B.S. State University of New York at Albany 1975
M.D. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 1979
Internship: Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 1979-2980
Dermatology Residency: Downstate Medical Center-Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 1980-1983
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Palm Beach County Medical Society
Florida Medical Association
Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
American Academy of Dermatology
Skin Cancer Foundation
Florida Bioethics Network
Association for Psychoneurocutaneous Medicine of North America
Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine, clinical associate professor
Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, affiliate clinical associate professor
Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, community outreach director
Excellence in Medicine award, Palm Beach County Medical Society 2015
Physician Hero of the Year, Palm Beach County Medical Society Services 2013
Outstanding Faculty Member award, Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, 2010
Physician Communicator of the Year Award, Florida Medical Association, 2001
Dr. Brent Schillinger has been practicing dermatology in South Florida since 1983. Early in his clinical career he appreciated the connection between the skin and human emotions. Based on his observations during a month of training at the International Psoriasis Treatment Center on the Dead Sea in Israel, Dr. Schillinger established the first psoriasis support group in south Florida, providing emotional support for psoriasis patients and their families. Building on this experience, he went on to create the Skin Emotion Project at Barry University in Miami, a research program that focused on the link between skin, mind and spirit. Dr. Schillinger also established the dermatology residency fellowship program at the Palm Beach Consortium for Graduate Medical Education based out of JFK North Hospital in West Palm Beach. He served as associate director and a clinical instructor for many years.
Dr. Schillinger is a past president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society where he has played leadership roles in numerous initiatives. He chaired the Cultural Competency Program that focused on bringing the best quality of medical care to patients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. He co-chaired the Conversation Project, which is designed to help patients, and physicians better deal with end of life issues. Currently Dr. Schillinger is chair of the Palm Beach Opioid Healthcare Response Initiative, which brings together various players in the medical community to work on solutions to the opioid crisis.
Medical Ethics is another area for which Dr. Schillinger has a major passion. He chaired the Council on Ethical And Judicial Affairs for both the Palm Beach County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association. He has represented the medical community on the Ethics Partnership Council at Palm Beach State College and also sits on the board of the Palm Beach County Ethics Coalition. Dr. Schillinger lectures on medial ethics to students on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.
When it comes to ethics in dermatology, Dr. Schillinger believes in the “keep it simple” principle. While there are many new high-tech ways available to treat skin ailments, he believes that often the simpler time-tested methods are the best option. With this in mind he offers his patients choices so they can select an approach that would be best for each individual.