• 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
  • Physician Assistant (multi-year experience in dermatology required)
  • Certified Aesthetician
  • Front desk coordinator
  • Cosmetic coordinator

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Franziska Ringpfeil, MD. Dermatologist

Tina Ho, MD
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Nina F. Abraham, MD. Dermatologist

Jayne E. Bird 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. Tina Ho is a fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and board-certified head and neck surgeon serving greater Philadelphia.

She attended the College of William and Mary as a 1693 Scholar, part of the university's most selective merit-based scholarship program. Dr. Ho then obtained a degree in medicine at the University of Virginia, where she received several honors, including the Vietnamese American Medical Association National Scholarship. She matched into the highly competitive specialty of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and completed a five-year residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, one of the top clinical programs in the country.

Dr. Ho then pursued a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago and trained under Dr. Dean Toriumi and Dr. Steven Dayan, world-renowned leading authorities in rhinoplasty and injectable procedures.

Dr. Ho is a highly respected female surgeon in the medical community, noted for her charitable work, scientific contributions, and impressive leadership. She is a proud member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

As a female facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho is both approachable and relatable to her patients and strives to empower them. Her philosophy is to provide the highest standard of individualized care with natural results for a broad spectrum of facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures.

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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. Bird completed her dermatology residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, during which she served as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Bird gained a rich experience caring for a diversity of patients both medically and surgically.

Dr. Bird Is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She published several papers in general dermatology and dermapathology and presented at both regional and national meetings.

Prior to Brown University, Dr. Bird trained as a medical intern at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was awarded the Merck Award for Academic Excellence as well as the Samuel Spiegel, M.D. Memorial Award for clinical honors. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, where she served as the chapter’s vice president.

Dr. Bird is originally from Mountain Home, Idaho and received her undergraduate degrees in Business Finance and Mathematics from the University of Idaho.

Maria Hannaway MD. Dermatologist

Davida Krupnick MD. Dermatologist

Miriam Vega Gonzalez, MD. Dermatologist

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Dr. Fischer recently completed his dermatology residency at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado, where he was selected to serve as chief resident in his final year. In addition to his comprehensive dermatologic training there, he developed a particular interest in dermatopathology, which is what brought him to Philadelphia.

Originally from Omaha, Nebraksa, he completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he graduated magna cum laude, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He obtained his medical degree, with honor, from Baylor College of Medicine, which is part of the Texas Medical Center - the largest medical center in the world. He then went on to complete his internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (an affiliate of Stanford) in San Jose, California. During his formal education, he developed an interest in global health, and received funding to work on projects internationally.

He is a member of several national organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, presented his work at national meetings, and continues to remain involved in academic scholarship.

Dr. Fischer enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and girlfriend. His hobbies include hiking with his German Shepherd, camping, skiing, and cheering for the Nebraska Huskers football team.

He is pleased to be in Philadelphia and will be seeing patients on Saturdays at the Center City location.

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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. 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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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

Linda Heckman, PA-C Physician Assistant

Dana M. Phillips
Licensed Aesthetician

Bao Tran

Renee Cohen
Licensed Aesthetician

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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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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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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.

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

Kristen Scipione
Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician

Shelby Specter
Licensed Aesthetician

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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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Kristen is a results-driven Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician with successful experience. She has distinguished strengths in enhancing patients’ personal appearances using the latest technology and continued higher education. She possesses a special talent for analyzing skin, performing extractions, and determining a successful plan of treatment for the best result.

Kristen has been a licensed Esthetician since 2004. She has a pleasant personality with a proven track record of practicing safe, effective, and hygienic aesthetics. She effectively determines appropriate, successful treatments for patients with the highest level of guest services. She delivers a bespoke experience that is undeniably unique for every guest. She is a highly trained medical aesthetic technician who listens to your specific requests and concerns to provide a level of personalized service that is unmatched.

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Melissa Selig
Certified Esthetician

Jillian Benedetto
Licensed Esthetician

Lisa Ostrich
Front Office Manager

Colburn Mindee
Front Desk

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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!.

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Hailing from New York, Jillian Benedetto graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services from Mount Saint Mary College. After moving to Philadelphia, Jillian pursued her true passion for skincare and graduated from The Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, becoming a Licensed Esthetician. She then continued her esthetic education by enrolling in The Institute for Laser Medicine, receiving her laser tattoo removal certification.

Jillian performs laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, skin tightening and rejuvenation procedures, chemical peels, facials and microdermabrasion in both the Philadelphia and Haverford locations.

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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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Colburn Mindee

Diane Gillen
Office Cordinator & Billing

Jullie Abramson
Front desk and marketing

Danielle M. Gallo
Philadelphia Front Desk

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