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About us | Dermatologists

Dr. Howard Lipkin and the physicians and staff at Brighton Dermatology and Regenesis would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our practice.  Learn more about us below and our qualifications:

Dr. Howard Lipkin
Maureen Cliffel D.O.
Mathew Adler PA-C

Dr. Howard Lipkin

Dr. Howard Lipkin Brighton Dermatology  

Dr. Howard Lipkin attended Temple University, LaSalle University (Cum Laude, Biology) and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residencies in internal medicine and dermatology include Metropolitan Hospitals in Philadelphia and Kennedy Memorial Hospital/University Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Lipkin is an assistant clinical professor for the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Lipkin is certified and licensed by the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.  He is board certified in dermatology and enjoys his position teaching dermatology residents from the Michigan State University program. 

He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Phlebology.  Dr. Lipkin has been helping patient’s look and feel better for nearly twenty five years.

Dr. Maureen Cliffel

Dr. Maureen Cliffel Brighton Dermatology  

Dr. Maureen Cliffel is double board certified in both Dermatology and Phlebology, which is the treatment of varicose veins and venous diseases.  Dr. Cliffel is a Michigan native who originally grew up in Rochester Hills.  She attended Albion College, received her Masters Degree from Wayne State University and then attended Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona.  She completed both her traditional internship and her dermatology residency through Michigan State University at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital (POH).  She has been providing healthcare at Brighton Dermatology and Regenesis since 2007.  She currently serves as the director of the POH residency outpatient clinic in Pontiac, Michigan.  She is on the teaching staff at POH and McLaren Health System.  She is also an Associate Clinical Professor at Michigan State University.

Dr. Cliffel has been published professionally in the dermatology journal CUTIS.  Since 2003 she has actively participated in 10 international medical missions in both Guatemala and Honduras and provided health care for well over 1000 patients.  Dr. Cliffel specializes in both general and cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic surgery and the treatment of varicose veins.  She has developed a professional interest in multiple skin conditions including psoriasis and the treatment and prevention of skin cancer.  She enjoys treating her patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics and Dr. Cliffel looks forward to the opportunity of continuing to serve both her patients and community.    

Matthew Adler PA-C

Dr. Matthew Adler Brighton Dermatology  

Matthew Adler (MPAS, PA-C) is a board certified physician assistant.  Matthew attended the University of Michigan where he received a BS in Environmental Science.  He later joined the Fairfax County Fire Department and worked as a firefighter/emergency medical technician.  Deciding that he wanted to practice medicine as a physician assistant, Matthew later graduated from Long Island University (cum laude) with a BS in physician assistant studies.  He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska.

Matthew has been practicing dermatology under the guidance of Dr. Howard Lipkin for ten years.  Matthew is also a founding member of the Michigan Dermatology Physician Assistant Organization.  Matthew is friendly, compassionate, and extremely patient focused.