• Medical Director
  • Board Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon
  • Director of Pathology Lab at Deerfield Dermatology
  • Secretary for the Alumni Board at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Dubuque for 2022

Dr. Divya Singh-Behl

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Divya Singh-Behl MD, FAAD, FACMS is a board-certified dermatologist and a Fellowship-trained MOHS Micrographic Surgeon who joined Deerfield Dermatology in 2007.  Dr. Singh-Behl serves as the Medical Director and President of Deerfield Dermatology.

From a very young age, Dr. Singh-Behl had a calling to be a doctor. At the age of 24 Dr. Singh-Behl graduated from an exclusive 6-year BS/MD program at the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Northeastern Ohio. Dr. Singh-Behl then completed her internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Dermatology at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic while serving as the Chief Resident. She honed her skills as a Staff Clinical Dermatologist at The Cleveland Clinic before deciding to pursue an exclusive fellowship in Mohs Micrographic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Singh-Behl’s Mohs Micrographic surgery training was taught by the leading doctors in Mohs Micrographic surgery who performed surgeries on challenging and complicated cases. Moreover, Dr. Singh-Behl directly learned Mohs surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Philip Bailin, the first fellow trained by Dr. Frederick Mohs (i.e. inventor of Mohs surgery) and former Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatology Department. Through this rigorous fellowship, Dr. Singh-Behl became a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). This membership is only offered to surgeons who have trained at established fellowship programs with the highest standards.

Dr Singh-Behl has been selected as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly in 2023 and 2024. Dr. Singh-Behl is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of MOHS Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and Chicago Dermatologic Society. Dr. Singh-Behl is on staff at North Shore University Health System and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Dubuque.

Dr. Singh-Behl is a published author, an active member of the dermatological medical community, and volunteers for the American Academy of Dermatology and Skin Cancer Foundation.

While Dr Singh-Behl is uncompromising in her standards on clinical and surgical skills as well as keeping abreast of the latest cutting-edge dermatology and technological developments, Dr. Singh-Behl prides herself on never wavering from her core beliefs of treating patients with compassion, respect, and dignity. These core principles guide Deerfield Dermatology’s mission to provide “world-class dermatologic care with a personal touch.”

Dr. Singh-Behl and her team welcome new and returning patients to their offices in Deerfield and Gurnee.

Training & Education

Undergraduate:

Accelerated Six-year BS/MD Program AT NEOMED (Northeast Ohio Medical University); Bachelor of Combined Science in Biology and Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, completed in two years

Medical School:

NEOMED; Doctorate of Medicine awarded at age 24. 

Internship:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Internal Medicine

Residency:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Dermatology, Chief Resident and Vice-President of the House Staff

Fellowship:

Cleveland Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Mohs Micrographic and Laser Surgery

Staff:

Attending Physician; Northshore University Health System; Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie, Advocate Condell, Advocate Lutheran General

Leadership

  • Medical Director at Deerfield Dermatology
  • President of Deerfield Dermatology
  • Director of Pathology Lab at Deerfield Dermatology
  • Secretary on the Alumni Board at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Former Leader of the American Medical Woman’s Association
  • Dermatology Representative for the Cleveland Clinic House Staff Association
  • Resident Representative on the Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • Class Representative for Women in Medicine
  • Co-coordinator for the Cleveland Clinic Dermatology Society Annual Meeting
  • Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Dubuque

AWARDS

Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2023, 2024)
Chief Resident at the Cleveland Clinic
Vice-President of the House Staff Association at the Cleveland Clinic
Nominated For Fithzhugh Mullan Award for Resident Leadership
NEOMED Class Rank in top ten percent; Dean’s List all Quarters
Published 14 plus research papers/presentations

AFFILIATIONS

• Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Northshore University Health System
Evanston Hospital
Glenbrook Hospital
Highland Park Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Lake Forest Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician
• Assistant Studies at University of Dubuque

MEMBERSHIP

American Academy of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery
Chicago Dermatological Society
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
American Medical Association
Illinois State Medical Society
Lake County Medical Society
Dermatology Foundation