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Meet Dr. Aber

Dr. Cheryl “Shaindy” Aber - Bal Harbour Pediatric Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl "Shaindy" Aber brings to our dermatology practice a comprehensive medical background and an appreciation of how connected our skin, hair and nails are with our overall health and lifestyle. She brings this integrated philosophy to her practice of pediatric, medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Her compassion and warmth, combined with her medical and surgical skill, make her a perfect addition to our practice.

Dr. Aber received her Bachelor of Science in the field of Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University. She went on to receive her medical degree from the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, graduating with numerous academic awards and high honors. She subsequently completed a full pediatric residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital and became board certified in Pediatrics.

As a practicing pediatrician, Dr. Aber was intrigued by the changing skin manifestations unique to each developmental stage and health condition. She pursued and completed a full residency in Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital. In addition, she received specialized training at the University of Miami, and completed a clinical research fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Aber had the privilege of training under one of the world's leading hair experts, Dr. Antonella Tosti, and provides cutting edge diagnostic and treatment options for hair loss and hair disorders.

All of her experience has made Dr. Aber a well-respected expert in her field. She has authored several chapters and papers in the field of pediatric and medical dermatology, and has been an active speaker both nationally and abroad. In addition, she was involved in conducting numerous multi-center research trials on various skin conditions. Her fluency in Spanish has enabled her to volunteer her medical expertise in Argentina and her fluency in Hebrew earned her a scholarship to study medicine for a period at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel.
Dr. Aber's love of travel, learning new languages and experiencing different cultures, made vibrant Miami the perfect place for her and her husband to raise their three children. In her free time, Dr. Aber enjoys an active lifestyle including yoga, tennis and running marathons.

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate - American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow - American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow - American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Affiliate Member - American Society for Mohs Surgery
  • Member - Women's Dermatologic Society
  • Diplomate - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Fellow - American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member – American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery


  • Aber C, Jimenez J, Kirsner RS. Hair and Wound Healing: Anagen Gets an "A". JID 2011;131, 278
  • Aber C, Kirsner RS. Restoring Tacrolimus-Induced Impaired Barrier Function. JID 2011;131, 554.
  • Aber C, Connelly EA, Schachner LA, Fever & Rash in a Child: When to Worry. Ped Ann 2007;36(1):30
  • Miteva M, Aber C, Torres F, Tosti A, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia occurring on scalp vitiligo: report of four cases. Br J Dermatol Accepted Date : 10-Apr-2011
  • Burk CJ, Aber C, Connelly EA, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type IV: Keloidal Plaques of the Lower Extremities, Amniotic Band Limb Deformity, and a New Mutation. JAAD. 2007, 56(2):S53-54.
  • Connelly EA, Aber C, Schachner LA. Generalized Erythrodermic Pemphigus Foliaceus in a Child and Its Successful Response to Rituximab Treatment. Pediatr Dermatol. 2007, March 24(2):172-6.
  • Charles CA, Connelly EA, Aber CG, et al. A rare presentation of squamous cell carcinoma in a patient with PIBIDS-type trichothiodystrophy. Pediatr Dermatol 2008 Mar-Ap;25(2):264-7.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  • Aber C, Connelly EA, Schachner LA. (2007). Skin Cancer in the Pediatric Population. In Keyvan Nouri MD (Ed.), Skin Cancer. (pp 415-419) New York, NY: Mc Graw Hill
  • Aber C, Connelly EA, Schachner LA. (2007). Syndromes Associated with Skin Cancer. In Keyvan Nouri MD (Ed.), Skin Cancer. (pp 419-430) New York, NY: Mc Graw Hill
  • Aber C, Connelly EA, Schachner LA. (2007). Syndromes that Involve Melanocytic Lesions. In H.P. Soyer, G Argenziano, R Hofmann-Wellenhof, R Johr(Ed), Melanocytic Lesions of the Skin (pp) NYC : Springer


  • Aber C, Tosti A. Naturally Occurring Hairline patterns in Female Children (2012, May), presented at the Celia and Samuel Resnik Residents/Fellows Research Day, University of Miami.
  • Aber C, Miteva M, Tosti A. (2011, July) Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, Vitiligo and Hypothyroidism In Twin Sisters: A Shared Autoimmune Pathogenesis, presented at the European Hair Research Society Conference; Jerusalem, Israel
  • Aber C, Connelly EA. (2006, July) Case of the year – Generalized Erythrodermic Pemphigus Foliaceus in a Child and Its Successful Response to Rituximab Therapy, presented at the Pediatric Dermatology Society Annual Conference; Montreal, QC
  • Connelly EA, Aber C, Barbouth D, (2006, July),University of Miami Genodermatosis Clinic – Challenging Cases from 2005-2006. Presented at the Pediatric Dermatology Society Annual Conference; Montreal, QC
  • Aharonoff D, Block S, Orenstein M, Rupchock A, Torchia D, Aber C, Barbouth D , Connelly EA. (2011, Juy) Café au Lait Macules, Intertriginous Freckling, Piebaldism and Developmental Delay in Siblings. Poster presented at the Pediatric Dermatology Society Annual Conference; Baltimore, USA

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