World-renowned dermatologist found dead in home

Fredric S. Brandt, MD, passed away over the weekend in his Miami home. He was 65 years old.

Brandt was found deceased in his Coconut Grove home by his housekeeper, according to an obituary in The Miami Herald.

Frederic Brandt, MD

Fredric S. Brandt

Brandt’s publicist reported the doctor was suffering from “an illness,” but did not elaborate, according to the obituary.

Brandt’s patients included Madonna and model, Stephanie Seymour. He had his own skincare line and owned practices in Miami and Manhattan.

Brandt was known for his in-depth knowledge of dermatology and aesthetics, as well as his friendly nature.

“Dr. Brandt was a pioneer in facial fillers and skin care, as well as a real gentleman,” Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, told “He did a lot to popularize non-invasive techniques like Botox, fillers, and skin resurfacing, and he helped make them a routine part of the beauty regimen for many women in New York. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing and wish his loved ones my sincerest condolences.”

"I am profoundly saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Fred Brandt. He has been my trusted friend and colleague for over 20 years. In addition to his contributions to drive innovations in the field of cosmetic dermatology, he was a man of generous spirit," Tina Alster, MD, said. " I will cherish special memories of our many shared personal and professional experiences over the years. He has left a significant void in our professional community which will be felt for many years to come."

"It is such an enormous loss to us all personally and professionally. Always more than dapper in his dress. Always erudite and insightful in his comments. Always at the forefront of research and teaching. Always a serious contributor to all academic discussion. And always with the most developed aesthetic eye. He was above all a gentleman and a scholar. We will miss his originality and  his creativity, but most of all his wonderful friendship," Jean Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, FRC (OPHTH) told

"I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Brandt for over 25 years. We met on Maui, where we missed a flight back home because of a traffic accident blocking the only road back to the airport. We were sharing a car service, and Maui being Maui, the passengers exited the cars and headed to the beach to relax. We met the artist Peter Max, and we each had a personal connection with him, which led to a most joyful conversation for several hours," Philip Werschler, MD, FAAD, FAACS, told "As the road cleared, we headed to the airport to reschedule flights. Dr. Brandt invited me to visit him in Florida, and thus began a quarter century of friendship and professional association. I most recently had a good laugh with him at AAD in San Francisco last month, where we were joking about being mentioned together in a press release and how the years had passed so quickly."

"Dr. Brandt was a widely respected pioneer in the field of cosmetic dermatology. More than this, he was a genuinely kind and thoughtful man who will be sorely missed," Shannon Humphrey, MD, FRCPC, FAAD, told