2nd Year Residents 3rd Year Residents 4th Year Residents Dermatopathology Fellow Dermatopathology Research Fellow
Molly Marous, M.D.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame
Interests In Dermatology: Medical and Procedural Dermatology, Cutaneous Oncology
Hobbies: Running, hiking, spending time with family and friends, Pittsburgh Steelers Football
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Exploring local breweries and farmer's markets.
Deborah Paul, M.D.
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Medical School: University of Rochester
Undergraduate School: University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Interests In Dermatology: Cutaneous Oncology, Skin of Color, Nail Disorders, Medical Education
Hobbies: Traveling, reality TV, brunch, following the NBA - Go Celtics!
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Visiting the Memorial Art Gallery, riding 4-Wheelers in Webster, local restaurants, the Public Market.
Kelly Mueller, M.D.
Hometown: Deerfield, Illinois
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Undergraduate School: DePaul University
Interests In Dermatology: General Dermatology, Complex Medical Dermatology
Hobbies: Climbing, hiking, traveling to new places, craft beer, taking care of my plants
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Going to farmer's markets and local coffee shops, exploring the Finger Lakes Area, biking when the weather is nice.
Abigail Franco, M.D.
Hometown: White Plains, New York
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Undergraduate School: Quinnipiac University
Interests In Dermatology: General Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology, Acne, Atopic Dermatitis, Dermoscopy, Integrative Dermatology
Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, group games/board games, spending time with friends, eating/cooking, arts & crafts
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Hikes with my dog, countless Summer Festivals, Live Music at "Party in the Park", exploring new restaurants, weekend Farmer's Markets, various breweries.
Simon Hernandez, M.D.
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Undergraduate School: Dickinson College
Interests In Dermatology: Complex Medical Dermatology, Skin of Color
Hobbies: Running, indoor climbing, hiking, doing "do-it-yourself" projects, listening to podcasts and music
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Walking down Park Avenue and exploring local parks, trying new breweries and restaurants, going to the Public Market, cooking with friends.
Gabrielle Willey, M.D.
Hometown: Washington, DC
Medical School: University of Michigan
Undergraduate School: University of Maryland
Interests In Dermatology: General Dermatology/Surgery
Hobbies: Yoga, healthy eating/cooking, floral arranging, relaxing with my husband and baby, interior design and old houses
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Breathe Yoga studio in Pittsford and Wegman's!
Partik Singh, M.D.
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University
Interests In Dermatology: General Dermatology, Inflammatory skin disease, Epidemiology, Health Services research
Hobbies: Resistance band workouts, experimenting with cocktail recipes, Pittsburgh Steelers football
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Exploring coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, and Wegmans!
Jeanette Zambito, M.D.
Hometown: Elba, NY
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Undergraduate School: Cornell University
Interests In Dermatology: Pediatric Dermatology, Global Health Dermatology, working with underserved populations, Medical Education
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, hiking, traveling
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Rock climbing at Red Barn, shopping at the public market, wine tours in the Finger Lakes.
Alexandra Bender, M.D.
Hometown / Sartell, MN
Medical School /Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Undergraduate School / Johns Hopkins University
Interests In Dermatology / Medical dermatology, Research
Hobbies / Running, cycling, hanging out with my husband, son & daughter, cooking, gardening
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester / biking to dinner, weekend trips to the Finger Lakes and Adirondacks, hiking on the nearby trails.
Irina Lerman, M.D.
Hometown / Rochester, NY
Undergraduate School / University of Rochester
Medical School/ University of Rochester
Interests in Dermatology / Medical Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Rheum-Derm
Hobbies / Cooking and eating diverse cuisines, traveling, hiking local parks with my husband and our 2 dogs, fishing, escape rooms, watching the X-Files
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester / Exploring new restaurants and frequenting old favorites (Ox and Stone is #1), strolling along Erie Canal while enjoying Pittsford Farms Dairy ice cream, watching our dogs play at Spring Lake Park, wine tasting in the Finger Lakes, finding new escape rooms to try, hanging out with good company.
Eric Kowalski, M.D.
Hometown / Chicago, IL
Medical School / University of Illinois at Chicago
Undergraduate School / Loyola University Chicago
Interests In Dermatology / Medical dermatology, cutaneous oncology
Hobbies / Exploring our national & local state parks, hiking, skydiving, vegetarian cooking, sashiko style clothing repairs, summiting all 46 Adirondack tall peaks, board games
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester / Farmer's Markets, kayaking, the local music scene.
Brendon Verhave, M.D.
Hometown / North Salem, NY
Medical School / SUNY Upstate Medical University
Undergraduate School / Cornell University
Interests In Dermatology / General Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Procedural Dermatology
Hobbies / Weightlifting, Reading/Golf, Watching/Following Sports, Movies/Television
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester / Anything outdoors, going to breweries, restaurants, spending times with friends, and co-residents.
Benjamin Williams. M.D.
Hometown / Bridgeport WV
Medical School / Marshall Joan C. Edward’s SOM
Undergraduate School / Marshall University
Interests In Dermatology / Wound Healing, Surgical & Cosmetic
Hobbies / watching football, baseball, weightlifting
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester / Wegmans, Exploring local restaurants, downtown life.
Michael Greas, M.D.
Hometown / Los Angeles, CA
Medical School/ Fayoum University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt.
Undergraduate School / N/A
Interests In Dermatology / Cutaneous lymphomas and melanomas.
Hobbies / Table tennis, hiking, soccer, and socializing with friends.
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester / Exploring local restaurants, parks and farmer’s markets.
Dermatopathology Research Fellow
Leah Laageide, M.D.
Hometown / Gjøvik, Norway
Medical School / Roy J and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City, Iowa)
Undergraduate School / St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
Interests In Dermatology / Inflammatory skin disease, complex medical dermatology, acne and medical education
Hobbies / Meeting new people and trying new things :). Appeasing my two ~20-lb Nebelung/Norwegian Forest cats. I’m a big fan of cross country skiing, hiking, and HIIT/weightlifting workouts. As a Scandinavian, I am slowly learning to add (any) flavor to my cooking - recipes welcomed.
Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester / Exploring the amazing scenery; soaking up the multitude of outdoorsy activities, variety of restaurants/markets, and other unique attributes of New York State.
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