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Will Kirby, DO, FAOCD
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Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Will Kirby, has a degree in biology from Emory University. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed his first year of postgraduate training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His dermatology residency training took place in association with Western University/Pacific Hospital where he was honored by being selected to serve as chief resident in the Department of Dermatology. Academically, Dr. Kirby proudly serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Western University of Health Science and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, for Nova Southeastern University. He is also an expert reviewer for the Osteopathic Medical Board of California in dermatology.

Dr. Kirby lectures at national medical conventions, publishes articles in peer reviewed medical journals, authors and co-authors medical text book chapters and has the prestigious honor of serving on the editorial advisory board of popular dermatological publications including the Dermatologist and the Journal of Aesthetic and Clinical Dermatology. He has served as the national spokesman for Johnson & Johnson’s Neutrogena Dermatologics and Kimberly Clark’s Truist Skin Care lines.

A licensed osteopathic physician and surgeon in the state of California since 2002, Dr. Kirby is recognized as a Fellow by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. He is currently a member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). In the past, Dr. Kirby has held membership in the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Having appeared on more than 35 different television shows, Dr. Kirby was a featured physician on E! Entertainment Television’s “Dr. 90210” and has frequently been seen on “The Doctors,” where he showcases his dermatology practice. Other TV appearances have included “The Young & The Restless,” “LA Ink,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “Regis & Kelly,” “The Talk” and “Chelsea Lately” and has appeared on QVC more than 100 times. Dermatologist, professor, spokesman, researcher and author, Dr. Kirby is well-recognized as one of the country’s leading dermatologists!

Creative Ways to Maximize Professional Efforts Most Effectively and Avoid Practice Pitfalls
Topics addressed will include state and federal rules, regulations and compliance and medico-legal considerations. Extremely practical and hands-on information will be presented to those in attendance to assist with a better understanding of the often neglected parts of a dermatological practice.


  1. Explore state rules and regulations
  2. Discuss compliance mechanisms
  3. Review medico-legal issues


  1. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care


  3. Torres A, Desai T, Desai A, Kirby W. Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine. Medicolegal Issues (Documentation/Informed Consent). Springer. Chapter 31. Pgs: 382-386. Springer. October 28th, 2011: ISBN: 978-0857292803
  4. Torres A, Desai T, Desai A, Kirby W. Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine. Ethical Issues. Chapter 30. Pgs: 379-382. Springer. October 28th, 2011: ISBN: 978-0857292803

Core competencies: 4, 5

Disclosures: No disclosures provided by speaker

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