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Philadelphia and Mainline Center of Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery Center in Philadelphia
  • Dermatology Center in Philadelphia
  • Cosmetic Surgery Center in Philadelphia
  • Dermatology Center in Philadelphia

Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

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Uncompromised quality through unmatched experience | focus on patient satisfaction | advanced technology

Current job openings

  • Board-certified dermatologist
  • Certified Aesthetician
  • Front desk coordinator

For more information email HR@ringpfeildermatology.com

Franziska Ringpfeil, MD. Dermatologist

Miriam Vega Gonzalez, MD. Dermatologist

Nina F. Abraham, MD. Dermatologist

Alyssa Klein MD. Dermatologist

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Dr. Ringpfeil graduated from medical school and started her dermatology training in Dusseldorf, Germany. In 1990, she was invited by the chairman of dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University to join his department. After completing residency and receiving board certification, she joined the faculty at Jefferson, specializing in cosmetic and pediatric dermatology.

She has authored numerous scientific papers in major professional journals, authored and co-authored several chapters in the leading textbooks for dermatology, and has lectured both nationally and internationally.

She received the Young Investigator Award by the American Academy of Dermatology, as well as an award by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for outstanding teaching faculty. She serves as a vice chair for the Dermatology Foundation, the nation's leading supporter for dermatologic research. Dr. Ringpfeil is listed on the expert panel of F.I.R.S.T. (Foundation for ichthyosis and related disorders) and she is a member on the advisory board for NAPE (National Aassociation for Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum).

In addition, she volunteers her time at Camp Discovery, a camp for children with the most severe skin diseases.

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Dr. Gonzalez is a board-certified dermatologist with over 20 years of experience. She completed her residency in dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University and has served patients at well-known practices in Arizona and Philadelphia.

Dr. Gonzalez practices both general and cosmetic dermatology. She sees patients at our Haverford location on Mondays and our Center City office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Dr. Gonzalez who was born in Colombia speaks fluent Spanish

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Dr. Abraham completed a residency in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. At Mount Sinai, she gained a breadth of experience while taking care of a diverse patient population. During her final year of residency, she served as chief resident. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Abraham went on to pursue subspecialty training in Dermatopathology at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

During her medical training, Dr. Abraham presented at both regional and national meetings and published numerous papers in general dermatology and dermatopathology. Dr. Abraham is board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology.

Previously, Dr. Abraham graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Anthropology and Theater. She received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Abraham grew up in the Philadelphia area and is excited to return and serve the community in which she was raised.

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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.

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Dr. Hannaway completed her Dermatology residency at New York Medical College in New York, N.Y., and served as chief resident in her final year. While there she was awarded the Cynthia E. Saporito M.D. Prize of the Department of Dermatology in both 2017 and 2018. During her training she gained experience in General Dermatology, Complex Medical Dermatology, and Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. She has published articles in multiple journals and presented at several national meetings in the areas of Medical Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

Dr. Hannaway completed her intern year in Internal Medicine at New York University in New York, N.Y, and medical school at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where she graduated Cum Laude. While at Jefferson she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as well as Jefferson’s George McClellan Surgical Honor Society and Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society. She is a current member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatology Surgery, American Society of Dermatopathology, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Prior to her life in Medicine, Dr. Hannaway graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Art History, which remains one of her greatest interests. She is originally from the Philadelphia area and is thrilled to be returning home.

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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.

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Linda has been practicing in dermatology since 1999. She graduated with high honors from the MCP/Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program in 1997 and was the recipient of the David Buck Memorial Award for academic and clinical excellence.

Linda earned her B.A. in psychology from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey in 1978 where she graduated summa cum laude and was the valedictorian of her graduating class.

Linda is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.

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Breean Beers, PA-C, is a board-certified dermatology physician assistant. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, P.A. Upon graduation, she was inducted into Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants, and was awarded the class Award for Academic Excellence. Prior to physician assistant graduate school, she worked as a medical assistant at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology and is ecstatic to be back at the practice!

Breean is a current member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, and the Pennsylvania Dermatology Physician Assistants Society. Additionally, she is a SDPA Diplomate Fellowship Candidate.

Prior to PA school, she was published in Cancer Discovery Journal. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Biological Sciences and Health Professions. She is originally from Pittsburgh, but loves living in Philadelphia with her fiance and yellow lab, Jake! In her free time, she enjoys hiking and traveling!

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Dr. Krupnick completed her dermatologic residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and her internal medicine residency at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. Through her dual training, she obtained a comprehensive knowledge of general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, lasers and complex medical dermatology.

Dr. Krupnick is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She has published several papers on dermatology, oncology and women’s health and presented at both regional and national meetings. She serves as volunteer faculty at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, contributing to resident education.

Prior to her training, Dr. Krupnick attended Dartmouth College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society. She then attended New York University School of Medicine where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and was awarded the William Osler Medal.

Dr. Krupnick grew up in New York City. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, cooking, running, reading and spending time with her husband and son.

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Linda has been practicing in dermatology since 1999. She graduated with high honors from the MCP/Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program in 1997 and was the recipient of the David Buck Memorial Award for academic and clinical excellence.

Linda earned her B.A. in psychology from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey in 1978 where she graduated summa cum laude and was the valedictorian of her graduating class.

Linda is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.

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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.

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Cori is a medical aesthetician with over 10 years of experience. She operates the most advanced cosmetic lasers and provides a large range of cosmetic services.

Cori has developed expertise in scar treatments, skin tone and texture improvement, tattoo removal, under arm sweat treatment, and hair removal. She will develop a customized treatment plan specific to your needs.

Cori's experience, passion, and the state of the art equipment here at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology will get you to your skin goals.

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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.

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Originally from North Carolina, Renee trained at the Swedish Institute in New York City. After moving to Los Angeles she continued her education to became a licensed esthetician. Looking to provide more result-oriented services, she joined Ringpfeil Dermatology and completed our extensive RAD laser training program.

Renee is happy to offer treatments ranging from chemical peels, derma planing and microdermabrasion to laser treatments tackling hair removal, sun damage, skin tightening and rejuvenation, acne scars and pigmentation concerns.
She looks forward to helping you look and feel your best!

Channing Bushnell
Licensed Aesthetician

Kristen E. Starr
Licensed Aesthetician

Dana M. Phillips
Licensed Aesthetician

Melissa Selig
Licensed Esthetician

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Channing Bushnell, a licensed aesthetician, is now seeing patients at our Philadelphia and Haverford locations. Channing was a long-time patient of Ringpfeil Dermatology when she decided to return to school to become a licensed aesthetician.

After completing our intensive training program, we are now proud to have her as a member of our team! Channing performs laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, skin tightening procedures, tattoo removal, acne scar treatments, facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and other skin care procedures. Her passion for aesthetic skin care combined with our advanced technology gives her the opportunity to deliver excellent results and provide our patients with high quality care.

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Kristen E. Starr is a seasoned medical aesthetician who specializes in advanced aesthetics and laser medicine. She graduated from the esthetician program at the Rizzieri Aveda School in 2007 and continued her education at the Institute for Laser Surgery and the Integrative Medical Aesthetician Program of New Jersey.

Kristen specializes in laser treatments such as laser hair removal, tattoo removal with the Picosure and Enlighten lasers, pulsed dye lasers for pigmented lesions treatment, Icon for the treatment of brown spots and the Infini for scar treatment and skin tightening.

In addition, Kristen is known for dermaplaning, micro-needling, medical grade facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.

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Dana is an experienced licensed medical aesthetician who has been practicing skin care on the mainline since she graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in 2006. She is certified in Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening, and Body Sculpting.

Dana started her career at Shanti Med Spa, where she gained extensive experience working with all skin types. She is highly knowledgeable about skincare and wellness while being passionate about her patients’ satisfaction.

Dana graduated from Penn State University in 2005 with Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Melissa was born and raised on the Mainline. She graduated from Jean Madeline Aveda Institute with a certification in Esthetics. She always had a huge passion for skincare growing up which has lead me into the Esthetician Industry.

Putting a smile on her clients face with the results they've always wanted is truly her love!.

Lisa Ostrich
Front Office Manager

Colburn Mindee
Front Desk

Diane Gillen
Office Cordinator & Billing

Jullie Abramson
Front desk and marketing

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Lisa joined Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology in August of 2011,after managing her husband Construction business since 2004. She also worked in the fitness industry, where she instructed senior citizens and managed the pool. Lisa has enjoyed learning about dermatology while working for Dr. Ringpfeil. She enjoys interacting with patients and making them feel welcome. Lisa has been married for 15 years, she has 3 beautiful daughters, two dogs and a cat. Out of the office she enjoys running and swimming. Lisa also enjoys hiking with her family

 

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