Current & Past Fellows
Dr. Debovah Shagalov
Dr. Shagalov is a board-certified dermatologist who was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Israel. She graduated summa cum laude from Touro College. She then went on to receive her medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, graduating number one in her class and receiving awards in various areas including basic science, biochemistry, immunology and microbiology and clinical dermatology. She was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She then stayed on at SUNY Downstate Medical Center to complete her internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology.
Dr. Drew Taylor
Dr. Taylor is a board certified dermatologist. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, majoring in nutritional sciences. He then continued his training at the University of Florida where he completed his medical education in 2012. Dr. Taylor’s post-graduate training includes an internship in internal medicine at University of Alabama in Birmingham and dermatology residency at University of Illinois in Chicago, where he served as chief resident during his final year.
Dr. Kelly Park
Dr. Park graduated from a 6-year BS/MD program at the Northeast Ohio Medical University where she also earned her Certificate in Bioethics. She then completed her internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan in New York City. She went on to the Psoriasis, Phototherapy, and Clinical Research Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco and then earned her Master of Studies in Law degree at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She moved to Chicago, Illinois for dermatology residency at Loyola University Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident and was twice named a national Resident of Distinction. Dr. Park serves on the Enduring Materials Committee of the American Academy of Dermatology and has authored over 50 journal articles and book chapters. She is the editor of two books: Vitiligo: Management and Therapy and Contemporary Diagnosis and Management in Dermatoprevention: Psoriasis and Its Comorbidities.
Dr. Maggie Kober
Dr. Kober grew up in Michigan and graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan with bachelor degrees in cell and molecular biology and Spanish. She went on to complete Medical School at the University of Michigan before moving to New York where she completed her internship in internal medicine. Dr. Kober completed dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident from 2014-2015.
Dr. Peter Mattei
Dr. Mattei was born and raised in Washington Township, New Jersey. After high school, he attended The College of William and Mary and received a bachelor’s degree in biology. Peter received his medical degree and completed his internship in internal medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Following internship, he served 3 years on active duty as the flight surgeon for the 2nd Air Refueling Squadron in The United States Air Force and was deployed in 2009 and 2010 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He completed a dermatology clinical trial fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He went on to complete his dermatology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2012-2015.
Dr. Rachel Schleichert
Dr. Schleichert grew up all over the country and graduated summa cum laude from Western Michigan University. She then received her medical degree from The Ohio State University and became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology at the University of Maryland. She has a particular interest in the treatment of skin cancers and Mohs surgery.
Dr. Justin Rubin
Dr. Rubin grew up in Miami and went to the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate studies. He then received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed his internship at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then went on to become Chief Resident of his dermatology residency at Nova Southeastern University and Broward General Medical Center and was given the distinguished award of “Resident of the Year.”
Dr. Kathryn Russell
Dr. Russell grew up in Sarasota, Florida and graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Biology, cum laude honors. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida College Of Medicine and completed an internship in Internal Medicine from the University of California San Diego. She received her dermatology training at New York Medical College in New York City where she served as chief resident. Dr. Russell is interested in Mohs micrographic surgery, the treatment of skin cancers and cosmetic dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Michael Lee
Dr. Lee received his BS and MD in a prestigious six-year accelerated program at Pennsylvania State University and Jefferson Medical College. He then completed an internship at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA, and his dermatology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Carlos Paz
Dr. Paz is from Fresno, California, and attended Yale University for his undergraduate studies. He received his MD and PhD degrees at Harvard University, after which he completed his surgical internship at the University of California San Francisco. He then completed dermatology training at the University of Chicago. He plans to return to Fresno and open a dermatologic surgery center there, where he will perform Mohs surgery and cosmetic dermatologic procedures.
Dr. Andrea Chen
Dr. Chen grew up in Vermont, and studied at the University of Chicago for her BA in biology. She attended New York University for her medical studies, after which she completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She moved to Miami, Florida for her dermatology training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. She now performs Mohs and cosmetic surgery in Boca Raton, Florida.
Dr. Jacqueline Thomas
Dr. Thomas is from Sarasota, Florida, and earned her undergraduate degree from Maryville College in Tennessee. She then received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University and completed her internship at Palmetto General Hospital in Miami, Florida. She then completed residencies in general surgery at Palms West Hospital and dermatology at Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach. She became a fellow at the Skin Institute and since graduating is performing Mohs surgery in private practice in South Florida. Additionally, she is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Carlos Gomez-Meade
Dr. Gomez-Meade grew up in Texas, and went to the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate studies. He went to medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and then completed a family medicine residency at Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his dermatology residency there as well, and now practices Mohs surgery near Austin, Texas.
Dr. Christopher Buckley
Dr. Buckley was the first procedural dermatology fellow at the Skin Institute. He grew up in Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate. He received his medical training from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, and then completed a family medicine residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. He did a dermatology residency at Nova Southeastern University and Broward General Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He became the first fellow at the Skin Institute, where he was integral in the creation of the fellowship. He is currently a Mohs surgeon in private practice at several locations in South Florida.