Edit Olasz Harken, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Aesthetic Clinic
Member, Skin Oncology Clinic

Introduction

Dr. Olasz, originally from Hungary, completed her dermatology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she served as Chief Resident. She received her medical degree and Ph.D. from the University of Szeged, Hungary. Dr. Olasz has extensive basic science training in skin immunology, including a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dermatology Branch at the National Institutes of Health under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Katz.

Her current laboratory research focuses on identifying the mechanism of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma development in immunosuppressed patients. She is the medical director of the immunofluorescence laboratory, phototherapy unit, and adult aesthetic and laser surgery. Dr. Olasz is an expert in treating high-risk skin cancers in immunosuppressed patients and part of a multidisciplinary Transplant Skin Cancer Group at Froedtert Hospital.

Edit Olasz Harken, MD, PhD
Edit Olasz, MD, PhD

Dr. Olasz is highly skilled in cosmetic therapies using botulinum toxin, filler and laser treatment. She particularly enjoys providing comprehensive skin care advice to help her patients achieve their desired appearance and feel rejuvenated.

Additionally, Dr. Olasz serves as the Dermatology Chief at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. She is proud and honored to provide the highest level of dermatological care to the veterans.

Dr. Olasz has numerous scientific publications and book chapters. She is a member of national and international boards and committees on transplant dermatology, international volunteerism and cutting edge research in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Olasz is passionate about volunteering her time to teach dermatology and provide dermatological care in underserved areas in the Caribbean and in Vietnam.

Areas of Expertise

  • Botox Injections
  • Bullous diseases
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatological Surgery
  • Facial Laser Resurfacing
  • High-risk skin cancer in immunosuppressed patients
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  • Procedural Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Transplant

Board Certification

  • Dermatology

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Szeged Medical and Medical Sciences Center – Hungary (1995)
  • PhD – University of Szeged Medical and Medical Sciences Center – Hungary (2004)
  • Residency, Dermatology – Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2008)

Publications

In the News

CoolSculpting Now Available at FORME Aesthetic and Vein Center

01/25/2017  |  Comments Off on CoolSculpting Now Available at FORME Aesthetic and Vein Center

We are excited to announce that the FORME Aesthetic and Vein Center will now be offering CoolSculpting®.... more

Dr. Edit Olasz Earns Promotion

04/13/2015  |  Comments Off on Dr. Edit Olasz Earns Promotion

Effective July 1, 2015, the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Dr. Edit Olasz to... more

Finally We Are Growing Skin Cancer on Rats

04/15/2013  |  Comments Off on Finally We Are Growing Skin Cancer on Rats

Research Update From the Olasz-Lazarova Lab By Edit Olasz, MD, PhD and Zelmira Lazarova, MD Two years ago we proposed in a... more