Dr Jackson

Brooke Jackson, M.D. was born and raised in Washington. DC. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and Georgetown University Medical School. Upon completion of her internship at University of Chicago and dermatology residency training at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Jackson became the first African-American dermatologist to be awarded laser fellowship training at Harvard where her interests and research helped to pioneer the uses of lasers In ethnic skin.  Dr. Jackson completed a second fellowship in skin cancer surgery (Mohs) at Baylor College of Medicine In Houston, Texas then joined the staff of the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center where she founded the Mohs Surgery Unit and served as it’s director until relocating to the Chicago area. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University.

As a board certified Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon, Dr. Jackson is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.  She has published numerous articles, book chapters and a CDROM relevant to her specialty.  Because of her research interests and training.  Dr. Jackson Is considered an expert in the field of laser surgery and lectures nationally on the use of lasers and cosmetic procedures in ethnic skin. In addition to laser surgery, Dr. Jackson’s clinical Interests and expertise include the prevention and treatment of skin cancer.

Dr. Jackson served as the National treasurer of the Dermatology section of the National Medical Association.

An avid runner and budding tri athlete, Dr. Jackson has completed 8 marathons and 7 triathlons. In 2000, She organized and directed Chicago Fit, a marathon training group of 400 which met in Hyde Park until 2004. She is now a board member of Girls on the Run, a national organization which encourages girls age 8-11 to build self esteem through sports.

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Ankita Patel, PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant

Ankita Patel PA-C was born and raised in Urbana, IL.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Community Health-Health Administration and Planning at the University Of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.  After graduating she went on to Physician Assistant Program at Southern Illinois University.  Though her program she did her elective rotation and preceptorship in Dermatology where she discovered her passion for the field. 

Ankita Patel PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant.  A Physician Assistant (PA) is a skilled, licensed medical professional.  They are health care providers who practice medicine as a member of a team with their supervising physicians.  She will complement our practice by providing quality care and greater accessibility to our patients.    

Aside from immense professionalism and enthusiasm for dermatology, patience and compassion are just some of the qualities Ankita Patel PA-C offers to the patients of Skin Wellness Center of Chicago.  Trained in Dermatology she has a special interest in evaluating and treating acne.  Additional areas of interest include:

  • Evaluating patients for treatment and management of various dermatology conditions including warts, eczema, psoriasis, and other dermatologic condition
  • Providing patient education
  • Laser treatments for hair removal and blood vessels
  • Performing minor procedures

Ankita Patel PA-C is an active member of :

  • Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants. 

When away from the office she loves spending time with her friends and family.  She enjoys reading, traveling and watching a good movie. 

For more information of PAs in Dermatology visit www.aapa.org.