Dr. Heather Pontasch is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She will be joining The Woodruff Institute in July of 2022.
She grew-up in Cedar Falls, Iowa and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Luther College with a bachelor of arts in Biology and English. While at Luther, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national fraternity. She went on to attend medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine where she was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her Internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN and went on to complete her Dermatology residency at University of Michigan.
Dr. Pontasch served as a sub-investigator in clinical psoriasis research while in residency. She also worked to establish a free Dermatology clinic with her fellow residents during her tenure. She has participated in medical missions to Tanzania and Mexico. Dr Pontasch has been a lifelong visitor of Naples, Fl and loves living in this community with her husband and two young children.
She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and the Florida Medical Association.