Dermatologist Dr. Marguerite Germain is known for her passion and desire to help others. In addition to her medical training, she has long since developed an eye for beauty. Inspired by years spent traveling, particularly in Italy, her artistic talent evolved into inspiring confidence in others through her practice.
A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Germain provides exceptional service in clinical and cosmetic dermatology for patients from all over South Carolina. While her warm and caring demeanor wins over the heart of everyone she meets, it's her independent thinking, skilled precision, and technologically savvy ways that make her a leader at what she does.
After graduating from Sweet Briar College in Virginia with a major in Italian studies and a minor in science, art, language, and music, Dr. Germain decided to live in Italy for a year. During this time, she worked for the UN Food and Agricultural Organization while perfecting her Italian and enjoying the architecture and art of Italy.
A painter herself, Dr. Germain believes that dermatology is a true visual art. During her time in Italy, she discovered what she refers to as "the world's most beautiful faces," the detailed study of which enables her to envision and achieve beautiful results for her patients.
Upon her return to the United States, Dr. Germain enrolled at the University of Maryland to continue her study of the sciences in order to qualify for medical school. She then attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine, receiving a Navy Medical Scholarship. During the following four years, her deep commitment to the study of medicine earned her an internship in general medicine at the Bethesda Naval Hospital (Bethesda, Maryland).
Following her internship, she was selected for flight school, flight surgery, helicopter pilot training, and survival tactics at Pensacola Naval Air Station (Pensacola, Florida).
While completing her post-residency tour, the Navy sent Dr. Germain to San Diego, California, for surgical training. Dr. Germain was subsequently assigned to the Dallas, Texas, Naval Air Base to medically and surgically care for pilots and their families. She was then chosen by the Navy to fill one of only four coveted dermatology billets.
After three years of dermatology training, given her choice of duty stations, Dr. Germain selected Charleston, South Carolina. After more than three years of outstanding performance at the Charleston Naval Hospital, she decided to separate from the Navy and enter private practice. In July 2003, Dr. Germain moved into her own office in Mount Pleasant. Because of the amazing success and phenomenal growth of her practice, she has opened a larger, state-of-the-art facility in Mount Pleasant where she now practices with her hand picked, expert staff.
Membership in these organizations helps demonstrate her performance, experience, and commitment to providing the highest quality care to her patients. And her patients agree: In fact, the people of Charleston have voted her the Best Dermatologist every year since 2005 (an award from the Charleston City Paper).
Dr. Germain has authored and published many research and scientific papers, which can be found in major dermatology journals. She has become a national and international educator for lasers, injectable fillers, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. She is also a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon.