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

Brighton Dermatologist Howard Lipkin

Dr. Howard Lipkin

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 Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the Michigan Osteopathic Association. Dr. Lipkin has been helping patient’s look and feel better for nearly twenty five years.

Brighton Dermatologist Maureen Cliffel

Dr. Maureen Cliffel

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.

Brighton Dermatologist Matthew Adler

Matthew Adler PA-C

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 since 2000. Matthew is also a founding member of the Michigan Dermatology Physician Assistant Organization. Matthew is friendly, compassionate, and extremely patient focused.

Brighton Dermatologist Brian Kopitzki

Dr. Brian Kopitzki

Brian Kopitzki, DO is a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon and dermatologist. After completing both internal medicine and dermatology residencies, he practiced general and surgical dermatology in Grand Blanc, MI before furthering his education with a one year fellowship in Mohs and dermatologic surgery where he performed more than 1,400 cases under the guidance of Roger I. Ceilley, MD, a former pupil of Dr. Mohs.

He has lectured at national dermatology meetings and has articles published in numerous dermatology journals. Clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, actinic keratosis and surgical and non-surgical treatments of cancer. He is board certified in dermatology and internal medicine and member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Brighton Dermatologist Victoria Leicht

Victoria Leicht, PA-C

Victoria Leicht is a board certified physician assistant licensed by the state of Michigan. She has been practicing dermatology since 2011, and joined Brighton Dermatology and Regenesis in March of 2016. Victoria graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Pre Med Nutritional Science from Michigan State University in 2008. She earned her Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2011 from Philadelphia University.

As a Certified Dermatology Physician Assistant, Victoria diagnoses and treats all skin conditions, some of which include acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, warts and skin cancer. She also performs comprehensive skin exams and minor surgeries.

Victoria is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant and the Michigan Dermatology Physician Assistants. Victoria resides in Lake Orion with her husband Tim and dog Henry. In her spare time she enjoys going up north, working out, and traveling.