family to Chicago to complete his dermatology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he served as Chief Resident.

Benjamin has authored many academic articles and textbook chapters in the field of dermatology. He is a member and has served on committees in multiple national dermatology organizations. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his kids and watching his beloved Cubs. Dr. Garden is available in our Skokie office to see patients of all ages.

Noor Tazudeen in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Noor Tazudeen, M.D.

Noor Tazudeen, MD, born and raised in Danville, Illinois, completed his undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis before attending medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he had the privilege of serving as chief resident.

Dr. Tazudeen practices in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He provides comprehensive care of skin conditions to patients of all ages. His areas of interest include skin cancer detection and surgery, skin rejuvenation, and treatments for patients with skin of color.
Dr. Tazudeen spends his free time with his fianceé, exploring Chicago, watching movies, and traveling the world.

Stephanie Wang in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Stephanie Wang, M.D.

Stephanie Wang, M.D., born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before attending medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She continued her training at the University of Illinois for her dermatology residency, where she had the privilege of serving as chief resident.

Dr. Wang specializes in the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancers and other disorders of the skin, hair, and nails for patients of all age groups. Dr. Wang enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, exploring Chicago, cooking, and traveling.

Karen Smith in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Karen Smith, PA-C

Karen Smith, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant who graduated with honors with a Bachelor Of Science from the University of Iowa and then completed her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2007.

Karen has been practicing dermatology for the past 14 years and enjoys seeing patients of all ages and skin types. Her clinical interests include acne, skin cancer screenings, psoriasis, hair loss, and cosmetic dermatology (including injectable fillers and Botox). Karen enjoys connecting with each of her patients and strives to ensure every patient receives the attention they deserve.

Miranda Pierangeli in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Miranda Pierangeli, NPC

Miranda Pierangeli, NPC, earned her Bachelors of Science from the Pennsylvania State University, nursing credentials from the University of Colorado, and Masters of Science from Frontier Nursing University. Before earning her Family Nurse Practitioner degree and joining the dermatology team, she worked as a registered nurse in critical care and radiology.

Miranda spends most of her time outside of work with her husband raising their four children, but she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and reading when she has free time. Miranda is an excellent addition to the practice and is available to see patients of all ages at the St. Joseph, MI location.

Christina Dimitropoulos in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Christina Dimitropoulos, NPC

Christina Dimitropoulos, NPC, earned her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Loyola University of Chicago. She completed her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from Rush University Medical Center and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Prior to joining the dermatology team she worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Endocrinology. She also has experience working as an RN in General Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Christina spends most of her time outside of the office with her husband raising their 3 children, and enjoys running and hiking.

Her clinical interests include acne, eczema, hair loss, skin cancer screenings and cosmetic dermatology.

Elizabeth Zanone in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Elizabeth Zanone, PA-C

Elizabeth Zanone is a board-certified physician assistant who graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science from Northern Michigan University and then completed her Masters in Physician Assistant studies at Central Michigan University.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys playing volleyball, weight lifting, being active outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. Her clinical interests include hair loss, acne, cosmetic dermatology, and skin screenings. Elizabeth was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, and she is excited to be back in the area and practicing close to home.

Melissa McIver in St. Joseph, MI & Chicago, IL | University Dermatology and Vein Clinic

Melissa McIver, NP-C

Melissa McIver, NP-C is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who earned her Associates in Applied Science in Nursing from Lake Michigan College and Bachelor’s in Nursing at Bethel College. She graduated with honors with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. She has 3 years of experience working in family practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Prior to this she worked as a Registered Nurse in labor and delivery for 10 years. Melissa is excited to join the dermatology practice and is available to see patients at the St. Joseph and Michigan city locations.

Our qualified and caring physicians are proud to serve you with any dermatology needs.

University Dermatology and Vein Clinic
Darien, IL

8110 Cass Ave
Darien, IL 60561

Skokie, IL

4605 Golf Rd,
Skokie, IL 60076

Chicago, IL

4700 N. Marine Dr, Suite 220
Chicago, IL 60640

St. Joseph, MI

2900 Niles Rd
St Joseph, MI 49085

Michigan City, IN

10282 W 400 N
Michigan City, IN 46360

All Location Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM