ABOUT THE PROVIDER
Anastasia was born in Ukraine, but soon moved to Iowa, where she matriculated at the University of Iowa (go Hawks!) a year before finishing high school through an early-entrance program. Dr. Benoit went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where she was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical society. She had the great fortune to move to Colorado for internship at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in downtown Denver (where she met her husband) and dermatology residency training at the University of Colorado. While in training, Dr. Benoit received grants from the American Academy of Dermatology to work in Botswana, Africa and with the Navajo population in Chinle, AZ to deliver dermatologic care to patients without access. After completing residency, she moved to Charleston, SC for sub-specialty fellowship training in the treatment of skin cancer and cutaneous reconstruction at the Medical University of South Carolina. Although she enjoyed her time in the lowlands amid the palm trees and live oaks, Dr. Benoit was delighted to return to Colorado to join Dermatology Specialists at the Westminster office.
“I love my work because I have the opportunity to get to know my patients while achieving a tangible result–curing skin cancer. Every individual is unique in his or her prior experiences with surgery and expectations for the day, so I strive to tailor each encounter and reconstruction to meet the needs of the person in front of me at that very moment. The precision of tumor removal combined with the artistry of a patient-tailored reconstruction is so gratifying.”
Dr. Benoit is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and Colorado Dermatologic Society (CDS). She is a rising Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). Dr. Benoit has multiple publications in leading peer-reviewed dermatology journals and has presented her research at the American College of Mohs Surgery annual meeting. She continues to write and mentor residents at the University of Colorado.
In her free time, Dr. Benoit enjoys hiking and running with her husband (also Dr. Benoit), practicing yoga, reading fiction novels, and traveling as much as possible to eat local street food and scuba dive.