Medical Dermatology

Dr. Leithauser and Dr. Van Vreede are both board certified dermatologists. Dr. Leithauser is also a fellowship-trained skin cancer surgeon and procedural dermatologist, and devotes most of her time to procedures.   Dr. Van Vreede’s practice, V Dermatology, shares workspace and works closely with Dr. Leithauser’s practice. The two work together with the shared goal of providing accessible care to all patients of both practices. 

The two first met in 2014 when Dr. Leithauser was working as an attending physician with the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology. Soon after beginning her academic position, she met Dr. Van Vreede, an excellent resident who impressed Dr. Leithauser with his intelligence, knowledge base, unassuming demeanor and caring bedside manner. Knowing of Dr Van Vreede’s Traverse City ties, Dr. Leithauser immediately thought of him when she opened her new practice.  She is thrilled that Dr. Van Vreede has decided to move branch of his practice to Traverse City, and hopes to work with him for years to come. 

We often recommend Dr. Van Vreede for general and medical dermatology, as Dr. Leithauser’s surgical and procedural schedule limits her availability However, if you prefer to see Dr. Leithauser, she will be happy to see you for any skin issue you may have.

Dr. Anthony Van Vreede

Anthony Van Vreede, MD is a board certified dermatologist specializing in the treatment of a wide range of dermatological diseases.

Dr. Van Vreede grew up in Traverse City, and is excited to return to his hometown. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit.  He then completed a Dermatology residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he was Chief Resident (a position given to the top resident in the program).  Dr. Van Vreede ranked in the 100th percentile in the nation on dermatology training exams while a resident. He also published several peer reviewed articles in highly accredited journals. He strives to use his education to provide the most complete and up to date treatment for his patients, always making recommendations with the patients’ best interests in mind.

After residency, Dr. Van Vreede  joined the faculty at Wayne State in the department of Dermatology where he served as a key leader for his exceptional and clinical leadership. He was voted “Faculty member of the year” by the residents. He was a speaker at multiple events during his one year as faculty member. He continues to teach, serving as volunteer faculty at Wayne State University. He eventually left the Wayne State University department of Dermatology  to start his own dermatology practice.

Dr. Van Vreede is not only devoted to education, but also to his patients. His friends and family describe his as warm, personable and compassionate.

Dr. Van Vreede is an avid sports fan. In his spare time he also enjoys fishing,  traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Conditions treated include but are not limited to: