Dr. Benabio grew up in a little Italian neighborhood in Providence, RI. An Ivy League graduate, he was also ranked number one in his medical school class. While in medical school, he served as class president and as president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, to which he was elected in his third year. He also served as a member of the North Carolina Medical Society House of Delegates. In his final year, he was honored with the prestigious Faculty Award, the R.W. Pritchard History of Medicine Award, and the Excellence in Dermatology Award. In his dermatology residency in Southern California, he served as chief resident.
Dr. Benabio is board certified in dermatology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and practices in San Diego, CA. He also lobbies for the American Academy of Dermatology Association in Washington, DC. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.
He and his wife live in downtown San Diego. His interests include bodybuilding, blogging, and politics.
He can be reached at Dr.Benabio [at] TheDermBlog [dot] com.