Center InformationKenneth Beer, MD
Monica Dunn, RN, BSN
Clinical Trial Coordinator
Kenneth Beer, MD, PA
1500 N. Dixie Hwy., 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Currently Enrolling Trials
The center is a dermatology/dermatopathology center dedicated to general, surgical and pediatric dermatology as well as cosmetic dermatology. We offer a dedicated research staff and a separate research suite with more than 40 completed trials across the entire spectrum of dermatology. Dr Beer is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology and is a voluntary clinical instructor at University of Miami and holds a faculty appointment at Duke University. Dr. Beer completed his dermatology and dermatopathology at the University of Chicago.
The mission of the center is to provide top-quality clinical research to the dermatology/cosmetic surgery professions. We have an onsite clinical research nurse to facilitate all necessary steps, from regulatory to the close-out visit.
The center is interested in conducting clinical trials for the following areas:
- Cosmetic dermatology;
- Novel compound development;
- Ethnic skin issues;
- Biologic modifiers;
- Photodynamic therapy;
- Skin cancer;
- Actinic keratoses;
- Seborrheic dermatitis;
- Foot ulcers;
- Infections of the skin, hair and nails;
- Pigmentary disorders; and
- Hair loss/regrowth.
Our cosmetic dermatology facility encompasses development and testing of cosmeceutical and prescription cosmetic products as well as procedures such as soft tissue augmentation, botulinum toxin testing, laser, light and radiofrequency treatments. In addition, we specialize in the testing, development and marketing of skin care products and cosmetics.
We are interested in vaccines as they relate to skin diseases and malignancies.
Our publications and research have been in partnership with companies in all phases of FDA development and trials.
In addition, we have been instrumental in the development of marketing, training and other support material for companies as they bring products to market, and our facility is frequently used to train physicians and representatives and to develop training videos.
We are centrally located in West Palm Beach, Fla., and offer a separate research suite, which includes a large monitoring area with all necessary study equipment (i.e., locked storage, refrigerator/freezer and canfield camera systems). We also offer a CLIA-certified laboratory for histopathology. Our research center is conveniently located near Palm Beach International Airport and five minutes from the world-famous Breakers Hotel.
Our onsite pathology laboratory is capable of processing skin for frozen tissue histology as well as for permanent sections with special staining as needed. We have a computer image-capture system to take photomicrographs of the biopsies at publication-grade quality. We have UVB light sources (both narrow band and broad band). In addition, we have lasers for hair removal, fractional resurfacing (ablative and nonablative) and pulsed dye lasers for the treatment of vascular lesions. We also possess intense pulsed light devices and an infrared skin treatment system. Photodynamic therapy is performed using our Blu U and intense pulsed lights for activation. We have several publication- and FDA-suitable photographic imaging systems, including Canfield systems.
We are adjacent to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach. This provides access to any imaging that may be required.
Our clinical research facility has full-time, board-certified dermatologists and dermatopathologists, a clinical coordinator, clinical clerical staff and a physician’s assistant.
Kenneth Beer, MD
8 years of clinical research experience
Dr. Beer was an AB Duke Scholar at Duke University and has a BS degree in zoology. He received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a year of internal medicine at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his dermatology and dermatopathology training at the University of Chicago and is board certified in both specialties. Dr. Beer is a founder of the Cosmetic Bootcamp, the leading specialty training program in the U.S., and he is an instructor in several national courses and dermatology seminars. Dr. Beer's area of interest is in novel therapeutics for cosmetic indications, novel compounds, new lasers and energy sources, treatments for skin cancer, melanoma, psoriasis, acne, seborrheic dermatitis, warts, herpes, eczema and vitiligo. He is widely published, with more than 30 chapters in dermatology and plastic surgery textbooks and numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Monica Dunn, RN, BSN
Clinical Trial Coordinator
Eight years of clinical research experience
Monica received her BS in nursing from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla. Monica is licensed through the Florida Board of Nursing as a registered nurse. She has been with Dr. Beer for 12 years and has eight years of clinical research experience as the clinical trial coordinator.
Hillary Julius, PA-C, MMS
Three years of clinical research experience
Hillary received her Master of Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla. Hillary is certified and licensed through the Florida Board of Medicine as a physician assistant. Hillary’s areas of interest include new treatment modalities for acne, atopic dermatitis, warts, skin cancer, actinic keratosis and cutaneous laser therapies.
Our patient demographic is as broad as our metropolitan area and includes several different ethnic groups and age groups, ranging from children to geriatric patients.
We use a central IRB.