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.