Deborah DiStefano, MD

drdDr. DiStefano is the Director and Founder of the DiStefano’s Skin Solutions Medical Spa. Patients may receive a number of medically-approved cosmetic procedures, including Latisse, eye lifts, Botox and other injectibles along with a full complement of additional spa treatments and skin care products.

Dr. DiStefano is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist. She received her Ophthalmology specialty training at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed a corneal fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. DiStefano was awarded “Who’s Who In The South and Southeast 1983-1984 and in 1996-2008, 2011-2012, and again in 2013, “Best Doctors in America” as seen on “60 Minutes.”

Dr. DiStefano’s refractive surgery experience began in 1984 when she performed nearly 8,000 Radial Keratotomy procedures, more commonly known as RK. In fact, she was one of the early practitioners of refractive surgery.Dr. DiStefano was recruited from her Harvard fellowship to Chattanooga to become the Chairperson of the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She remained in that position for 10 years. After her tenure with UT, Dr. DiStefano chose to focus on her family and go into private practice. She maintains her educational involvement as an Assistant Clinical Instructor at University of Tennessee, College of Medicine.

Dr. DiStefano resides in Chattanooga with her husband, and son. She enjoys her involvement with her son’s many activities. They all enjoy boating and vacationing on the Gulf.



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