Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

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Seasoned and compassionate healthcare specialist with in-depth career in Dermatology, Emergency Health, Orthopedic, and Primary Care settings. Detail-oriented in providing health care support to diverse patients, including needs evaluations, peer counseling, patient education on medications, laboratory work, care plan development for diagnoses, and administration of treatment procedures. Thorough and skilled at performing minor surgical procedures within high-volume settings. Known for sound judgment, positive outlook, and genuine compassion for others. Technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, MEDENT, and other several office and hospital based EMR programs.



  • Render medical care in a fast-paced dermatology practice specializing in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • Facilitate patient education, execute diagnoses, design treatment plans, and provide follow-up care
  • Successfully diagnose and create management plans for a variety of skin conditions, including acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, keloid, lichen planus, seborrhea, sarcoidosis, alopecia, actinic keratosis, and all types of skin cancer* Execute minimal facial soft tissue augmentation with Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse dermal filler treatments; basic techniques of Botox for facial rhytides
  • Have skills and knowledge in diode hair laser, cool glide (1064 Nd:YAG) hair laser; intense pulsed light (IPL) for rosacea, telangiectasia, pigmentation, and photo rejuvenation


  • Assumed responsibility in in-office procedures, such as dermal shave, punch biopsy and excision, cryotherapy, C&D, ED&C, I&D, KOH, and patch test; PUVA and UVB phototherapy for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, mycosis fungoides, and scleroderma; and cutaneous surgeries for cyst removal, atypical nevus excision, and skin cancers (uncomplicated basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Provided assistance in performing complicated dermatologic surgeries and simple closures


  • Assisted and performed clinical and surgical operations to general orthopedic, sports medicine, trauma, and joint reconstruction practice; including joint aspiration, orthopedic radiographic interpretation, reduction of dislocations and fractures, and casting
  • Served as primary surgical assistant to surgeon on joint replacement and revision, trauma, and general orthopedics
  • Provided direct supervision to preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care to all orthopedic patients
  • Supervised a total joint reconstruction program. Following and clinically managing patients from their preoperative to their postoperative period


  • Designed and implemented working diagnosis in accordance with established medical practices
  • Leveraged remarkable medical knowledge and skills in conducting appropriate medical procedures and supervising overall operations of primary care clinics
  • Took part in treating patients of every age spectrum for acute illnesses and chronic health problems, as a member of the healthcare team
  • Worked closely with the management team in interviewing, hiring, firing, payroll, staff scheduling, and various daily administration tasks
  • Assessed and addressed laboratory and diagnostic testing results to patients on a daily basis, as well as modified medication regimens and treatment plans accordingly
  • Implemented curriculum and conducted in-depth patient education for common disease states and their treatments, such as diabetes, insulin pump management, hypertension, obesity, and hyperlipidemia


Dermatology Nurse Practitioner | 2018-Present
Southern Tier Dermatology, Vestal, NY

Nurse Practitioner | 2016-2018
Cayuga Medical Center for Healthy Living Convenient Care Center, Ithaca, NY

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner | 2015-2016
Ithaca Dermatology, Ithaca, NY

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner | 2014-2015
Finger Lakes Orthopedic Surgery, Elmira, NY

Urgent Care and Emergency Nurse Practitioner | 2013-2015
Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY

Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Care, Dermatology, and Family Practice | 2006-2014
Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, PA / Ithaca, NY

Nurse Practitioner (Intern), Family Practice | 2006
Dr. George Chaney, Hazard, KY


Master of Science in Nursing, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Maine Orono, ME


Board Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center
License State of Connecticut and New York


American Nurses Association (ANA)
Nurse Practitioner Association New York State
Dermatology Nurses’ Association
New York State Nurses Association