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Center of Dermatology and Laser Surgery of Philadelphia

About Our Top Dermatologist

The Winners of Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctors Six years in a row

Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology is honored with the Philadelphia Magazine Top DoctorsTM award for six years running and listed on the Castle Connoly Top Doctor directory. Our best in class dermatologists are supported by a team of young and dynamic medical assistants and a highly motivated group of patient coordinators. We are here to wow you with all aspects of your experience at our practice. We invest in our staff, technology, and facility to provide you the best dermatology care possible.

Physicians:

Dr. Claire Dorfman Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Dorfman

Dr. Dorfman is a board-certified dermatologist who practices general dermatology, surgical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. She has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and presented at both regional and national meetings. Dr. Dorfman completed her dermatology residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she served as chief resident in her final year.

Dr. Dorfman grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina before attending Pennsylvania State University for her undergraduate studies. She then attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was elected to the Sigma Sigma Phi medical honor society.

Outside of dermatology, she enjoys running, cooking, painting and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Marissa Milchak MD. Board Certified Dermatologist

Marissa Milchak MD.

Dr. Milchak is a board-certified dermatologist who practices general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She completed her dermatology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA., where she served as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Milchak specializes in complex medical dermatology, dermatologic conditions in skin of color, and surgical/cosmetic dermatology.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Milchak has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at regional/national meetings. She is a current member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the Philadelphia Dermatological Society. Volunteerism has always been important to Dr. Milchak, as evidenced by her involvement in the American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery.

Dr. Milchak grew up outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at Washington & Jefferson College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in chemistry and minor in mathematics. She then attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society and was awarded the Ruth S. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship.

Outside of dermatology, Dr. Milchak enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family and fiancé. Her favorite hobby is running- she proudly completed the Richmond Marathon and hopes to train for another. Dr. Milchak is excited to serve patients in her home state of Pennsylvania.

Aimee Krausz MD. Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon

Aimee Krausz, MD. Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon

Aimee Krausz , MD, FACMS is a fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Board-Certified Dermatologist who specializes in the comprehensive treatment of skin cancer. As a skin cancer expert, she ensures the complete removal of your skin cancer and focuses on aesthetic and elegant reconstruction.

Dr. Krausz graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She completed her internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and her dermatology residency at Albert Einstein, where she served as chief resident. She then completed a rigorous fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She loves teaching medical students and residents and is actively involved in research focused on advancing the field of dermatologic oncology.

Dr. Krausz has published numerous articles in national and international peer-reviewed medical journals and lectures nationally on dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser, Medicine and Surgery.

She lives in Merion with her husband and three children and is excited to serve the Main Line community!

Mohammed Dany MD. Dermatologist

Mohammed Dany, MD. Dermatologist

Dr. Mohammed Dany is a Dermatology physician scientist and a senior Dermatology resident at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internal medicine preliminary year at Harvard medical school, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, before moving to Philadelphia to pursue his training in Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Dany has authored numerous publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals and has presented at many regional/national/ and international meetings. He is a current member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the Philadelphia Dermatological Society.

Dr. Dany grew up in Lebanon, and went for college at the American University of Beirut where he graduated as valedictorian. Following that, he completed a PhD in cancer biology as well as medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society and graduated as valedictorian.

Outside of dermatology, Dr. Dany enjoys reading history fiction novels, playing tennis, being outdoors, traveling, photography, and mastering coffee brewing techniques.

Physician Assistants:

Melanie Nevid PA-C, Physician Assistant

Melanie Nevid, Physician Assistant

Melanie Nevid is a board-certified Physician Assistant, specializing in dermatology. She was born in Manhattan, NY and raised in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz, with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.

Melanie continued her education at Touro College in Manhattan, NY, where she received a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences, and a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2013.

After graduating, Melanie went on to practice Dermatology in the New York metropolitan area, including Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Westchester. She has experience in treating very diverse populations, along with treating patients of all ages, from infants to the geriatric community. She has a great interest in the psychosocial impact that skin has on the individual, and has a very compassionate understanding of the high energy high stress life experience daily. Her article on the psychocutaneous manifestations of stress was published in the Journal of Dermatology Physician Assistants in 2013.

Melanie is a proud member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, The Pennsylvania Dermatology Physician Assistants Society, and the New York Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Melanie is a recent transplant from Manhattan who now lives in Center City, Philadelphia, and enjoys being a foodie, seeing live music whenever and where ever she can, and spending quality time with her miniature golden doodle, named Hank.

Kate Powers MPA-C, Physician Assistant

Kate Powers, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Kate Powers is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in dermatology. She was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biological Studies and Health Professions from the Pennsylvania State University. Katie continued her education at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA where she received her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a current member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, the Pennsylvania Dermatology Physician Assistants Society, and the Dermatological Society of New Jersey. Additionally, she is a SDPA Diplomate Fellowship Candidate.

Aestheticians:

Bao Tran Licensed Aesthetician

BAO TRAN, MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN

Bao Bao is a seasoned aesthetician with solid foundations in skin anatomy and diseases, as well as rejuvenation of the body, mind, and spirit.

Before joining Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, Bao provided aesthetic services at top medical spas on the Mainline and in the Philadelphia area. She graduated the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute from where she also got her certification.

Bao’s expertises include laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, body sculpting, chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion. With her extensive knowledge of medical aesthetics and focus on safety, she develops effective skin care regimens for all skin types and colors.

Holly Gilliam Licensed Aesthetician

Holly Gilliam, Licensed Esthetician

Holly has been practicing as a licensed aesthetician for over 10 years.

As a native Tennessean, she graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics. Her esthetics career began at Jón Alan Salon & Spa in Nashville where she completed intensive AVEDA training and when promoted to Esthetics Director, she implemented more advanced services such as microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and introduced SkinCeuticals to her team.

Since moving to Philadelphia in 2015, Holly began extensive laser training at one of the top medical spas in Bucks County. She specializes in all aspects of the esthetics industry including all laser modalities that treat hair removal, skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and highly customized facial treatments.

Holly prioritizes continuing education in an ever-evolving industry, and strongly believes in empowering individuals to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin.

Erin Cavanaugh Licensed Aesthetician

Erin Cavanaugh, Licensed Esthetician

Erin…

Char Rayford Licensed Aesthetician

Char

Char L. Rayford is a trusted Licensed Medical Aesthetician with over 11 years of experience in facial rejuvenation and advanced aesthetic treatments. She specializes in acne treatments, corrective chemical peels, laser hair removal, and scar treatments for all skin types and ethnicities. Char is dedicated to a comprehensive approach to address the overall health and well-being of the skin.

She enjoys staying up to date on the latest and innovative skincare products through continued education. Guiding her patients to achieve healthy skin is what drives her. In her free time, Char enjoys traveling, beach days, and trendy restaurants.

Brieanna Colomy Licensed Aesthetician

Brieanna Colomy, Licensed Esthetician

Brieanna Colomy

Current Job Openings: Board-certified dermatologist Physician Assistant (multi-year experience in dermatology required) Certified Aesthetician Front desk coordinator Cosmetic coordinator For more information email hr@ringpfeildermatology.com


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