Skin is the mirror of your health. When it’s vibrant and well, you feel amazing. But if you’re anxious, embarrassed or frustrated with the condition of your skin, it’s uncomfortable! And it can hurt your confidence, too.
If you have a skin concern, we can help you:
Uncover the truth about the health of your skin.
Develop a clear plan of action to attain radiantly healthy skin, and vital inner health, too.
Know that you have a trusted partner in your health care journey who can compassionately guide you in making the best decisions for your total well-being.
Skin health doesn’t have to be scary or uncertain. Our patients say that working with us is a huge relief! We are experts in our field, and we listen compassionately, give you honest answers, and provide the best and most comprehensive treatment available on the planet, tailored to your specific needs.
Heal your skin. Rejuvenate your life.
Our goal is to provide exceptional dermatologic care and compassionate guidance to all of our patients. We are also dedicated educators and advocates for healthy skin for everyone.
We met almost 30 years ago when Dr. Orlinsky was a student of Dr. Simmons-O’Brien’s at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Forging a friendship initially over fashion, it quickly expanded into one of mutual respect and admiration. Soon thereafter, our husbands and subsequent children became fast friends.
A “Mom & Mom” Practice
Nearly three decades later, we continue to be close friends and colleagues, operating a “mom & mom” dermatology practice in Towson, Maryland. Our patients are like family to us, and many have been coming to us for decades, along with their parents, children, siblings and friends. Being like-minded, we treat everyone with the warmth and personal attention that we would want from our doctors, too.
A “Pay it Forward” Approach
We have been fortunate to receive the highest education from the most skilled mentors in the world in the fields of medicine and dermatology. We are both trained in internal medicine (rare among dermatologists), and are graduates of Ivy-league schools. And though we both have busy lives tending to patients, caring for our own children and families, and teaching, we also make it our mission to “pay it forward” by mentoring others, and volunteering our time to nonprofits and organizations that raise skin health awareness, and other community and global charitable organizations.
It’s our honor and duty to keep the lineage of excellent dermatology alive for future generations. And it’s our greatest joy to support you and your loved ones in finding radiant skin health now.
About Our Team
Eva Simmons-O’Brien, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Eva Simmons-O’Brien is a board certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from Yale University in 1988 where she graduated Cum Laude and was inducted to the Alpha Omega Honor Society. She completed residency training in both medicine and dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she also served as full time faculty for both departments from 1993-1998.
In 1999 Dr. Simmons-O’Brien changed her status to active part-time faculty and entered private dermatology practice. Dr. Simmons-O’Brien is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She has also served as a consultant to the dermatologic and ophthalmic division of the Food and Drug Administration, as well as Vice Chair of the Dermatology Foundation.
Dr. Simmons-O’Brien and Dr. Orlinsky have been friends and partners for the past 22 years. They opened their Towson practice in 2002.
Dr. Simmons-O’Brien lives in Baltimore County with her husband, children and four dogs.
Diane Orlinsky, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dr. Diane Orlinsky is a board certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College, Cum Laude, and her medical degree with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed residency training in both internal medicine and dermatology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Orlinsky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She has served as the Alpha Omega Alpha Councilor for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Vice-Chair for the Maryland chapter of the Dermatology Foundation. Currently, she is the President of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Alumni Association, and a member of the Columbia College Women’s Board.
Dr. Orlinsky lives in Baltimore with her husband and four children.
Jaqueline DeVita, NP
Jackie DeVita is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Maryland and her masters degree from Drexel University, both with honors. She always knew she wanted to pursue a career in medicine, and after working several years at University of Maryland she found her true passion is medical and cosmetic dermatology.
Finding joy in helping people, she uses her skills to highlight healthy beautiful skin. She enjoys all aspects of general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, and excels in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, precancerous lesions, and multiple skin disorders. She has extensive training in the field of cosmetic injections including neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and laser treatments.
Jackie believes communication is the key to building strong relationships with her patients. She is compassionate to individual concerns, and encourages patients to ask questions to understand their medical needs and treatment plans.
Michelle Ziolkowski, A.E.S.
Michelle Ziolkowski, Aesthetician, has been in the beauty industry since 1992. She is a graduate of the Maryland Beauty Academy, Von Lee International School of Aesthetics and Pevonia International.
Advanced training with PCA, Alma Ultra V, SkinMedica, Vivace, and Creative Nail Design have kept Michelle up to date with current skin care technology and fashion trends.
Michelle’s work can be seen on the hands of local celebrities in print and on television. In the film For Richer or Poorer, Kirstie Alley’s nails display Michelle’s workmanship.
ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover producers, Season 8 | Episode 1 Boys Hope/Girls Hope Baltimore, called in Michelle to create stylish manicures for the young ladies.
Michelle’s motto is “I combine art and science to help you achieve your beauty goals.”