Toby Shawe, MD
Dr. Toby Shawe founded Skin Smart in 2002 to put her philosophy of “cosmetically elegant” skin care into practice. At Skin Smart, Dr. Shawe specializes in dermatology and aesthetics.
Having created a full-service dermatology practice, Dr. Shawe assures her patients that they will receive the most up-to-the minute, innovative treatments for all of their skin care needs. Her warm, inviting personality, easy going bedside manner and clinical expertise are what keeps her patients coming back.
From general dermatology concerns such as acne treatments and psoriasis, to creating customized skin care products for her patients, Dr. Shawe prides herself in offering the most experienced and knowledgeable skin care treatments in the area. Spearheaded by Dr. Shawe, Skin Smart also offers a full line of aesthetic treatments to meet every cosmetic need including Laser Skin Resurfacing, PicoSure Tattoo Removal, CoolSculpting®, Ultherapy, BOTOX® and fillers.
Born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Shawe’s exposure to the world of beauty and skin care came at a young age. While receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree from Columbia University, she worked for the world renowned Paul Mitchell. She spent four years with the famed hair care company, helping coordinate their beauty and hair shows, “Super Hair”, throughout the United States. While working for Paul Mitchell and attending Columbia University, Dr. Shawe also earned her cosmetology license, enabling her to start her own company, “Sweet Toby Henna”. This vegetable-based hair dye was imported from Persia and distributed to hair salons throughout the US and Canada.
After four years at Paul Mitchell and receiving her degree at Columbia University, Dr. Shawe attended Medical School in Lille, France. While in France, she learned the importance of quality skin care products and state of the art ingredients, which can now be found in her beloved Skin Smart Skin Care Line. It was during Medical School in France that she also met her husband and business partner, Dr. Samy Badawy.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Shawe completed six years of training at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Her degree is in both internal medicine, as well as dermatology. Prior to founding Skin Smart with Dr. Badawy, Dr. Shawe was an Associate Professor of Dermatology at MCP-Hahnemann University Hospitals and saw patients in Flourtown and Roxborough.
Dr. Shawe also enjoys spending time in beautiful Mendocino County, where she maintains a dermatology clinic in rural Ukiah, California. She also enjoys relaxing with friends and family. She and her husband, Dr. Samy Badawy, have three children.