Vanguard Skin Specialists

Vanguard Skin Specialists

By: Kirsten
Medical Providers
Dr. Vinh Chung, Dr. Michael Leslie, Dr. Maria Sheron


9348 Grand Cordera Pkwy., Ste. 160, Colorado Springs, CO 80924

Vanguard Skin Specialists practices medicine as a team sport. Their physician team spans dermatology, dermatopathology, Mohs surgery, plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine across eight locations in Southern Colorado. From providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer to offering the full suite of plastic surgery and aesthetic services, Vanguard’s physicians work together to exemplify power in community.

Dr. Vinh Chung founded Vanguard Skin Specialists in 2009, and he shares, “I believe everyone wants a higher calling in life. We live out our mission at Vanguard, and that has attracted a different breed of medical professionals. We pursue a higher purpose, and when you’re motivated by something bigger and more significant than yourself, your patients notice.”

Dr. Vinh Chung specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, and he has been named one of the Top Docs every year since 2011. He graduated Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and then he completed his dermatology residency and Mohs fellowship at Emory. Dr. Chung also graduated the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Theology and the University of Sydney with a Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His memoir Where the Wind Leads is available on Amazon and everywhere books and e-books are sold.

Dr. Michael Leslie has been named Top Doc for the fourth year. He is double board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. He graduated the University of Missouri with a BS in Biology and BA in Geography. He then earned his PhD from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, graduated medical school with Alpha Omega Honors at the University of Texas at Houston, and remained there for his dermatology residency. He completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at UTMB.

As one of the physician leaders at Vanguard, Dr. Leslie has helped launch offices in underserved markets and has developed a reputation for excellent patient care. Vanguard CEO, Leisle Chung, shares, “Dr. Leslie is referred to as our ‘second opinion’ doctor, because he is able to diagnose and treat the most challenging medical conditions.”

Dr. Maria Sheron is a board-certified dermatologist who has been named a Top Doc in her field. She graduated Cornell University with distinction and worked in HR. She pursued her true calling in medicine by attending the University of Pennsylvania’s post-baccalaureate pre-medical program and was then accepted into the linkage program at Drexel University College of Medicine. After graduating with Alpha Omega Honors, she completed her dermatology residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Sheron oversees both Vanguard’s continuing education program for physicians and advanced practice practitioners. She says, “It’s my privilege to help lead an organization that values patient care, employee engagement, and giving back to the community we serve.”

Vanguard’s team believes medicine is a calling, and this drives everything they do. From opening offices in underserved communities, to serving in developing countries, to donating all retail aesthetic skincare profits to charity, to simply giving patients their personal cell phone numbers, Vanguard believes in healing with impact.

Vanguard’s dermatologists, plastic surgeons and aesthetic providers are honored to serve this community.