Tony Adar MD, FAAD, FACMS
Tony Adar, MD is a double board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who keeps his patients looking and feeling great at Alabama Dermatology & Rejuvenation Center in Jasper, Alabama.
Dr. Adar earned his medical degree in the clinical neuroscience pathway from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the nation’s premiere medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Adar completed an internship at the world renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and a dermatology residency at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He then completed fellowship training in Mohs micrographic and cosmetic surgery in Birmingham, Alabama under internationally-renowned Mohs and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Monheit. He is one of the few double board certified physicians in the country holding nationally-recognized accreditation in both Dermatology and Mohs Surgery. In addition to private practice, Dr. Adar maintains a professorship of dermatologic surgery at New York Medical College where he was the director of skin cancer surgery.
Dr. Adar is active in his field and enjoys membership in a number of professional societies, such as the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgeons, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. Over the years he has received numerous awards, authored multiple publications, and given a variety of lectures and presentations both locally and nationally. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Adar is passionate about giving back to the community. He has organized and assisted numerous iterations of Anatomy Education Day at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where he exposes underrepresented high school students to medical careers and participates in numerous programs to provide free dermatological screenings to underprivileged communities.
In his free-time Dr. Adar also enjoys Shotokan karate, soccer, basketball, fitness, travel, and nutrition. In addition to English, he’s fluent in Georgian and Russian and speaks basic Spanish. Dr. Adar is married to a Jasper native, and above all they enjoy time with their two beautiful girls.
Meet Dr. Ginsburg
“It was my dad’s business in Tuscumbia that brought me to the University of Alabama, where I attended medical school and graduated in 1974. I always wanted to care for children and I did my internship at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. I soon discovered that taking care of sick children was not my true calling. While I love taking care of kids, seeing children suffer from conditions like Leukemia and Cystic Fibrosis was too traumatic for me personally. I was fortunate that I was able to enter a residency in dermatology at UAB after I completed my pediatric internship, but I still had my love for pediatrics. So, in the mid-1980s, I began my practice of cosmetic surgery.“
My practice of aesthetic surgery grew. In 1996 I began to perform liposuction under local anesthesia.. My Birmingham liposuction practice grew and I have since performed several thousand procedures.
My most recent technological upgrade is the triplex laser liposuction and Smart Lipo. By using this laser I am able to deliver more heat under the skin, giving better skin retraction. This also improves my ability to body sculpt, utilizing my artistic eye to achieve optimum results.
I now perform a wide variety of cosmetic procedures at Ginsburg Dermatology including chemical peels, fractional laser resurfacing, injectable fillers such as Restylane and the use to botulinum toxin in the form of Dysport and Botox. I also do fat injections for butt and breast augmentation. In the medical spa we also have laser hair removal, vascular lasers and a variety of lasers for skin tightening and peeling.
Some paintings by my uncle Joseph Margulies, a world-famous artist (artist) and my mother Jean Ginsburg
Paintings done by my mother
Emma Stephens, Physician Assistant
Emma Stephens, PA-C, is a medical provider at Ginsburg Dermatology Center and works with Dr. Ginsburg during his morning clinic hours. Emma will also be expanding our clinic hours and now offer afternoon appointments to new and returning patients!
Emma, a board-certified physician assistant, grew up in Madison, AL, raised by two NASA engineers. She moved to Birmingham in 2011 where she attended Samford University and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She started her patient care at Princeton Baptist Medical Center and later worked at St. Vincent’s Birmingham in the intensive care units. Emma completed her master’s in physician assistant studies at UAB where she trained with physicians all over the state of Alabama. Although her background is in critical care, she quickly fell in love with the field of dermatology as a PA student during her rotation with Dr. Ginsburg.
Emma can diagnose and treat various dermatological conditions, including acne, warts, alopecia, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancers. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals, and is in the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant (SDPA) diplomate fellowship program.
During her free time, Emma enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants, painting, and beach trips with her husband and three children.