Catherine Harrison Balestra, MD was born and raised in Miami, FL. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology where she was awarded the Academic All-Ivy award and played Varsity Volleyball. She earned her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and received multiple accolades including Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, "Best Student in Dermatology" award, "Best Student in Anatomy" award, "Best Student in Pharmacology" award and "Best Student in Physiology" award. After completing her internship in Internal Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital on Miami Beach, Dr. Balestra received her Dermatology specialty training at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami.
She went on to complete a mentorship in Mohs micrographic surgery taught by renowned Mohs surgeon Harold Rabinovitz, MD. Dr Balestra has been a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery since 2008. Additionally, she has published numerous articles in medical journals and has performed prize-winning clinical and basic science research presented at local and national dermatology meetings. She is voluntary faculty at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery where she teaches and lectures to dermatology residents. Dr. Balestra is board certified and specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery. In her free time, she enjoys snorkeling, boating and spending time with her husband and children.
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I have never felt comfortable going to a dermatologist until I met Dr. Price. She is just wonderful. She listens to you and what concerns you and always makes you feel that there is a solution. Her magic hand has helped me with my confidence in not having to wear makeup during the week! I feel great!Yvette S - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
I hope you know how excited I was to be able to come to see you last week, not only do you make us, your patients, look good but you also give us the confidence to go out each morning knowing that we look as good as possible with just a touch of your hand.ANN B. - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
Just to thank you personally for your great talent, your knowledge and your skill. You are a wonderful, truthful practitioner of your "art" of medicine.June - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
When I first came to see you many years ago, I told you that I wanted my skin to look good enough to be comfortable to not have to always wear makeup. I've achieved that. But this is a thank you for giving me skin that I'm always complimented on. It's amazing that all the $$ invested in your office really do pay off.Cherie W - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
You always know what I like for my lips. Thank you for making me so pretty. Thank you for always spending so much time on me. Sometimes it is hard to wait for you. I will wait for you as long as I have to. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you for making me look better.ANN B. - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
I hope you know how excited I was to be able to come to see you last week, not only do you make us, your patients, look good but you also give us the confidence to go out each morning knowing that we look as good as possible with just a touch of your hand.Jane - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
I wanted to thank you again for your transformation of my sister. She looks ten years younger. Thank goodness you are in my life!Toni - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
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