Dr. Paul Lubitz, DFLS, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Derm CAN), FAAD (Derm USA)
Dermatologist and DermaSurgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta
Chief Executive Officer, Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery
President, Alberta Society of Dermatologists
Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is under the Directorship of Dr. Paul Lubitz, a licensed and accredited Dermatologist, Board Certified in Dermatology in both Canada and the United States. Dr. Lubitz is considered an expert in the fields of medical dermatology in addition to dermatologic surgery, cosmetic surgery and laser skin rejuvenation.
Clinical Interests & Specialties
Dr. Lubitz has particular clinical interests in skin cancer detection and surgery, acne and acne scarring treatment, rosacea, advanced laser surgery, skin rejuvenation with volumetric fillers, neuromodulators and skin tightening procedures in addition to both surgical and nonsurgical fat reduction techniques.
Extensively trained by national and international masters in all areas of modern dermatology, from medical management and disease prevention, to cancer surgery, to the most advanced techniques of cosmetic and laser surgery and skin enhancement, Dr. Lubitz provides his patients with a extensive range of advanced diagnostic and treatment options for a wide variety of medical, surgical and cosmetic skin diseases and concerns.
Dr. Lubitz remains at the forefront of advanced skin rejuvenation procedures and technologies and he has lectured at meetings nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects including laser assisted liposuction, vascular and CO2 lasers, neuromodulators and fillers. He has written multiple scientific papers that have been published in reputed medical journals, and he writes regularly on medical and cosmetic issues for patient information and education that are published in the local public media.
Medical Affiliations & Activities
Dr. Lubitz is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Dr. Lubitz and the Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is an accredited training site for the Dermatology Residency Programs at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta, two of the only eight Canadian training sites responsible for the training of Canada’s future dermatologists in the country. In addition to his training of young dermatologists, Dr. Lubitz provides valuable teaching for family medicine residents and medical students in clinical dermatology.
Dr. Lubitz recognizes the importance of ongoing physician and medical professional education and he plays an active role in training other dermatologists, physicians and laser technicians to perform surgical and cosmetic procedures safely and effectively.
He is particularly interested in establishing national and international guidelines to maximize safety for patients undergoing cosmetic procedures, in addition to the development of regulation protocols for laser devices and services.
Dr. Lubitz works diligently to ensure that he is always abreast of the latest breakthroughs in medical diagnosis, surgical approaches and cosmetic treatment strategies as they pertain to skin diseases, and skin rejuvenation in general. Through his involvement with the Alberta Society of Dermatologists as well as the academic faculties of both the University of Calgary and University of Alberta in Edmonton, Dr. Lubitz has the opportunity to exchange communication regularly with his local skin colleagues.
He regularly attends regional, national and international medical, surgical and cosmetic meetings in order to exchange information with other dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other medical experts, always striving to have the most up-to-date understanding of diagnosis and treatment options available.
If Dr. Lubitz feels that treatment of your particular skin disease is best treated by another dermatologist or specialist, outside of dermatology or is outside his realm of expertise, his experience will guide him to know who the best person is that should treat you. In these cases, Dr. Lubitz, in coordination with your family physician, will arrange the necessary referral so that your skin condition will be addressed as quickly and effectively as possible.
Medical Training & Experience
Dr. Lubitz completed his undergraduate degrees at Laval University in Quebec City and McGill University in Montreal majoring in French Language and Fine Art (DFLS), and Human Physiology (Hons BSc) respectively.
Dr. Lubitz received his medical degree (MD) from Queen’s University in 1996, graduating with distinction. He completed his postgraduate dermatology residency training at the University of Alberta in 2001, earning his license to practice dermatology.
Following his formal residency training in Dermatology, Dr. Lubitz received additional training in cosmetic surgery and laser procedures from a multitude of international experts in the specialties of dermatologic surgery, plastic surgery, and ophthalmology in order to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the cosmetic procedures he currently performs.
Dr. Lubitz works diligently to ensure that he is always abreast of the latest breakthroughs in medical diagnosis, surgical approaches and cosmetic treatment strategies as they pertain to skin diseases, and skin rejuvenation in general. Through his involvement with the Alberta Society of Dermatologists as well as the academic faculties of both the University of Calgary and University of Alberta in Edmonton, Dr. Lubitz has the opportunity to exchange communication regularly with his provincial dermatology colleagues.
In 2003, Dr. Lubitz opened his own private dermatology centre called Dermatica – Centre for Advanced Skin Care and Surgery in Edmonton, Alberta. From 2003 to 2008, Dr. Lubitz practiced in and managed his centre that was fully accredited by the College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta as a Non Hospital Surgical Facility. During his time working at Dermatica, Dr. Lubitz was an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton where he was actively involved in the clinical and surgical training of dermatology residents, family medicine residents and medical students.
In 2010, Dr. Lubitz relocated to Canmore, Alberta and opened Bow Valley Dermatology, his own private clinic operating within Canmore General Hospital, while also practicing as a staff dermatologist to the Canmore General Hospital Acute and Long-term patient populations. Dr. Lubitz continues to regularly practice at Canmore General Hospital where he performs skin cancer surgery.
In 2014, Dr. Lubitz opened Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in downtown Canmore, a full-service Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Centre that provides a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services to the populations of Canmore, Banff and the entire Bow Valley.
Dr. Lubitz is an active member with the following medical organizations:
- AAD – American Academy of Dermatology
- ACP – American College of Phlebology
- AMA – Alberta Medical Association
- ASD – Alberta Society of Dermatologists
- ASDS – American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- CDA – Canadian Dermatology Association
- CSDS – Canadian Society of Dermatologic Surgery
- CMPA – Canadian Medical Protective Association
- CPSA – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
- CMA – Canadian Medical Association
- RCPSC – Royal College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Canada