GHA Initiated the Transaction and Represented Pinnacle Dermatology in its Acquisition of Van Dam Dermatology and Laser Center

April 2018 – Miami, FL

Global Healthcare Advisors, LLC (“GHA”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Van Dam Dermatology and Laser Center by Pinnacle Dermatology.

Dr. Van Dam has practiced in Barrington, Illinois, since 1979 and, in addition to Van Dam Dermatology and Laser Center, is the founder of Versa Medi Spa, Chicagoland’s first medical spa owned and directed by a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Van Dam earned a Master of Business degree (MBA) from The University of Chicago in 2007 and is dedicated to continuing medical education, attending hundreds of courses and symposia on general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser technology, and aesthetic dermatology, as well as remaining current on all aspects of dermatology through medical journals and educational audio courses and podcasts. Dr. Van Dam is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. In addition to seeing dermatology and cosmetic patients, Dr. Van Dam will serve as the Enterprise Director of Retail Products for Pinnacle Dermatology.

“I joined Pinnacle Dermatology because they are a physician-led organization, and a market leader,” said Dr. Van Dam. “Pinnacle’s model provides our team the ability to stay focused on the patient experience and provide the very best medical dermatology, cosmetic and medi-spa services.”

Pinnacle Dermatology provides a superior patient experience in comprehensive and compassionate skin care, and has expanded services throughout the region with offices whose values and standard practices are aligned with this mission. Responsive and passionate patient care, including same day appointments, patient education and a commitment to provide screening for early skin cancer detection are central to the practice.

“We are very excited to have David Van Dam and the Van Dam Dermatology and Laser Center team join Pinnacle Dermatology as we continue to execute on our growth strategy.” 
Chad Eckes, CEO, Pinnacle Dermatology

About Pinnacle Dermatology

Established in 2004 under the partnership of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rios and board-certified dermatologist and trained Mohs Surgeon, Dr. Paula Lapinski, Pinnacle has grown into a multi-state practice with immediate plans for expansion. Pinnacle’s team of board certified specialists is committed to providing complete clinical care for all medical dermatology needs, breast augmentation, medical spa services and skin cancer. Learn more at

About Global Healthcare Advisors, LLC

GHA is a boutique investment bank focused exclusively on buy-side acquisition advisory services in the healthcare industry. GHA has extensive experience aiding strategic companies and financial sponsors in executing transactions across a variety of healthcare verticals. Our team combines research with a vast rolodex and extensive M&A experience to provide clients with actionable proprietary deal flow.

With over 25 years of investment banking experience, GHA specializes in creating win-win scenarios for both our clients and their partners. Our role during an engagement is to help achieve both sides’ key objectives and ensure smooth transactions.

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