Dr. Donna Hart, a medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologist, completed her dermatology residency at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, where she served as chief resident. She received her medical degree from Rush University in Chicago. Dr. Hart holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a Finance major and Chemistry minor.
As the daughter of immigrant factory workers from a Chicago blue-collar neighborhood, she attributes her parents to providing her with a strong work ethic. They gave everything to allow their children to pursue advanced educations, which they had never been afforded. Thinking of their unending drive was a major catalyst for Dr. Hart to follow her dream of becoming a doctor when she realized “something was missing” in her financial career.
Dr. Hart is drawn to both the medical and technical aspects of dermatology and is dedicated to helping patients preserve their skin’s wellness. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
She and her husband, Adam, love taking day trips to Lake Michigan with their puppy. They enjoy checking out the great local food spots in their Oak Park community. Dr. Hart is also a football fanatic and likes staying active by running, practicing yoga and pilates.
Awards and Certifications:
Diplomat, American Board of Dermatology
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Preceptorship Award
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Resident Scholarship
Advanced Resident Training & Education in Dermatology Scholarship
Dermatology Foundation Clinical Symposia’s Resident Program
Rush Medical College Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship Award
University of Illinois Bronze Tablet Designation • Awarded to top 3% of graduates
James Scholar Honors Program • Individualized honors-level curriculum
Dr. Donna Hart’s professional memberships include:
American Academy of Dermatology
Women’s Dermatologic Society
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Phi Kappa Phi • Multidisciplinary Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma • Business National Honor Society