Joseph P. Bark, M.D.
Dr. Joseph P. Bark's life pursuit has been the dissemination of information regarding skin care and skin health. Dr. Bark is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a National BOTOX® Educational Faculty Member training other physicians in the most advanced BOTOX® procedures. His internship and dermatology residency were completed at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. His medical degree was obtained at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Bark feels we should take care of the bodies and skin we were given, and to do so is simply a matter of rational self-concern, rather than vanity. No law or rule dictates that we must look and feel old as we age.
A nationally known radio and television personality, Dr. Bark has written three books on skin care for the lay public, and is currently working on a fourth. He has been consulted by ABC News, ABC's 20-20 program, and has done shows with Joan Lunden, Joan Rivers, Gary Collins, Lifetime Network, CNN Atlanta, CNN International, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and hundreds of nationally known magazine articles have cited his work. He is on the Advisory Board of Mens Fitness Magazine.
A Rotarian, Community Activist and Arts supporter, he has been President of the Rotary Club of Lexington, past District Governor for Eastern Kentucky, President of the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Lexington Philharmonic Board Member, Actors Guild of Lexington Board Member and Chair, and President of the Kentucky Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters. He is on the Board of the Hellenic Ideals Council, and is a Co-Founder of the National Association of Physician Broadcasters (now called the Association of Medical Communicators), and taught physician broadcasting with notables like Drs. Art Ulene, Tim Johnson, Bob Lanier, Bob Arnot, and Health Commentator George Strait. He is creator of "Doctor Talk" on WKYT in Lexington, KY, and was a monthly guest for four years during the tenure of the Bob Braun Show, a talk show out of Cincinnati with about 5 million viewers per week. He continues his local television presence with weekly dermatologic educational spots on "News at 12:30" on WLEX-TV, Lexington, and on "Afternoon," from WKYT-TV, Lexington.
Active in Rotary affairs for District 6740, Dr. Bark is a world traveler, motorcyclist, scuba diver with instructor certification, and an award-winning photographer who has had several gallery exhibitions of his work. He has taught dermatologic photography at the American Academy of Dermatology general meeting for several years. He has served as a member of the American Academy of Dermatology Public Information Department. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Medicine. Dr. Bark and his wife, Linda live in Lexington, Kentucky.