Dr. Nardo Zaias

Nardo Zaias, M.D., Board Certified Dermatologist, founder of The Greater Miami Skin & Laser Center, the first dedicated skin & laser center in Miami Beach, FL. A pioneer, author, and father, Dr. Nardo Zaias has become one of the most prominent dermatologists in South Florida. His Miami Beach office is “home” to thousands of elite patients with the highest of standards. Dr. Zaias is a respected figure whose reputation stems from a combination of superior academic training, along with an unparalleled commitment to research. A lifelong devotion to the treatment of skin diseases together with his attention to detail is the driving force that brings patients from all over the world.

Dr. Nardo ZaiasDr. Zaias has conducted many studies concerning the origination, diagnosis, and treatments of skin; nail; and foot diseases, infections, and environmental factors of these conditions. From 1967 to 1968 he worked with the US Armed Forces where he examined soldiers who developed skin conditions due to the climate conditions in the Jungle.

His research led him to design a special tropical boot for members of the military that allowed them to sustain intense weather conditions. In 1969, he received a commendation from the US Armed Forces medical director for his research with “feet in US Soldiers in the field.”

His groundbreaking research has paved the way for precise diagnosis, and treatments for patients with skin and nail disorders and diseases, skin cancer, and other conditions of the skin.

Dr. Zaias is the author of 3 Books, and has been published extensively in over 100+ professional journals and articles on the subjects of nail diseases, nail fungus (Onychomycosis), and other dermatological topics.


1948-1952 – University of Miami, BS
1952-1953 – School of Zoology Graduate School


Diplomat, American Board of Dermatology Since 1965
Diplomat, American Board of Dermopathology since 1974

Honors and Recognition

1960 – Gold Medal Exhibit

AAD Chicago, Systemic Anti fungal Griseofulvin

1984 – The Nail (Nidarus Year Lecture)
Trondheim, Sweden

1988 -Silver Medal Original Investigation 
Terbinafine Systemic in Onychomycosis

AAD San Francisco