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Melissa joined Advanced Dermatology in 1995 and worked as a Medical Assistant for many years. She completed the Physician Assistant Program at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and received her certification before returning to Advanced Dermatology as a Physician Assistant. During her studies at Weill Medical College, she performed clinical rotations in all major fields of medicine, working at various hospitals throughout the New York City region. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants. Melissa has thorough knowledge of the practice of dermatology, including Mohs skin cancer surgery and has worked with thousands of patients at Advanced Dermatology. With the broad range of conditions that are managed and treated here, she enjoys the variety of her work, with an expertise in acne, warts, mild chemical peels, and laser hair removal. Melissa takes the extra step with all patients to get to know them and their families on a personal level. She treats each patient as if they were a member of her own family: with love, compassion and honesty. She especially appreciates the satisfaction of caring for teens and helping them improve their self-esteem by improving their skin. Melissa is married and has three very active boys. She enjoys movies, reading, cooking, theatre and traveling with her family.