Andrea Rutherford is a certified and licensed Physician Assistant who specializes in the treatment of acne, warts, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss, the evaluation and treatment of skin cancers. She treats both pediatric and adult patients.
Andrea received her PA training from Midwestern University in 2008 and has specialized in Dermatology in the western suburbs since 2009. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Andrea worked as a certified athletic trainer and has an extensive sports medicine background. She received her Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training from Purdue University in 2001 and a Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 2003.
Currently in her second consecutive two year term as the President of the Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Andrea’s special interests include patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, and ethnic skin care.
In her spare time she enjoys exercising, spending time with her family, and attending Boilermakers and Fighting Illini Sporting events.
- AAPA – American Academy of Physician Assistants
- SDPA – Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
- ISDPA – Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
- FSDPA – Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Favorite restaurant or bar in Chicago?
Favorite Pandora station to listen to in the office?
Steely Dan, Jamiroquai, Mayer Hawthorne
Cubs or Sox?
Chicago fan! I cheer for both!
What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Cage diving with great white sharks
Favorite place to vacation?
San Diego or Miami
Iced black coffee with classic
What keeps you sane?
Exercise, music, days off
Any hidden talents?
Bowling, Jewelry making
Why did you choose Dermatology?
I am a very visual person, and I love the instant gratification you get from treating a patient with a visible skin condition and seeing the outcome (unlike things like hypertension or diabetes), it's amazing to see the joy on a patient's face when their condition is well controlled or resolved. Something so simple like acne blemishes, keloids, hairless issues can cause a complete 180 degree change in someones life.
Go to Karaoke song?
ha! I don’t do karaoke :/
Early bird or night owl?
I have two: “Excellence and growth happen in small often uncomfortable increments “ and “Don’t join the great army of the mediocre” both quotes from my high school marching band director ‘Greg Bimm ‘
Favorite adult beverage?
Favorite treatment at Pinski Dermatology?
VI Peel for PIH, Coolsculpting, Dermaplaning ( it gives you an INSTANT glow up!!)