Dermatologist Joins Northwestern Medicine in Deerfield

Dermatologist James A. Ida, MD, MSPH, FAAD
Dermatologist James A. Ida, MD, MSPH, FAAD

Dermatologist James A. Ida, MD, MSPH, FAAD, has joined Northwestern Medicine at its Deerfield office located at 350 S. Waukegan Road.  Ida holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


Board certified in dermatology, Ida received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and holds a master of science in public health from Harvard School of Public Health.  He completed an internship at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. Ida did training in dermatology at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami and completed his residency in dermatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was academic chief. 


Prior to joining Northwestern Medicine, Ida was an associate dermatologist at Adams Street Dermatology in Quincy, Mass. and was a member of the medical staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Milton, Mass. Ida held a combined appointment as a volunteer member of the medical staff in the department of dermatology at the Veterans Administration in Jamaica Plain, Mass. and as volunteer clinical instructor in the Department of Dermatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.


Previously Ida worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where he coordinated the surveillance, investigation and control of vaccine-preventable diseases in the state, and designed and implemented the Massachusetts Influenza Surveillance System.  He has also served as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Health.  He has published extensively on research related to dermatology and infectious diseases. Ida is fluent in Italian and German and speaks conversational Spanish and French. 


Northwestern Medicine dermatology offers general and cosmetic dermatological services that utilize the highest quality, state-of-the-art equipment, technology and training. Dermatologists provide the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and promote and educate patients about healthy skin practices, such as preventing skin cancer and sun damage. Northwestern Medicine dermatologists also perform surgical procedures on the skin and cosmetic treatments to improve the skin’s appearance. 

With board-certified dermatologists at six locations, Northwestern Medicine offers an expansive network of dermatology services across Chicago and the north suburbs:


350 S. Waukegan Rd., Suite 100


1704 Maple Ave., Suite 200


1275 E. Belvidere Rd., Suite 250

·Lincoln Park / Lakeview  

1333 W. Belmont Ave., Suite 200

·Lincoln Park / SoNo

1460 N. Halsted St., Suite 203

·Loop / South Clark

20 S. Clark St., Suite 1100


For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit nmpg.com/dermatology. 

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