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Dr. Joseph P. Bark, Dermatologist

A native of Akron, Ohio, Dr. Bark began his foray into the world of medicine at the University of Akron, where he received his B.S. in Pre-Medicine with honors. Upon
graduation, he pursued and received his M.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, completing his internship and residency in dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia. In 1976, he returned to Lexington, Kentucky, to begin his career as a private practitioner of dermatology, with an emphasis on cosmetic dermatology. He has continued in this field to the present day at Dermatology Consultants, expanding his practice in 2001 with the foundation of Skin Secrets, a comprehensive skin care facility.

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1977, Dr. Bark is a member of several prestigious medical societies, including:

  • National BOTOX Educational Faculty
  • American College of Cryosurgery
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • International Meso-Lipotherapy Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Bark is also a prominent and deeply involved member of his community, having served as the president of multiple organizations, such as

  • Rotary Club of Lexington
  • Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society
  • Kentucky Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters.

A patron of the arts, he is also a Lexington Philharmonic board member, as well as a board member and chair for the Actors Guild of Lexington. Currently, Dr. Bark is co-chair of the District Rotary Foundation Committee for district 6740, as well as a member of the executive committee of the Hellenic Ideals Program.
Along with local renown, Dr. Bark’s medical prowess has won him the respect of many nationwide. He has authored three books:

  • Retin-A and Other Youth Miracles
  • Skin Secrets: A Complete Guide to Skin Care for the Entire Family
  • Your Skin: An Owner’s Guide

A nationally-known radio and television personality, he has had his work cited in hundreds of familiar magazines and serves on the advisory board of Men’s Fitness Magazine. He co-founded the National Association of Physician Broadcasters (now the Association of Medical Communicators) and is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology Public Information Department. On a local level, Dr. Bark created "Doctor Talk" on WKYT in Lexington, KY and is featured in weekly dermatologic educational spots on "News at 12:30" on WLEX-TV, Lexington, and on "Afternoon," from WKYT-TV, Lexington.

In his spare time, Dr. Bark enjoys motorcycling, traveling the globe, and scuba-diving, a hobby in which he has also received instructor certification. Another leisure activity, photography, has garnered awards for the doctor and his work has been featured in two gallery exhibitions. Dr. Bark and his wife, Linda, continue to reside in Lexington.

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