Matt Leavitt, DO, FAAD, Executive Chairman and Founder of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, has joined Gore Range Capital as an Executive Partner. Dr. Leavitt is a board-certified dermatologist, and hair restoration / loss specialist recognized internationally as a leading physician, surgeon, educator, clinical researcher, lecturer, author, and philanthropist.
He is responsible for building the Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery which currently has a premier practice with more than 160 offices nationwide. Its research division has undertaken studies for major pharmaceutical companies, ranging from skin cancer and melanoma to several related to hair loss and products. Dr. Leavitt is the former Program Director and current Chairman of the Orlando Dermatology Residency Program which he founded in 2015. Dr. Leavitt is also the Founder and Executive Medical Advisor of Medical Hair Restoration (MHR) which merged with Bosley to become the largest surgical hair restoration practice in the U.S.
Ethan Rigel, Founding and Managing Partner of Gore Range Capital, said, “The Gore Range team is thrilled to have Dr. Matt Leavitt join us as an Executive Partner. He brings his extraordinary entrepreneurial experience and success having founded, grown, and sold multiple companies in the skin health space. Dr. Leavitt joins our team of expert investors, renowned dermatologists, and leading scientist working with the best entrepreneurs to create groundbreaking and innovative solutions to advance aging sciences. The addition of Dr. Leavitt’s medical dermatology and aesthetic medicine expertise to our investment process helps to further establish Gore Range as the leading investors in Skin Health, Aging, and Wellness.”
“I am excited about leveraging my experience to help great entrepreneurs build and grow world-class companies. Joining Gore Range Capital as an Executive Partner is a great opportunity to continue my vision of improving the current state of healthcare. My goal is to support and enhance startups that are working on transformative products and exploring new ways to improve the lives of patients,” said Dr. Leavitt.
Dr. Leavitt has served as President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) and is a founding father of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, where he served as its first Vice President. Dr. Leavitt is also one of the founding members and is President of the Hair Foundation. Dr. Leavitt served as Chapter President of the Central and Northeast Florida Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and as a member of the National Board of Trustees for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (Founder), The American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (Past President).
Dr. Leavitt is the Founder and Chairman of the KCU-GME/ADCS Orlando Dermatology Residency Program and established a dermatology fellowship program for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. He serves as a clinical assistant professor in dermatology for the University of Central Florida and for Kansas City University. He has received numerous grants and awards, including the prestigious Golden Follicle, from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons. He has been featured as the cover article for The Dermatologist, and has authored numerous articles for dermatology, hair, and cosmetic dermatology journals, as well as authoring chapters in textbooks and presenting before the U.S. Congress on issues pertaining to debilitating skin diseases and Crohn’s and Colitis. In 2022, he was listed as one of the best 150 Medical Dermatologists in the US by Newsweek Magazine.
About Gore Range Capital
Gore Range Capital is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage healthcare businesses with a focus on skin health. The firm blends the hands-on approach of operationally focused private equity with the early-stage guidance needed in venture capital. Gore Range offers not just capital, but operational, clinical, and scientific expertise that leverages the team’s deep industry relationships and its renowned industry advisory board. For more information, visit: https://www.gorerangecapital.com/