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Medical Director, K. Neena Chima, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist Practicing in New Jersey for 15 Years

In practice for 15 years, Dr. K. Neena Chima is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She is an active member of the New Jersey Dermatological Society where she serves as an Executive Board Member. She is a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and on staff at Chilton Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Chima is an Assistant Attending Physician in Clinical Dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center where she enjoys teaching Dermatology to the resident physicians.  Dr. Chima regularly serves as a volunteer physician for the American Academy of Dermatology’s Skin Cancer Screening Program.

Recently, Wayne Magazine has named Dr. Chima as one of their Top Doctors.  Dr. Chima is delighted to have received this honor.

Education and Experience

Dr. Chima graduated magna cum laude from Boston University’s exclusive Accelerated Seven Year BA/MD program and received her medical degree from UMDNJ-Newark. Following her internship at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, she completed her Dermatology residency in Washington, DC, where she achieved the distinction of Chief Resident. During her residency, she learned intensive cosmetic and laser procedures on all skin types. To broaden her dermatologic training, she completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at UMDNJ-Newark. This additional training gives her a depth of knowledge with skin disorders that most practicing physicians rarely attain.

Among her colleagues, Dr. Chima is known as the “doctor’s dermatologist” because many physicians only trust their skin to her.

Samantha Herman, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Samantha P. Herman graduated cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. She then earned her M.D. degree from Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School where she received multiple honors, including becoming a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  She completed an internal medicine internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center where she earned the honor of Medical Intern of the Year and completed her dermatology residency at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital, both in New York City.  She practiced dermatology outside of Dallas, Texas prior to returning back to New Jersey, where she grew up.

Dr. Herman is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  She is also a clinical instructor in dermatology at Columbia University where she devotes her time teaching residents.  Dr. Herman has published several peer-reviewed journal articles as well as authored a chapter in a dermatology textbook.

David Ciocon, MD, FAAD

Dr. David Ciocon received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University  (cum laude) and his M.D. from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Prior to his residency in dermatology, he completed three years of a combined general and plastic surgery residency training at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital as well as a one-year clinical research fellowship in psoriasis at Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He subsequently completed his dermatology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident and recipient of the Leo M. Davidoff Award for Excellence in Teaching. He then completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology fellowship at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey under Dr. David Goldberg. He has written multiple publications with respect to surgical and non-surgical approaches to aesthetic rejuvenation.

After working in private practice between 2010 and 2013 in the states of NJ, NY, and CT, where he performed more than 2000 Mohs surgeries and reconstructions, he was recently appointed Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He has also been appointed Director of Clinical Operations of the Dermatology Division of the Montefiore Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a member the American College of Mohs Surgery. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. His clinical interests include Mohs Micrographic surgery, facial reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, autologous fat transfer, laser medicine, and minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology.

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