July 11, 2018
Starting Wednesday evening, you can watch an hour-long television show focused on a doctor who pops pimples professionally.
Welcome to 2018.
Dr. Sandra Lee – better known as "Dr. Pimple Popper" – graduated from Hahnemann University, which is now Drexel University’s College of Medicine, after attending UCLA as an undergrad.
The new season of Dr. Pimple Popper, starring Sandra Lee '11, airs tonight. Warning: not for the squimish! https://t.co/BmBYPA5bAA— Drexel Alumni (@Drexelalumni) July 11, 2018
She completed a residency in Springfield, Illinois, and is a board certified dermatologist and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Mohs Surgery.
But Lee is best-known for the Instagram videos she started posting in 2014, and the YouTube series she began in 2015. The initial concept behind the videos was simple: She would pop zits, blackheads, and cysts. The videos were certainly not for the squeamish (and still aren’t — you’ve been warned), but they found an audience and started to pick up steam.
(The above video is pretty tame. We'll let you find the more ... involved videos on your own.)
The show, also called “Dr. Pimple Popper,” debuts July 11 at 10:04 p.m., and will air weekly on Wednesdays at the same time.
Now that Lee officially has her own television show on the air, maybe this is the right time to update Drexel’s list of notable alumni on Wikipedia. She’ll fit right in next to fellow Drexel alum and filmmaker Susan Seidelman, whose film Smithereens was the first American independent film invited to compete at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival.