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Dr. Shafran received his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Duke University, and received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, graduating with honors. Following an internship in internal medicine, he completed specialty training in dermatology at Medical University of South Carolina where he served as chief resident.

He was board certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991. Dr. Shafran has continued to advance his education with a number of national and local meetings annually focusing on the latest cosmetic and general dermatologic care. He is a preceptor for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program and has been a speaker for Medicis discussing Dysport and for Zeltiq. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, Charlotte Dermatology Association, North Carolina Medical Society, Mecklenburg County Medical society, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

In addition to general and surgical dermatology, Dr. Shafran provides a number of specialized services including skin cancer surgery, mole removal, age spot removal, and scar revision.  He has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic treatments and is an expert in the use of Botox, Xeomin, Juvéderm, Restylane, Teoxane, laser and light-based therapies, and more.


Residence: 19319 Betty Stough Rd.
Cornelius, NC 28031

Office: 17039 Kenton Dr., Ste. 100
Cornelius, NC 28031



Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Birthdate: February 19, 1959
Marital Status: Single
Children: Hannah Shafran Causey
Benjamin Marcel Shafran


1990 – 1991 Chief Resident in Dermatology

  • Department of Dermatology
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina


1988 – 1990 Resident in Dermatology

  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina


1986 – 1988 Resident in Internal Medicine

  • Department of Internal Medicine Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina


1982 – 1986 Doctorate of Medicine (AOA)

  •  Bowman Gray School of Medicine Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina


1977 – 1981 Bachelor of Arts – Biochemistry (Cum Laude)

  • Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina


1974 -1977 Diploma (Honors)

  • William Allen High School
    Allentown, Pennsylvania



1988-1989 Co-principal Investigator, Medical University of South Carolina.

Evaluated patients in double-blind placebo-controlled study of urea peroxide versus vehicle in the treatment of acne vulgaris


1984 (Fall) Clinical Research Assistant, Dept. of Infectious Diseases,

Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Evaluated patients in a dose response study of Cefpimizole in the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea in men


1983 (Summer) Research Technician, Dept. of Microbiology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine.

Participated in a project investigating the mechanism of viral oncogenesis by demonstrating an association between a glycoprotein of the spleen focus forming virus with the nuclear

matrix of the murine erythroleukemia cells they had infected.


1981-1982 Research Technician, Division of Dermatology, Dept. of Medicine, Duke University. Operated a tissue culture lab and conducted research on pemphigus vulgarism Revised the technique for initiating epidermal cell cultures from human neonatal skin.



2015-20   Voted Best Dermatologist, Lake Norman North Carolina

1996         Chairperson for the American Cancer Society Skin Cancer Screening

1995-96   President, Charlotte Dermatology Association

1993-95   Representative to the Advisory Council of the American Academy of Dermatology

1988        Invited Reviewer for Journal of American Academy of Dermatology

1986        Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society

1986        Graduate with Honors, Bowman Gray School of Medicine

1981        Cum Laude Graduate, Duke University

1981        Nominated to the National Honorary Chemical Society

1979        Dean’s List, Duke University



1991-present    Continued training seminars for pulsed light, laser, Botox (neurotoxins), and advanced Dermal filler techniques

2000-present    Dermatology Foundation, Leaders Society

1991-present     Charlotte Dermatology Society

1991-present     Mecklenburg County Medical society

1991-present     North Carolina Medical Society

1991-present     American Academy of Dermatology

1988-present    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

1988-91              South Carolina Medical Association

1988-91              Charleston County Medical Society

1986-present    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society


South Carolina #14119 1988-1992
North Carolina #39997 1991-present



1991   Atrium Hospital-University, Charlotte – Courtesy privileges

Atrium Hospital-Main, Charlotte – Courtesy privileges



Sandberg ET, Pegram PS, Roddy RE, Handsfield HH, Hampton KO, Shafran KM, Hook EW: “Dose Ranging Study of Cefpimizole (U-63196E) for Treatment of

Uncomplicated Gonorrhea in Men.” Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy



Hashimoto K, Shafran KM, Webber PS, Lazarus GS, Singer KH: “Anti-Cell

Surface Pemphigus Autoantibody Stimulates Plasminogen Activator Activity of

Human Epidermal Cells: A Mechanism for the Loss of Epidermal Cohesion and Blister Formation.” Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1983; 157(1):259-72.



Hashimoto K, Singer KH, Shafran KM, Lazarus GS: “Incubation of Human

Epidermal Cells with Pemphigus lgG Results in an Increase in Plasminogen Activator Activity.” Clinical Research, 1982;30(2).


Lazarus GS, Hashimoto K, Shafran KM, et al: “Production and Secretion of

Plasminogen Activator by Cultured Human Epidermal Cells.” Clinical Research,




Shafran KM: Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology. Ashton, R. and Leppard B.,

Journal American Academy of Dermatology

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