Dr. Ciro R. Martins is recognized as an international leader in general medical dermatology, infectious skin diseases, and skin wellness/maintenance. Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and Brazilian Society of Dermatology, and with more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles and publications, Dr. Martins expertise and specialization lies in the area of skin cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Born in Brazil, Dr. Martins earned his medical degree at the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine. Shortly thereafter, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions invited him to complete a post-doctoral research fellowship in immuno-dermatology. In order to obtain licensing and board certification in this country, he repeated his internship and residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Upon completion, he joined the Hopkins faculty, where he was very active in patient care and medical education, ultimately becoming an Associate Professor. Dr. Martins was associated with both the Department of Dermatology and Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases for almost 10 years before he started his own private practice. He now serves as the lead Medical Dermatologist at Belcara Health in Baltimore, MD.