Will Kirby

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Dr. Will Kirby
Born Florence, Italy
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Dermatologist, Osteopathic Physician, Spokesman, Television Personality
Television Big Brother 2 (Winner), Big Brother 7, Dr. 90210, The Doctors

Dr. Will Kirby is a board certified dermatologist, the owner of Kirby Dermatology, an osteopathic physician, a medical text book and journal author, and a reality television personality best known for winning the American program Big Brother 2 and appearances on multiple seasons of "Dr. 90210" as well as "The Doctors."

Early life[edit]

Born in Florence, Italy, Kirby went to kindergarten in Paris, France and spent considerable time in his youth in Tallahassee, Florida where he graduated high school from Florida State University High School (colloquially "Florida High"). In 1995, Kirby received his degree in Biology from Emory University.

Television career[edit]

After winning CBS's Big Brother in 2001, Kirby briefly served as a medical correspondent for Extra!. He appeared in an episode of The Young and the Restless in late October 2006. He was also heavily featured on two seasons of the E! Channel television series Dr. 90210 and made appearances on episodes of Regis & Kelly, The Talk, LA Ink, Chelsea Lately (August 2008), Reality Bites Back (starring Amy Schumer and Theo Vonn) and "Fox News. Additionally, Kirby has made several appearances on The Doctors as himself, during 2008 and 2009 and 2012. In 2008, Dr. Kirby appeared on the weekend edition of E! News celebrity body parts. On March 6, 2011, Kirby appeared in the sixth season premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, he hosted the jury roundtable segment of the CBS Big Brother finale. He also recorded three voices for a forthcoming episode of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken. He has appeared on more than 35 television shows.

Medical and Professional Career[edit]

Dr. Kirby received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his first year of postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His dermatology residency training took place in association with Western University/Pacific Hospital where he was honored by being selected to serve as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. Currently, Kirby serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Western University of Health Sciences and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology, for Nova Southeastern University. He is also an expert reviewer for the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. In addition to serving as a medical expert in legal cases involving laser tattoo removal, Kirby lectures frequently at national medical conventions on advanced laser tattoo removal techniques and he has published multiple tattoo removal articles in medical journals, including articles in The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology[1] and The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.[2] Kirby lectures frequently at national medical conventions on advanced laser tattoo removal techniques, publishes articles in peer reviewed medical journals and has the prestigious honor of serving on the editorial advisory board of popular dermatological publications including The Dermatologist and The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. He has authored and co-authored multiple medical text book chapters regardng lasers and their implications.[3][4] A licensed osteopathic physician in the state of California since 2002, Kirby is recognized as a Fellow by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and is a board certified dermatologist. In 2004 Kirby founded a laser tattoo removal chain in Beverly Hills, California, called "Dr. Tattoff" which he grew to ten clinics as of 2015 when he sold the company to pursue other dermatological endeavors. Dr. Kirby is currently a member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and in the past has held membership in the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Kirby also served as the national spokesman for Johnson & Johnson's Neutrogena Dermatologics where he appeared live on QVC more than 100 times and for Kimberly Clark's Truist skin care line.

Personal life[edit]

Kirby and his longtime fiancée Erin Brodie have two children. Their son, William Cassius "Cash" Kirby, was born in May 2010.[5][6] In 2012, Brodie gave birth to the couple's daughter, Scarlett.


  1. ^ Ravneet Ruby Kaur; William Kirby; Howard Maibach (2009). "Cutaneous allergic reactions to tattoo ink" (PDF). Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 8 (4): 295–300. doi:10.1111/j.1473-2165.2009.00469.x. PMID 19958434. 
  2. ^ William Kirby; Alpesh Desai; Tejas Desai; Francisca Kartono; Geeta Patel (2009). "The Kirby-Desai Scale: A Proposed Scale to Assess Tattoo-removal Treatments" (PDF). Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 2 (3): 32–37. PMC 2923953. PMID 20729941. 
  3. ^ Kirby W, Kartono F, Small R. (September 2011). "Chapter 30: Tattoo Removal with Lasers. Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice". ISBN 978-1-4377-0580-5
  4. ^ Nouri K, Kirby W.(September 2011)."Chapter 30: Ethical Issues, Chapter 31: Medicolegal Issues (Documentation/Informed Consent)". ISBN 978-0-85729-280-3
  5. ^ "'Big Brother' Star Delivers Own Baby, Gets Cash". TMZ.com. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  6. ^ Messer, Lesley (2011-08-23). "Big Brother's Will Kirby Engaged". People.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 

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Preceded by
Eddie McGee
Big Brother U.S. winner
Season 2 (2001)
Succeeded by
Lisa Donahue