Christopher O’Connell, MD
Dr. O’Connell is a board-certified Miami cosmetic and medical dermatologist who specializes in the health and beauty of his patients’ skin. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. O’Connell did both his internal medicine internship and dermatology residency training at Columbia University’s St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. During his years at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt, he worked at their renowned Skin of Color Center and gained significant experience in the diagnosis and management of dermatologic disease of ethnic skin.
A respected dermatologist in Miami and beyond, Dr. O’Connell has published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. He has lectured in both professional and public forums and is active in clinical research for new therapies to address aging skin. In addition, Dr. O’Connell has a special interest in allergic contact dermatitis and offers patch testing to evaluate people with chronic skin allergies. For his research pursuits, view his professional accomplishments.
Madison specializes in all things beautiful. Her passion for personal transformation takes practical form at her own Madison Valgari Salon in Royal Palm Beach, FL. Nails are her specialty, but her training and interests cover the whole spectrum of makeup and skincare especially when it comes to skin sensitivities. Her own battle with eczema motivates her to help others find solutions for their healthcare challenges. Madison has consulted for Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Allure, and other wellness and beauty sites.
If you browse beauty magazines, chances are you’ve seen Marcus’s work on the cover. He’s created hairstyles for stars featured in Elle, Bazaar, and Marie Claire. His career keeps him up to speed on all points of personal wellness. But it was his personal experience with hair loss and acne that led him to join our team.
Also important, his expertise includes the latest products and techniques to preserve youthfulness. Marcus consults for several magazines and writes for sites like Vanity Fair, O, Shape, Men’s Health, and GQ so he’s always on top of the latest trends.
Michelle Williams, M.A.
Michelle puts her Master’s in English from NYU to work each day in her job with a small indie publisher. She’s created a prolific amount of content for a variety of self-help, beauty, tech, and business websites. Michelle has also ghostwritten two autobiographies and contributed to Shape, The Gentlewoman, and Slake magazines.
Jory Jorgensen, B.A.
Jory graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing with a Minor in Web Design. He’s worked as a freelance writer for Buzzfeed and currently edits content for several small business websites. His talent for following web trends helps keep our writers busy with new topics.