Meet the Doctor

Liz Damstetter, MD

Dr. Liz Damstetter is a board-certified dermatologist and expert in general and cosmetic dermatology, as well as the owner and founder of Reserve Dermatology & Aesthetics. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) Board of Directors.

A native Iowan, Dr. Damstetter attended the University of Iowa for her undergraduate studies, earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and graduating summa cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa designation. She continued in medical school at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, where she earned Alpha Omega Alpha status as a junior initiate. Dr. Damstetter subsequently completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center, followed by a 2-year Clinical Trials Fellowship in Dermatology at Northwestern University. Dr. Damstetter completed her Dermatology residency training at the esteemed Boston University Medical Center, where she gained further sub-specialized training in hair loss, pigmentary disorders, and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Damstetter is currently an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Rush University Medical Center and teaches both medical students and residents, with an emphasis in procedural and aesthetic dermatology. She has publications in the areas of acne, hair loss, laser treatments, body image, and cosmetics, and has given multiple podium presentations on the relationship between body image and cosmetic procedures.


“I had a recent visit to Dr Damstetter’s clinic and would like to share my experience. I am a Navy vet(corpsman) and usually get seen at the VA but since we don’t have a Derm provider right now, I was fortunately sent out to her clinic to be evaluated. It’s a nice clinic in a nice area and was relatively easy to find. A pleasant Ms. Nancy at the front desk was helpful in completing the check-in process. Easy day. I did not have to wait long and was soon met by Dr. Damstetter’s assistant, who for classified reasons I will refer to as “Agent 8”. I am sure if she gets tired of providing excellent medical care, her slick-ninja skillset could get her a job with the CIA or MI6 maybe. Short story long, Agent 8 brought me back to the patient area, where I was introduced to Dr Damstetter, who was all the things you would want in a doctor: a knowledgeable provider with a great bedside manner. She gave me a thorough exam which did end up showing that I needed a minor procedure. No worries. I felt well taken care of throughout my visit. No one likes to have to see the doctor, but if you have a dermatological concern, this is a good place with good people who did great by me, and I am thankful to have been sent here.”

“Dr. Liz is truly the best dermatologist I’ve ever been to. She is attentive, kind, and genuinely cares about her patients and their overall skin health. I can not recommend her enough!!!”

“Wonderful experience here! The doctor took the time to educate me on a variety of cosmetic options and gave her candid opinion resulting in just the right amount of cosmetic adjustments! Her staff was delightful and attentive! I would highly recommend for general derm needs and cosmetic adjustments.”

“Dr. Damstetter was the first dermatologist I trusted to do my Botox. She is both knowledgeable and professional and did a fantastic job. I will be using her for any and all of my future needs.”

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Damstetter is sought out by patients for her individualized attention and care, comprehensive skin care plans, and friendly bedside manner. She is recognized as having a “reserved” cosmetic approach, combining subtle enhancements with transformative dermatologic therapies as part of a strategic skin health vision for optimal aesthetic outcomes across a lifetime.

Dr. Damstetter receives many referrals in the Chicagoland area for her expertise in the care of transgender and non-binary patients. She serves on the American Academy of Dermatology Expert Resource Group for LGBTQ/SGM issues and completed training with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). Dr. Damstetter is also a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS), Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) and the Chicago Dermatological Society/Illinois Dermatological Society.

Dr. Damstetter is now seeing patients through the North Shore Medical Group, a system of hospitals in Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Northwest Community, Skokie, and Swedish and a 1,000+ physician multispecialty group practice with over 140 locations throughout the Chicagoland area. North Shore Medical Group is recognized as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the United States and is a Magnet-recognized organization, an honor which displays its excellence in nursing and patient care. As part of the North Shore Medical Group, Dr. Damstetter is recognized as a top dermatologist in the greater Chicago area. 

Dr. Damstetter has extensive experience treating issues such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, and hair loss, among many others. She personally performs cosmetic procedures including Botox or dermal filler injections, laser and IPL, chemical peels, and more. Whether your skin concerns are medical or cosmetic, Dr. Damstetter offers every patient an individualized treatment plan in an inclusive atmosphere.

Dr. Damstetter lives in Glenview with her husband and two sons, Simon and Elliott.

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To schedule your appointment with Dr. Damstetter, call Reserve Dermatology in Glenview Illinois or contact us online. 

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