Dr. Mary Pentel

Meet Dr. Pentel

Dr. Mary Pentel is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon in Jacksonville, FL who specializes in cosmetic and medical skin care. She is the founder and owner of Dermatology Southeast and was featured in Jacksonville Magazine 2019 as one of the top dermatologists in the region. Over the years, she has treated thousands of patients and is well-known among them for her vibrant energy, charming humor, and passion for dermatology. She attributes her great success to her commitment to listening and understanding the needs of her patients so that she can provide the best and most appropriate care possible.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Pentel strives to exceed the expectations of her patients in general, cosmetic, and medical dermatology. She is highly trained and skilled in a variety of laser technologies and procedures in addition to cosmetic injectables. She is also known for performing minor dermatological surgeries to remove skin cancer, moles, and skin lesions. She offers comprehensive consultations and enjoys combining aesthetic care with proven science to achieve natural, radiant results. Dr. Pentel has been selected by Galderma to train other professionals in the art of injectables.

Education and Training

Dr. Pentel completed her undergraduate and graduate education at Pennsylvania State University at the top of her class with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing medical school, she served her dermatology residency at Brown University in Providence, RI, where she also served as chief resident.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Pentel is honored to be a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American Society for MOHS Surgery (ASMS)
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
  • American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASMLS)
  • Jacksonville Dermatological Society

Humanitarian and Volunteer Work

Dr. Pentel is very active in her community and serves in many local organizations, including civic and educational boards. She has also created and held multiple fundraising events, including Purses With A Purpose, to benefit the abused women of Hubbard House and the Smart Kids Program to raise awareness for skin cancer in children. Dr. Pentel also founded Hope for a Better Life, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of adults and children in North East Florida.


"I have been coming to Southside Dermatology for 20 years. They are professional but fun and thorough! Being a lifelong resident of Florida the sun has done its damage but Dr. Pentel and her staff have brought me through skin cancer and taught me the right way to enjoy our Florida sun... I highly recommend them for your family..."



"Dr. Pentel spent time with me during my appt to listen and i never felt rushed. Enjoyed my visit with the team and very helpful"



"Dr Pentel is great!  I have been to several docs since moving to Jacksonville and am so happy to have found her!"



"Today, 6 month full body skin check! 2 biopsies and a couple of laughs! I have been a patient for 16 plus years. Dr Pentel and her staff are compassionate, professional and treat you as if you are family. Whether I am seeing them for dermatology needs or spa/cosmetic services I know I can trust that I am receiving the most up to date procedure and service! It's now my next 6 month full body check! This time 5 biopsies and more laughs. Dr. Pentel and her staff are top notch! And now, they have a 2nd location at the Beaches! If you are looking for a dermatologist look no more! She is right here."



"Dr. Pentel is awesome. It was a quick lip filler but she was detail. Would definitely recommend and all the staff are sweet and very welcoming. Trying to save figure out what I do next but let me save first lol"



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