Elizabeth Piantanida, MD and Sarah Jenik, DNP, FNP-C

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Elizabeth Piantanida is a board-certified dermatologist who treats patients of all ages for diseases of skin, nails or hair. Serving the Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canyon City, Woodland Park and Monument regions in Colorado, her specialties include cosmetic dermatology, surgical dermatology, and general dermatology.

The founder and director of Skin MD Colorado, Dr. Piantanida grew up in San Diego, California, where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

After earning her undergraduate degree, Dr. Piantanida enrolled at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she received her medical degree with academic honors. She was also elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. She then completed her residency in dermatology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Naval Medical Center and served as an officer and dermatologist in the US Army until 2001.

Dr. Piantanida is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Piantanida has held teaching positions as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Hawaii, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has 23 years of extensive experience practicing dermatology and performing cosmetic procedures.

When she isn't at work, Dr. Piantanida enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons traveling, skiing, and hiking. To make an appointment with Dr. Piantanida, contact Skin MD Colorado today.

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About Dr. Jenik - Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Sarah Jenik is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who treats patients of all ages for diseases of skin, nails, and hair. Sarah grew up outside of Durango, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs on a full-ride academic scholarship where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing with magna cum laude honors. She then spent four years working as a registered nurse at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado working on the burn/trauma/transplant unit. Sarah then completed both her Master of Science in Nursing and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Frontier Nursing University. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and actively participates in community and global health outreaches.

Sarah has spent the last two years working in rural family medicine and is thrilled to join the team at SkinMD Dermatology and Skin Enhancement Center. Dr. Jenik is fluent in Spanish and welcomes the opportunity to serve the Spanish-speaking community of Colorado Springs and its surrounding areas.

When she is not working, Dr. Jenik enjoys spending time with her husband riding dirtbikes in the mountains, playing tennis, reading, and playing the piano.

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  • Yelp

    "Skin MD is a great place to go if your goal is youthful, great feeling skin! Dr. Piantanida is an excellent dermatologist in providing solutions for this goal."

    Melinda E.
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    "She is a magician! Her staff is friendly and the office is in a convenient location with ample parking. You will be pleasantly surprised!"

    Robin D.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Piantanida is an excellent dermatologist! She explains everything very clearly and is very compassionate."

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    "I have been with Dr. Piantanida for about 10 years now and she is wonderful! She is very personable and does great work."

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Skin MD Colorado
640 Southpointe Ct., Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: 719-867-2070
Fax: 719-424-4859

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