Susan H. Weinkle, M.D. - Dermatologist - Bradenton, Florida

Susan H. Weinkle, M.D. - Dermatologist - Bradenton, FloridaDr. Weinkle is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and was recertified in 2009, one of only a few practicing dermatologists to take and pass this rigorous recertification exam.  A skilled surgeon with over 30 years experience, she is also a Fellow in the American College of Mohs Surgery.

She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 1975 and received early admission to medical school, earning her Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1978. Her Dermatology training was completed in 1982 at Stanford University, where as Chief Resident, she had the opportunity to train with Dr. Frederic Mohs, pioneer of the state-of-the-art skin cancer therapy that bears his name. It was at Stanford where she met her husband, Dana, and started her Bradenton private practice in 1984, specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

Her active participation in many professional organizations and societies enables her opportunity to share and experience a broad range of the latest treatments and  techniques in dermatology. She has been on the Board of Directors and chaired numerous committees in these organizations such as the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, and Florida Society of Dermatology for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Weinkle served as Past President of the Women's Dermatological Society and  was their 2010 recipient of the prestigious Rose Hirschler Award, honoring an outstanding physician who has contributed to medicine and dermatology while enhancing the role of women in the field of Dermatology.  She has also served as Past President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

With a passion for teaching, Dr. Weinkle is an assistant clinical professor of Dermatology at the University of South Florida and she frequently lectures at national and international dermatology meetings instructing dermatologists and plastic surgeons on various aspects of dermatologic and aesthetic surgery.  She has authored numerous articles on skin carcinomas, surgical techniques and cosmetic therapies and also serves on the medical advisory and editorial boards of popular dermatological publications including the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery.  She has been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Goodhousekeeping, and  Redbook.

Dr. Weinkle's numerous professional affiliations reflect the wide range of her work:

  • Board Certified & Re-Certified, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology Foundation
  • Manatee County Medical Society
  • Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Women's Dermatological Society
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Manatee County Women Physicians

Outside of her office, Dr. Weinkle is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying long distance bicycling, kayaking, snow skiing, or simply relaxing in her garden appreciating  the wonders of nature.  She and her ophthalmologist husband, Dr. Dana J. Weinkle, M.D., are currently empty-nesters with two grown children.


  • Fellow, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Board of Mohs Micrographic Surgery &  CutaneousOncology
  • Medical Board of California
  • Colorado Board of Medicine
  • Florida Board of Medicine
  • Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
  • New York State Board of Medicine


  • Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, University of Florida, Gainesville 1975
  • Medical Degree, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, 1978
  • Internship, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA 1978-1979
  • Dermatology Degree- Residency, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1982


  • WDS Legacy Honoree, 2017
  • ASDS Stegman Award, 2017
  • Sarasota Top Doctors Award, 2006-2017
  • Women’s Dermatological Society - Rose Hirschler Award, 2010
  • Nominated for “Best Doctors in America” 1998-2018
  • Clinical Educator of the Year Award, 2009
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery President’s Award, 2007, 2008 & 2015
  • Women’s Dermatological Society President’s Award, 2003 & 2008
  • Helping Women Thrive in 2005 Women of Excellence 2005 Award
  • American Biographical Institute Woman of the Year 2005 Award
  • National Register’s Who’s Who in Professionals & Executives, 2004-2005
  • Chief Resident in Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center 1981-1982
  • Robert Wood Johnson Scholarship Award
  • Junior Honors Medical Student - Early Admission to Medical School
  • National Merit Scholarship (One Year College Scholarship)
  • Florida Alumni Scholarship (One Year College Scholarship)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society
  • Florida’s Junior Miss(Four-Year College Scholarship) 1970
  • Foreign Exchange Student to Germany,1969
  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor Award, 2013
  • America's Top Physicians 2004-2005
  • Skin Cancer Foundation Philanthropic Leadership Award, 2006
  • Dermatology Foundation Leader's Society, 1999-2003
  • Strathmore's Who's Who Honors, 2001-2002


  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatological Foundation
  • Florida Dermatology Society
  • Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
  • Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
  • Manatee County Medical Society
  • Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Women's Dermatological Society
  • Women's Dermatologic Foundation