Jill S. Waibel, MD
Dr. Waibel practices as a Board-Certified Dermatologist specializing in medical dermatology, cutaneous laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology for all ages. She is based at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute in Miami, Florida where she operates as Medical Director and Owner.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Waibel is the Subsection Chief of Dermatology at Baptist Hospital and the Medical Director of Miami Cancer Institute’s Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Clinic. She also serves as a Clinical Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami.
Globally, Dr. Waibel is a world-recognized leader and innovator in dermatologic laser surgery. She lectures all over the world to train fellow physicians and help further the field of dermatology. In her own practice, she has over 65 laser devices for both medical and cosmetic cutaneous applications. Dr. Waibel is also active in basic science clinical trials at the University of Miami and has a robust clinical trials division, Miami Dermatology and Research where she has been involved in approximately 50 clinical trials. Her research department has a broad and continuous rotation of new pharmaceutical and medical device trials including phases 2, 3, and 4. She has also represented and advised several companies in bringing them through FDA approval.
One of Dr. Waibel’s primary passion is laser innovation in the treatment of scars. She has successfully developed industry-leading procedures and techniques with lasers and adjunct therapies, received several awards for her contributions to medicine, and published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters on her work. Additionally, she is on the board of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and the Medical Advisory Board of five of the leading laser manufacturers. Recently she has also accepted a position as Medical Director of Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa.
Some of her awards and recognitions include “Person of the Week” on ABC World News Tonight in 2015 and the 2017 ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award. The 2016 JDD Humanitarian Award was also given to Dr. Waibel for her work using lasers to treat patients with traumatic burn injuries. She was also given an Excellence in Medicine award by Surgeon General Koop. Following her passion for laser treatment of burn and trauma scars, Dr. Waibel lectures, collaborates with, and trains military physicians as well as does close personal work with wounded warriors and their families. She additionally created a multidisciplinary support group called Restoring Heroes to provide medical care to veterans and 9/11 survivors. Dr. Waibel currently has her home in Coral Gables with her husband and four children.