About Us

The CLn® Skin Care Story

Based on personal experience, a doctor was inspired to develop a therapeutic cleanser for those with compromised skin and skin at risk of infection.

Ten years ago, cardiologist and innovator, Dr. Azam Anwar noticed a patch of dry skin on his left leg, but did not give it much thought. However, a week later, the small area had expanded rapidly across his lower leg, becoming red and painful. He visited a dermatologist who immediately diagnosed him with MRSA cellulitis. MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) is a strain of staph bacteria that has become resistant to various antibiotics; it can cause a rapidly worsening skin and tissue infection known as cellulitis.

Dr. Anwar immediately began taking antibiotics, while bleach baths and other cleansers were recommended as additional preventive measures. He took bleach baths 2-3 times per week for several months and found them to be effective. However, he also found bleach baths to be cumbersome, time consuming, and drying to the skin. Dr. Anwar knew there had to be a better way.

It became clear that the medical community was relying heavily on prescription products to fight against these serious skin conditions, and the options for safe and effective cleansers were lacking. Furthermore, from a scientific standpoint, skin cleansing can often be overlooked as a simple first step in improving skin health for conditions such as Dr. Anwar's.

He then embarked on an extensive journey with other scientists to bring something better to the market. The products had to be effective and affordable, as well as easy and safe for the entire family to use.

The first patented product to come from this work was CLn® BodyWash. This product "bottled up" the most important ingredient of a bleach bath, sodium hypochlorite, into a gentle, easy, and clinically-proven cleanser. The benefits of sodium hypochlorite, such as its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, were now available in a much more approachable and appealing product. CLn® BodyWash was designed to be a head-to-toe body cleanser for adults and children alike. With research supporting its use as a first-line maintenance therapy for those with sensitive skin at risk of infection, CLn® BodyWash proved that managing skin conditions no longer had to be the often uncomfortable, time-consuming process it often had been.

"It's been fulfilling to hear from customers that our CLn® washes are benefiting them greatly," said Dr. Anwar, "from children with eczema, to athletes, acne sufferers, and many dermatology patients. They report healthier looking skin and renewed confidence, which adds up to a better quality of life. As physicians, that's what we're all about."

A Highly Distinguished Medical Advisory Board

Renowned experts in dermatology, pediatrics and sports medicine, members of the CLn® Medical Advisory Board provide knowledge, insight, and scientific direction to the company.

Brian Berman - M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School

Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, New York University, New York City, NY
M.D., New York University School of Medicine

Residency

Dermatology Resident, Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine

Fellowship

National Institutes of Health, Fellow in Dermatology and Immunology, Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliations

Voluntary Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Private Physician, Skin and Cancer Associates Center for Cosmetic Enhancement®, Aventura, FL
Co-director, The Center for Clinical and Cosmetic ResearchTM, Aventura, FL

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist; board of directors, American Academy of Dermatology; past-president and founder, National Association of Veterans Affairs Dermatologists

Area(s) of Expertise

Medical Dermatology, Inflammatory dermatoses and cutaneous malignancies, Control of excessive scarring

James Mark Jackson - M.D.

Medical School

Texas A&M College of Medicine: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX and Temple, TX.

Residency

Internship: Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Scott and White Hospital, Internal Medicine Internship.
Residency: University of Louisville, Division of Dermatology.

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Dermatology, University of Louisville, Division of Dermatology
Dermatology Specialists, Louisville, KY

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist, American Board of Dermatology; North American Rheumatologic Dermatology Society; American Acne and Rosacea Society Founding Member; Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society; Medical Dermatology Society; American Academy of Dermatology; American Medical Association; Kentucky Dermatological Association; Kentucky Medical Association; Jefferson County Medical Society

Area(s) of Expertise

Medical Education, Psoriasis, Acne/acne rosacea, Contact and atopic dermatitis, Systemic therapies

Diane S. Berson - M.D., FAAD

Medical School

M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York City, NY

Residency

Department of Dermatology, State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, NY
Chief Resident in Dermatology, State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University
Assistant Attending in Dermatology, New York - Presbyterian Hospital
Private practice in New York City

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist; past-president, Women's Dermatologic Society; Medical Council of the Skin Cancer Foundation; board of trustees, Dermatology Foundation; founding board member, American Acne and Rosacea Society and American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery

Area(s) of Expertise

Dermatology; medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology; adult acne; cutaneous oncology

Mary Lupo - M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Internship, Internal Medicine, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, Jefferson, LA

Residency

Dermatology, Tulane University/Louisiana State University Affiliated Hospitals
Chief Resident, Tulane University/Louisiana State University Affiliated Hospitals

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Owner, Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology, New Orleans, LA
Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist, American Board of Dermatology; past president, Women's Dermatologic Society; fellow, American Academy of Dermatology; fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery;

Former member, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Board of Directors, Founding Co-Director, Cosmetic Boot Camp

Area(s) of Expertise

Non-surgical skin rejuvenation, Injectable dermal fillers and neuromodulators, Laser and light-based rejuvenation, Cosmeceuticals, Cosmetic dermatology

Wendy E. Roberts - M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA
Internship, General Surgery, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA

Residency

General Surgery, Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA
Dermatology, Los Angeles County King Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

Dermatopathology, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Private practice, Rancho Mirage, CA.
Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
Founding Director of Dermatopathology, Division of Dermatology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist; Creator of The Roberts Skin Type Classification® system; past president, Women's Dermatologic Society; member and fellow, American Academy of Dermatology

Area(s) of Expertise

Dermatology, dermatopathology, Generational Dermatology™, ethnic skin of color, cosmetic dermatology

Kristine A. Romine - M.D.

Medical School

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Residency

Internal Medicine and Chief Resident Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Chief Resident, Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Founder of Camelback Dermatology & Skin Surgery, Phoenix, AZ
Adjunct Faculty at Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Active fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery. National trainer for Allergan, Galderma, Medicis, and Merz.

Area(s) of Expertise

Surgical, cosmetic, and laser dermatology with comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, as well as specialization in Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer

Steven B. Singleton - M.D.

Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, M.D. - Dallas, TX
Internship, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of General Surgery - Dallas, TX

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - Dallas, TX
Norfolk and Norwich Health Care Trust, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Senior Registrar - Norwich, England

Fellowship

Steadman Hawkins Clinic - Vail, CO

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

The Steadman Clinic- Vail, CO, U.S. Olympic National Medical Center

Certifications/Professional Organizations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Area(s) of Expertise

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Lawrence Eichenfield - M.D.

Medical School

M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, NY

Residency

Pediatric Resident and Chief Resident, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine (Dermatology), University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist; past president, Society for Pediatric Dermatology; board of directors, Dermatology Foundation

Area(s) of Expertise

Pediatric/adolescent dermatology, atopic dermatitis, vascular lesions (hemangiomas), laser surgery, acne, neonatal dermatology, procedural pain control, nevi (moles), skin signs of systemic disease

Jerald Sklar - M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Internship, University of Texas Medical Branch

Residency

Dermatology, University of Oklahoma Affiliated Hospitals, Oklahoma City, OK

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Dermatologist, Dallas, TX

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist; Texas Dermatology Association; North Texas Dermatologic Surgery Society; American Skin Association; American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Area(s) of Expertise

Dermatology

Fred Ghali - M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Residency

Pediatrics, UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center; Dallas, TX
Dermatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Private Practice, Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas, P.A., Grapevine, TX
Clinical Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Department of Dermatology, Dallas, TX

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist; active fellow, American Academy of Dermatology and American Academy of Pediatrics; executive board, Society for Pediatric Dermatology; American Board of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology Section

Area(s) of Expertise

Pediatric dermatology

Guy Webster - M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School

M. D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Ph.D., Pathology, New York University, New York City, NY

Residency

Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine

Fellowship

National Institutes of Health, Fellow in Dermatology and Immunology, Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Webster Dermatology, P.A., Hockessin, DE
Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist; American Academy of Dermatology; Society for Investigative Dermatology; founder, American Acne and Rosacea Society

Area(s) of Expertise

Dermatology, rosacea, acne

Brad Glick - D.O.

Medical School

D.O., Nova Southeastern University, Fort. Lauderdale, FL
M.P.H., Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA

Residency

Family Medicine, Wellington Regional Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL and Palm Beach County Public Health Unit, West Palm Beach, FL
Dermatology, Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Private practice, Margate and Wellington, FL
Director of Dermatology Residency Training, Wellington Regional Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Guest Lecturer, Abbvie, Amgen, Galderma, Valeant, Medicis and Merz Pharmaceutical Speakers Bureaus

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon; president, Foundation for Osteopathic Dermatology; past president, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology; past president, Broward County Dermatologic Society; American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Society of Dermatology, Broward County Dermatology Society, Broward County Osteopathic Medical Association

Area(s) of Expertise

Dermatology, dermatological surgical and aesthetic procedures

Susan H. Weinkle - M.D.

Medical School

M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
Internship, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA

Residency

Dermatology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Current Clinic/Professional Affiliation

Private practice, Bradenton, FL
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Certifications/Professional Organizations

Board-certified dermatologist; fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery; past president, Women's Dermatological Society and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

Area(s) of Expertise

Dermatology, skin cancer, non-surgical cosmetic dermatology

Industry Leaders Escalate CLn Skin Care Products and Expand Reach to Those with Compromised Skin

Tens of thousands of consumers are using CLn® through healthcare professional recommendation and direct consumer outreach.

Board of Directors

  • Dr Anwar - TopMD Founder

    Azam Anwar, MD - CEO

    Dr. Anwar has over 25 years of clinical and high-level research and innovation expertise; from successfully developing medical devices, to founding the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, to spearheading formation of a world-renowned heart hospital, to multiple company formations and board memberships. He collaborated with dermatologists and chemists to invent a line of sodium hypochlorite cleansers, noting that there was a large void in the market for highly effective, easy-to-use therapeutic cleansers. What came out of Dr. Anwar's innovative collaboration was the development of the CLn® Skin Care line of products.

  • Anne Egger - VP of Marketing and Sales

    Anne Egger - Sr. VP of Marketing and Sales

    Ms. Egger has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry. Upon retiring from Galderma in 2009 after 20 years of service, she founded AME Enterprises, LLC, her own pharmaceutical consulting company. While at Galderma, she served as head of the U.S. Sales & Marketing division.

  • Stefano Curti

    Stefano Curti

    Mr. Curti brings over 25 years of experience in health, wellness, beauty, baby and OTC brand escalation. Prior to joining CLn® Skin Care, Mr. Curti held the positions of Global President, Johnson & Johnson's Beauty and Baby divisions and Global President Consumer Healthcare at Pfizer. At Johnson & Johnson he led the business strategy and innovation for a multinational portfolio of brands, including Johnson's Baby, Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Lubriderm, and many others. More recently he held the position of Senior Advisor and Board Member for private equity and venture capital firms focused on consumer companies.

  • Dr Jerald Sklar

    Dr. Jerald Sklar, MD

    Dr. Sklar is a highly regarded board-certified dermatologist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked extensively to treat compromised and hard to treat skin conditions and is also a highly sought after sports dermatologist, serving as the team dermatologist for both the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks. Dr. Sklar is also the physician leader and a founder of a rapidly expanding dermatology platform, bringing together high-quality practices. He has been voted D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas yearly since 2001 and has been a Texas Monthly Super Doctor since 2004.

Leadership Team

  • Dr Anwar - TopMD CEO

    Azam Anwar, MD - CEO

    Dr. Anwar has over 25 years of clinical and high-level research and innovation expertise; from successfully developing medical devices, to founding the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, to spearheading formation of a world-renowned heart hospital, to multiple company formations and board memberships. He collaborated with dermatologists and chemists to invent a line of sodium hypochlorite cleansers, noting that there was a large void in the market for highly effective, easy-to-use therapeutic cleansers. What came out of Dr. Anwar's innovative collaboration was the development of the CLn® Skin Care line of products.

  • John Regal - CMO

    John Regal - President and Chief Marketing Officer

    Mr. Regal has 25+ years of experience successfully developing, launching and growing businesses in diverse organizations ranging from Eli Lily, Kraft Foods and Microsoft to a number of start-ups. He is best known for his entrepreneurial work creating new billion-dollar categories. As VP of Marketing for POM Wonderful he brought the brand to country and created a national pomegranate frenzy that is still going strong today. As Chief Product / Strategy Officer of Ziosk, his team placed 180,000 7” Android tablets at Chili’s, Olive Garden and Red Robin, revolutionizing the experience and economics of dining. Today, he is leading CLn Skin Care’s effort to create the next billion-dollar category in skin care, Therapeutic Cleansing.

  • Guyer McCracken – Chief Financial Office

    Guyer McCracken – Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. McCracken has over 35 years of experience in finance and accounting, primarily in consumer products companies, including 20 years with Procter & Gamble. While at Procter & Gamble, he served in multiple roles in skin care, cosmetics, hair care, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and food & beverage categories for North America, Asia, and Global business units. More recently he has served in several Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles in start-ups and growth oriented companies in the online, consumer textile, and home health care industries. Mr. McCracken is a CPA.

  • Luis Bartolome - Sr. VP of Operations

    Luis Bartolome - Sr. VP of Operations

    Mr. Bartolome has over 40 years of experience in international operations of pharmaceuticals and consumer products companies, including 30 years with Johnson & Johnson. While at Johnson & Johnson, he served in many positions, including vice president of operations for Neutrogena, vice president of operations for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Europe, and vice president of operations for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Worldwide.

  • Anne Egger - Sr. VP of Marketing and Sales

    Anne Egger - Sr. VP of Marketing and Sales

    Ms. Egger has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry. Upon retiring from Galderma in 2009 after 20 years of service, she founded AME Enterprises, LLC, her own pharmaceutical consulting company. While at Galderma, she served as head of the U.S. Sales & Marketing division.  

  • Dr Ghali - Medical Director

    Fred Ghali, MD - Medical Director

    Dr. Ghali is board-certified in Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatrics, and Dermatology. After serving as the Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Cook Children's Physician Network in Ft. Worth, Texas (1999-2001), he established Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas, located in Grapevine and serving the entire region of North Texas.

    Dr. Ghali serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Dermatology at both UT Southwestern and Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He is an active member and has held board positions in the American Academy of Pediatrics/Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and the American Board of Dermatology.  Dr. Ghali is a frequently invited nationwide lecturer in Pediatric Dermatology. He is an author of over 25 publications in peer-related journals and textbooks. Dr. Ghali is the proud co-founder of Camp Braveskin, a special camp in North Texas benefiting children with chronic skin conditions.  Dr. Ghali serves as Director of Ghali Pediatric Dermatology Consultants where he serves as a regional expert in the treatment of eczema, atopic dermatitis, acne, folliculitis and other skin disorders of children and adolescents.