Max Poling, PA-C is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in aesthetic and general dermatology. Max earned a B.S. from University of Central Florida and graduated with a M.S. from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. He trained in plastic surgery at the Mayo clinic, Jacksonville campus, and went on to specialize in dermatology. He has worked and trained in dermatology alongside ivy league dermatologist from the University of Pennsylvania.
One of his first steps was becoming an EMT and volunteer at Brevard County Fire Rescue, while enrolled at the University of Central Florida where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. He then went on to Nova Southeastern University to obtain his Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
After two years of focusing on skin checks and performing biopsies, Max then progressed to performing surgical excisions and repairs of various cancerous and non-cancerous skin lesions including Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, cysts, and lipomas. He performs excisions and complex repairs after Mohs surgeries including, advancement flaps, rotational flaps, and transposition flaps. These cases varied from simple closures on the back to complex closures having to reconstruct the nose.
He has a family history of melanoma, therefore Max is dedicated to giving each patient the time and attention needed for a thorough visit and is compassionate when addressing concerns. He stays up to date on the latest treatment options and has spent time conducting and coordinating research studies for groundbreaking therapies. Max is an advocate for his patients and ensures that they are educated in regards to their diagnosis, treatments, as well as answering any and all questions.
Max has a passion for educating patients on sun damage and empowering them to make little modifications without missing out on the Florida lifestyle. Having a personal family history of melanoma, Max ensures that every patient is thoroughly examined and each mole/lesion is properly evaluated.
With an advanced understanding of skincare and the aging process, Max translates your cosmetic desires into reality by selecting the best combination of dermal fillers, neuromodulators, and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures to give you your best aesthetic outcome.
Living in the Sunshine state has many perks, but unfortunately, it also places a toll on skin. Moisturizing, exfoliating, and using sun protection are important measures to help decelerate the effects on our skin.
Max is a Florida native and grew up in Melbourne Beach. He was a lifeguard for Brevard County Ocean Rescue for 7 years. At an early age he realized that he wanted to become a health care provider. While living in Jacksonville Max met his beautiful wife, Alexis. Married since 2018, they enjoy traveling, cooking, and taking their Vizsla, Doak, to the beach. On a personal note, Max’s hobbies include surfing, traveling, fishing, beer brewing, mountain biking, cooking, SCUBA diving, golfing, and much more.