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Carl W. Demidovich, MD v2Carl W. Demidovich, M.D.
Carl W. Demidovich, M.D., is board certified in dermatology and has been board certified in pediatrics. He graduated from Miami University summa cum laude with a B.A. in zoology in 1981. He received his M.D. degree from the Boonshoft School of Medicine in Ohio in 1985, where he was a junior inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Demidovich financed his medical education with a scholarship from the United States Army. He completed residency training in pediatrics at Triple Army Medical Center in Hawaii, and then dermatology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver. After additional assignments in San Fransisco, Wurzburg, Germany, and Fort Riley, Kansas, he fulfilled his commitment to the government, was honorably discharged and joined the Dermatology and Laser Center in 1996.

Dr. Demidovich focuses his current practice on Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology and general, laser and cosmetic dermatology. He has performed over 6,000 Mohs procedures during his career and continues to employee innovative and new techniques in the treatment of skin cancer.

Dr. Demidovich lectures and teaches dermatology for primary care physicians both in this country and internationally. He is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Dermatology where he provides dermatology resident surgical instruction. He actively participates in clinical research and takes pleasure in writing medical articles for publications. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Mohs Surgery. He enjoys mountain and road biking, downhill skiing, mountaineering, and scuba diving.


Elizabeth (Libby) R. Shurnas, MD v2Elizabeth (Libby) R. Shurnas, M.D.
Elizabeth (Libby) R. Shurnas, M.D., is board certified in dermatology and has been board certified in pedriatics. She attended the University of Northern Colorado and received a degree in chemistry. After college, she graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1989 and then completed two residencies in pedriatics and dermatology. She has worked in the Denver area since 1995 and joined Dermatology and Laser Center at Harvard Park in 1999.

Dr. Shurnas focuses on general, laser and surgical dermatology of pediatic and adult patients. She also performs many cosmetic procedures and is our consultant for the skin care department.

Dr. Shurnas is on staff as a clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and several Osteopathic medical schools. She is a clinical researcher and lecturer both domestically and abroad in dermatology.


Matthew Laffer, DOMatthew Laffer, D.O., FAAD
Matthew Laffer, DO, is a board certified dermatologist. He is certified through the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the largest national professional society for the specialty of dermatology. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, graduating with a B.S. in Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Sciences. Dr. Laffer then obtained his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school, he completed a one-year traditional rotating internship and athree-year dermatology residency at the Michigan State University Consortium – Beaumont Hospital, where he graduated as the Chief Resident.

Dr. Laffer’s professional interests include skin cancer prevention, screening and treatment, adult and teenage acne, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss and all diseases of the skin. His goal is to provide the highest quality, patient-centered care available and he greatly enjoys the challenge of personalizing his medical, surgical and cosmetic expertise for each patient. In addition, outside of the practice, Dr. Laffer lectures and teaches fellow dermatologists and medical professionals about the latest treatments in psoriasis and has published articles in several medical journals.

Dr. Laffer moved to Denver in 2017 and enjoys exploring all Colorado has to offer with his family. His other hobbies include hiking, cooking, traveling and watching Michigan football.