Meet Dr. Sommerville

Both of my parents are physicians and I grew up believing
that being a physician is both an honor and a responsibility to do your absolute best, one patient at a time.
∼ Dr. Margaret Sommerville

Read more in Bethesda Magazine, September/October 2011

Dr. Margaret Sommerville M.D. | Dermatologist Washington DC | Chevy Chase MD

Margaret Sommerville, M.D.

Dr. Sommerville is the Medical Director and founder of  Chevy Chase Dermatology.  She welcomes patients from Washington, D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia as well as other states and abroad. She is dedicated to providing her clients with truly cutting-edge techniques and treatments carefully researched in terms of their safety and efficacy.

Educational Background

A graduate of the George Washington University Medical School, Dr. Sommerville completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology at the University of Michigan Hospital and Clinics and University of Missouri Hospital respectively. In 2010, for her leadership and achievement in the field of dermatology, Dr. Sommerville was recognized by the International Association of Dermatologists as one of the Leading Physicians of the World.

Awards and Highlights

Dr. Sommerville is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and draws on over fifteen years of clinical private practice experience in cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology. Her ongoing commitment to quality patient care and continuing medical education, has allowed her to accomplish optimal treatment results and impressive safety record. Dr. Sommerville has been selected as one of the "America's Top Dermatologists" by the Consumers' Research Council of America.  For outstanding contributions to the field of medicine and healthcare, Dr. Sommerville was recognized in July, 2009 by the American Biographical Institute as the "Woman of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare".

Dr. Sommerville's Philosophy

Dr. Sommerville believes that in-depth knowledge of skin physiology and skin reaction patterns is necessary to practice dermatology with confidence and integrity. Before any new techniques are introduced into her practice, she conducts careful research of all pertinent peer-reviewed literature paying particular attention to safety and efficacy of new equipment.  In the era of constant pursuit of unending youth, many procedures enjoying popular demand now are unproven and eventually replaced with new and much more efficacious technology. Dr. Sommerville believes that it is important not to succumb to the marketing efforts of many companies in the cosmetic industry and pursue due diligence in separating true gems of cosmetic invention from mere gimmicks.


A talented lecturer and patient educator, Dr. Somerville is expertly trained to perform a large repertoire of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Juvéderm®, or Restylane® injections. You can trust her judgment to soundly choose from a variety of techniques including an array of chemical peels, photorejuvenation, microdermabrasion, photodynamic therapy, and laser surgery.

To learn more about Chevy Chase Dermatology or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sommerville, please contact us today!

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