Dr. Toral Patel - 333 East Benton Place (Village Market), Suite 204 - Chicago, IL 60601 - 312-861-3911 Fax: 312-861-3912/

Toral Patel, MD, MS, FAAD

Chicago Loop Dermatologist

D&A Dermatology

Dr. Patel is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice since 2008.

Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics, and then received her Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from Northwestern University. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and went on to complete a clinical research fellowship in dermatology and psoriasis at Loyola University, followed by residency training in dermatology at Loyola, where she also served as chief resident.

Dr. Patel is currently an Associate Clinical Instructor of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is a member of the Chicago Dermatological Society and the Illinois Medical Society. 

Dr. Patel’s clinical interests include medical dermatology for adults and children, cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. She also has special interests in psoriasis, women’s dermatology, particularly the effects of hormonal changes on the skin, and issues pertaining to patients with skin of color.

James A. Ida, MD

D&A Dermatology

Dr. Ida is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice since 2010.

He graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Neuroscience, and then received his Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Harvard University. He graduated from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in dermatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was academic chief.

Prior to starting at D&A Dermatology, Dr. Ida was a community dermatologist at Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NMPG) in Deerfield, and held privileges at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and was a Health System Clinician at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ida maintains active staff affiliation with Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

Dr. Ida is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a member of the Chicago Dermatological Society, the Illinois Dermatological Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Ida's clinical interests include all aspects of medical dermatology with a special focus on skin
cancer screening, pigmented lesions, dermoscopy, all forms of dermatitis, and surgical dermatology to
treat skin cancers. Dr. Ida is fluent in Italian and German and speaks conversational Spanish and

Monica Hunt

D&A Dermatology

Monica Hunt is a licensed medical aesthetician with extensive experience in results-driven, top-quality skincare services. We are very excited to have Monica join the D&A Dermatology team. Monica brings with her extensive knowledge in skincare treatments including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning and clinical facial treatments. Monica is an active member of the Associated Skin Care Professionals and is PCA skin care certified.  She works closely with clients to formulate a customized skincare regimen based on each client’s personal goals. This regimen incorporates a home regimen with medical grade skincare products to maintain maximum results between aesthetic services. Monica continues to further her education in new innovations in the aesthetic industry on a regular basis and is committed to providing the highest level of client care and services.

Call to schedule your consultation with Monica: (312) 861-3911.


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Patient Testimonials

"Dr. Patel and her staff truly represent service excellence. Her professionalism and reassuring manner provides a very calming environment. CA"

"Dr. Patel was excellent--confident and knowledgeable, but also patient and caring in allowing the patient to ask questions and get comfortable with the choice of treatments offered and recommended. Big thumbs up! EZ"