University Dermatology Associates treats both adult and pediatric patients with skin, nail, and hair conditions, including acne, warts, dermatitis, and skin cancers. Pediatric dermatologists and other dermatology experts address both common and rare disorders, and seek to make your child as comfortable as possible during his or her visit.
Our practice consists of eight physicians who are Certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
Alice P. Pentland, M.D., Chair
An expert in Photobiology and specializes in Bullous Diseases, Psoriasis and treatment of Skin Disorders with photo therapy.
Lisa Beck, M.D.
Specializes in Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema
Marc D. Brown, M.D.
Directs the Dermatological Surgery Center and is trained to perform Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Mary Gail Mercurio, M.D.
Specializes in Hair and Scalp Disorders and Lupus
Arthur Papier, M.D.
Dedicated to Skin Allergy.
Francisco Tausk, M.D.
Specializes in skin diseases that interface between Dermatology and Psychiatry
John H. Tu, M.D.
General Dermatology and Research
Allison L. Holm, M.D.
Susan Psaila, M.D.
Since we are affiliated with the University and Strong Memorial Hospital, teaching is an integral part of our program. Patients are also seen by a dermatology resident, who is a licensed physician receiving specialized training in dermatology. Often medical students will accompany your child's doctor during the examination.
Conditions We Treat
We treat a wide variety of skin, nail, and hair disorders and conditions. Some of the more common conditions we see include:
Tests and Procedures
In order to diagnose, and then treat, your child's skin condition, your child's dermatologist may perform one or more of the following tests and procedures:
Microscopic Exam of Skin Scrapings
Skin Culture: Bacterial, Viral, or Fungal
Appointments can be made by calling (585) 275-7546 for general dermatology problems. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dermatological surgical appointments can be made by calling our Dermatological Surgical Center at (585) 275-9208. We make every effort to see patients in a timely fashion. If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please notify us 48 hours before your scheduled appointment time.
Call University Dermatology Associates for emergencies that arise during office hours. If at all possible, we will see you that day. If you have been seen in our office and an emergency occurs in the evening or on the weekend, our answering service will direct your concerns to the dermatology physician on call.
*If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please notify us within 48 hrs.
Our clinic is located in the Ambulatory Center on the 2nd floor (AC-2).
University Dermatology Associates
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 697
Rochester, NY 14642
We also see patients at:
400 Red Creek, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14623
Payment. Payment is expected at the time service. Patients are responsible for their co-payments and any deductible associated with their plans. However, for non-participating insurance plans, the patient is responsible for payment to us and for pursuing reimbursement directly with the insurance company.
Insurance. We participate with Aetna, Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Choice, Preferred Care, GHl, Empire Plan, Child Health Plus, and Monroe Plan.
Laboratory Tests. Certain laboratory tests may be necessary after your dermatology appointment. Most laboratory work is done at Strong Memorial Hospital. You will receive a bill direct from the hospital laboratories for these tests. In addition, certain procedures require the services of a pathologist. Dermatopathology Associates will issue a separate bill.
Research—Find out about the ongoing research within the Division of Dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Resources—Learn more about Dermatology and various skin conditions through these trusted sources.