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Chief Resident

Elizabeth Cusick, M.D.

Elizabeth Cusick, M.D.Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook

Undergraduate School: Brooklyn College

Interests In Dermatology: Medical Dermatology, Integrative Dermatology

Hobbies: Painting watercolors, hiking, cooking with friends and family, gardening, running, square dancing, storm tracking 

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Exploring the beautiful parks and lakes with my puppy Blue, buying fresh milk from Pittsford Dairy, enjoying all of the fresh produce at local farmers markets, and smelling lilacs

Chief Resident

Gina Kuehn, M.D.

Gina Kuehn, M.D.Hometown: Mentor, OH

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Case Western Reserve University

Interests In Dermatology: Pediatric Dermatology, Rheum-derm, Cutaneous malignancies

Hobbies: Chasing after my daughter, cooking and baking,  yoga, patiently waiting for the next Game of Thrones book to come out 

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Exploring nearby parks and beaches with my family, hanging out with friends, trying new foods & restaurants, and of course going to Wegman's

James Prezzano, M.D.

James Prezzano, MDHometown: Rochester, New York

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Undergraduate School: University of Florida

Interests In Dermatology: Medical Dermatology, Cutaneous Oncology

Hobbies: Traveling, pending time with friends and family, squash, skiing, and watching football

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Eating at the local restaurants, Pittsford Dairy Ice Cream, attending the summer festivals, and visiting the nearby Finger Lakes


Zachary Skabelund, M.D.

James Prezzano, MDHometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY

Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University in Provo, UT

Interests In Dermatology: Medical Dermatology

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, playing board games, doing jigsaw puzzles, going to parks, zoos, and museums with my wife and children

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Hiking and camping at nearby state parks, biking/walking the Eerie Canal, attending concerts, going to local festivals

Dermatopathology Fellow

Cynthia Reyes-Barron, MD

Abigail Franco, MDHometown: El Paso, Texas

Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Undergraduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Interests In Dermatology: Molecular Pathology of Cutaneous Lesions

Hobbies: Cooking, reading, bike riding, hiking, traveling

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Kayaking in the Erie Canal

Dermatology Research Fellows

Jill Wieser, MD

Abigail Franco, MDHometown: Wahpeton, ND

Medical School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Undergraduate School: University of North Dakota

Interests In Dermatology: General Dermatology, Medical Dermatology, Procedural Dermatology

Hobbies: Weightlifting, baking and cooking, water skiing and wakeboarding, crafting, spending time with family and friends

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Taking my puppy to the dog parks, restaurants and breweries, farmers markets

Brendon Verhave, MD

Molly Marous, MDHometown: North Salem, NY

Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Undergraduate School: Cornell University

Interests In Dermatology: General Dermatology, Procedural Dermatology

Hobbies: Reading, weightlifting/exercising, watching/following sports, television/movies, spending time with my cat

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: Exploring local restaurants, wineries/breweries, parks, and other outdoor activities 

Julia Stiegler, M.D. 
Gina Kuehn, M.D.Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Undergraduate School: Amherst College, MA

Interests In Dermatology: I like it all- General, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology, so probably General Dermatology

Hobbies: Workout classes, running, vinyasa yoga, outdoor activities, exploring new recipes and restaurants, socializing, traveling abroad, art, Broadway, working with my hands, and interior design. 

Favorite Activities To Do In Rochester: ​Jogging on Park Ave, all the summer festivals with friends, Ugly Duck coffee, Saturday farmers markets at Rochester Public Market, Rochester Philharmonic orchestra shows, Revelry for cocktails, the Waffle factory for (what else) waffles, Wegmans for snacks, Costco for samples, kickball for fun.