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2430 Esplanade Drive, Suite B, Algonquin, IL, 60102 | Directions
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Our Founder

Dr. Vikram “Vic” Khanna

Dr. Vic Khanna, M.D, Board-Certified dermatologist Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Vic Khanna, has been caring for patients in the Algonquin, IL area for more than 15 years. He brings a broad-based educational background, accomplished skill set, natural artistry, and clinical experience to patients of all ages, providing general and cosmetic dermatologic care. His practice, Dermatology Specialists of Illinois is a new, state of the art facility, equipped with the latest technologies.


Dr. Khanna went to high school at Naperville North, then attended Northwestern University. He was a member of the prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education, as he completed undergraduate studies. He continued his education at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University where his life changed forever, as he discovered a love for dermatology.

Upon completion of an internship in internal medicine at Emory University Graduate School of Medicine, Dr. Khanna moved to Cleveland. There he fulfilled a residency in dermatology at Case Western Reserve University, where he served as Chief Resident. The opportunity was invaluable – the dermatology residency department at this institution consistently receives top U.S. rankings.

Medical dermatology, teaching, and research

Dr. Khanna’s skill as a dermatologic surgeon has become well known. His precision in cyst, lipoma, mole, and skin cancer surgeries is sought-after in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Trout Valley, Cary, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Huntley, Barrington, Elgin, Gilberts, Dundee, McHenry, Wauconda, Lake Zurich, Hoffman Estates, and well beyond. He receives many referrals from other physicians and dermatologists. He shares his knowledge with others through an extensive lecture schedule, also teaching medical students and residents. Dr. Khanna serves as Clinical Instructor on the faculty of Northwestern University Department of Dermatology.

While he finds the technical aspects of medical dermatology to be fascinating, Dr. Khanna also recognizes the human element of this field – that every diagnosis, treatment, or surgery impacts a life. He approaches each case with warmth and compassion. Acting as a true advocate for patients suffering from skin diseases, he encourages participation in appropriate clinical research.

Cosmetic dermatology

In addition to improving quality of life for those with skin ailments, Dr. Khanna helps patients enhance their looks with a broad range of cosmetic dermatology treatments including Botox and injectable fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and skin rejuvenation therapies. He performs cosmetic procedures himself, and emphasizes achieving a refreshed, natural appearance.

When Dr. Khanna is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children and their friends, traveling, art appreciation, reading, and movies.
American Academy of Dermatology American Board of Dermatology Illinois Dermatological Society Chicago Dermatological Society Fox Readers' Choice Awards Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award