The physicians of Sadick Dermatology are some of the most well known practitioners in New York, the United States, and beyond. To provide the most comprehensive menu of services and impeccable patient care, we’ve brought together a team of experts from several areas of the medical field.
Dr. Neil Sadick is one of the most influential and renowned dermatologists and researchers in the world. He holds four board certifications in Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Cosmetic Surgery, and Hair Restoration and is also a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology. Dr. Sadick is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and he serves on the Executive Board of the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He has been listed on New York Magazines “Best Doctors” list for several years running.
Nationally recognized for his expertise in cosmetic dermatology, skin care, and medical dermatology, Dr. John F. Romano has practiced at his West Village office for more than 25 years. A graduate of the Cornell Medical College (1973) and currently an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, he is also an attending physician at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Manhattan and the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Romano did both a surgical residency and an internal medicine residency before completing his training in dermatology at New York Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Romano has been one of New York Magazine’s Top Doctors for ten consecutive years. He has been similarly recognized by Allure magazine as one of the nation’s top cosmetic dermatologists, and is a member of Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care, Who’s Who in America, and America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists – A Patient’s Guide. Dr. Romano also served on the editorial boards of Men’s Health and Family Circle magazines, where for years he shared his experience and advice with their readers. In addition, he has authored articles on a wide range of dermatology topics for the field’s most prestigious medical journals.
Dr. Donald Roland began to build the foundation for his cosmetic surgery practice as an undergraduate at The George Washington University, where he majored in biology and minored in both art history and psychology. Subsequent to graduating with honors and receiving the James McBride Sterett Jr. Award in Physics, Dr. Roland earned his medical degree at the prestigious New York University School of Medicine. This is where Dr. Roland’s exposure to Plastic Surgery first began. As a young medical student on his nights off, Dr. Roland would often participate in long reconstructive surgeries continuing into the early morning hours at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
Dr. Radha Mikkilineni is an experienced dermatologist and dermatopathologist. She joins our practice from Washington, DC where she has practiced for many years as the medical director of University Dermatology Associates, a group dermatology practice located in downtown DC.Prior to running her own practice, Dr. Mikklineni was full time dermatology faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Vivian S. Yee is a Board-Certified Medical and Cosmetic Dermatologist dedicated to optimizing radiant, healthy skin. Whether you have a special dermatologic condition that requires treatment or your goal is to rejuvenate your skin using fillers, neurotoxins, chemical peels, or lasers, Dr. Yee and her knowledgeable staff are committed to helping you look and feel your best.A native New Yorker, Dr. Yee attended the combined B.S./M.D. program at the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. There she graduated summa cum laude and was named valedictorian of her class. She was further recognized by USA Today to be one of the top 20 students in the nation and was named onto the All-USA College Academic First Team. Dr. Yee went on to obtain her M.D. degree from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine where she was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to do research in Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Zeena Al-Dujaili received her medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine where she was elected to the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Following medical school, Dr. Al-Dujaili completed a dermatology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine.Dr. Al-Dujaili then completed a one-year fellowship in Mohs and dermatologic surgery, lasers, liposuction and vein treatments. She also has extensive training and experience in cosmetic dermatology – including neurotoxins, injectable fillers, and chemical peels.
Dr. Michelle Henry is a board certified dermatologist. She specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery.Dr. Henry attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed her residency in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she served as Chief Resident. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in cutaneous oncology, Mohs, laser and reconstructive surgery with the Harvard Department of Dermatology at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Began, a board certified medical Dermatologist and Internist provides her patients with a tailored comprehensive approach to skin care. Dr. Began has served as Assistant Professor of Dermatology of the faculties of the NYU School of Medicine, The Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed an accelerated B.S./M.D. program graduating cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and her medical degree from Albany Medical College.
Dr. Cheryl Karcher, a board certified dermatologist practicing in New York City, is a nationally recognized expert in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Karcher received her medical and advanced training in dermatology from New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and New York University Medical Center. In addition to her medical degrees, Dr. Karcher holds a masters of science in human nutrition from the University of Florida and trained in human metabolism as a fellow at Rockefeller University.
Dr. Marion Shapiro is a Columbia University trained physician who has been in practice in the greater New York area since completing her residency in 1983.Dr. Shapiro was a pioneer and is a leading authority worldwide in the practice of Mesotherapy (a non-surgical alternative to liposuction and cellulite elimination). She has practiced aesthetic and anti-aging medicine for many years and has expertise in cosmetic fillers, lasers and drug therapy for facial rejuvenation and a youthful body.Dr. Shapiro has been and remains the physician of choice for many high-profile film, television and Broadway celebrities, singers and business leaders in their desire to look more youthful and to lose weight.Dr. Shapiro has been featured on The Today Show, The View, CNN, 48 Hours and Inside Edition. She has been profiled in top tier publications including, but not limited to, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Marie Claire, Elle, Self Magazine, Fit, First and many other national and regional outlets.
Elizabeth Choe completed her undergraduate education at New York University and she earned her Physician Assistant degree from Long Island University/The Brooklyn Hospital Center. She is board certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has been practicing dermatology for six years. She provides general dermatologic services including skin cancer screenings and mole evaluation, as well as the treatment of rashes, acne, eczema, psoriasis and warts. Ms. Choe’s experience also extends to aesthetic dermatology including laser hair removal, sclerotherapy, BOTOX® and fillers. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the New York State Society of Physician Assistants.
Samantha Danesi, PA-C, LMT is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant with more than five years experience in Aesthetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants and is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Samantha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies at Touro College of Health Sciences while completing her plastic surgery training at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City. Samantha is also a clinical trainer for the National Laser Institute and provides training in the application of cosmetic injectables to practitioners in an accredited course setting.She has had the pleasure of training under numerous plastic surgeons in New York City thus gaining experience and enhancing her proficiency in the art of cosmetic injectables and laser procedures as well as becoming fully acquainted in the operating room as a surgical assistant. Her specialties include, facial and body rejuvenation with dermal fillers, Botox and Dysport, skin tightening, treatment of hyperpigmentation, vein disorders, fat reduction, cellulite and laser resurfacing. Samantha provides detailed information regarding each product and service and what is best suited for each patient. Most importantly, she believes in creating a natural overall result.
Brooke Studley, RPA-C, is a board certified Physician Assistant licensed in the state of New York. She attended Long Island University’s Physician Assistant program where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Eta and Pi Alpha Honor Societies. Brooke received her undergraduate degree in Biology and English with a minor in psychology, graduating Cum Laude, from Lehigh University. Brooke attended Boston University’s School of Medicine and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences.
Luzinete Ripardo is a New York State licensed medical aesthetician with over 15 years of experience in in the beauty industry, the last 10 years at Sadick Dermatology. She obtained her education and training at Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics in New York City. Luzinete completed her course work at Berkowits School of Electrolysis and Laser and joined the staff of Verve Laser Center to sharpen her newly acquired knowledge and skills. Luzinete Ripardo is well known for her expertise in acne treatment, all levels of chemical peels, as well as microdermabrasion and Basic and Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage post-surgery. Luzinete is also an expert in laser hair removal on all skin color.
Michelle Terracciano is a New York State licensed aesthetician with over 10 years of experience at Sadick Dermatology. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Long Island University, C.W. Post campus, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. In her ten years with Sadick Dermatology, Michelle has been trained extensively on laser hair removal, chemical exfoliation, acne treatments and microdermabrasion.
Genevieve Vielbig, RN, is a board certified Registered Nurse, as well as a New York State licensed Aesthetician. She attended The University of the Virgin Islands nursing program where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science and received her previous Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Genevieve has been working in aesthetics for more than 10+ years and has a passion for helping people. She provides her patients a range of cosmetic dermatology services including: neurotoxins, dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening, hyperpigmentation correction, vampire facials, tattoo removal, chemical peels and non-invasive fat reduction treatments.