Get to Know Dr. Valerie Tokarz
Dr. Valerie Tokarz, DO, FAAD
Dr. Valerie Tokarz is excited to bring her expertise to her own practice! As a board-certified dermatologist her patient-centric and personalized approach in laser, cosmetic and general dermatology is second to none in the region. Her journey began with earning a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University followed by a Doctorate of Osteopathy from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
She then went on to complete a rigorous Surgical Internship at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia before working as a doctor for the US Marines with a tour in North Carolina, including a deployment to Kuwait. She completed her Dermatology Residency at Naval Medical Center, San Diego and remained there as an Attending Dermatologist where she trained residents and focused her skills in laser and cosmetic dermatology. Those talents were utilized to treat various scars including being the first US doctor to deploy with a laser on a hospital ship to treat severely scarred patients during a US Navy humanitarian mission to SE Asia (Pacific Partnership 2012).
For over 10 years she’s been using lasers and cosmetic injections and is continually keeping abreast of new and emerging therapies. Her experience, knowledge and artistic eye for skin procedures has allowed her to develop a reputation as a compassionate and gentle provider. Through laser surgery and dermatologic cosmetic procedures, she helps patients improve their skin's health from sun-damage, aging, acne, rosacea, scars, wrinkles, benign growths and a broad range of general dermatology treatments. Dr. Tokarz is very passionate about applying her skills in laser and cosmetic dermatology to safely and effectively give patients the best possible outcomes.