About Dr. Jay M. Kulkin
Founder & Medical Director of WIFH in Atlanta, Dr. Jay Kulkin, MD, is a nationally recognized cosmetic laser specialist with more than thirty years of experience, and a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
While Dr. Kulkin is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, it is his initial laser training in the late 1980’s that lead to his expertise in cosmetic lasers. As one of the leading experts in the field, Dr. Kulkin has led laser workshops to teach his techniques across the United States and Canada, and frequently serves as an expert on the subject.
In the Community
Dr. Kulkin has brought the latest advances in medicine to women in Georgia. Not only has he completed peer review work for the Georgia Medical Board in an effort to assure quality care in the state, as the former Executive Director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia he was instrumental in creating their Women’s Health Program.
In addition to serving on a number of boards, Dr. Kulkin was appointed as a Fellow in the Department of Health and Human Services Medical Policy Program, which was designed to create a national policy to improve the quality of health care for all Americans.
Additionally, he formerly served as the vice chair for the American Association of Health Plans Women’s Health Task Force and was a member of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Women’s Health Leadership Think Tank.
Local Work, Global Reach
Dr. Kulkin was one of the first physicians in Georgia to use lasers in a surgical setting. Beyond his work across Georgia, he has also operated abroad. Due to his extensive experience and pristine track record, Dr. Kulkin is often on called by the Georgia Medical Board as an expert to examine cases of questionable physician performance. Dr. Kulkin also consults for one of the world’s largest cosmetic surgery companies to train surgeons on laser-assisted liposuction.
Patients from all over the world travel to Atlanta for Dr. Kulkin’s laser treatments. As of 2019, he has performed over 10,000 Smartlipo procedures and hundreds of Cellulaze procedures. He and his personally trained team of medical professionals have also performed over 1 million laser hair removal procedures. Dr. Kulkin has special expertise in the use of the Alexandrite and Yag lasers, as well as IPL devices and laser lipolysis.
Education & Training
1970-1974 – Emory University, Chemistry (Atlanta, Georgia)
1974-1978 – University of Miami School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (Miami, Florida)
1995-1997 – Kennesaw State University, Masters of Business Administration (Kennesaw, Georgia)
1978-1979 – Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami, Florida)
1979-1982 – Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami, Florida)
1981-1982 – Served as Administrative Chief Resident
- Georgia Health Care Charities
- American Heart Association
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
- Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Former Fellow American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Former Member of Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Former Member of Medical Association of Georgia
- Former Member of Dekalb Medical Society
- Member of the Atlanta OB-GYN Society
- Former Member of the Atlanta Endoscopy Society
- Member of the Georgia OB-GYN Society
- Former Member Georgia Managed Care Association
- Former Member American College of Physician Executives