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Andrea Rutherford

Andrea Rutherford


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.


Fun Facts

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

Starbucks order?
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 at their follow-up visit. It's amazing to see the joy in a patients face when their condition is well controlled or resolved after months or years of suffering.

Go to Karaoke song?
ha! I don’t do karaoke :/

Early bird or night owl?
Night owl

Favorite quote?
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!!)

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