Dr. Maria I. Hicks, MD is an award-winning, board-certified Dermatologist, fluent in Spanish and English. She earned her medical degree from Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud CES in Medellin, Colombia (South America), where she also completed her dermatology training and served as chief resident.
After moving to the United States in 2002 from Colombia, Dr. Hicks completed a three-year program in clinical research with the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Her extensive written works about dermatology have been published in numerous publications, in both English and Spanish, such as national dermatology journals and medical books.
Dr. Hicks completed two years of Internal Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, followed by a dermatology residency.
Dr. Hicks treats all aspects of dermatology, including the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer, as well as other disorders of the skin, hair and nails. She has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, fillers, Botox ®, chemical peels and lasers.
Her current professional associations include American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS); Florida Medical Association (FMA) and Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society (TBLAMS).